Firefox users take note: You need to do this. Now. As in, this instant. More savvy users are probably already familiar with editing Firefox’s configuration file but whether you’re a computer rookie or a seasoned veteran, Gnoted has issued a handful of tweaks that really get Firefox cooking. As much as we all love the fox, it can get a bit slow on occasion – especially if you’re like us and have 35 open tabs spread across four windows at any given time. By tweaking the way Firefox handles some caching functions, you can dramatically improve page load speed and even prevent Firefox from hogging your system resources while minimized. If you don’t currently have any experience playing with your configuration file, don’t be scared. Just follow the simple instructions, take your time and if you want a security blanket to squeeze, jot down each setting before you change it so you can always restore the default configuration if need be. So without further ado, hit the jump and get tweaking – just remember to restart Firefox when you’re done.
Why should you be using Firefox? Well, if you’re usig a Mac, you probably shoudn’t, so ignore this post. PC Users already know that Internet Explorer is te most-vulnerable and most-hacked browser on the Internet. Greater than 90% of all viruses, worms, and malware are specfically designed for Internet Explorere and PCs.
Firefox, on the other hand, is from Mozilla. Their first browser (Netscape navigator) was written by computer geeks and distributed as freeware specifically to overcome the problems of IE. Firefox is still free, and simply the best browser on the internet available for a PC (unless you want to install the Mac Browser Safari – and I still think Firefox is superior to Safari in a PC environment.)
I tried these tweaks before I wrote this post – and even with my puny little Celeron Processor and tiny RAM in my 4-year-old Dell notebook, Firefox is leaping off the screen, with almost imperceptible times in page loads. Its blzing fast!!!
Follow the link already. Ths stuff is great, and not hard to do at-all.