Speed up fastest browser Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox is considered fastest browser or speed king today’s date. Here are some tweaks and hacks of fastest browser firefox.
Firefox is an extremely popular web browser that’s developed and distributed as part of a free Open Source project by the Mozilla Foundation. Firefox has gained ground over the past few years due to its custom-ability and light-weight nature.
Here we list a few general tips followed by tweaks in the browser configuration to enhance performance and usability.
1.Use a keyword to search within a site
This trick bypasses the process of opening a website to search within it; the hack simply condenses it into a single search from Firefox’s address bar, also called the ‘Awesome Bar’. Open.any website with a search bar (E.g. www.amazon.in) –> Right- click on search bar –> Add a key- word for this search. In the tab that opens, enter ‘amazon’ as the keyword. Now if you want to search for an external hard disk on amazon.in, instead of opening the website and using its search bar, you can simply type your query along with the keyword – ’amazon external’ hard disk 1 TB, in this case– in the browser’s address bar and it from the website. In this way, you can search for a query in any non-Google search engine or website with a dedicated search bar, similar to the Omnibox’s ‘add a new search engine’ feature in Chrome.
2.Discover Easter Eggs
Firefox has an awesome group of developers, which is most evident by the sheer ingenuity of the Easter eggs hidden in the browser. Check out the ‘about: robots’ page (Type ‘about: robots’ in the Awesome Bar.). It actually has references to pop culture usage of robot-themed media and makes a reference to ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy’ and ‘Futurama’. The ‘about:mozilla’ page leads from what’s called ‘The Book of Mozilla’. This entire book can be seen here: https://www. mozilla.org/en-US/book/. The book supposedly tells the story of Netscape Navigator’s battle against Internet Explorer.
3.Boost UI performance
We briefly spoke about how Chrome’s performance could be boosted by using hardware acceleration. On Mozilla, there’s a basic provision for doing the same. Go to Settings -> Advanced -> General. Check the boxes next to ‘Smooth scrolling’ and ‘hardware acceleration’. Enabling these options might provide a fractional speedup while browsing graphics-intensive pages.
4.Change the default email client setting
When you click on ‘send mail’ links on Firefox or any other browser you’re immedi- ately directed to your default mail client such as Outlook (on to change this setting. Simply go to Preference -> Applications -> Search for the content type ‘mailto:’ On the right, you can change the action type by selecting from a dropdown list. Using this option, apart from email you can set default applica- tions that the browser can use to open files such as JPEG, MP3, etc.
5.Use the about: config page
The ‘about:config’ page is where all the subtle tweaks are done, which if experimented with responsibly could enhance your internet browsing experience. This is the chrome://flags equiva- lent of Firefox, in which Mozilla has bundled some really brilliant features. We’ll first introduce you to a few usability-enhancing tweaks and follow them up with some tips to boost performance. As we mentioned in the context of Chrome, these features are guaranteed to work 100 percent of the time, but at times could prove to be detrimental. How- ever, the features listed below are relatively safe and you can revert to your old settings anytime by using software called ‘FireTune’.