We use cookies to keep our site relevant and easy to use, your continued use of this site is consent that we may set several cookies (see our Privacy & Cookie Policy), click to always allow cookies from our site (and not see this notifcation on your next visit) or read more.Allow Cookies

EU legislation requires that all websites clearly specify if cookies are being used and their purpose, You can read more about how we use cookies (and which cookies we use) in our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

You will see this notification the first time you visit our website unless you accept cookies (in which case we'll set a cookie to remember thay you're happy for us to to set cookies!).

FireFox is a memory hungry beast!

My copy of Mozilla’s Firefox (1.5.0.7) has been running very slow and often takes longer than Outlook to open!!!

Following some recommendations on the Google Operating System Blog I have modified my Firefox config using these details:
Type about:config in the address bar.

* create a new boolean entry config.trim_on_minimize and set it to true
* set browser.cache.memory.capacity to a fixed size (the default values are: for 256 MB RAM – 14336, 512 MB RAM – 22528, 1 GB RAM – 32768). A good value to try is 16384.
* set browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers to 0
* change image.animation_mode to none

Go to Tools/Options.

* set the disk cache memory to a low value (less than 50 MB)
* turn off Java
* try to avoid these extensions: Adblock, Fasterfox, IE Tab, Session Saver. Use Adblock Plus instead of Adblock.
* don’t use more than 5 extensions

(More details here: Reduce Memory Using in Firefox)

There looks to be a lot of useful info on this blog – something I’ll definitely have to keep updated with!

(Might also try Firefox 3 Alpha as recommended there).

This entry was posted on Saturday, September 23rd, 2006 at 11:11 am and is filed under General. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.


Comments are closed.