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					How to Increase Firefox Speed




Make Firefox Faster Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers in the
world, and for good reason. In addition to it being free, Firefox provides a reliable and
secure internet surfing experience that many people prefer over other browsers. But like
those other browsers, Firefox’s speed can sometimes begin to deteriorate. When this
happens, it might take you longer to load certain webpages or download certain files,
which can be quite frustrating. If your Firefox speed is suffering, the following tips and
shortcuts will help you increase your speed and get Firefox back to normal in no time at
all. Quick Speed Tweaks There are a few quick tweaks that can really increase the speed
at which Firefox runs. First of all, you will want to open your Firefox browser. Go up to
the address bar and type in "about:config," minus the quotation
marks, of course. Once those words are typed, hit enter. Next you want to type
"network.http" in the filter bar. When the settings pop up, double-
click to change the "network.http.pipelining" setting to true. This
should increase your browsing speeds, but may not work if you are running on a proxy
server. If you are indeed using a proxy server, you should set
"network.http.proxy.pipelining" to true as well by double-clicking
on it. After that, change "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to
8. Changing this number to 8 will allow Firefox to load more than one item at once when
you go to any given webpage. For the next speed tweak, you will want to stay in the
"about:config" menu, just like in the prior tweaks. Right-click
anywhere in the window, select "new," then
"integer" from the drop-down menu. Call the preference name
"nglayout.initialpaint.delay," then change the value to the number
0. Adjusting this setting will lower the amount of time Firefox waits before displaying a
webpage’s content. There are also many other settings that can be tweaked in the
"about:config" menu. Some are very advanced and should only be
altered by users who are very familiar with Firefox's settings. If you have a lot of add-ons
installed, Firefox could take a lot of time to startup. Removing useless extensions and
plugins would help with that. Other Firefox Shortcuts Some handy shortcuts can make
your Firefox browsing experience a bit speedier. On your keyboard, hitting the spacebar
while browsing will allow you to scroll down. Holding down the shift key plus the
spacebar will do just the opposite and scroll your page up. Since Firefox is well known
for its tabbed browsing, it would only make sense that there would be a shortcut for
opening a new tab. To do this, just hold the control key and the letter
"T." Hitting the "F5" key will reload any
webpage for you. Holding control plus tab will take you to the next tab. Lastly, holding
down the alt key plus the home key (above the numbers on your keyboard) will take you
directly to your home page. There are a few other shortcuts that exist for Firefox as well.
If you use bookmarks, giving them keywords will allow you to access them much
quicker. All you have to do is go to your selected bookmark and right-click on it. Choose
"properties," enter an easy-to- remember keyword in the keyword
field, then save it. When you type that keyword in your normal address bar, your
bookmark will appear. Also, when you wish to access a specific site on your computer,
do not worry about typing the complete URL in the Firefox address bar. If you simply
enter in the name of the website, such as "Google," then press
control plus enter, the rest of the address (www and .com) will be filled in for you if the
website has a .com domain. If the website has a .net domain, press shift plus enter. For
.org websites, press control plus shift plus enter. Although these shortcuts can take some
time to get used to, they can really save you time and make it easier to surf the web. If
you are having issues with your Firefox speed, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself
with these tweaks and shortcuts. Once you see how easy it can be to increase your
Firefox speed, you will be glad you took the time to check them out.

				
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