Say Goodbye to Firefox Slowdowns with SpeedyFox

September 4, 2009 | By | 4 Replies More

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Overtime, your Firefox browser can become utterly slow because of the fragmentation of databases. The more add-ons, bookmarks, plugins and themes you add, the slower it loads at start-up and the slower it renders browsing histories up to the point that it freezes, or even worse, it crashes!

I’m telling you this by experience, it’s a pain when you’re working on the internet then all of a sudden the browser window gets stuck and all that you can do is refresh or even force refresh (CTRL+F5) the page or worse, close the application and start whatever you’re working on all over again.

Speedyfox User Interface

Speedyfox User Interface

Would it be nice if there’s a program that would make your Firefox browser faster than before without any necessary tweaking? I’m sure you’ll be more than glad to have one. Well, you certainly don’t need to go any further because I just might have what you’re looking for.

Speedyfox icon

Speedyfox icon

SpeedyFox is a tiny software utility that optimizes Firefox speed like it used to. The program actually defrag Firefox’s SQLITE databases to achieve faster loading at start-up, faster rendering of webpages, browsing histories and performing with cookies incredibly faster that it seemed like a fresh install.

SpeedyFox auto detects your Firefox default profile but in case you maintain multiple profiles, you can set which one you’d like to tweak. Optimizing your profile is recommended to be done at least once in 1-2 weeks.

So, who would say you’re using Firefox 3.5.2? That version alone won’t make any difference but using SpeedyFox (now version 1.1) along with Firefox 3.0.13 (which is what I’m currently using) could make up a great duo! Believe me, it’s worth the try.

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  1. Mike says:

    Does work like those internet speed ups, where it compresses everything before it sends it. They caused far more problems and didn’t speed up anything! My firefox doesn’t seem to slow down…

  2. Mathdelane says:

    Hi Mike. It’s good to have you here. I don’t think you needed this software at all because like what you’ve said, your Firefox doesn’t run slow. As for my experience although I’ve just started using it, I have observed some improvements with my Firefox browser considering that it was running really slow (at times) before I even used the program. I cannot guarantee that it would work for everyone but if I ever encounter any problems in future with regard to the software, I’ll be the one to let everyone else know.

  3. Jag Foo says:

    Hi Mathdelane:

    I think you got a great tech blog here.
    Very nice layout, good use of pictures, and useful
    information. And now, I learnt about a nifty plugin I can
    use to speed up firefox. Great!

    Anyway, will you be interested in a high value
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    I’m from WinAutomation, an automation software company, and I like to explore a work together with you. Do you think you can send me an email so we can take the discussion further?

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  4. Mathdelane says:

    Hi Jag,

    I’m glad to know that you liked my blog. I certainly would not refuse such a friendly offer.

    I’ve already dropped you an email so we can discuss this further.

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