Google Operating System: Browse Faster in Firefox

This is very cool.

 OK, Microsoft – tell me how to do these exact same things in IE7!


Firefox’s extensions are useful, but often they slow-down web browsing and increase the amount of RAM used by the browser. A simple way to run Firefox with no extension enabled is to use the safe mode.
Before trying this, you can change a setting that saves the sites loaded when you close Firefox (Tools/Options/General/When Firefox opens… show my windows and tabs from last time).
How to run Firefox in safe mode? Close the browser, go to Start, click on Run and type:
firefox -safe-mode
In Linux and Mac, you should open the Terminal and type:
/pathtofirefox/firefox -safe-mode

Source: Google Operating System: Browse Faster in Firefox


  1. Cool. I never launched Internet Explorer from the Start menu before… since all those desktop links are already there.


  2. Even though I’m not Miscrosoft, allow me to answer this question for them: It’s very simple:

    You can do this by going to Start, clicking All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools and click Internet Explorer (No add-ons). This disables all add-ons from loading in that instance of Internet Explorer.

    While on that ‘Internet Explorer (No add-ons)’ item, right click it and send a shortcut to your desktop. Then drag/drop THAT icon to your taskbar. Now you have a one-click solution to an add-on-free Internet Explorer 7 instance!