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Faster Loading of Firefox Browser

09 Sep

Firefox may run quickly but it loads slowly; here’s how to fix it

Note: This tip is not suitable for inexperienced computer users.

You can slash Firefox’s slow load time by compressing the DLLs and executables. There are many choices for compression but I suggest you use UPX which is free, efficient and time proven.

1. Download UPX from http://upx.sourceforge.net/#download

2. Unzip upx.exe into your Firefox installation folder which is normally C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox.

3. Make sure Firefox is not running then shell to a command prompt in the Firefox installation directory.

4. Type in the following command in a single line and hit return:

for %v in (*.exe *.dll components\*.dll plugins\*.dll) do upx “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\%v”

5. If on some later occasion you want to unpack the files, just type in the command above but add the decompression switch “-d” after “do upx.”

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Posted by on September 9, 2007 in Tips & Tricks

 

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