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Optimizing Mozilla FireFox for speed video

Do you want Fire Fox to be a faster Fox? If you use Firefox 1.5-2.0 then you can install FasterFoxAdd-on in Firefox.  Otherwise, I recommend you upgrade to the latest version of Firefox 3 by going to http://firefox.com .  

You can uninstall Add-ons and plug-ins you don’t use for Firefox by going to Tools > Add-on on the menu bar.

options path

You can also clear the error log by g0ing to Tools > Error-console’s logs and clicking clear button.

clear errors

Setting your homepage to a blank page will make Firefox load a little faster since now it has nothing to load during start up.

blank homepage

Increasing the size of the online storage space for Firefox will make visiting previously visited websites faster since FireFox will not have to redownload the website from the internet. It will just launch it from your PC’s hard drive which can be a lot faster if you use a slow Internet connection.  

increase offline storage size

The biggest performance increase you can make is to disable add-ons,, extensions, themes and plugins which you never use by going to tools> Add-ons when you go to the Menu bar.

disable and remove sdd-ons, extensions, plugins, themes you never use

You can also try closing programs which you are not using like MS Office, Windows Media Player, and notepad to save system resources.

Other tips for making Firefox on your PC faster include doing a disk cleanup and makiing sure at least 20% of your hard drive space is free before you defrag it. Doing a virus and spyware scan can help make sure your PC is not being slowdown by a virus.

Installing more RAM and a faster CPU will increase the overall speed of your PC. Subscribe to faster internet can also speed up your internet connection.

5 comments… add one
  • Free Niche Article July 15, 2010, 2:45 am

    Thanks a lot for sharing such a nice information

  • best free software September 5, 2010, 4:50 am

    Mozilla Firefox is simple and more wonderful and is well known. Mozilla Firefox a strong contender for the Internet Explorer browser. Mozilla Firefox also contains features such as the organization of the pages on the form Tabs at the top of the page.
    Also support the feature instant news RSS existing tags. Also add the Plugins which gives you a whole world of add-ons such as weather and load management programs attached.It is compatible with all versions of windows.

  • Johnson Yip September 5, 2010, 7:06 pm

    Google Chrome is also an Contender with FireFox and IE. But, I wish Google Chrome has an RSS reader like IE and Firefox.

  • Andy November 5, 2010, 12:26 pm

    thanks for a useful post, worked like a charm. so glad my videos run faster now

  • Johnson Yip November 5, 2010, 4:13 pm

    Glad your videos run faster Andy!

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