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How to speed up firefox
« on: September 03, 2009, 04:58:58 PM »
I just found out about a program called speedyfox.I tried it and firefox seems more responsive.
http://www.crystalidea.com/speedyfox
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Re: How to speed up firefox
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 05:17:20 PM »
just tryed it and it does what you said
firefox seems to load up and more responsive
thanks!!
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Re: How to speed up firefox
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009, 05:20:11 PM »
just tryed it and it does what you said
firefox seems to load up and more responsive
thanks!!
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Re: How to speed up firefox
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2009, 05:29:54 PM »
This link explains more on why/how it works, http://www.crystalidea.com/more-about-speedyfox.
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Re: How to speed up firefox
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2009, 07:23:05 PM »
Thanks!!!  ;D Just downloaded it and it seems to work a bit faster. Hope it won't affect browser stability!
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Re: How to speed up firefox
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2009, 08:15:09 PM »
It shouldn't do as essentially it isn't active, as the More Info (How it works) link says, it optimises the sqlite database files so they load quicker. It also suggests that you run SpeedyFoz every 1-2 weeks, which to me indicates that it isn't active.

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How does it work?

Firefox uses SQLITE databases to store lots of its settings. By the time the databases grow and Firefox starts working slowly. SpeedyFox compacts those databases without loosing any data.

How often should I run SpeedyFox?

Depending on your browsing activity we recommend optimizing your profile once in 1-2 weeks.
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Re: How to speed up firefox
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2009, 10:20:22 PM »
Thanks, it was also one of the little apps mentioned in:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=16922.msg406481#msg406481  :)
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Re: How to speed up firefox
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2009, 10:27:36 PM »
Thanks, it was also one of the little apps mentioned in:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=16922.msg406481#msg406481  :)
Do you mean vacuum places improved?Speedyfox is a little different as vacuum places only defrags place.sqlite.
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Re: How to speed up firefox
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2009, 10:55:18 PM »
Thanks, it was also one of the little apps mentioned in:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=16922.msg406481#msg406481  :)
Do you mean vacuum places improved?Speedyfox is a little different as vacuum places only defrags place.sqlite.
Actually, it deletes it. :)
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Re: How to speed up firefox
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2009, 12:23:11 AM »
Thanks, it was also one of the little apps mentioned in:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=16922.msg406481#msg406481  :)
Do you mean vacuum places improved?Speedyfox is a little different as vacuum places only defrags place.sqlite.
Actually, it deletes it. :)
Thanks for clearing it up for me Bob
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Re: How to speed up firefox
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2010, 02:41:09 PM »
Here are some tips and tricks to speed up Firefox.
http://tipsneeded.com/speed-up-firefox-3-6-fast/

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Re: How to speed up firefox
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2010, 03:01:28 PM »
Edit: I just realized I responded to a first-time poster bumping a nine month old topic -- posts which are often just spambots.  Sorry.  Feel free to ignore.

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Here are some tips and tricks to speed up Firefox.
http://tipsneeded.com/speed-up-firefox-3-6-fast/

The very old tips in this article often cause problems when viewing many websites and rarely speed things up for most users.  Firefox's default values are usually the best ones -- that's why they're the default.  Treat these "how to speed up Firefox" articles you find on the net with a huge grain of salt. They often contain outdated or otherwise bogus information that has gone viral.
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Re: How to speed up firefox
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2010, 05:20:39 PM »
Vacuum places improved is a firefox add on that seems to work quite well.

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Re: How to speed up firefox
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2010, 07:32:49 PM »
I just use a batch file and sqlite.exe to vacuum all the databases manually as described here.
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Re: How to speed up firefox
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2010, 04:45:58 AM »
Starting with Firefox 3.6, places.sqlite is vacuumed automatically.

 

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