How To Make Mozilla Firefox Faster For Web Browsing

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Firefox browser from Mozilla is one of the most popular web browsers available. It has a big user base and market share. Recently Mozilla ditched Flash in the builds of its Nightly version and it has opted for Shumway which is a way to play Flash content without the need of plugins. Apart from this, Mozilla is doing some strategic changes as well. It has decided to go with the Yahoo search in US instead of its long time partner Google.

People prefer Mozilla Firefox due to many reasons like a good variety of extensions and low RAM consumption while running. Mozilla is my personal favorite web browser and I find it simpler and faster than its counterparts.

Today, I would like to share some of my tried and tested techniques to speed up the browsing and make Mozilla Firefox faster than ever.

Method 1: Using pipeline to make Mozilla Firefox faster

  1. Type “about:config” into the address bar and press Enter. Now clickI’ll be careful, I promise!make-mozilla-faster
  2. Type “pipelining” in the search box
  3. Search for “network.http.pipelining”. By default it’s false, now set it to true by double clicking on the option.
  4. Now set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to true by double-clicking it.
  5. Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to 8 (it’s 32 by default) by double-clicking it. This means it will make 8 requests at once.make-mozilla-faster2
  6. Now restart your Browser and you will be experiencing a faster browsing.

Method 2: Using Speedup extension to make Mozilla Firefox faster

I personally don’t like a lot of extensions installed in my Firefox browser because they are also responsible for slowing down the browser, so if you are not using any extension for long, please disable them. But there are some extension which can make your page load faster in Firefox.

  1. Fasterfox: This is an official extension from Mozilla Firefox to “Make your Sites Faster than a Fox for Firefox!” Download the extension from Here
  2. Speedyfox: Another extension to speed up your browsing. Download the extension from Here
  3. Betterfox: Another official extension by Mozilla “To make browsing experience 15 times faster” as it claims. Download this speedup extension Here

Method 3: Random methods to make Mozilla Firefox faster

To be honest with you, this is not even a method to mention, but if you are missing these things then you should give these a try:

  1. Clear browsing history regularly.
  2. Removing unnecessary add-ons and toolbars.
  3. Disable Firefox Auto-update(not recommended).
  4. Block Flash.

If you follow the step then it will definitely help to increase your browsing speed and provide you a more satisfactory browsing experience.

Ravindra Paradhi

Engineer & Blogger.

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