FireTune Fine-Tunes Mozilla Firefox
If you are an advocate of open source applications, you know that few applications out there are as popular as Mozilla Firefox on the Internet. The open source browser from the stables of Mozilla Foundation has redefined the way people looked at free browsers. It is doing to Internet Explorer what Internet Explorer did to Netscape Navigator.
The open source nature of the application means that there are so many settings to fiddle with that most novice users are left wanting for help to get the best experience out of using Mozilla Firefox. Someone has come to their rescue finally and released an application, which does exactly that… fine tune Firefox to match the settings of a user’s setup of the computer and the Internet connection.
From the official website of FireTune – What is FireTune?
FireTune for Mozilla Firefox v1.x was developed for an easy and fast optimization of your browsing experience with Firefox. It is based on a collection of popular and well working optimization settings used and tested by the experts. Usually you have to optimize Firefox manually, which can be time consuming and difficult for the novice user. FireTune helps you here – it includes all the performance optimizations. The only thing you must do is: make your selection. FireTune does the work for you.
What does FireTune do?
According to your specific computer speed and internet connection speed, FireTune will optimize several internal settings of Firefox for better performance. FireTune does NOT modify the Firefox executable or any other Firefox binary file. Everything can be undone easily provided you saved your original profile configuration file with FireTune’s profile backup feature before.
We at TechWhack tested out the utility and found quite a difference in performance of a freshly installed Mozilla Firefox installation on a test machine. It might not be a perfect solution for an expert who likes to fiddle with the settings himself, but for novices… it is a pretty decent solution. Checkout FireTune for yourself.
Sushubh Mittal is the Search Engine Journal Tech Columnist and Editor of TechWhack.