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Updated and bump! A new part (#9) talks on increasing firefox's memory cache beyond the usual limit! I know a lot of you complain about Firefox's heavy memory usage, but if you actually let firefox use this memory, you get a performance benefit. Besides, Firefox is adaptive with memory usage; I can use Firefox in either my laptop with 512MB DDR2 or desktop with 8GB DDR3 and as long as I don't have more than 15 tabs open I run nice and fast on both the desktop being significantly faster of course, but both still being very fast)
post #32 of 44
is it safe to turn on memory cache with 100+ tabs???
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Memory cache is always enabled actually, do you mean turning off disk cache? If you allocate enough memory cache and have enough memory, it can be fine
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Memory cache is always enabled actually, do you mean turning off disk cache? If you allocate enough memory cache and have enough memory, it can be fine
yes i mean turning off the disk cache. i got 8GB RAM but i have to work on other apps too & currently with disk cache on FF is using 2GB RAM & the plugin container is taking around 600MB!
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You might want to keep the disk cache if you regularly keep 100 tabs open. Sure, always keeping them in memory may be faster, but it may not be optimal i.e. if you run any other apps at the same time
To explain the plugin container memory, you probably have a lot of flash apps/YouTube videos open
post #36 of 44
you know they have pale moon right?
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Get Chrome.

/thread

Just kidding, I am still using FF for downloads, it doesn't kill them halfway through like chrome.
post #38 of 44
I'm having trouble moving my cache directory.

I'm on Firefox5. I did exactly what you said, and created the string. However, when I look at the location I set, nothing is made. No new cache folders. I don't understand why either.
Think anyone can help?
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Have you restarted Firefox?
After the new cache folder is created, the old one will remain, and you can delete the old one
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There is a simpler way to browse the internet : Chrome.
(sorry if you consider that as a troll)

EDIT: Or get Pale Moon if you're afraid of Chrome...
Edited by adridu59 - 7/14/11 at 6:06am
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