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Tweaks for Firefox 2.0


Increase the Speed in Which Firefox loads pages

  • Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return.
  • Alter the entries as follows:
  1. Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”
  2. Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”
  3. Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to 20
  • Right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer and add these velues:
  1. “nglayout.initialpaint.delay”: set “0″
  2. “content.notify.backoffcount”: set “5″
  3. “ui.submenuDelay”: set “0″ (zero)
  • Right-click anywhere and select New-> String and add these velues:
  1. network.dns.disableIPv6: set “false”
  2. “plugin.expose_full_path”: set “true”

Kill RAM usage to 10mb when FF is minimized

(hack will drop Firefox’s RAM usage down to 10 Mb when minimized)

  • Open Firefox and go to the Address Bar. Type in about:config and then press Enter.
  • Right Click in the page and select New -> Boolean.
  • In the box that pops up enter config.trim_on_minimize. Press Enter.
  • Now select True and then press Enter.

Kill the amount of RAM Firefox uses for it’s cache feature

  • type “about:config” (no quotes) in the browser.
  • Find browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewer
  • set it’s value to “0″

Fetch only what you click

  • type “about:config” (no quotes) in the browser.
  • Find network.prefetch-next
  • set it’s value to “false″

Turn off chrome tooltips

  • type “about:config” (no quotes) in the browser.
  • Find browser.chrome.toolbar_tips
  • set it’s value to “false″

Memory leaking

  • type “about:config” (no quotes) in the browser.
  • Set “browser.cache.memory.enable” to “false”
  • Set “config.trim_on_minimize” to “true”
  • Set “browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers” according to Pages value in this table:
    RAM Pages
    32MB 0
    64MB 1
    128MB 2
    256MB 3
    512MB 5
    1GB 8
    2GB 8
    4GB 8
  • Set “browser.cache.memory.capacity” according to Memory Cache value in this table:
    Physical RAM Memory Cache (in KB)
    32 MB 2048
    64 MB 4096
    128 MB 6144
    256 MB 10240
    512 MB 14336
    1 GB 18432
    2 GB 24576
    4 GB 30720

Dont forget forget to restart your firefox 😉

Ok, now lets compare firefox2.0 with IE7

11 Responses to Tweaks for Firefox 2.0

  1. a total different results… thanxx!~! 🙂

  2. thanks to technology 😉

  3. AAA, nak ckp ke tak nak? Uhmm..uhmm..ckp jugak!
    Nan, telah memalukan dirinya terang-terangan tadi dengan saya.
    AAA, kesian giler..tapi takper, eyes always play games with us! Hihu.

  4. sharing is caring.. i likr dis kinda tutorial.. cos it is some sorta bhind da scene thingy hahahaha~ kip on goin dude~

  5. go Nan go!!

  6. apesal aku nyer tak dpt 10Mb? 30 lagikk.. dah ikut dah sumer step. hmmph~

  7. (hack will drop Firefox’s RAM usage down to 10 Mb when minimized)

    minimize firefox ko… at the same time tgk task manager. minimizing = squeezing 😉

  8. aku pun tak jadik a!

  9. Eh, eh, eh…dah jadi! Wahahaha…kena minimized dulu. Tak perasan. Ahaha.

  10. hampeh azra…

  11. lol, apa nak tweak kan firefox korang ni?
    tgk aku ni, pakai dual core…
    firefox makan 84 000k processor..
    relax jer aku ni..

    conclusion – gi tukar processor baru.. the end

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