Speed Up Mozilla Firefox browser Up To 200000000 Times: Step By Step Guide

I am sure that if you are a developer in some language or at least do HTML coding, then you use Mozilla Firefox browser because the tools that this browser offers can not be provided by any browser available out there in the market. Here I am going to share my personal experience how I was able to speed up my browsing experience 200000000 times using the below trick. I am sure if you use this method you can speed up Mozilla Firefox Browser performance up to 200000000 times.

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Open your Mozilla Firefox browser and then type in the address bar about: config. After than when you hit Enter you will see a warning message. Stating that any changes made on this page may result in an abnormal behavior of your browser. I assure you that I use this trick and there is not a single issue, hence do not worry and click on the button that says I’ll Be Careful, I Promise.

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Search in the box available for network.prefetch-next and you should be able to see a setting for that. Double click on the setting that showed and make the value false and then hit confirm or okay. Now you might have the question that why this setting helps in speeding up the Mozilla Firefox browser performance.

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I have the answer for it, and the reason is when you search for something your browser downloads the search items and then show the search to you. But when you set it to false it disables the loading part, thereby Speed Up Mozilla Firefox browser performance.

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Type browser.cache.disk.capacity & as it comes in the “Preference Name” box double-click it. Now, this time, a box will open where you can put some integer value. By default, it will be 50000. Now set it to 358400 If your RAM is greater than 1 GB or set it to 5000 if your RAM is less than 1 GB.
You have to do this because Mozilla Firefox uses up a very high percentage of your RAM (sometimes up to 3 digits in Mb) so by assigning the values you can limit the RAM usage of Mozilla.

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Now create a new Boolean parameter in the config page. To do this, you have to right-click anywhere on the config page then point your mouse on “New” &  then click Boolean. An editable box will open enter  config.trim_on_minimize there. After this type the same in the filter box & double-click it to set its value to true. This will help to free your memory whenever you minimize your browser, i.e.; it will not use that much of RAM as it uses while it’s maximized.

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  1. Network.http.Pipelining — Double-click it & set its value to true.
  2. network.http.pipelining.Maxrequests — Double-click it & enter a value within 10 to 15. Although you may put any value less than a billion.
    This is the number of tunnels you are requesting to the website. The more you request, the faster a page will load. But this will kill the bandwidth of the website. So the site may ban you from viewing it in future.So 10-15 is safe. Again the more the tunnels you request, the more the memory your browser will need which may lead your browser to crash.
  3. network.http.proxy.pipelining — Double-click it & set its value to true.

Now close the browser tab where you have opened the about: config page. And enjoy faster browsing. So here are the steps as promised which will Speed Up Mozilla Firefox browser speed up to 2000000 times.

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Let me know if you are aware of any other tricks in the comments section, and I will be happy to include the ones that are not listed in this article. Also, let me know after changing this if your browsing speed is increased or me writing Speed Up Mozilla Firefox article for your help is actually of no help since it did not Speed Up Mozilla Firefox performance for you in the comment section below.

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I have got come comments saying how do I know this? Well, the answer is that I do these on my laptop. And test it if it makes any difference. Once I see the difference then I publish the post. So be sure to assume that I am doing this everything on my own first before telling you guys to do it. Should you have anything else, you can contact me or put comments below.

I am a 25-year-old dude from a small village Narasinghpur in Cuttack, Odisha, INDIA. I am a graduate in M.Tech from BITS Pilani. I Started blogging back in June 2014 and you can check out my other blogs at www.prabhudatta.com.

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33 Comments on "Speed Up Mozilla Firefox browser Up To 200000000 Times: Step By Step Guide"

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PepitoGrillo
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I can’t see all the images in this article, and which are take a long time to display

Victoria
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This made a HUGE difference for my browser. Thank you so much!

Tony
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Doesn’t work worth a damn. I already had half of these settings implemented and all the pipeling commands inputted. Firefox is STILL taking anywhere from 85-97% on my RAM.

Michael
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The non boolean values here are either lower or the same as the default values in current version firefox (47).

Though it might be shared with my Nightly build, so maybe i’m wrong.

David
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This worked for me, thank you. An 8 second page load where time was critical for me is now around 1 second. Before trying your hints I was trying to decide whether I needed to buy a faster broadband connection or a new PC.

Raqq Tuls
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Antiquated tricks. Have read these old tweaks since firefox was still in its infancy and FF is now version 46. These tweaks that you’re selling are old crap. Cache disk capacity is better set with -1 value and let FF do its auto caching Network.http.pipelining.maxrequests has a value of 32 as a default in FF46 and you are still advising for a 10 or 15 value. Where have you been all these time?

Chris
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What a dick response. Rather than criticize why not just mention your suggestions and share your expertise. You are just showing how unsure you are of your own skills.

David Kanigan
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Thank you. It works.

John Testdoe
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Ok, this is just for testing whether the comments are legit or pregenerated.

Amy
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Thanks so much for the step by step guide and sharing your knowledge.

Gijsbert van der Heijden
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Gijsbert van der Heijden

Thanks so much, made my Firefox into a Ferrari!

K Bharath
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Thanks for sharing this step by step process for speeding up mozilla firefox.

Lo Jack
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Awesome information. It really cleared up the speed problems I was having. Thanks!

Palash
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Hi Prabhudatta,
I have read your blog post a-z. It’s a awesome tips for increasing speed for Mozilla Firefox browser.
Thanks for writing this type of blog post.

Paul Kabbash
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If I closed Firefox, for whatever reason, reopening it would always take two minutes or more, i.e., forever. After following all of your steps, opening Firefox, even with 4 windows and 50+ tabs, now takes 10-15 seconds. Amazing! Thank you so much..

Denise
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Perfect! Efficient! Thanks for sharing man… After doing every step that is mentioned I am seeing the speed increase. Absolute helpful.

Ritik
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yes it actually works, I have tried and done each and every step and it works. Thank you so much for sharing this man, I would recommend this to every Firefox user.

Varun Chaudhary
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much needed information….thanks for sharing…..

marcel
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THANKS A LOT. REALLY WORK.GOOD JOB..10 STARS

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