Firefox Settings

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by TomAZ, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. TomAZ

    TomAZ Registered Member

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    What are your recommendations for the best Firefox PERFORMANCE settings -- particularly in the 'Privacy' and 'Security' tabs.

    My FF seems to be a little slow and sluggish, especially when navigating from url link to another -- I spend much more time than I'd like just waiting to connect. Very honestly, I'm not sure whether or not it's really a Settings issue or something else going on, but thought I'd start here.
     
  2. wat0114

    wat0114 Registered Member

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    What I've done, fwiw...

    Privacy-> Tracking


    clear checkbox:
    • Request that sites not track you

    Security-> General

    clear checkboxes:
    • Block reported attack sites
    • Block reported web forgeries
    I run firefox under Linux Firejail sandbox using uBlockO add-on, so I feel no need for the security options. As for requesting not to track, I think sites are largely ignoring these requests so it seems mostly useless.




     
  3. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    Have you considered using pale moon which has all the privacy and security settings preconfigured upon install.
     
  4. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    Use this extension, you'll be able to tweak privacy settings from the about:config page using an interface.
    Use this one as well, in case you're not using it already.
     
  5. haakon

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    It's because you're running FF 3 in XP on a 1.6GHz Celeron, 2GB RAM, a 80GB PATA hard drive and 512 bits/s broadband.

    Pale Moon was the go-to Mozilla browser until Cyberfox came along. But either one will address performance as Firefox has none.

    For whatever Mozilla browser you're using, this is the rockin' extension to test/tweak on-the-fly whatever about:config stuff works best for you:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/privacy-settings/
    Edit: Joxx beat me to it. :thumb:
     
  6. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    Joxx, haakon, thanks both of you, this one have slipped under my radar for some reason. Looks really useful and simple to use. Must try it out :thumb:
     
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