How to reduce FireFox's memory usage
After half a day's browsing FireFox normally eats up a load of RAM, you can reduce this by up to a third by turning off it's memory cache.
Now this should technically slow down your web browsing, but I did not really notice the difference as pages are still stored in the disk cache.
To do this follow the instructions below:
- In the address bar of FireFox type about:config
- In the filter bar type in
browser.cache.memory.enableto filter the configuration settings.
- Double click on the config line found to set it to
- Restart your browser.
Last updated: 26/04/2006