Sunday, September 20, 2009

Speed Up your FireFox on Linux

You can't imagine how Firefox loves to write temporary files. I realized it on my Acer Aspire One with its ugly 8GB SSD. An excellent tip I read on the web consists in mounting a directory in memory and configuring FF to use it.

Let's go :

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

Add the following line :

tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0

In Firefox, open this internal URL :

about:config

Right click to add a new string entry :

browser.cache.disk.parent_directory

Set its value to

/tmp

Reboot your machine and appreciate...

Of course, this tip is certainly portable on Microsoft Windows with softwares like RamDrive even if I presented it on Linux.

1 comment:

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