Best Tips to Make Firefox 3+ Faster ?
The release of Firefox 3 in its final version – as well as a record entered in the register of straight Guinness Book of Records – has brought with it a great deal of improvement on overall performance.
But I have noticed that although the browsing speed was improved but the browser itself is slow especially on low memory pc’s.
#1: Making Firefox 3 Faster – Config Settings
Before making any change you can manually backup your firefox data incase if the settings go wrong.
Step 1 : Type about: config in the address bar of Firefox and press the Enter key to access the control panel of your browser.
Step 2 : Click the button just below the warning about the risk in changing the browser settings.
Step 3 : Modify (by double clicking on each one of them) or Create (by right click> New> Boolean for entries that provide as true and false, or by right click> New> Integer for items that provide numerical values) for the following items:
* Network.dns.disableIPv6: true
* Network.http.max-connections: 48
* Network.http.max-connections-per-server: 24
* Network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy: 12
* Network.http.pipelining.firstrequest: true
* Network.http.pipelining: true
* Network.http.pipelining.maxrequests: 32
* Network.http.proxy.pipelining: true
* Nglayout.initialpaint.delay: 0
* Network.http.request.max-start-delay: 5
* Extensions.checkCompatibility: false
Now these should make firefox 3 faster in web browsing through the above settings that increased numbers of simultaneous connections, the activation of pipeling independent confirmation of its support from the server, disabling IPv6, the reduction in the time data to begin the rendering of pages, and more.
#2: Make Firefox 3 Faster – Chrome Cleaner Add-on
By installing a lightweight extension that allows you to significantly make firefox 3 faster.
Link : Chrome Cleaner Addon [Note : This Addon is not officially compatible with Firefox 3]
Step1 : Once downloaded, drag and drop it inside the firefox window to Install.
Step 2 : Restart your browser and go to Tools > Add-Ons > Chrome Cleaner > Options and then click on the "Clean!" button. Done!
The add-on Chrome Cleaner allows you to remove duplicate files in chrome.txt as well as information about JAR files that are no longer present on the disc.
I hope this simple guide to optimize and make Firefox 3 faster helped. Leave your comments or any trick you like to suggest.
Also See : 10 Best Themes for Firefox 3.5