Control Firefox memory consumption

Firefox has become a memory hog, it will do it best to use all the memory available, or so it seams. I sometimes see that Firefox uses more than 1GB Ram, which will grind my computer to halt, or make everything else very slow.

According to this, there is a simple way to make sure that Firefox doesn't use too much memory.

  • Use the configuration editor (url: about:config)

  • Find 'browser.cache.memory.enable' and change it to 'false'

  • Add 'browser.cache.memory.capacity' as an integer, and set it to 4096

Restart Firefox, it should not behave itself.


Egor Kloos said…
Oh... I'd better give that a try!

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