How to Reduce Memory usage by firefox and speedup browsing

If you are one of those people who a have computer with less RAM, then using firefox will seem excessive slow when your are opening too many tabs and browsing for a long time, here are some tricks to reduce RAM usage by firefox


Step 1: Examine the addons list (Tools- > Add-ons) in your mozilla firefox and remove unnecessary addons




Step 2: Install Memory Fox  Addon to Mozilla. click here to Add the Firefox Addon.


Step 3:Install Flashblock Addon to Mozilla., click here to Add the Firefox Addon.


Step 4:  This setting will release memory when minimized by pushing it to Virtual memory, if your firefox becomes very slow , then minimize and restore It ... After Restore you will  fint it be faster....

  •  Type  about:config in the address bar.

  •  Right click at the content and choose New->Boolean.

  •  In the textbox, type "config.trim_on_minimize"  without quotes and press OK.
  •  
  •  Set the new value to true.
Step 5:  changing " browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers" value to 1.

  • Type  about:config in the address bar.
  • Enter browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers in filter ,
  • right click the " browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers " and Modify the value to 1.
 
   Mozillazine recommends the following settings...

Possible values and their effects

-1 ==>Automatically determine the maximum amount of pages to store in memory based on the total amount of RAM (Default)

0 ==> Do not store any pages in memory.

RAM Pages
32MB 0
64MB 1
128MB 2
256MB 3
512MB 5
1GB 8
2GB 8
4GB 8


Source: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers






Note:


if you open a web page with too many images , it may slow down as images will consume a lot of  memory....



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