Firefox Tweak Guide
[Page 2] Essential Optimization
Before getting into any more detail about customizing and optimizing Firefox, you must make sure that your entire system is correctly configured, optimized, virus free and stable. Simply by doing some general system optimization you will get a very noticeable improvement in the performance and responsiveness of all of your applications, not just Firefox, and also resolve a wide range of problems.
The place to start is with the TweakGuides Tweaking Companion. It is the complete system customization and optimization guide for all Windows users. Designed for novice and advanced users alike, it is written in plain English to help you genuinely understand all key aspects of Windows and your PC. The guide covers every major topic, from the correct installation of critical drivers and software, through to simple explanations and recommendations for every significant Windows setting and feature, all the major performance and convenience tweaks and customizations, as well as detailed troubleshooting advice. Also provided are links and instructions for a large number of reliable free applications that can enhance your system and give you viable alternatives to purchasing commercial software. 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 of your games and applications, will always perform at their best.
The next section covers the basics of Firefox.