How to Reduce FireFox Memory Usage~

posted in: Mozilla Firefox, Tech Stuffs | 6

images.jpgMozilla Firefox memory leak problem is a headache for most of its users. Here is a tip to reduce Mozilla Firefox usage when it is minimized.

  1. Type about:config in Firefox address bar and press Enter.
  2. Right click in the page and select New > Boolean.
  3. Type config.trim_on_minimize in the box that pops up. Press Enter.
  4. Select True and then press Enter.
  5. Restart Firefox.

By doing this, the memory usage will drop to around 10MB every time you minimize it and increase slowly up to around 50MB. When it is maximized, the memory usage will be around 50MB – 70MB. Although this is not the best solution for reducing the Firefox memory leak, it may solve high usage of memory of this browser.

Source: CypherHackz

  • Justin Wong

    Not bad… not bad at all. Thanks!

  • menghua

    You are welcome!~ :)

  • Alex

    i think the problem’s fixed in firefox 2.0?

  • menghua

    I don’t think so.. my firefox still can fire up to 160MB memory usage all the time. This trick does reduce a bit of that… šŸ˜›

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  • Irene Rexlee

    Thats really great, thanks for the info.