A friend of mine sent me a link to Speedy Fox and asked me to take a look at it. Speedy Fox claims to optimize your profile data and speed up how fast Firefox opens. I gave Speedy Fox a try and I did notice a minor speed increase when the browser opened. So I thought I would pass this on for you Firefox users to try. It is a free download.
On the Speedy Fox site it states the following:
Mozilla Firefox is by far the best feature-rich and fastest browser out there, but with the passage of time it slows down considerably. It will take a lot of time to load during startup, the overall speed will be effected, and browsing Histories will be too slow. This is very common problem and it occurs largely because of fragmentation of databases.
SpeedyFox is a brand new small utility that fixes this problem with a single click! It seems unbelievable but after you optimize your Firefox with this tool, you will get a fresh newly-installed feel because the speed indeed gets considerably faster. You will get up 3 times faster startup speed, browsing history will become faster, and performing operations with cookies will be quicker than before.
How does it work?
Firefox uses SQLITE databases to store lots of its settings. By the time the databases grow and Firefox starts working slowly. SpeedyFox compacts those databases without loosing any data.
How often should I run SpeedyFox?
Depending on your browsing activity we recommend optimizing your profile once in 1-2 weeks.
If you want to make sure your data is not corrupted, give the add-on Febe a try. Febe can backup your profile[s] and can do a restore if some thing goes wrong. I ran Febe before using Speedy Fox just to make sure I had a backup of my profile. Better safe than sorry.