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Effective ways to Speed UP Firefox Quantum in Windows 10

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Firefox Quantum is popularly known for its super fast speed, thanks to its exclusive features like less memory consumption and use of new technology built with overhaul core engine. While the Firefox Quantum is known to be faster and powerful than its old Firefox browser and other browsers, users may still experience slowness while browsing in Firefox Quantum.

The firefox quantum may be susceptible to slow down in performance when you add certain kind of add-ons and plugins to the browser. However, the older methods to resolve the speed issues by pipelining is no more applicable to the new Firefox Quantum. But still, there are other ways to speed up the creaky Firefox Quantum. In this article, we round up some effective tips to speed up the Firefox Quantum.

Free Up Memory in Firefox Quantum

If you feel that your browser is performing at the slow speeds, one simple way to increase the browsing speed is by freeing up some memory space. Excessive browsing can consume a lot of memory space and directly impact the browser performance. Following steps explain how to free memory in Firefox Quantum

Open the browser

In the address bar type about:memory and click on Enter.

Effective ways to Speed UP Firefox Quantum in Windows 10

Click on minimize memory usage under Free memory section.

Use the add-on Auto Tab Discard

Auto Tab Discard is a Firefox extension that helps in contributing some free memory by automatically suspending the inactive browser tabs when open. This extension basically hibernates all the inactive tabs that save around 80 % of the used memory. This addon can also serve best to save battery on portable devices.

Disable the Firefox Quantum Animations

Disabling the Firefox Quantum animation can contribute significantly to increasing the Firefox speed. Following steps explain how to disable the Firefox Quantum animation

Open the browser

In the address bar type about:config and click on Enter.

In the search bar, type animate that will show the list of all the entries under animate.

Double click on each of the entries in the list and change the value to false.

Switch from Adblock to Ublock-Origin

Use of Adblock can cripple the browser performance as it fails in efficiently managing the memory resources. If your system is not powerful enough it is viable to use Ublock-Origin to speed up the browser, as it serves best in managing memory and CPU usages.

Increase and Adjust  the Content Process limit for browser stability and speed

Firefox Quantum users can increase the content process limit up to 7. Users can set the value to experience the desired stability and speed. The following step explains how to increase the content process limit.

Open the Firefox browser and navigate to Settings.

Go to Performance and uncheck the option Use recommended performance settings.

Click on Content process limit and select the appropriate value from the drop-down menu.

Configure Hardware Acceleration

If you are not using a computer with high-end hardware, turning on the hardware acceleration can consume lots of memory and disk resources which will eventually slow down the browser speed. However in high-end computers, turning on the hardware acceleration can be used to significantly increase the browser speed. Following steps will explain how to toggle the hardware acceleration.

Open the Firefox browser and navigate to Settings

Go to Preferences and click on General.

Go to Performance and uncheck the option Use recommended performance settings.

Now uncheck the option with Use hardware acceleration when available to disable the hardware acceleration.

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