Followed by Speed up Firefox articles, here are some tips by Sid on how you can increase Opera’s performance.
Here is another tip for Linux users only by Andrei.
Speed up Firefox by mounting the profile in tmpfs
tmpfs is a virtual, RAM-backed filesystem. It’s lightning-fast, but since it’s RAM-backed, any file written to tmpfs uses precious memory while it’s there, and the entire contents of the virtual partition are lost on shutdown or crash. The good news is that these detriments can be minimized, making tmpfs a viable choice for your profile directory. This document gives some tips on how to mount your Firefox profile in a tmpfs partition while minimizing the downsides of tmpfs.
Trace Monkey is available in Firefox 3 but has to be enabled, now with 3.1 it is on by default. The time it takes to render pages with 3.1 is a considerably boost from previous Firefox versions. Continue Reading
If you’re like me, you probably lost a few extensions during the upgrade to Firefox 3 because the original author simply disappeared and never updated his extensions, or perhaps you came up against a problem and all the solutions seem to point towards an extension incompatible with Firefox 3.
In either case, it’s very annoying not to be able to install or use the extensions that you want/need. This is when disabling the add-on compatibility check comes in handy. All it takes is adding one entry into your about:config, which I’ll show you in the video/steps below. Continue Reading
Here is a great post on how can you expand your Firefox reading experience.
Plain text to link: turn any highlighted text into a link
Browse pages tagged with this word / phrase on StumbleUpon
Count the highlighted words: word count plus
Search the highlighted word in any search engine you select in your search plugins
Search the highlighted word using multiple search engines: KallOut
Search the highlighted word using Google advanced operators – advanced dork
Here is a nice little tool for Opera users which is called Opera Launcher. What it does is basically expands web browser with setting such as:
No tray icon (my personal favorite)
Disables crash start up dialog
and many more
Click here for more information and download link.
This is not a web browsers related tip but I’ve been using the following organized to do list for so long (free) that I just couldn’t resist to recommend it for anyone, who is looking for a free, yet effective tasks managing software.
I was struggling for months to find a nice looking organizer until this one (ToDoList) was recommended to me. Continue Reading
The download manager was dramatically improved for Firefox 3: a progress indicator in the status bar, automatic antivirus scans, a streamlined interface with filtering capabilities, and most notably, download resuming across sessions.
As usual, you can use all these enhancements without touching anything, or go the customization way and tweak a preference or two.
This tip will help you to resume a download (especially large size) in the following cases.
Accidentally removed transfer from the transfers tab.
Closed Opera with an intention to resume download next day but transfer is missing when Opera is started.
Resume download using another mirror.
1. Rename the downloaded part Continue Reading