Step 1: Getting Firefox
Step 2: Speed 'er Up!
In the address bar, type in about:config
Once you are there, in the filter bar, type in pipe. You will come out with 3 results, network.http.pipelining
The first and the third should normally be set to false, and the middle one should say 2.
Double click the first and last one to set them to true, and double click the middle one to set it to 20 or 30. Try each out or even different numbers and post your results, because i did not really notice a different between 20 and 30, but then again I have satellite internet.
That 20 means it will make 20 requests at once, now you know why this is only for people with fast internet.
Step 3: Still Movin' Fast!
Step 4: MORE MEMORY
Firefox seemed to respond faster after doing this...
Step 5: Adding The Themes
To add a theme go to tools, select addons, go to the themes tab, and you will find a little link that says "Get Themes" You can browse around the themes, then just install one. If you like the way mine looks, it is "iSafari". You can search for it.Once it is installed, Go to the theme tab again, select Use Theme, then go back to the install tab and select restart firefox.
Step 6: Adding Addons
Here is a list of my favorites:
Meebo-Instant messenger without having to download anything... works with aim, google talk, msn, and a bunch more
BugMeNot-If you have to log in to something, for instance the New York Times to view an article, right-click, select BugMeNot, and it will log in for you with an already registered name.
Flagfox-Shows location of a site's server
Forcastfox-Weather in firefox
Remove It Permanently-Remove ads from a website, so whenever you go back *kapoof* no ads!
Look at the picture below to see how well Flagfox works...
Step 7: Adding Search Engines
But, let's say you want a search engine that is not on the list, like an instructables search engine. Go to http://mycroft.mozdev.org/, type in the name of the site, in this case instructables, select it from the list, and press add when prompted.