Fasterfox 3.9.7 for Multiple Platforms

by Tony Gentilcore

Avg. Rating 3.7 (146 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.2 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Linux, Mac, Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 50,339
Publisher Tony Gentilcore
Homepage Fasterfox

Publisher's Description

Fasterfox includes performance and network tweaks for Firefox. It will Prefetch Links, Tweak Networks, Block Popups and includes a Page Load Timer.

Latest Reviews

Scary Guy

Scary Guy reviewed v3.9.7 on Aug 27, 2011

I don't think I've ever uninstalled anything so quickly. I used to use this, then it was never updated and I was excited to see some activity again.

This new version, as soon as I clicked on "custom" it popped up a list of software to download, and reading through it I realized I'd seen it all before and didn't like any of it. Then after clicking "Finish" it said I hadn't clicked on anything and wanted to know "would you like us to select some for you?" and then I couldn't leave it on my system because it just made me feel dirty.

niknetpc

niknetpc reviewed v3.9.7 on Aug 26, 2011

Firefox itself is not a slow browser,this addon useless,its like Ferrari has a booster))

Kabak

Kabak reviewed v2.0 on Dec 10, 2008

huhu, this plugin proved it´s worthyness. i.e. i could grow up the loading time for imagefap up to 500% or other sites witch are very slow. the http pipelining ist great! it definitve works fine!

greets

precurgent

precurgent reviewed v1.0.3 on Jan 18, 2006

Does nothing good for me, "advanced prefetching" doesn't seem to work at all. It actually slows down Firefox for me, by making page loads hang. Could be an extension conflict, I don't care to diagnose... All the stupid "tweaks" this thing does have been in my user.js file for eons anyway.

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v1.0.3 on Jan 17, 2006

A very nice Velocity Center (sounds nicer than Speed HQ!).
I'm still careful with the 'Advanced Prefetching' option. I haven't encountered any problems yet, but I do turn it off on moody days: issues are said to be experience related...

rafaelcage

rafaelcage reviewed v1.0.3 on Jan 17, 2006

Fasterfox is an incredible extension, your browser will run faster like a car of NFSMW!!

waysie

waysie reviewed v1.0.2 on Dec 22, 2005

Works fine, but cuts some of images :/ .

crashoverride

crashoverride reviewed v1.0.2 on Dec 12, 2005

excellent extension. No issues with it at all and contrary to others i've had no loading slowdowns. I was kind of disapointed by it being removed fromt the options window but for me this is one of those extensions you set and forget. So it really is nice not to have it stairing me in the face when I open the options window.

Richardky

Richardky reviewed v1.0.2 on Dec 12, 2005

i still like the ease of tweaking my firfox without the need to do so manually anymore but im very dissapointed that they removed the gui from the options menu this sucks...no good guys put it back..i went back to older version!

GoodThings2Life

GoodThings2Life reviewed v1.0.2 on Dec 12, 2005

I really like it on "optimized"... but that's because I don't like the thought of prefetching. Haven't experienced any issues with it.

Avg. Rating 3.7 (146 votes)
Your Rating
Scary Guy

Scary Guy reviewed v3.9.7 on Aug 27, 2011

I don't think I've ever uninstalled anything so quickly. I used to use this, then it was never updated and I was excited to see some activity again.

This new version, as soon as I clicked on "custom" it popped up a list of software to download, and reading through it I realized I'd seen it all before and didn't like any of it. Then after clicking "Finish" it said I hadn't clicked on anything and wanted to know "would you like us to select some for you?" and then I couldn't leave it on my system because it just made me feel dirty.

niknetpc

niknetpc reviewed v3.9.7 on Aug 26, 2011

Firefox itself is not a slow browser,this addon useless,its like Ferrari has a booster))

Kabak

Kabak reviewed v2.0 on Dec 10, 2008

huhu, this plugin proved it´s worthyness. i.e. i could grow up the loading time for imagefap up to 500% or other sites witch are very slow. the http pipelining ist great! it definitve works fine!

greets

precurgent

precurgent reviewed v1.0.3 on Jan 18, 2006

Does nothing good for me, "advanced prefetching" doesn't seem to work at all. It actually slows down Firefox for me, by making page loads hang. Could be an extension conflict, I don't care to diagnose... All the stupid "tweaks" this thing does have been in my user.js file for eons anyway.

