If you are already not convinced that firefox is better than everything out there, here are a few tips and tweaks that will make you want to switch. If you are using firefox, maybe you still didn't know about these.

Step 1: Getting Firefox

Just download and install firefox... Works with just about every operating system there is... But don't get the beta, there aren't as many themes and plugins for those

I found some other ways to speed up firefox <a href="http://howtohacklife101.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-make-firefox-faster.html">http://howtohacklife101.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-make-firefox-faster.html</a>
To tell the truth, Firefox isn't necessarily the BEST. I find that Google Chrome is faster for everyday surfing, while Firefox has much faster flash capabilities. Firefox is also more customizable, but, the &quot;best&quot; really depends on your needs. I personally swap back and forth between the 2.
Yes, I agree, but I also understand that chrome runs YouTube very well, it is created by the owners, and YouTube is the only flash I use.
Ah well, I'm young and quite addicted to flash games. I find that chromes just a bit laggy with anything too graphic intensive.
O, maybe I should try firefox with the powder game and falling sand, I do play those and they really lag.
Yeah, a good game I use to test speed is Dust on NotDoppler. It requires very good flash, and lag is obvious.
Thanks, I never realized that my browser could be the lager, now those games run much better, I guess I will have to keep Firefox even though I only use it for one thing.
I'm running version 3.6.10 Firefox and when I clicked on the tab it automatically had Instructables listed, all I had to do was acknowledge it. I haven't tried it with any other sites yet.
The Beta version of Firefox 4 is available, and it did much better, it actually went back to original, found my most visited, and automatically made them bookmarks, without me importing old info.
Chrome does the same thing, I type In and then I just hit enter, I don't even have to click the down arrow or the actual drop down, it just auto goes in unlike any other browser.
When I typed in about:config, I got a lot more than 3 or 4, haven't counted them, but I would say close to 1000 lines.
bah!!<br/><br/>Internet explorer &gt; Firefox &gt;&gt;&gt; <em><strong>OPERA</strong></em><br/><br/>Nice Instructable though... ;)<br/>
Just so you know, You need to swap &gt; to &lt; unless OPERA sucks 4 times worse than IE.
WHAT??!!?!?<br/><br/>IE&lt;Opera&lt; <strong>=Firefox!!!=</strong><br/>
thanks I;'ll try opera out! thanks for the advice :p
there's an extension I&nbsp;use called Net Usage Item. It takes an XML feed from your ISP's data usage page and shows it in a handy bar in your tool bar. <br />
a nice add on, if you use gmail, is gspace. it allows you to easily store files using the storage space in your gmail
will tweak work with firefox 3.0.6 ? cant get past step #4 or this info does,nt applie i reset verything back to there defaults
because u have a proxy on chalky
Thanks, I am using firefox right now (although I have been for 4 years now) and i just made it better. ps:seriously nice job, In my opinion though I do like Opera web browser as well.
in the "speed her up" category of your instructable you said they were only three options but i have four so what gives??
yeah i have 4 options too, just modify the: <br/> network.http.pipelining-----------------------true<br/>network.http.pipelining.maxrequests---20 or 30<br/>network.http.proxy.pipelining---------------true<br/><br/>and ignore the fourth, or in mine it says<br/>network.http.pipelining.ssl<br/>
network.http.pipelining.ssl is the third option in my pipe config??<br/>see enclosed clip<sup></sup><sup></sup> i have already changed it from false to true,so should i change it back??<br/>thanks in advance<br/>sean.<br/>
i also dont know. well if your firefox is still working i dont think you need to change it back... even if you ignore it (back to false) firefox still runs very fast. you decide.
<h2> PS/firefox roxxxxxs</h2>
from years ago.....<br/>i <strong>KNEW FIREFOX IS THE BEST</strong><br/>and now my firefox is even <strong>BETTER</strong><br/>thanks for the <strong>GREAT</strong> instructibles<br/><em>ps, i rate this instructibles with 5 star</em> :-P<br/>
FIREFOX ROX! Anyways, I knew about the pipelining, but not the rest.
I recommend the add-on fast-dial, you can have your favoured websites as thumbnails for faster access (like in opera):<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5721">https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5721</a><br/>
Holy crap, I have had Firefox for ever, and didn't know you could speed it up. Just tried it, and its like moving from dial up to hi speed all over again. This thing is on some serious speed now. Thanks!
I just got a new Mac and started using Firefox (about two weeks ago) after someone else had recommended it. Good ideas, I did steps two through five and there is a definite noticeable difference. Thanks!
&quot;This sets the maximum number of requests that can be sent to a server via pipelining before anything is sent back to the browser. You can choose between 1 to 8.&quot;<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://tatumweb.com/blog/2007/01/05/making-firefox-faster/">Making Firefox faster: editing your about:config</a><br/>
forgot to say thats for network.http.pipelining.maxrequests<br/>btw i was looking for this i havnt seen it on here yet =P<br/>
Fasterfox makes firefox soo much better, and sorry to tell you but Opera sucks, it goes <br/>IE&gt;Opera&gt;SAFARI&gt;<strong>FIREFOX</strong><br/>
safari is also good for windows...... but firefox rules!!!!
Okay, another add-on i tottally LOVE! is yoono, try it!
never mind, whoops
my firefox doesn't have any different themes, how to i get them, r they free?
I also use Infolister to list all my add-ons and their versions. Very handy as I can save the output then post into a forum if you are having browser problems.
I use Adblock to block regular and flash ads in Firefox. It works great.
sorry to say but themes slow it down alot
really? i didn't notice that i wouldnt think they would noticibly slow it down becasue they are all made for firefox... ill keep that in mind thanks
I'm rockin 20 add ons and alternating between 3 themes =]<br/>
This is a great guide! +
thanks! glad you like it
YES, Firefox (3.0 b3) is more fast after this procedure. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
thanks... and no prob!
Adblock Plus is the best thing. Foxy Tunes rules too. I don't use Foxy Tunes anymore, but Adblock plus is the best. Also Fasterfox. I use that too, it's so small, and it helps! Yes, I know. My list was the same as heyzuphowsitgoin's list, but I don't use STOP! Hammertime... I do use Adblock Plus, Foxy Tunes (did), and Fasterfox. Themes are awesome too!
Funny, a lot of the stuff in config that you had talked about I had already done. Except network.http.pipelining.maxrequests for me was at 15. I decided to try it at 30, don't really notice much of a difference though.<br/>
here is a list of a few more of my favorite extensions... thanks for the posts everyone Adblock Plus-Blocks all the adds! Foxy Tunes-control itunes or any other player from firefox, great if you play an instrument and are playing from tabs. STOP! Hammertime-Yep, what it sounds like, plays it ever time you press stop. Fasterfox-Really does make firefox faster, also easier to use than the about:config way.
Love firefox, I really enjoy FoxyTune

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