Category: Firefox Hacks


Yes, firefox is already pretty damn fast but did you know that you can tweak it and improve the speed even more? That’s the beauty of this program being open source. Here’s what you do:

In the URL bar, type about:config and press enter. This will bring up the configuration “menu” where you can change the parameters of Firefox.

Note that these are what I’ve found to REALLY speed up my Firefox significantly – and these settings seem to be common among everybody else as well. But these settings are optimized for broadband connections – I mean with as much concurrent requests we’re going to open up with pipelining . . . . . . you’d better have a big connection.

Double Click on the following settings and put in the numbers below – for the true / false booleans – they’ll change when you double click.


We all know that Firefox takes a lot of Time to load when it is run for the first time. I will show you  a simple way to reduce this loading time and thus turn your slow firefox into fast firefox.

You can slash Firefox’s slow load time by compressing the DLLs and executables. There are many choices for compression but I suggest you use UPX which is free, efficient and time proven.

Follow These Steps :

Download UPX from

1. Open docx file using Firefox without Office 2007

Now, you can view docx files using Firefox by installing OpenXMLViewer which is available for Windows, Mac and Linux users. It is an useful extension for users who haven’t upgrade to Microsoft Office 2007. Basically, the extension will convert docx documents into HTML format so that web browsers can render and display to users. So, the extension is not able to shows embedded objects.

2. More screen space

Make your icons small. Go to View –> Toolbars –> Customize and check the “Use small icons” box.