Everyone now Firefox is a better open source browser than other, you can add extension to make this browser more optimal. Wait, Why we don’t try to tweak it more? Firefox is the coolest browser right!
- Fetch only pages that you click
- Create a user.js file.
- Limit the RAM usage
- Reduce RAM usage further for when Firefox is minimized.
- Useful Keyboard shortcuts
- Blocking Animation Flash
- Install Fastererfox Extension to Optimize your Intenet Connection Speed
- Speed up the browser menu GUI
- Content Tokenizing Time
- Content Notify Interval
- Right-click (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window, select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
- Type content.notify.interval in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK.
- You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 750000 and click OK.
In the default,Firefox will pre-download the pages behind the links it thinks you MIGHT click. I think this is just useless bandwidth usage. How you stop that in two simple steps? Type â€œabout:configâ€ into the address bar and hit return. Type â€œnetwork.prefetchâ€ in the filter field, It should be set to TRUE. Double click it, and it will turn to false.
Creating a user.js file can really speed up your browsing. Youâ€™ll need to create a text file named user.js in your profile folder (see this to find out where the profile folder is) and see this example user.js file that you can modify. Created by techlifeweb.com, this example explains some of the things you can do in its comments.
Although itâ€™s not taking up THAT much memory as other browser, shortly, it still does. But you have a way to control that. Type â€œabout:configâ€ into the address bar and hit return. Filter up your search after â€œbrowser.cacheâ€ and select browser.cache.memory.capacity from the remaining options.You have to adjust the value depending on the amount of RAM memory you have installed. For RAM sizes between 512MB and 1GB, start with 15000. For RAM sizes between 128MB and 512M, try 5000, and you will be happy of the result.
This setting will move Firefox to your hard drive when you minimize it, taking up much less memory. select New and click Boolean. A box will appear and you will have to enter config.trim_on_minimize as value. The boolean value be set it to TRUE in the next screen, and thatâ€™s it.
You don’t have to memorize all keyboard shortcuts, try memorize these shortcuts, these will be useful.
* Ctrl+D (bookmark page)
* Ctrl+T (new tab)
* Ctrl+K (go to search box)
* Ctrl+L (go to address bar)
* Ctrl+= (increase text size)
* Ctrl+- (decrease text size)
* Ctrl-W (close tab)
* Spacebar (page down)
* Shift-Spacebar (page up)
* Ctrl+F (find)
* Alt-N (find next)
* F5 (reload)
* Alt-Home (go to home page)
* Ctrl+Tab (rotate forward among tabs)
* Ctrl+Shft+Tab (rotate to the previous tab)
* Ctrl+1-9 (choose a number to jump to a specific tab)
Use the Flashblock extension“>Flashblock extension . It will put a placeholder over any Flash, allowing you to play it before the Flash animation plays. (To specifically allow a website to show Flash you can open the Tools -> Add-ons -> Flashblock options dialog and enter e.g. â€œwww.youtube.comâ€.)
You will don’t get this extension at Mozilla website, but you can download it here. Optimizing the HTTP pipeline without use about:config is a the pros of this extension. It can be set for beginnner or advance user.
Simple step to speed up browser menu Open up a tab on the browser and type in: about:config, Next right click somewhere on the list to get the context-menu up, select new>> integer you will see a box pop-up. Type in: ui.submenuDelay, click ok. A second field will come up, enter 0 (i.e. zero)
Mozilla applications will regularly render what has been received to that point. This option controls the maximum amount of time the application will be unresponsive while rendering pages. Right-click (Apple users ctrl-click) anywhere in the about:config window, select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu. Enter content.max.tokenizing.time in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 2250000 and click OK.
This option sets the minimum amount of time to wait between reflows.
Okay that’s all, i hope you’ll happy with those tweaks. Happy browsing!