[arch-general] Compiling Firefox

Nilesh Govindarajan lists at itech7.com
Mon May 31 01:36:44 EDT 2010

On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 10:00 AM, Isaac Dupree
<ml at isaac.cedarswampstudios.org> wrote:
> On 05/31/10 00:18, Nilesh Govindarajan wrote:
>> Nope. I have 24 addons in Firefox. Just cannot leave firefox.
> :)
> then a thought--
> Do you use very many tabs or windows simultaneously?  If so, check Firefox's
> RAM usage -- e.g. for me, firefox making my system slow is all about it
> using up a large fraction of my RAM.  The only way to avoid this, if it's an
> issue for you, is...
> - Get more RAM
> - use less tabs, or restart firefox every so often (this helps hugely..I
> suppose this means that firefox has memory leaks or such), or maybe avoid
> sites that slow down firefox (I think facebook is one of them)
> - think about addons.  Some addons can make things worse.  On the other
> hand, I bet Adblock Plus makes things better, because then the ads don't
> have to fill up your computer's memory, and maybe NoScript too.
> Optimizing the code won't help RAM usage at all!  GTK vs. QT might, but
> likely they both have to be loaded into your RAM already for other programs.
>  Just check a system monitor like 'top' and see whether Firefox has lots of
> RAM usage, or CPU usage, or whatever you notice there.
> -Isaac

I have disabled memory caching in firefox, so memory usage doesn't go
beyond 250 M (6 tabs, the maximum for me usually).
I am installing firefox-qt :D

Nilesh Govindarajan
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