If you’re a Firefox user and you’re experiencing slowdowns while using Firefox, the problem might be that some of the add-ons are slowing down your application.

The best thing about Firefox is that it can be customized the way you like with add-ons, so if you want to control your music player with Firefox, or simply translate a page, you can do that. Of course, chances are that some of those add-ons might slow down your browser up to 74%.

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Regretfully, I recently changed over to Google Chrome from Firefox, it was simply because I enjoyed the experience and how quick Chrome was at many aspects of web browsing compared to Firefox.

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Don’t you just hate it when you’re surfing the internet ‘peacefully’ when all of a sudden you click into a webpage and finds out you’ve just opened a .pdf file? Everything, even Firefox finds it difficult to retain the smooth pace that you want, everything just jams up and if you’ve got a slow PC you could wait forever. PDF Download currently in version 2.0 is a free add on for Firefox and Flock that will stop this from happening. This simple little extension gives you complete control over PDF files in a Toolbar button.

Rather than stick you all alone with a browser-jarring PDF file, the PDF Download extension provides you the option to: download the file locally, open it with Firefox using the PDF download options settings, view the PDF as an HTML file in the browser, bypass PDF Download, or cancel the link. The first two options are self-explanatory, while the “view as HTML” feature works a bit like Google’s own version of the feature, speeding load times while largely abandoning formatting. The dialog box also displays the size of the target PDF file, which can help in deciding which option to choose.

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There is now a new Firefox extension called Gspace which allows you to use your Gmail effectively as an online file storage system in addition to its incredible email service. Because it’s a Firefox extension, all you need to already have is a Gmail account, Firefox and the new extension, you won’t need any extra software or application to manage files when uploading or downloading your documents.

Gspace is really simple to use and like most Firefox extensions, takes no more than two steps to install…

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Google Reader Notifier 0.35If you’re a Firefox user who’s into reading your feeds of Google reader, then you’ll love this little add-on. Google Reader Notifier 0.35 automatically shows you how many unread subscribed posts you have directly from your Google account into the corner of your browser.

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