Even I have been using Firefox for long but at times I find it very slow compared to Google Chrome. So, I have started using Google Chrome for browsing normal sites and Firefox for browsing heavy sites filled with scripts. Recently, I came to know that a small tweak in Firefox can improve the browsing speed of it. So, I tried those tweaks and it really improved the browsing speed of Mozilla Firefox. In this article I will share the tweaks which can help in improving the Firefox browser speed.
Tweak to Increase Firefox Browser Speed
Step 1: Go to FireFox -> Add-ons -> remove the Add-ons and Extensions which we hardly use or never use.
Step 2: Type “about:config” in browser and click on Enter. It will prompt you with a message just check the box and click on “I’ll be careful, I Promise!”
Step 3: In the search box type “browser.display.show_image_placeholders” and change the value to False (Default value is True) (This stops displaying placeholders when images are loading thus increasing the speed)
Step 4: In the search box type “browser.tabs.animate” and change the value to False (Default value is True) (This disables the tabs animation features which increases the tab interface speed)
Step 5: In the search box type “network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server” and change the value to 8 (Default value is 6) (This tweak increases the no. of connections thus increasing the loading speed of huge websites)
Step 6: Right click on the screen and add New -> Boolean then type “config.trim_on_minimize” in the box and the value as True (This final tweak is to reduce the Ram Usage when Firefox is Minimized)
Once all the steps are complete, just restart the Browser and find the improvement in the speed. The change won’t be too much but it will be lot better than the speed in which you used to browse.
Try it and post in your comments…