Now here is something for you, IE users. Five tweaks to increase Internet Explorer performance. Written by reliancep
1. Turn off Phishing Filter. This feature supposedly helps to prevent you from being tricked into accessing a rogue web site that is masquerading as a bona fide web site. I’ve found this feature to really slow down web access at times. Microsoft released a patch that supposedly fixes the problem, but my computer has the patch and I still notice this feature slowing down web access. If you think you can live without the extra protection of IE7 anti-phishing, you can disable it by starting IE7 and then going to: Continue Reading
If you want to delete/disable Opera’s widget menu, just follow these simple steps below:
Open “defaults” folder in Opera’s directory. For example:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera
Close Opera and open standard_menu.ini file with your favorite text editor. For example: Notepad
Find and delete the following entry:
Submenu, M_WIDGET_MENU, Browser Widgets Menu
Save, exit and this is it. Start Opera.
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