Speeds up Firefox, as long as you visit the page links within website your visiting
Platform: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7, Windows Vista 64-bit
Number of downloads: 2196
Firefox is fast, although there’s an option to make it even faster. By using pre-fetching technology, when you load a web page, Fasterfox will quietly go and fetch the content from the links on the web page, assuming that you’re more than likely to visit a link from that page.
For instance, if you saw a news story on the index page of the VNUnet.com website, click on the news story and it will appear instantaneously. This is down to Fasterfox pre-loading the content so that Firefox doesn’t need to wait for the web link to load (and load all the relevant images). It can show the page immediately.
Fasterfox enables you to customise your setup, so that this pre-fetching technique works effectively on your system. You can choose the number of pages you want to keep in memory, the pipeline requests (keep this low to prevent the server from banning your IP address as it may think your attempting to flood their system with IP requests) and the DNS cache expiration settings.