Friday, August 01, 2008


Off late i was frustrated with Firefox eating so much memory. Its far better from what used to be back.
  • Upgraded to latest and greatest version which has many memory leak fixes
  • Installed flashblock extension
  • Modded following config entries
browser.cache.disk.capacity 15000
browser.cache.memory.capacity -1
browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers 2 {seldom use back button}
config.trim_on_minimize true {would love if there is a similar thing for lost focus event}
nglayout.initialpaint.delay 0
network.http.pipelining true
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests 8 {for DSL speed}

I have the same problem with Yahoo messenger, felt it became more and more resource hog. I don't want a browser window to open all times for the web version (why can't they provide the msg archive on web to standalone version also}. After googling a bit, did the following, but i still see sometimes it gobbles 30k,
  • switched to classic skin
  • removed all plug-ins
  • remove annoying ad-banner {this patch worked for version}

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