This is a guide on How To speed-up Mozilla Firefox to super fast performance. Firefox still ranks as one of the best browsers in the world with over half a billion users since 2014. This top open-source browser is a must-have and a perfect alternative to Windows IE and Edge but slow performance and speed still hounds the gecko based project.
In the steps below, we will help you speed-up your favorite Firefox browser. firefox-fast
firefox-fastWe highly advice you to practice careful discretion as setting maximum connections (such as in network pipelining) to an extremely high value may lead you to being blocked by certain website operators working on limited bandwidth. Also, the network pipeline tweaks work best for superbly fast internet connections like Fiber and Cable. If you still rely on dial-up, it is best to keep the pipeline connections to bare minimum.
First fire-up your Firefox browser.
    In the address or url bar, type
    then press Enter.
From here on you will notice a search bar with which you can type-in the parameters we need to change for a faster firefox.
For majority of the parameters, double-clicking on the settings will bring-up a window where you can change numerical values. For boolean options (true or false), double-clicking changes true to false and vice versa.
Firefox Network Pipelining
    Type in network.http.pipe
This will bring-up the following parameters, change them to these values:
    network.http.pipelining – true
    network.http.pipelining.aggressive – true
    network.http.pipelining.ssl – true
    network.http.pipelining.maxrequests 50
Then go on, type and change the following to the corresponding values
    network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server 10
    network.http.max-connections – 256
    network.http.max-connections-per-server – 16
    network.http.keep-alive.timeout 175
    network.http.request.timeout – 300
    network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy – 50
    network.http.proxy.pipelining – true
Enable Firefox HTTP Cache
    browser.cache.use_new_backend 1
Clear Firefox Memory Usage
    Go back to the url bar and type in
Below you will see a button under Free Memory called Minimize memory usage, click it to free-up memory from Firefox.
Optional Memory Tweak
Some prefer RAM over HDD cache. In here you can test this nifty setting if you have ample amounts of RAM. If you prefer using the HDD Cache, you may skip this method. The value 100000 is equivalent to 100 megabytes of Memory.
    browser.cache.memory.enable true
    browser.cache.memory.max_entry_size 100000
Other Speed Tweaks in about:config
    network.dns.disableIPv6 – true
    browser.tabs.animate – false
    browser.display.show_image_placeholders – false
posted February 24, 2016 by THE11thROCK for
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