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post #11 of 44
meh, my firefox 4 is running just fine. i dont see how it can be any noticeably faster
   
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Bump for firefox 4 final which is now out
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"Mozilla Firefox is a fast browser, but with the lapse of time it starts working much slowly."

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post #14 of 44
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Where'd you hear that?

Well I guess it is somewhat true (as with all browsers... pile on the cookies & temporary files and you're bound to experience slowdown). If you perform at least a few of these optimizations once in awhile though (i.e. run speedyfox once every 2 weeks or so) it remains quite fast.
post #15 of 44
To add to your guide, I would suggest use Dataram Ramdisk@Firefox.

Load's everything so much faster.

I made a PDF to a Dataram Ramdisk Guide that I got off the net.

PDF below with images, very easy to go by.

If the OP would like, slap the pdf in the starting post.
post #16 of 44
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Actually you can do the same thing to firefox without having to create a RAMdisk
All you have to do is use Fasterfoxlite to disable the disk cache completely so all the cache goes into memory

The guide also mentions saving your SSD write cycles by using RAMdisk. Why not just use the method I mentioned and move the cache to a directory on the hard disk? Or you could just use memory cache and disable disk cache, once again.
Edited by xd_1771 - 3/24/11 at 5:23pm
post #17 of 44
Would memory cache be faster than disk cache? Also, would it use a tremendous amount of memory? I'd like to try it but I'm a little confused on the specifics.
post #18 of 44
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It would be faster of course. I recommend it only if you have plenty of memory though. 6 tabs sits at around 237MB for me. With 8GB I don't see it being a huge problem for you
post #19 of 44
FF 3.6 used around 400MB, sometimes when over, but it always came back down.

FF 4.0 uses 200MB at startup, 500MB with around 30 tabs, and 1600MB after a few hours of browsing. Is there any way to fix this?
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Fasterfox lite to disable link prefetching and fastback
And what is your cache setup? Disk cache or memory cache only or?
I'm at 389MB with 10 tabs. This is with memory cache only (no disk cache) also. However, link prefetching & fastback are disabled.
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