Three Steps to Speed up Mozilla Firefox

Posted by Britt Duncan - March 27, 2014

It is quite often that the Firefox turns sluggish with time goes by. When you watch videos, search for images, or reading blogs online, the browser downloads needed files to present the required information for you. Therefore, a mass of temp files are accumulated on the browser and make it bulky. Follow these three easy and simply steps, you will be able to increase the Internet speed strikingly.

Step One: Clear Browsing Data

1. Click Firefox menu on the top left menu bar, select History and then Go to Clear Recent History…from the submenu.


2. Click the drag-down menu and you can erase record of certain time range and specific file type. For instance, you are able to clear the record of last hour and clear browsing history as well as cookies specifically.


3.Click Clear Now to confirm the removal of selected files.


Tips: 1. Be attentive with Everything option. By select this option, you will have all browsing and download history, form& search history, cookies, cache and other files cleared all together. Please note that this is an irreversible action, make sure you think it through before making such a move.

2. Should you clear all cache on the browser? Cache files are required files data that are loaded when you visit certain websites, such as images, video, Javascript, etc. If you have them cleaned, the next time you browse the same website again, those files have to be downloaded again. It surely takes you some time and certain amount of recourses and therefore drags down the loading speed of web page. So, it is suggested that you tick off the check box before Cache files.

3. It is convenient to set Firefox to clear browsing data automatically when you close it. By doing so, you don’t have to go through all the troubles of manual removal and have a clean and brand new browser again the next time you launch it.

Here is How:

Click firefox button, choose Option from the list, this will trigger off the Options dialogue. Move to Privacy tab, find History column and click drop-down list after Firefox will: and select Use custom settings for history.


Tick Clear history when Firefox closes, which will activate the Settings button behind it. You can decide what kind of history and data to be removed when you exit the browser based on your need. When you’re done, click OK to apply the changes.


Step Two: Disable plug-ins

A plug-in is a component that helps to improve the function of certain program or accelerate users’ online browsing experience. But as a piece of software themselves, too may of them consume a large part of system recourse and may result in deceleration of the browser speed. So, feel free to deactivate some plug-ins that you seldom use.


1. Click Firefox menu and select Add-ons from the drop-down list.


2. At the opening Add-ons Manager, navigate to Plugins section, search for plug-ins that you don’t need to be activated. You can read more information about the plug-in to decide whether or not you need it by clicking more below the plug-in icon or option behind it. Next, click Disable behind it. Do the same with the rest plug-ins.


Step Three: Disable Extensions

Various extensions provide additional and useful features for Firefox, such as adding a proxy, taking screen shot easily or filtering ads. But not all of them are conducive to the browsing experience. By disabling some extensions that you don’t even need, you can speed up the browser greatly.

1. Click Firefox menu and select Add-ons. Find Extensions tab on the Add-ons Manager.

2.Look through the extensions list, select the ones you want to disable and click Disable button behind them.

3.Restart Firefox to take effect the change.

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