KimTjik Posted May 10, 2006 Posted May 10, 2006 For them of you who want to optimize FireFox, or at least make it less memory hungry, here's some very easy fixes for you: First to check: 1. In the address field write "about:config" 2. Search for the line "browser.cache.memory.enable" and make sure it's set to true Another option: 1. Right-click anywhere in the "about:config" window and choose "New" and then "Integer" 2. In the field which comes up for "New Integer Value" write "browser.cache.memory.capacity" 3. Next you can set a value. If you look at MozillaZine you can see that the default value is "-1" and what that means. You could actually set whatever value you want (with the risk of having FF crashing if set to low), and I think that the next column "In Firefox 2 and SeaMonkey 1.1, these defaults will change to the following" gives pretty good guidance to which value you could use. I'm running FF with success at a value of 15000 and haven't experienced any problems yet. This option works amazingly well: 1. Right-click anywhere in the "about:config" window and choose "New" and then "Boolesk" 2. In the field which comes up for "New Boolesk Value" write "config.trim_on_minimize" and then choose "true" The funny thing is: by minimizing the window FF writes to the hd what was stored in the memory. I haven't experienced any performance problems and it certainly frees up a lot of memory. I'm not smart in this, but have found some bits of information in different places, so I simply pass it on. I hope it might become useful. Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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