How To Speed Up Firefox?

If you use Firefox Web Browser and looking for some way to increase the speed of accessing internet then this tutorial is likely to help. Before proceeding it will be a nice idea to make it clear that bandwidth being provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) is the limit and you won’t be able to go beyond it. The idea behind this how-to is to tweak Firefox for effective resource utilization.

In the following section I have presented the ways that can be accomplished without any technical expertise. You need a speedy-web-browser to get maximum out of those nice online applications. Have a look on the two very simple ways to speed up Firefox web browser.

Speed Up Firefox:

The approach is to enable pipelining and to increase the number of requests. The procedure for this is quite simple where you need to:

  • Type “about:config” in the address bar and hit enter button. Soon, you will receive a warning prompt. i-will-be-careful
  • To proceed you will require clicking on “I’ll be careful, I promise” button. On doing do you will be presented current settings of your Firefox installation.Firefox-configuration-settingsThe list of entries is quite long. On the top will be a search box that can be utilized for searching following entries.
    • network.http.pipelining” and “network.http.proxy.pipelining”. After locating them your task will be to double click on those to set value as true. (On another double click the value will toggle)
    • Next try searching for “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” and set value to an enhanced number. In my particular case the default value was 4 which was altered to 20 and everything worked perfectly. If you face some issue after making changes then try lowering the figure.

There are a lot of things that you can perform by changing the different entries. Anyhow, you must never perform any change about about whose outcome you are not so sure.

Remove The Parasites:

Firefox supports thousands of add-ons, but it does not means that you need to install/try every add-on. It is very necessary that you validate installed add-ons upon your requirement (The real requirements). Press “Ctrl+ Shift + A” buttons on uninstall unnecessary Ads-ons and extensions.  Firefox-add-ons

A good approach will be to run Firefox in safe-mode because a few extensions have a history of acting strange. For opening Firefox in safe mode you will have to press “Win+ R” keys, type “Firefox.exe -safe-mode”. Then proceed with removing unnecessary plugins. This way you can easily speed up Firefox as no/minimum bandwidth will be allocated for not so useful tasks.

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