How to make Firefox blazing fast in a jiffy: fasterfox add-onBy Partho, Gaea News Network
Friday, March 5, 2010
Complains for Firefox browser’s sluggishness is incessant and continues to plague the users. No doubt the web is flooded with ideas of doubling up Firefox browser’s speed, but these require you to change the set up manually. From pipeline to rendering to loading configuring each element to optimize the performance of your Firefox browser could be a daunting task. What if you could tweak the entire process of firefox speeding up from a single interface. Well, our system admin carved out a shortcut with simple firefox add-on: Fasterfox (EladKarako Mod), which will enable you to accomplish the tweaking in jiffy. Let’s see how you can double up the speed of Firefox browser effortlessly. You just need to try it, to believe it.
To begin with install Fasterfox (EladKarako Mod) 3.1.2a and restart. Now just follow the steps below
Go to the Tools>Add-on. Click open the Fasterfox Preferences.
As the Fasterfox-options window opens go to the Presets tab. Check the Custom option radio button to get the advanced options. Now you will be able to see some new new tabs aligned.
Check the Enable Enhanced Prefetching to utilize idle bandwidth for download and cache links in the background. Check the Fasterfox Page Load Timer. This will show you the page load time in the status bar and clear the cache from the same location. You need to clear cache each time you retest a page.
Move to the cache tab
In the Browser Cache Preference change the value of Memory Cache Capacity to 65536 and Disk Cache Capacity to 76800.
You can increase the the cache if you have enough RAM.
In the DNS Cache Preference change the value of DNS Cache Expiration to 3600 and DNS Cache Entries to 512.
Increasing the DNS cache of the browser will eliminate unnecessary DNS queries that slows down the performance.
If the RAM size is 2GB you can increase the cache size as well
Move to the Connection tab
In the HTTP Connection Preferences set the following fields
- Max connections: 48
- Max connections Per Server: 24
- Max Persistent Connections Per Server: 8
- Max Persistent Connections Per Proxy: 16
By increasing the number of connections the browser makes yo each server you can increase the number of items to be downloaded simultaneously
Go to the Pipelining tab
Check each of following
- Enable Pipelining
- Enable Pipelining of First Request
- Enable Proxy Pipelining
Set the value of Max Pipelining Requests to 8
Pipelining allows you to send multiple requests and can be set to the server without waiting for the responses
Go to the Rendering tab
Check the Enable FastBack
Set the pages in memory to 5
Set the Initial Paint Delay: 10
Set the Submenu Delay: 50
Initial Paint Delay is the time for which Firefox waits before beginning to render the page.
Go to Popup Preference
Check the Disable Popups from Plugins
What’s more you can get the clear cache with a just right-click on the status bar. The time-loader shows you the loading time for pages. There are hidden preferences that can block these block the sneaky popups that are opened via Flash plugin exploit.
In addition to this you can get the clear cache with a just right-click on the status bar. The time-loader shows you the loading time for pages.
After having done with Fasterfox you can experience a faster Firefox. Don’t forget to share your experience.