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Next to dedicated trading platforms, web browsers are the most important software programs used by most traders. They are a vital link to the information upon which our trading decisions are based. At the same time, they are unreliable. Every trader has had to reboot because a crashed browser is wreaking havoc with the rest of the system. As Murphy’s Law would have it, these crashes usually occur at the worst possible moment — when we are in the middle of a big trade.

I have been loyal to Firefox for a long time, and love many of its plugins. However, it was never all that reliable, and has become less so over the past two years. I have tried everything, from adding memory to removing Google Gears. Some of these tips helped, but none made Firefox truly stable on any of my systems.

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