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Firefox Tweaks

Postby exploder on Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:17 pm

I noticed some people have problems with Firefox slowing down or crashing. I thought I would share some things I do to keep Firefox running smoothly.

001- In the first tab of preferences, put a check in " Close it when all downloads are finished".

002- In the Privacy tab,change "Keep my history to 0 days".

003- For "Cookies" set it to "Until I close Firefox".

004- In the "Security" tab, take away the checks for: "Tell me if the site I am visiting is a suspected attack site" and "Tell me if the site I am visiting is a suspected forgery"' (This will help with Flash and besides, what are these warnings going to do if you are already on the site?)

005- In the "Security", "Update" tab remove the checks for: Firefox and Installed addons. (You can manually update addons at a time of your choosing and Firefox is updated through your package manager anyways.

006- Make sure you have Flash 10 installed.

007- Try to keep the number of addons to a minimum. I do not have any
installed.

008- Clear your private data. This keeps the browser from filling up with junk.
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Re: Firefox Tweaks

Postby msuggs on Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:32 pm

exploder wrote:007- Try to keep the number of addons to a minimum.

Couldn't agree more. Addons are such a double edged sword.
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Re: Firefox Tweaks

Postby ronnoc on Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:56 pm

Firefox 3 seems to run fine for me, even with an inordinate number of tabs open. The problems with slowdown seem to happen on any website that uses Flash. Then FF just crawls. Until I restart it. Then the cycle repeats. Wish I know what was going on with that. Having said that, I will try your tips as well and see if they help out...Thanks for posting.
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Re: Firefox Tweaks

Postby exploder on Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:43 am

The problems with slowdown seem to happen on any website that uses Flash. Then FF just crawls. Until I restart it.


You are so right about this! This is a known problem and is supposed to be addressed with version 3.1. The tweaks I list do not cure the problem, but they help to cut down memory use to an extent.
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Re: Firefox Tweaks

Postby linuxviolin on Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:30 pm

Good exploder! :lol:

I always use these settings in Firefox! Except for "Keep my history to 0 days", I use "1 days".

About "Clear your private data", the best is to clear them every time that you close Firefox: Preferences ===> Privacy Tab ===> check the two boxes at the bottom (you can also want to click on "Settings..." :wink: )

About Firefox "slowing down", I recommend using these "tweaks" for "Improving speed and responsiveness". :idea:
K.I.S.S. ===> "Keep It Simple, Stupid"
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"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Albert Einstein)
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