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Fasterfox

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License:
Free (GPL)
Language:
English
OS:
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows NT
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Latest version:
2.0.0 18/07/11
Last month's downloads:
4,319
Size:
116 KB
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Fasterfox is fully compatible with:

  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows NT
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

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Others: Firefox 1.5-2.0
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Fasterfox 2.0.0 18/07/11 Free (GPL) English
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows NT
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Superb add-on to speed-up Firefox

Nick Mead

Pros
  • Speeds-up Firefox instantly
  • Easy to configure and use
Cons
  • May increase Firefox RAM usage
  • Increases bandwidth usage
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Dynamic speed increases can be obtained with Firefox's unique pre-fetching mechanism, which recycles idle bandwidth by silently loading and caching all of the links on the page you are browsing.

Fasterfox allows you to tweak many network and rendering settings such as simultaneous connections, pipelining, cache, DNS cache, and initial paint delay. The program includes a millisecond accurate page load timer tests the effectiveness of your settings, along with a pop-up blocker for pop-ups initiated by Flash plug-ins.

By default, Firefox prefetches links which are explicitly marked by the web page designer to be prefetched. This is seldom done in practice, so you rarely benefit from it. Fasterfox's "Enhanced Prefetching" causes all of the links on the page to be eligible for prefetching, which leads to a very noticeable difference in snappiness while surfing the web.

"Simplest Way To Speed Up Firefox"

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  • 9.0
  • usability9
  • Stability7
  • Installation9
  • Functionality9
  • Appearance8

For those who wish to speed up Firefox ... Fasterfox is the simplest solution. Just choose the power of speed tweak you want and Fasterfox does the rest. For those of you who want more tweaking ability just check the custom setting and teak it the way you like. Fasterfox will cater to all Firefox users need for speed.

The downsides to Fasterfox is it can actually slow you down on certain sites. And they warn that sites can ban you for using Fasterfox but I've yet to see it happen.

Overall I recommend Fasterfox for anyone who needs extra speed, there are newer types of Fasterfox made by different develops however I recommend Fasterfox (EladKarako Mod) which is the only one built from the original Fasterfox code. Try it and see if it helps your needs if not then make sure you set it back to default before uninstalling it.

Pros
  • Increases Surfing Speed
  • Simple And Easy To Use
  • Free
Cons
  • Can Cause Certain Sites To Run Slower Than Usual
  • Some Warn About Certain Sites Can Ban You For Using Fasterfox

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