Firefox is my favorite web browser, but doesn't mean it's flawless. Just as an example: it usually takes ages to load, and things tend to get worse with any new themes, extensions and other plug-ins you add to it.
If you have the same problem as me, try Firefox Preloader. This small app sits on your system tray and preloads certain elements of Firefox, so that the browser takes an amazingly shorter time to open when you launch it, which you can do from the icon itself.
This icon also enables you to tweak the browser's Internet options and a few other basic settings. However, there's no way to customize which elements the program preloads in memory.
I guess you'll be already complaining about having yet another icon on your already crowded system tray. But believe me, it really does the trick.
I was also skeptical about it, especially on having a program constantly running in the background just to make Firefox launch faster. But Firefox Preloader hardly uses any system resources (less than 4000 K and 0% CPU, you won't notice it!
) and it's truly a shot of vitamins for your favorite browser.
If your Firefox takes ages to load, try speeding it up with Firefox Preloader.