Mozilla Firefox is one of the best web browsers out there, but the typical Firefox installation isn’t quite as speedy as it could be these days.
To help speed things up a bit, the developers at Mozilla have added a new tweak that can help prevent Firefox from freezing up at times. It’s a nifty HTTP cache, and here’s how you can enable it:
1 – Launch Firefox and type this into the address bar: about:config
2 – Double-click on browser.cache.use_new_backend and change its value from 0 to 1.
3 – Close the about:config tab.
That’s all there is to it. Depending on how you use Firefox, this change might make a big difference or it might make no difference at all. Time will tell. But hey, even if it doesn’t do much for you, it’s free – right?
By the way, the Firefox development team is working on an entire suite of speed enhancements that they plan to roll out over time. I’ll keep you updated as we go along.