Firefox Tweak Guide
[Page 2] Essential Optimization
Before getting into any more Firefox tweaks or tips, this section covers the obligatory system optimization information I include in all my guides. Basically aside from tweaking Firefox itself, you must make sure that your entire system is correctly configured, optimized, virus free and stable. Simply doing some general system optimization alone can get you a very noticeable performance boost in all your applications and games, not just Firefox, and resolve a wide range of problems.
The place to start is with the TweakGuides Tweaking Companion. It is the complete system optimization guide for Windows users. Designed for novice and advanced users alike, it is written in plain English to help you genuinely understand all aspects of Windows and your PC. The guide covers every major topic, from the correct installation of Windows and critical drivers and software, through to recommendations for every significant setting and feature, all the major performance and convenience tweaks and customizations, as well as detailed troubleshooting advice. There are also links to a range of reliable free applications for optimizing and maintaining your system, as well as to important resources for finding out even more about Windows and your PC. There are separate versions available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
The above information really will serve you well in the long run. If you don't optimize your system and keep everything updated and maintained correctly you will keep running into "mysterious" problems time and time again. Do yourself a favor and when you get a chance spend an afternoon or two optimizing your machine the right way. That way Firefox, and all your games and applications, will always perform at their best.
The next section covers the basics of Firefox.