Increase your browsing speed

Increase Browsing Speed in Mozilla Firefox

Many people complain about Firefox RAM Memory Bug. The bug is nothing but an error. Firefox RAM Memory is a part of the cache feature that specifies how the pages are cached in a tabbed environment. Firefox implements a Back-Forward cache to improve performance while navigating. This retains the rendered document for the last five session history entries for each tab. Firefox’s RAM memory usage climbs dramatically if you have a lot of tabs and it’s a trade-off.

The faster performance is that what you get out as you navigate the web. Many found the ‘secrets’ on how to manipulate settings in “about:config” to increase the speed at which Firefox loads sites and for dropping the memory usage as long as possible.

Firefox is the best internet browser available, these are the tweaks below makes it even faster and greater. Reduce the amount of RAM Firefox uses for it’s cache feature.


  • Open the browser and type “about:config” in the address bar.
  • Find “browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewer” 
  • Then set it’s value to “0”

Increase the Speed in Which Firefox loads pages

Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit Enter. Normally, the browser makes one request to a web page at a time. It makes several requests at once when you enable pipelining that really speeds up page loading.

Change the entries as the following:

  • Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”
  • Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”
  • Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 10. The number 10 indicates 10 requests at once.

Right-tap anywhere and select New-> Integer. You can name it as “nglayout.initialpaint.delay”.  Then set its value to “0”.

This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information that is received. You will load pages faster if you are using a broadband connection. Additionally, for even faster web browsing, there are some more options about:config. Right tap-> New-> String or Integer to create some of these entries.

  • network.dns.disableIPv6: set “false”
  • “content.notify.backoffcount”: set “5”
  • “plugin.expose_full_path”: set “true”.
  • “ui.submenuDelay”: set “0”.

When Firefox is minimized, reduce RAM usage to 10 MB

This little hack drops Firefox’s RAM usage down to 10 MB when it is minimized:

  • Go to the Address Bar by opening Firefox. Type in about:config and then press Enter.
  • Right tap on the page and select New-> Boolean.
  • Enter “config.trim_on_minimize” in the box that pops up. Tap Enter.
  • Select True and then tap Enter.
  • Restart Firefox.

These tricks make your web browsing with Mozilla Firefox 2-3 times easier and fast.

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