How to make Firefox faster / lower memory footprint for Firefox

Open Firefox and go to the Address Bar. Type in about:config and then press Enter.
Right Click in the page and select New -> Boolean.
In the box that pops up enter config.trim_on_minimize -> Press Enter.
Now select True and then press Enter.

As long as your are there, search and change the following variables:

browser.sessionhistory.max_entries 0
browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers 0

In the default setting, the first one is set to 50 entries and the second one to -1, which means it adepts automatically.

Type pipelining in the filter bar.
Double-click on network.http.pipelining to set its value to TRUE.
Double-click on network.http.pipelining.maxrequests and change its value to 12 or more if you have broadband.

Remember to restart Firefox.

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