Saturday, June 23, 2012

How to speed up your browsers, especially firefox

Internet Browsers are the most used softwares these days.. We use browser not only for browsing Internet, but to watch videos, to play games, to listen songs, to code, we run many applications through browser and so on..
 Thus we always want faster performance and smooth functioning of our browser. Following are some of the tips to make sure improve your browser performance.
  • Always  keep the browser to latest version, but only after reading the review of newer  version by experts
  • Do not keep installing  all the plugins you come across
  • If you are always online kind of person, clear your cache (only cache not the form data or history) at the day end
  • Increase your cache size from browser in the proportion of your RAM
  • You can make use of about:config option to configure your firefox(warning: Its risky, do not try if you are not an expert)
  • Use different browsers for different type of sites.. e.g. keep your professional mail account and links related to it in firefox, open your facebook or picasa in chrome
  • Some tweaks using about:config
  • Type "about:config" into the address bar and press enter. search for following strings and change their values as given here
           find and Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
           find and Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
           find and Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number e.g. 25. It means it will make 25 requests at once.
  • Right-click in browser window and select 'New' -> 'Integer'. Lable it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it recieves.