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Speed up Firefox

Yesterday I wrote an article on how to speed up Internet Explorer, so I think it is only fair to do the same for Firefox - my favourite browser.
Step 1 - Add-ons

Only have the most vital add-ons enabled, as ones you are not using will slow down the browser. To disable unwanted add-ons, go to Tools > Add-ons

There are also many add-ons you can get to speed up Firefox, the one I think is the best is Fasterfox. This dramatically speeds up the page load time.

Step 2 - History

Go to Tools > Options > Privacy

This is only a minor thing, but it saves space and can speed up the browser. Set the keep history to 7 days.

Step 3 - Default

Go to Tools > Options > Advanced

Un-tick the box "Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on startup". Having this on will slightly slow down the startup of the browser. Also make sure if it is your primary browser, that it is the default browser, as this gives it higher priority over the internet connection, and makes it faster.
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Posted By: Christopher (Admin)
Date posted: 20th August 2009

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