Mozilla firefox is one of the most useful web browsers ever invented. Though Firefox have claimed to have improved many of its old settings, it still takes time to respond to a query. Since my Firefox was taking a lot of my time, I just shifted to Google chrome for a while. Now I have got some fantastic news on how to improve Firefox speed and I tried it on my Firefox version. These tricks are quite old and mozilla firefox developers have already incorporated some of these tricks in firefox.
Use Fasterfox Firefox extension,which will speed up your browser speed if you have a good PC and a good internet connection.FasterFox basically increases your speed by recycling all the idle bandwidth, and makes it load your pages faster.
To know more about fasterfox,visit :http://fasterfox.mozdev.org/
1. Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:
Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.
2. Alter the entries as follows: (by double clicking them)
Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true“
Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true“
Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 30.
This means it will make 30 requests at once. (I changed mine to 100, works great.)
3.Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer.
Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0“.
This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it recieves
Windows actually reserves 20% of your bandwidth for purposes we will never know.If we can reclaim this bandwidth, we can improve the speed of our browser.
Step 1:Click “Start”, and go on “Run”, and type in “gpedit.msc”.
Step 2: You should see “Group Policy” open.
Step 3: Double-Click on “Computer Configuration”.
Step 4: Double-Click on “Administrative Templates”
Step 5: Double-Click on “Network”
Step 6: Double-Click on “QOS Packet Scheduler”
Step 7: Double-Click on “Limit Reservable Bandwidth”
Step 8: Check the box that says “Enabled” and change Bandwidth Limit (%) to 0.
You browser just got a 20% increase ion its speed!
These are some of those tricks which are time tested and works well.If you have any more tricks to increase Firefox speed kindly share in the comments section.