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Make FireFox start faster


If you’re more than just a casual web user and Firefox is your browser of choice… you may have noticed that it’s gotten a bit sluggish at startup. This tip is for you.

It’s a very simple trick: simply reduce the number of days of history you save in FF. It’s 90 by default! If you’re a web-nut, (like yours truly) that’s a ridiculous amount of history. Put your history at something like 5 days and you should see a significant improvement in start-up times.

I read this on lifehacker, and it worked like a charm for me… thought I’d pass it on.