Monday, June 04, 2007

Faster Mozilla Firefox

Getting Mozilla® Firefox® faster and faster:
GNU IceCat - GNU's version of Firefox

  • Limit RAM usage. If Mozilla® Firefox® takes up too much memory on your computer, you can limit the amount of RAM it is allowed to us. Again, go to about:config, filter “browser.cache” and select “browser.cache.disk.capacity”. It’s set to 50000, but you can lower it, depending on how much memory you have. Try 15000 16384 if you have between 512MB and 1GB ram.
  • Reduce RAM usage further for when Firefox is minimized. This setting will move Mozilla® Firefox® to your hard drive when you minimize it, taking up much less memory. And there is no noticeable difference in speed when you restore Mozilla® Firefox®, so it’s definitely worth a go. Again, go to about:config, right-click anywhere and select New --> Boolean. Name it “config.trim_on_minimize” and set it to TRUE. You have to restart Mozilla® Firefox® for these settings to take effect.
  • Use Swiftfox® Swiftweasel: a pre-compiled Mozilla® Firefox® for your processor.
  • Use Swiftfox® Swiftweasel + Fluxbox Openbox on Arch GNU/Linux, ...

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