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v1.0.3 on Jan 17, 2006

A very nice Velocity Center (sounds nicer than Speed HQ!).
I'm still careful with the 'Advanced Prefetching' option. I haven't encountered any problems yet, but I do turn it off on moody days: issues are said to be experience related...

rafaelcage

rafaelcage reviewed v1.0.3 on Jan 17, 2006

Fasterfox is an incredible extension, your browser will run faster like a car of NFSMW!!

waysie

waysie reviewed v1.0.2 on Dec 22, 2005

Works fine, but cuts some of images :/ .

crashoverride

crashoverride reviewed v1.0.2 on Dec 12, 2005

excellent extension. No issues with it at all and contrary to others i've had no loading slowdowns. I was kind of disapointed by it being removed fromt the options window but for me this is one of those extensions you set and forget. So it really is nice not to have it stairing me in the face when I open the options window.

Richardky

Richardky reviewed v1.0.2 on Dec 12, 2005

i still like the ease of tweaking my firfox without the need to do so manually anymore but im very dissapointed that they removed the gui from the options menu this sucks...no good guys put it back..i went back to older version!

GoodThings2Life

GoodThings2Life reviewed v1.0.2 on Dec 12, 2005

I really like it on "optimized"... but that's because I don't like the thought of prefetching. Haven't experienced any issues with it.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.0.1 on Dec 12, 2005

Something about this and some, but not all of my systems caused FF to load up very slowly after enabling turbo or optimized versions. Unfortuneately any pageload enhancements gained aren't worth sitting and waiting for FF to load. Uninstalled.

Kramy

Kramy reviewed v1.0.1 on Dec 10, 2005

Well, their server is totally whacko and doesn't let me download it anymore. Not my problem, since FireTune applies pretty much all the settings this does, and it isn't loaded every time you start FF. Portable Firefox also comes with some optimizations aswell, so...I'm not missing anything.

Resetting default settings, automatically altering things, having prefetch ON by default...not good things.

This is just another way you can optimize FF for those who don't know how to. So take your pick - they all work ok, except this one doesn't for me.

My disk cache is 0mb. My memory cache is 512mb. Works ultra speedy, even though I've never even hit 128mb. :D

cowgaR

cowgaR reviewed v1.0.1 on Dec 10, 2005

I like the timer feature, although it lacks timing other tabs loaded in background.

What I really dislike and hate:

FasterFox changed my default settings without asking! Not that I needed to click default again, but it wasn't MY DEFAULT, it was what FasterFox thought was default, like it decreased my disk cache to 50MB(was more) etc. And it is doing that every time I click default.

It should install silently w/o changing ANYTHING, just adding goodies like timer etc. Let the user change settings! I also don't like TURBO as default selection after installing, which is bad for servers!

And when you go for custom settings, there aren't any tooltips whether this settings is checked in this mode, and any explanation to some statements (like disk cache must be under 75MB ?!?), and I am also unsure, but it seems on 1.5 it switched off the fast-back feature of FireFox, which is ON by default I think.

So many many faults, so my points 2 is generous I think.

pyridox

pyridox reviewed v1.0.1 on Dec 10, 2005

Does make a difference in performance. I wish that they had kept the settings in the "options" menu though.

HelgeFossmo

HelgeFossmo reviewed v1.0.1 on Dec 10, 2005

Great firefox extension! However the auto update of extensions seems to be broken? I had to manually download the update, the Tools->Extensions->Find Updates button didnt report an update was available

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