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    This topic contains 3 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  anonymous 5 months, 3 weeks ago.

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    • #1001732 Reply

      Da Boss

      For those who wish to eek a little more performance from Mozilla Firefox, below is a list of tested interface tweaks which I currently use on FF v60+ (both Windows AND Linux)
      These tweaks are done within the about:config editor

      In the configuration window, right click and choose New -> Integer
      Name it nglayout.initialpaint.delay set the value to 1
      I have tried this at zero which did have issues but since then have had no issues whatsoever when set at 1

      Firefox Menu Display:
      In the configuration window, right click and choose New -> Integer
      Name it ui.submenuDelay set to 0
      (speeds up the bookmark display listing)

      Disable Unnecessary Animations:
      Type: toolkit.cosmeticAnimations.enabled set value to FALSE
      (stops animations and speeds up rendering )

      Disable use of Bookmark Icons:
      Applying these tweaks will no longer display cached website icons in your bookmarks which uses the default firefox icons instead. In doing so, the sqlite size is reduced giving quicker loading.

      Prior to doing this, take note of your existing settings if you should wish change back to default. (I’m happy with it and never noted the defaults)

      Type: set to FALSE
      Type: set to FALSE
      Type: set to 0
      Type: set to 0
      Type: set to no URL (delete contents within string)
      Type: set to TRUE
      Type: set to 0.0001

      You should notice better responsiveness of the browser once restarted.

      ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

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    • #1002833 Reply


      ? says:

      thank you Microfix! for more FF tips and tweaks. i have stuff scattered all over that i will add to

      3000003: Firefox – additional security, telemetry and privacy tweaks

      the top 1/6th of my about:config is modified settings, and by the by how do i export the settings so i can apply them when i set up new FF’s

    • #1031467 Reply


      ? says:

      i guess this is how to locate and save\print the settings in about:config:–the-secrets-of-about-config.html

      i have to close ff to work on it…

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    • #1048881 Reply


      Disable Unnecessary Animations:…

      Disabling this in the latest version of Waterfox does also improve its response time.

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