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1. Firefox Basics > 9. Make Firefox Go Fast

Make Firefox Go Fast

Don’t wait for the Web. Firefox can go faster if you just tune it up a bit.

Here are a few steps you can perform to speed up Firefox. Back to performance basics first, though: the user is the slowest thing attached to the computer. Better use of Firefox’s features will speed up the user, so be sure to read the rest of the hacks in this chapter.

Fix Dial-Up Modem Bottlenecks

Any dial-up modem you use is the slowest network hardware you have, so tune it wisely. Make sure any modem connection is running as close as possible to the maximum speed for POTS (plain old telephone system) phone lines. That line is usually a 64 Kb service (unless you’re stuck on an ancient analog exchange). No one gets every drop of 64 Kb out of it, unless they pay a fortune for ISDN, but you should get 53.3 Kb at least.


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