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19 Firefox Performance Tweaks

Firefox is world’s most popular browser by far and there are lot of things about it that most of us don’t know. Keeping that in mind we have compiled few Firefox performance tweaks to help you run it more efficiently.

Firefox Performance Tweaks
In address bar type “about:config” (without quotes), it will show you a warranty warning, just press “I’ll be Careful, I Promise” because this procedure will not cause any damage.

Now in “Filter” text box  type the key name and change values to the given ones.

Name of KEY

Type

Recommended Value

Network.http.pipelining

Boolean

true

network.http.pipelining
.maxrequests

Integer

30

network.http.proxy
.pipelining

Boolean

true

network.http
.max-connections

Integer

60

network.http
.max-connections-per-server

Integer

24

network.http
.max-persistent-connections-per-server

Integer

12

accessibility.typeaheadfind
.enablesound

Boolean

False

alerts.totalOpenTime

Integer

2000

browser.bookmarks
.max_backups

Integer

2

browser.sessionstore
.max_tabs_undo

Integer

4

browser.sessionstore
.max_windows_undo

Integer

1

browser.tabs
.closeWindowWithLastTab

Boolean

False

browser.urlbar
.maxRichResults

Integer

6

dom.popup_maximu

Integer

5

security.dialog_enable_delay

Integer

1000

Other Tweaks to Improve Firefox performance

1. Increase size of the Disk Cache: OPTIONS > ADVANCED > NETWORK > change OFFLINE STORAGE MEMORY to 150 MB.

2. Decrease History Size: OPTIONS > PRIVACY > select CUSTOM SETTINGS for history from the drop-down menu and reduce Time of Remembered History to 15 days.

3. In OPTIONS > ADVANCED > ACCESSIBILITY
a) Search for the Text when I start Typing          CHECK
b) Use Smooth Scrolling                                    UN-CHECK
c) Check my Spelling as I Type                          UN-CHECK
d) Always check to see if Firefox is the                UN-CHECK
default browser on start up.

4. Use “about:Blank” as  your Home Page, it will pop-up the FireFox quickly at Start.