SpeedyFox didn't really speed up Firefox at all and didn't perform any better than IE9 overall with SpeedyFox.
While I won't get into debate on if this makes Firefox faster than IE even as tests show, it doesn't really matter. All browsers test differently in certain areas and over all load times can be mere milliseconds of a difference so there is no extremely slow "up to date and maintained" browser unless there are other issues on that system or other problems.
That said, I didn't see any rapid improvement with SpeedyFox on 3 systems, once again, pertaining to my above statement, it's certainly not enough to wow me. Most of us do not feel a millisecond difference and I believe that's all Speedy Fox really adds if at all.
I haven't had any slowdowns or other issues with Firefox and when I click, it's there and adding SpeedyFox didn't show me anything different. It's free, maybe it will speed up other peoples' browsers, I don't know but if a browser is loading correctly as does mine, I honestly don't feel you will see a difference using SpeedyFox.
Firefox is still just as slow as when you first install it as it is after you use this utility. I don't care. I prefer Internet Explorer 8 anyway. Internet Explorer 8 is fast after tweaking it because Microsoft knows it's own OS and knows how to make their programs run fast on it.
FireFox used to take about 15-20 secs to startup before I started using Speedyfox. Now it launches almost immediately after I click on the quick launch icon. I use Speedyfox once a week to optimize FireFox.
Firefox was taking 62 seconds to open. I ran SpeedyFox, now it opens in 23 seconds. Need I say more?
I'm so impressed! For a while now, Firefox has been taking almost a full minute to load. I assumed it was because of the add-ons and therefore tolerated it. Now it takes 2 seconds to load! I'm ecstatic!
The previous version was better. This latest version screwed up all my Delicious bookmarks. Putting them in alphabetical order but not under the original tags.
It did not rearrange them on the Delicious site so restoration was easy but aggravating.
No installation necessary. I just ran it, and Firefox started in 8 seconds vs 15 seconds before.
It's definitely worth giving it a try.
I find this program useful,
I have a lot of add ons in Firefox,
and it becomes slow starting up.
After I run this program it is fast almost as clean install of Firefox.
Also it is quick, finished defragment after few seconds.
I just downloaded SpeedyFox and ran it on my Firefox profile and it did make a noticeable difference to the startup time. It wasn't a mind-boggling improvement, but an improvement nevertheless.
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