firefox tweaks

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by iceni60, Feb 25, 2005.

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  1. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

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    here are some more tweaks. the ones below are just a selection that i am using now. there are more at the link below. the article starts at - Secrets of Firefox 1.0 but the tweaks are abit further down the page :)
    http://windowssecrets.com/041202/

    Fix a memory leak in Firefox 1.0

    Step 1. Type about:config into Firefox's Address Bar and press Enter.

    Step 2. Right-click any row, then click New, Integer. Type or paste the following preference name into the dialog box that appears (this is a hidden preference that doesn't exist in the Configuration Console until you create it):

    browser.cache.memory.capacity

    Step 3. Click OK, then enter the following integer number into the next dialog box, representing 16 MB of RAM for the cache:

    16000

    Step 4. Click OK to close the dialog box, then close all instances of Firefox and restart it.

    here's the discussion at the FF forum -
    http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=172041


    Force frames to be resizable on Web pages.
    if you visit Web sites that divide their pages into rectangular frames, but some of the frames aren't wide enough for you to see all of the words, you can tell Firefox to put borders around all frames so they're resizable.

    To do this, use about:config to change layout.frames.force_resizability from "false" to "true."


    Speeding up Firefox on Windows XP
    You can speed up the loading of Firefox on Windows XP by adding it to the programs that XP "prefetches."

    To do this, right-click the Start Menu item for Firefox, or any icon you use to start Firefox, and open the Properties dialog box. Add a space plus /Prefetch:1 to the command line and click OK. The resulting line might look as follows:

    "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" /Prefetch:1
     
  2. notageek

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    Thanks iceni60. I love tweaking stuff.
     
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