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Editors' Review

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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Full Specifications

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 512,641
Downloads Last Week 4

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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