Tuesday, January 18, 2011

double the speed of firefox by this tweak

There are tons of Firefox hacks out there that have been covered to death, but we’ve recently taken some time out and run a side-by-side comparison on a couple of identical computers from the shop we had laying around. What did we find? You can essentially double your browsing speed if you’re currently on a broadband connection if you just run a few simple tweaks. We have a set of three. That’s not too many for you, right? Now let’s get started.

Basically, what we found is that Firefox tends to eat a lot of RAM in exchange for quicker launching and handling of the browser. It’s a pretty steep trade-off, and for those of us with tons of RAM and a broadband connection usually end up seeing no difference or at times, even slower performance than if these restrictions weren’t enabled by default. Here’s how to take them off and harness the full power of Firefox: