Friday, January 29, 2010

Speed up Firefox

We have already seen how to reduce Firefox memory usage in our previous post. That can indeed solve the memory hogging problem of Firefox, but it involves manually tweaking about:config settings and that can be quite a complicated job for a novice user. Also if you have noticed, that configuration page is similar to the windows registry and tweaking them wrong can certainly be bad for your browser. Therefore for faster and easy optimization of these settings to speed up Firefox, we have a small but efficient software named FireTune. The version we have here is FireTune v 1.2.0 and it works with all versions of Firefox.

This software was made for easy and quick optimization of Firefox settings to allow user experience fast browsing speeds. It is based on a collection of optimization settings collected and tested by Tweakfactor.Though home site TotalIdea Software has discontinued the product, it still seems to work
on the current versions of Firefox.

Its very simple to use indeed. Just select the settings from the options that suit your condition the best and the software will do the changes automatically thus rending your Firefox faster.

Softpedia tells us how to determine if this FireTune really works for you.
How to tell whether Firefox is faster after optimizing it:
Clear the cache of Firefox from the Firefox settings dialog - this is very important!
Before you optimize Firefox, navigate to and do a speed test on
The time needed to load the site completely will be displayed to you in the browser window. Write down the time.
Clear the cache of Firefox from the Firefox settings dialog again - this is very important!
Now, close Firefox, and optimize it with FireTune
Start Firefox again, and repeat the speed test on
Compare the displayed result with the result from the test before the optimization.

Also there's a warning that some anti viruses may detect this as a virus or trojan but its absolutely safe. Its detected as a part of heuristics and is a 'false positive' so there is nothing to worry about it.
Try this its extremely simple to use and it did give positive results for me.
Download Firetune
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