How to Speed up Firefox

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Gigabot, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Gigabot

    Gigabot OSNN Senior Addict

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    I'm using Cable and the speed after using this hack on Firefox is noticeable but when I was using dialup this speed was very noticeable as well. This hack works!


    Source: http://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives/2004/12/quick-tip-to-speed-up-firefox/
     
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  2. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    piplining does in fact work although if the server your connecting to does not support it, also i would lower the requests a bit, it can cause worse performance, also works for us linux/unix people too ;)
     
  3. Gigabot

    Gigabot OSNN Senior Addict

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    Sorry I just remembered there's also a downside to this. Another poster explained this best so I'll post a quote here instead of rewording it:

    Source: http://www.tfproject.org/tfp/1610363-post14.html
     
  4. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I used to use the Firefox extension FasterFox, which when I used to use it seemed to make a difference, but I don't use it anymore because it does not work with 3.0. And it could be argued that it did anything at all.
     
  5. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    yeah, im in the same boat as u bman
     
  6. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    one quick easy way to make firefox faster is to remove all the extenstions you load it up with.
     
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  7. Gigabot

    Gigabot OSNN Senior Addict

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    You can make it compatible with Firefox along with any other extension that's not working for you. Here's how:
    http://forum.osnn.net/showthread.php?t=96274
     
  8. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    i find firefox fast enough already :)


    btw.. easy with the spam gigabot :p
     
  9. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Really now, it doesn't really make it compatible.. it just removes the compatibility check - I've had extensions that just plain didn't work and/or crashed Firefox on some betas when forced to run.
     
  11. Bman

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    I was going to point that out, some you can make compatible with a newer version of Firefox and they actually work, but many of them cause problems and don't.