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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 121 votes out of 30 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    508,834
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 23, 2008
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.

Editors' Review

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FireTune for Firefox optimizes Firefox's performance on your computer by allowing you to configure its speed and connection settings. However, we found little or no difference in our computer's performance after we put it to the test.

Right off the bat, we noticed that some of the features this add-on includes, such as the autocompletion of URLs, are features that Firefox already has built into in its current version. It does, however, allow you to set up other optimization features, such as the caching of objects shared over a secure connection, autocomplete for URLs, and optimization of memory usage. The application allows users to "tune" their Firefox by choosing from a list that includes information about how fast your computer and connection is. We tried "Fast Computer, Slower Connection," because we are using a new laptop with a DSL connection. We didn't notice any obvious changes in the performance of Firefox on our computer when we used this program, versus usage of Firefox without it. This add-on might be useful to users with slower computers and connections.

FireTune installs and uninstalls easily on your computer. And since it's free, there's no harm in giving the program a try, especially if you are experiencing performance problems with Firefox, connection problems, or if you are using an older or slower computer.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 30 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 121 votes

    • 5 star 58
    • 4 star 26
    • 3 star 15
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 15
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2.0
  • Updated to support Firefox 3.x.
General
Publisher Totalidea Software
Publisher web site http://www.totalidea.com
Release Date June 23, 2008
Date Added June 23, 2008
Version 1.2.0
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements 3MB HDD space.
Download Information
File Size 621.79KB
File Name firetune.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 508,834
Downloads Last Week 18
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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