Firefox: 8 hacks to make faster

Firefox has been outperforming IE in every department for years, and version 3 is speedier than ever.But tweak the right settings and you could make it faster still, more than doubling your speed in some situations. Enable pipelining Render quickly Faster loading No interruptions Block Flash Increase the cache size Enable TraceMonkey Compress data: If […]

Firefox has been outperforming IE in every department for years, and version 3 is speedier than ever.But tweak the right settings and you could make it faster still, more than doubling your speed in some situations.

  1. Enable pipelining
  2. Render quickly
  3. Faster loading
  4. No interruptions
  5. Block Flash
  6. Increase the cache size
  7. Enable TraceMonkey
  8. Compress data: If you've a slow internet connection then it may feel like you'll never get Firefox to perform properly, but that's not necessarily true. Install toonel.net (toonel.net) and this clever Java applet will re-route your web traffic through its own server, compressing it at the same time, so there's much less to download. And it can even compress JPEGs by allowing you to reduce their quality. This all helps to cut your data transfer, useful if you're on a limited 1 GB-per-month account, and can at best double your browsing performance.

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