Monday, June 27, 2011

8 Steps and Make Firefox Faster Than Google Chrome!!!


Firefox is an amazing browser but, I as a Firefox enthusiast have to admit that Google Chrome has the advantage over Firefox in terms of speed and how snappy it can be.
Here are 8 steps that will make Firefox Faster and Snappier than before. I’ve used it for quite sometime and it hasn’t given me any issue.

Steps:

Step 1: Open a new tab and type about:config into the Firefox Address Bar. Then click on “I’ll be careful, I promise!”

Step 2 and 3: In the filter area(See in the video below), type pipelining. Then follow the steps shown in the video.

Step 4: Right-click anywhere inside the page and select New > Integer. Name it
nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set the value to “0″.

Step 5: Right-click anywhere inside the page and select New > Integer. Name it content.notify.interval and set the value to “500000″. Yes, that is five hundred thousand.

Step 6: Right-click anywhere inside the page and select New > Boolean. Name it content.notify.ontimer and set the value to “true″.

We’re almost done….

Step 7: Right-click anywhere inside the page and select New > Integer. Name it content.switch.threshold and set the value to “250000″. Yes, that is two hundred fifty thousand.

Finally…

Step 8: Right-click anywhere inside the page and select New > Boolean. Name it content.interrupt.parsing and set the value to “false″. Yes, that is false.

Close Firefox and restart it. You should see performance increase immediately.

NOTE: Installing a lot of add-ons will definitely slow your firefox, so uninstall any unwanted add-ons .

Watch this video as I show you how to do the above:

Enjoy…

16 comments:

  1. Great article, its not that great for Firefox 8 that is was for firefox 5 or something, but still this makes firefox faster.

    Why this isnt default?

    Jordykroeze - www.jordykroeze.com / www.maffia.jordykroeze.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. really very good work. great Article,and The best thing to share knowledge. Keep it up.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi,

    Works GREAT on FF v. 10 !!! Now opens in 15 seconds flat and got rid of excessive memory usage as well. I have stopped using Chrome!

    Also use CCleaner.com to clean things up!

    -Thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. in step 7 you said ( two hundred thousand) but the number say (250000) so witch one is it?

      Delete
    2. either of it will work, sorry for the confusion though I meant it to be 250 000. :)

      Delete
  4. Will this work for FF 12

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes it does....I've tested it myself

      Delete
  5. Does this remove all of your saved id's and passwords? After completing the 8 steps and restarting firefox a couple of the sites I go to regularly no longer have them saved.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks agaptos.....!! just a marginal increase in speed. Much depends on your computer's RAM and the processor

    ReplyDelete
  7. Will this work on newer versions of Firefox like v.22?

    ReplyDelete
  8. will it work for Ff nightly..??

    ReplyDelete
  9. Agaptos, Firefox is 32bit, would the these settings be the same for the browser Waterfox 64bit?

    ReplyDelete