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Old 04. Sep 2012, 12:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a windows 7 system, with 1GB RAM. I use Mozilla Firefox 14.0.1 Version. I have more than 50 addons installed. Also I have more than 40 sites bookmarked. My browser takes around 2 minutes to load. How can I reduce the load time?
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Old 04. Sep 2012, 03:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I wonder if you really need 50 add-ons. I mean, maybe they're useful but, you don't need to use it all at once, right? Also, 1 GB of RAM is OK on Windows 7 but, only OK. If you have the chance to grab more RAM, please do.
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Old 04. Sep 2012, 04:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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First get Firefox 15, the latest release has optimized the memory usage for add-ons as you can see in the release notes here: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/15.0/releasenotes/

And 50 add-on's is like whoa!!! This means that loading Firefox would be like loading a highly graphical 3D game like GTA4 or something like that (and you can see that when it takes around 2 minutes for load time itself). And that too with 1GB RAM would be like killing your system. I don't think anyone would use over 10 or 15 add-on's, because it would seriously be like bloating your browser. Adding unnecessary plugins can also bloat your browser and decrease performance. Try running Firefox in safe mode to see how your browser would normally run.

Moreover 1GB RAM is like bare minimum requirement to run Windows 7, you might want to upgrade your RAM to get a better performance.

Anyway you may want to read these 2 articles and is really helpful: Firefox uses too much memory and Reducing Memory Usage
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Old 04. Sep 2012, 05:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I appreciate the member might find this an unacceptable alternative, but I'm only raising it simply because it is one. If a hardware upgrade is not possible, switching to a lightweight Linux distro would make much more effective use of the existing memory and make everything a lot faster, including a fully loaded Firefox.
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Often I think of this way: An empty lorry always runs very much faster than a fully loaded lorry. Think of addons like the items loaded on the lorry.
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Often I think of this way: An empty lorry always runs very much faster than a fully loaded lorry. Think of addons like the items loaded on the lorry.
Yeah, but try running on an empty stomach.
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Old 04. Sep 2012, 02:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks all for your valuable suggestions. Yes I am going to implement most of them. Now I know where I am going wrong.
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