Speeding up Mozilla® Firefox in Windows® 7
Are you using Mozilla Firefox web browser? Find out how to speed up your browser.
Internet connects computers around the world. There are millions of webpages in existence and in order to retrieve information from such pages, users would have to install and use an Internet browser. There are many different types of Windows 7 compatible web browsers and users can install and use any of them according to their needs. Mozilla Firefox is one of the best web browsers in the world and it is totally compatible with Windows 7. Firefox browser is a freeware and is extremely light and simple to use. The Firefox browser for Windows 7 can be even customized to suit users requirements. There are thousands of add-ons that can be installed on Firefox to improve its functionality. The Firefox browser installed on the system can be also updated to make it more secure and reliable. Over time the Firefox web browser installed on the system might slow down. The slow down might be because of reasons such as malware infections, users opening too many tabs, network related problems, application on system consuming bandwidth etc.
Following details mentioned below provides users more information about how to speed up the Mozilla Firefox browser installed on Windows 7:
- Using add-ons
- Increasing cache size
- Modify Internet settings
The speed of the Mozilla Firefox installed on Windows 7 can be increased with the help of some add-ons. Add-ons are available for customizing all aspects of the browser and this includes the browsing speed. Tweak Network, FasterFox, FastestFox etc. are some of the add-ons that can be installed to increase the overall speed of the browsing session. These add-ons would automatically load the pages, so that their access would be faster.
Increasing cache size
Cache is created when browsers are used. Cache can be best described as space allocated to the browser for storing temporary data on the hard disk. Cache stores information such as animations, images and other details that are on the web page being browsed. Windows 7 users can increase the size of the cache so that the web pages would open up more quickly as the temporary files having the required data would be on the system which would avoid unnecessary downloading of the same information.
Modify Internet settings
Windows 7 users can modify the Internet settings to increase the browsing speed of the Mozilla Firefox web browser. Users can try changing the DNS server provided by the default service provider and change it to better servers such as Open DNS which would have very few errors. As the DNS errors get reduced, the browsing speed of the browser may increase considerably.
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