How to fix Firefox Slow and Find Out How to Speedup Firefox?

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Firefox slow - find out what causes this and how to speedup Firefox with our free guides on this and other popular browses, more at computer-adviser.com.  The most common Firefox slow problem is the amount of memory being used. One point I have noticed is Firefox can be a real memory hog with sessions easily going above a gig in size, the only way around this is to close Firefox and then re-open it, this will then free up the memory being used.

Also ensure that you are using the very latest version of Firefox as this issue is more predominant on older versions.

How to fix Firefox Slow and Find Out How to Speedup Firefox?

General maintenance and tweaking to speedup Firefox

As with any internet browser its essential to give it a bit of a clean every so often, this involves deleting, temp files, history and cookies, luckily all of this is very easy to perform with Firefox and just takes a few clicks.Tools menu and Clear Recent History, (ensure you select Time range to clear: Everything). Remove or disable any Add-ons you don’t need to use, apart from taking up memory some can also use your internet bandwidth making a big difference in speed for slower connections. Tools Add-ons – now disable or uninstall any you no longer need.

Other reasons of Firefox slow

As with any internet browser as it becomes more popular there will be all manner of benign and malicious Malware around that will slow down your browser, apart from doing other things.

Software such as Malwarebytes or Microsoft security essentials, both of which can be downloaded for free are superb at finding and removing just about all Malware.

Tweaking to speedup Firefox

If making changes to Firefox changes can always be reverted simply by reinstalling and selecting the repair option.

How to fix Firefox Slow

There are a number of ways to speedup Firefox , most of these include going into the Config panel, from the Address Window type Config: – Accept the warning about being careful.

Scroll down and look for:

  • network.http.pipelining
  • network.http.proxy.pipelining
  • network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Change the entries above for the entries below, this will enable pipelining which will allow several requests at a time which can dramatically speed up page loading.

  • Set network.http.pipelining to true
  • Set network.http.proxy.pipelining to true
  • Set network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to any number like 20. It will make 30 requests at once.

Now Right click anywhere on desktop and select New > Integer. Name it nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set its value to 0.

If you want a simpler way to speedup Firefox without all the hassle of the Admin: console checkout the following plugins that will automatically do the job for you.

  • Fasterfox – Very good for Firefox slow problems.
  • Vacuum Places – speedup Firefox startup.
  • Speed DNS – Optimizes network settings to get the most from your internet connection speed.

If you encounter any problems with any settings simply reinstall Firefox or remove and select the repair option.

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