I use Firefox, most of those I know use Firefox, but the problem with Firefox speed and memory consumption is well documented and debated. It’s very frustrating how heavy and slow Firefox gets with a few small plugins and a couple of tabs and windows opened.
Still, if you’re a heavy Firefox user, there’s lots you can do to make your Firefox much faster. A few plugins emerged that help control the catastrophe and make sure Firefox memory leakage is reduced to a minimum, allowing Firefox to maintain a reasonable speed.
Personally, I use the following :
AFOM Firefox Addon
AFOM recovers Memory Leakage within a running instance of the Firefox browser application.
AFOM, focuses on two ( 2 ) types of memory usage and with flushing for memory recovery.
When resource requirements ( Stack and Heap ) have been reached, approximately twenty-seven ( 27 ) seconds afterward, the memory will be flushed and recovered from Fragmented Orphaned Ram memories.
Below are the two types supported for recovery.
1. Working Set: The set of memory pages currently visible to the process and is [ Shareable ] between other processes.
2. Private Working Set: The set of memory pages currently visible to the process and is [ Non Sharable ] between other processes
Note : AFOM has recently being converted into Memory Fox.
To see how much resources Firefox takes –inside- Firefox :
StatusBarEx Firefox Addon
Show some useful information on statusbar of firefox, such as the memory usage of system & firefox itself, network speed, system power status, etc
Other memory Firefox tricks
- I load all the Adobe files externally.
- Played with some of the about:config settings suggested by Mozilla (“Settings that can reduce memory usage”) and Detector Pro.
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