Over several years, Internet explorer has been one of the popular Internet browsers used across the entire world. However, with the release of Mozilla Firefox, a new innovative internet browser with distinctive smart browsing features and higher speed, a sudden change in the internet market was observed. The new attractive and feasible surfing features offered by this new browser soon made it the obvious choice of all common surfers, webmasters and other skilled internet users across the world. The additional features and plugins offered by the new open source browser are the main attractive features that fascinated most internet users. However, these extra features and the bonus plugins sometime tend to slow down the processing of your system. Well, if this is one problem that even you are facing in your computer, you should consider following the below mentioned steps for enhancing the speed of your Firefox browser.
The steps stated below can be easily accessed by directly clicking onto the About:config page. This is Firefox’s internal control advanced setup mechanism. Thus, when you type about:config into the URL bar of your Firefox browser, you will get an entire page full of options where you can make the desired changes that are provided below.
Increasing the Page Pipelining
This particular setting basically involves a range of concurrent files that are downloaded by the Firefox system when loading a webpage.
- Open about:config and search the line stating network.http.pipelining.
- Change the default value from “false” to “true”.
- Search for network.http.pipelining.maxrequests and then change its current value to a much higher level from 4.
The latest Firefox versions that are released recently include an automatic suggestions system that appears when you start inserting any address into your URL bar. This feature slows down the working of your system and hence, you should consider reducing your stored history.
- Click on Tools menu and then on Options. Now click onto the Privacy tab and then find all the relevant options for your history.
- Select “Use Custom Setting For History.”
- Here, alter the number of days for your stored history from 90 to just 10 days.
- Now restart your Firefox page and see the difference in speed.
Clear your cache
Cleanse the cache to enhance your browser’s speed. Instead of completely cleaning your cache memory, you can also reduce the size of your browser’s cache memory. This will allow your browser to store things directly in its memory as compared to the cache. 50 MB size is ideal for your browser.
Apart from these three main steps, you can also follow the other steps mentioned below.
Reduce tabs: Opening many tabs in the same window eats up a lot of your speed. Hence, avoid having too many tabs opened in your browser window.
Remove toolbars: Removing the unnecessary software from your computer can enhance your browser’s speed. Also remove the toolbars you have installed for your applications and antivirus software.
Enhance memory: If you have the right budget, you should preferably upgrade the memory of your system with better RAM.