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6 Simple Tips to Limit Firefox from using huge RAM Memory

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Firefox is one of the best web browsers, which is used by many number of the users around the world after the Internet Explorer. The Firefox browser has a pleasant interface and which can perform better for the web browsing. Mozilla is striving hard and bringing latest versions of the Firefox browser each month to stand in competition with its rival web browsers. One thing which annoys the regular Firefox user is, it is always starving and needs a large physical memory to perform well. Here are some tips which help to make Firefox work better by making it to consume less physical memory and avoid you from the browser crashes.

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Firefox leaking memory

1. Don’t add unnecessary Add-on’s

Firefox makes you productive by installing the third party Add-ons. Sometime we read about the usefulness of a specific Firefox Add-on and we feel to install it to our profile, but later we may not encounter the situation to use the Add-on. Check your Add-ons tab by hitting Ctrl+Shift+A and remove all the unnecessary Add-ons which you are not making use of from your Firefox profile.

2. Install the Add-ons which fixes the Memory Leaks

There are some Firefox add-ons which fixes the memory leaks on the Firefox, by installing these add-ons you can limit the physical memory usage by the Firefox browser.

Memory Fox

The Memory Fox add-on reduces the browsers RAM memory usage and promotes the saved RAM memory to utilize by the other processes running on the computer.

Load Tabs Progressively

If you restart the browser session with the large number of the tabs opened then it may take a prolonged time to load all the tabs at a time. This Add-on avoids the problem to load the tabs at a time simultaneously, it first tries to load some specific number of the tabs and if any one of the tab loading is finished then the other tab starts loading.

3. Don’t Use Themes

The Firefox Themes may give the appealing look to you browser but they are giving the chance to browser to utilize a huge physical memory. So, keep your browser away from installing aesthetic Themes and save memory for other processes running on the computer

4. Group the Tabs

We need to open many number of tabs to do our job, it is necessary but opening a large number of the tabs which may crash our browser if the browsers physical memory usage exceeds beyond its limit. So, grouping the tabs according to the categories can reduce the hassle of crashing the browser.

5. Restart Browser

If you keep on working on the browser for the prolonged hours then the browsers consumption of the physical memory increases slowly. So, restart the browser at the regular intervals by saving the current session.

6. Limit Firefox RAM usage with About:Config Hack

Type—> about:config in the new tab, later promise to be careful and in the filter bar at the top of the tab enter browser.cache.disk.capacity. Later double click it and enter the, number of kilobytes you want to limit the usage of the RAM in the pop-up, in my case I have entered 600000 and finally hit OK button. Then the Firefox RAM usage won’t  exceed the specified number of the kilobytes previously.

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