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Some of the important features of the Speed Tweaks addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Speed Tweaks.

In short, Speed Tweaks is a multi-browser addon that help you speed up your browser by using 7 different tweaks. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

4 Reasons to Use Speed Tweaks

  • Lite and easy-to-use browser addon.

  • Easy access to speed-tweaks via toolbar popup UI.

  • Includes 7 different options to speed-up browsing.

  • Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers on all operating systems.

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

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  • We spend most of our time on the internet. Web browsers are our constant companion nowadays and having a slow browser is not fun. This is because it restricts your productivity and even frustrates you. Speed Tweak plugin is the perfect solution for the slow performance of your browser. This is an extension that will help increase the speed of your browser with the help of 7 techniques. Let’s take a look at how useful this addon is.

    Speed Tweak is a lite addon for your browser and is designed to provide you with a fast and smooth user experience. A remarkable thing about this addon is its easy usability. You will just have to open the popup from the toolbar and click the tweaks you want to enable. None of the tweaks will be enabled by default except for DNS pre-fetching. The thing you need to keep in mind is that the extension will behave differently depending on the browsers. The first tweak is for blocking common ads and other annoying contents. The major reason for a slow browser is the ads and annoying content. Such content uses the bandwidth of your internet and runs JavaScript files. When you block these contents, the browser will speed up to some extent. The next tweak is for pre-resolving DNS entries. Since it is linked to network prediction, it only partially enhances user experience. Third tweak blocks loading of the images. When images are loading they use a lot of bandwidth. So, when you block them, the loading time of the pages is significantly increased. In general, long pages with plenty of HTML content are slow when you are scrolling down. Since the images take more time to load, the pages often become unresponsive. Tweak 4 speeds up page scrolling, which could potentially increases your browsing speed. Another wonderful feature is the ability to convert the user interface into the mobile view (tweak 5). The mobile view makes the website fast and loading time is reduced. Though the appearance is not as good as of the desktop view, it will provide you an exceptional user experience. As far as the sixth and seventh tweaks are concerned, they are actually action buttons. The sixth tweak is for freeing up RAM by removing all the inactive tabs from the memory of the browser. If you have a slow computer, this is a great feature that will enhance the browsing speed. Moreover, tweak 7 is for cleaning the cache of your browser. When you clear the cache, unused memory is released that the browser can use. When you click on the action buttons, the process will be started, and you will be notified once it is complete. A great thing about tweak 7 is that you can change the number of days; by default, the caches are cleared after 30 days. This addon is free and will work well on different browsers including Chrome, and Firefox. Since it is a lite extension, your browser will not perform sluggishly. Hence, add this extension to your browser and enhance your experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Speed Tweaks?

    Speed Tweaks is a lite and multi-browser addon that help you speed up your browser using seven different techniques. Simply open toolbar popup UI and mark a desired tweak (or click on the desired tweak for action buttons). Please note that, none of these tweaks are selected by default. Also, please keep in mind that, depending on your browser and platform, this addon might behave differently. For example, a certain tweak may speed up Firefox significantly but not being as effective in Chrome browser. In order to get more info about this addon please read the following FAQs.

  • 2. What tweaks are available in Speed Tweaks addon?

    Currently there are 7 tweaks available for this addon. The first tweak is for blocking annoying contents (i.e. intrusive banners). These contents are the main reasons that cause browsing to slow-down due to consuming your internet bandwidth and also running redundant JavaScript files in your browser. Therefore, blocking these contents from loading could significantly enhances your browsing experience. Please note that, only "common" items are blocked with this addon (please use a separate addon if you want a full feature blocker). The second tweak is related to network prediction. If you mark this tweak, the browser tries to pre-resolve DNS entries. This action can partially increases your browsing experience. Third tweak is for blocking all image within a page. In general, loading images in any webpage needs a lot of bandwidth and therefore blocking them can greatly increases the page loading time. Speeding up page-scrolling is the forth option in toolbar popup UI. This tweak is noticeable mainly when you are visiting a long page with rich HTML contents (i.e. images, videos etc.). Scrolling these kind of pages might be very slow or unresponsive due to the large number of HTML elements within the page. Tweak #4 can overcome this issue when scrolling very long pages. Tweak #5 is for forcing the browser to switch the UI to mobile view. In mobile view, many websites are loading faster (however the mobile view appearance might not be very appealing comparing to desktop view.) The last two tweaks are not check marks but action buttons. Please read the next FAQ item to get more info about these two tweaks.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Speed Tweaks?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. What are tweaks number six and seven in toolbar popup UI?

    Tweak number 6 is related to tab discarding. When you discard a tab, the browser memory that is dedicated to that specific tab will be released and therefore more RAM will be available for the browser to operate. This feature is important for slow machines or computers with low amount of memory. Tweak number 7 is for clearing the browser cache. Similar to the above mentioned item, clearing cache could also releases some unused memory and allows the browser to use a bigger portion of memory. Please note that these two tweaks are not check marks, but action buttons. Once you click on the button with circular cross-sign, it will rotate continuously till the action is completed. A notification popup will also show you a message once the operation is completed. Please note that, for tweak number 7, you can adjust the number of days that you need to clear the cache. Default value is 30 days.

  • 5. I did not experience a noticeable increase in my browser speed, what is the reason for that?

    Depending on your browser and platform, you might experience a different behavior when using this addon. For example, if your computer is very slow, releasing memory might speed up your machine significantly; but for high-end computers with a lot of memory, this tweak might not be very effective (noticeable). So, please choose a tweak that is best for your system and also use your computer for a reasonable amount of time after selecting a tweak in order to be able to experience any change.

  • 6. Should I restart my browser after changing a tweak?

    No, you do not need to restart your browser after choosing a tweak. Please note that, any changes in toolbar popup UI is auto saved to the memory.

  • 7. Is this addon available for mobile browsers?

    Yes, this addon is available for both mobile and desktop browsers.

  • 8. Where can I find the privacy policy for Speed Tweaks?

    Please read the privacy policy for this extension here.


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