[TUT] How to make Mozilla Firefox consume less memory

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  1. Ethan.mackloy

    Ethan.mackloy ★★★★★★★

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    When you use the computer, probably running many software, each of them needs ram memory. RAM is very important , because the faster the frequency of the RAM the faster the software runs. In this tutorial we will move Firefox to your hard drive when you minimize it. When we do that, firefox will take up much less ram memory.
    Open a new tab and type in about:config in the address bar. After this will appear warning message, click I´ll be careful, I promise !. In about:config settings right click anywhere and select New-> Boolean, as shown below:


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    In New Boolean Value type config.trim_on_minimize and set it to true.

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    Restart Firefox and these settings will take effect.



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  2. wmnitin

    wmnitin ✌✌✌✌✌ Staff Member Administrator

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    I think using this setting is trimming the memory when we Firefox gets minimized. That's why it is consuming less memory.
  3. sk679558

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    nice share
  4. LastVampire

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    interesting tip
  5. Biswajit Dhara

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  6. Sword

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    my mozilla firefox is very unresponsive and slow will this fix my problem??
  7. Oynkapp

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    Good one.. Hope it works
  8. Hamster24

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    Just get a new Ram stick. Buying new RAM is the only purchase that can't go wrong.
  9. Dynamic

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    New versions of ff are optimised by default to consume less ram.
  10. exam747

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    Is it slow down browsing speed?
  11. Incerpent

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  12. Rambos

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    How about using chrome if your net is bit faster
  13. Jabong

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    I always used Chrome since I used internet
  14. MegaMinD

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    Bhai mere mozila kabhi not responce krta hai koi solution hai plz..... Hang b hota hai
  15. Anand004

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    thanxx for this
  16. Ishant Vivek

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