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May 1, 2010
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Jyo
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So do “you” use it Locutus?

May 1, 2010
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Simple solution, and one that works brilliantly: install the FF add-on AFOM – Memory Recovery & Retention For Firefox Only (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/11922). I had a big problem with FF chewing up resources, primarily because I generally have a lot of tabs open. Installed this and saw an instant and dramatic reduction. Try it. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

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May 1, 2010
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No, I don’t.  I was planning on trying it, but I still haven’t gotten around to it.   Lifehacker likes it though:

http://lifehacker.com/5516964/pale-moon-is-a-faster-firefox-clone-for-windows

Oh, the site that was :(
May 1, 2010
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phoenix_rising said:

Simple solution, and one that works brilliantly: install the FF add-on AFOM – Memory Recovery & Retention For Firefox Only (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/11922). I had a big problem with FF chewing up resources, primarily because I generally have a lot of tabs open. Installed this and saw an instant and dramatic reduction. Try it. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.


 

Glad you you mentioned this. I have this add-on installed but disabled. I think I disabled it when I was having problems with lockouts.

Now that you got me thinking about it, I may have been running AFOM and Cleanmem both. Maybe the lockouts were caused by some sort of conflict between the two.

I think I’ll look and see if I can exempt Firefox from CachmanXP management (I replaced Cleanmem with CachemanXP), re-enable AFOM and see what happens.

Thanks!

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." – John Lennon (1940 – 1980)
May 1, 2010
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AFOM/MemoryFox and Cleanmem don’t cause conflicts – they work just fine together.

May 1, 2010
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@ Taz: I agree with Ashraf. I use both without any problems. AFOM is fantastic. I wouldn’t be without it now.

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May 1, 2010
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@ Taz: Just remember that AFOM is solely for FF, while MemoryFox is for other progs as well. I would recommend just going with AFOM and not MemoryFox, although others may disagree.

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May 1, 2010
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Hey, I just found a tip that seems to really speed up the ‘fox.  Look for it not tomorrow, but the day after on Cogizio.  (Yes, I will write these things on Cogizio.  I need readers too, ya know!)

Oh, the site that was :(
May 4, 2010
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Locutus said:

Hey, I just found a tip that seems to really speed up the ‘fox.  Look for it not tomorrow, but the day after on Cogizio.  (Yes, I will write these things on Cogizio.  I need readers too, ya know!)


 

Good suggestion! I added a couple other ideas to Locutus’ tip. Go to Cogizio if interested.

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May 4, 2010
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phoenix_rising said:

@ Taz: Just remember that AFOM is solely for FF, while MemoryFox is for other progs as well. I would recommend just going with AFOM and not MemoryFox, although others may disagree.


 

OK. I’m going to re-enable AFOM now  with CachmanXP still running and see what happens. Thanks!

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May 4, 2010
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Ashraf said:

AFOM/MemoryFox and Cleanmem don’t cause conflicts – they work just fine together.


 

How do you all know all this stuff? Confused   Do you do a trial and error test?Confused or you all just that smart?   Just asking, because when I grow up I want to be just like the Dot tech Techies. LaughLaughLaugh

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May 4, 2010
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Taz said:


 

Hahahaha… I just noticed that little guy. It’s funny!

Ok, back to the tech-talk now. Smile

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May 4, 2010
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@Wheezer

“I just noticed that little guy.”

 

He has been jumping around for a while now and has not lost a pound. I get tired just looking at him.LaughLaughLaughLaugh

 

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May 4, 2010
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Locutus said:

Hey, I just found a tip that seems to really speed up the ‘fox.  Look for it not tomorrow, but the day after on Cogizio.  (Yes, I will write these things on Cogizio.  I need readers too, ya know!)


 

A tiny bit off topic, but I want to thank you for that post on those screensavers, I installed them on my laptop, and they look soooooooo good. I have even found myself not doing work and just sitting there to watch them

May 4, 2010
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ebony said: … “He has been jumping around for a while now and has not lost a pound…..”


 

ya, I know the feeling! Wink

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May 4, 2010
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sean said:

Locutus said:

Hey, I just found a tip that seems to really speed up the ‘fox.  Look for it not tomorrow, but the day after on Cogizio.  (Yes, I will write these things on Cogizio.  I need readers too, ya know!)


 

A tiny bit off topic, but I want to thank you for that post on those screensavers, I installed them on my laptop, and they look soooooooo good. I have even found myself not doing work and just sitting there to watch them


 

Thanks!  That was my impression when I came across those:  “Wow!  These are amazing!  I wonder if my computer will overheat and-” and then my computer overheated and turned off.

Oh, the site that was :(
May 4, 2010
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phoenix_rising said:

@ Taz: Just remember that AFOM is solely for FF, while MemoryFox is for other progs as well. I would recommend just going with AFOM and not MemoryFox, although others may disagree.


 

MemoryFox works just fine for me – it has been keeping memory usage under control for quite a while now. I did have something else on before but had problems so uninstalled (and now totally forgotten what it was Embarassed sorry.)

Will take a look at this AFOM and give it a try also (on my Vista Home OS), as Ashraf advises there are no conflicts to worry about – let’s hope not.

Edit : AFOM recovers Memory Leakage within a running instance of the Firefox
browser application.
Note: ( Windows Only ) – maybe that’s why I didn’t use it.?

I too have multiple tabs open simultaneously, as well as 60+ add-ons, but do not experience the excruciating shut-down times reported @Taz above.

Still, wish start-up would be quicker – haven’t timed it, but sometimes seems to take 2 ~ 3 mins. Confused but mostly within 30s.

SEEK (Google) and yea shall find. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis.
May 5, 2010
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I don’t mind firefox’s start up times, but I have a really fast quad core, so I may be the exception :)

 

With all the people complaining about the load on their computers, go have a look at task manager. see all those open processes that are eating your memory? Get AnVir task manager, and it will show you all of those processes and more, and what files are it’s base, and you can cull the one’s you don’t need.

Toolbars the problem? It also helps to remove them.

Too many start up programs? it can help with that, it even tells you what are system startups, and what are startups from your account.

I also reccomend getting winutilities plus from here at dottech, it really helps to manage and keep your computer optimal.

May 5, 2010
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sean said:

I don’t mind firefox’s start up times, but I have a really fast quad core, so I may be the exception :)

  Get AnVir task manager

Toolbars the problem? It also helps to remove them.


 

I too have a fast quad core and a boat load of memory. (that is the only way I know how to describe it) So I do not experience “slow loads”

I got AnVir,  thanks to someone who posted a response to a question I had.

In regards to the toolbars, say you have several ticked to load when you open your browser, isn’t that the same as having start up programs (in a sense)?

Would it be better to just us the tool bar when you need it and then un-tick when finished?

Ebony Cool

May 5, 2010
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ebony said:

sean said:

I don’t mind firefox’s start up times, but I have a really fast quad core, so I may be the exception :)

  Get AnVir task manager

Toolbars the problem? It also helps to remove them.


 

I too have a fast quad core and a boat load of memory. (that is the only way I know how to describe it) So I do not experience “slow loads”

I got AnVir,  thanks to someone who posted a response to a question I had.

In regards to the toolbars, say you have several ticked to load when you open your browser, isn’t that the same as having start up programs (in a sense)?

Would it be better to just us the tool bar when you need it and then un-tick when finished?

Ebony Cool


 

No, Oh god no, i don’t have tool bars. I was just saying it gets rid of them. Tool bars take my screen away from me :( and they add waiting time, tha I find unneccisary. and they offer me nothing useful

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