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Author Topic: Any easy way to see how much each Firefox addon weights you down?  (Read 2098 times)
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« on: February 14, 2009, 08:18:40 PM »

Is there any easy way to see how much each Firefox addon weights you down?
I have 14 by now, this is getting ridiculous. And what bothers me most is that hitting 'back' is no longer instantaneous.
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2009, 08:27:24 PM »

I doubt it. Each machine spec would be different and each extension have different purposes.

Ex. with the Evernote icon, you still have to factor in having Evernote opened as part of consuming your memory.

There's also extensions like Taboo where the more you put in, the more memory Firefox takes up.

The best tip I can think of for someone who's really bothered by Firefox's slowness is to multi-browse with Opera and add only non-Opera giving extensions to Firefox and use Opera's open page in Firefox's capability to supplement sites that you require extensions for.

Either that or upgrade the machine though I'm using more than 14 extensions and FF isn't drastically slowing me down. The back button though is no problem if you multi-browse with Opera although it doesn't bother me that much when using FF.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009, 09:47:13 PM »

2urlwolf
The only way is to compare "feeling" only by creating alternative profile (starting Firefox with -profilemanager parameter). IIRC adding new profile gives clear account without any extensions. I did it couple of times in the past and that is one of the reasons for using Opera smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009, 09:58:27 PM »

well it's a great idea.
you could sort of do it and it would be a great idea for a firefox plugin, whose job it was to benchmark firefox with each plugin enabled, one at a time.  bit of a complicated plugin programming job but does seem like a cool idea.
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 06:44:04 PM »

Maybe a kind of FireFox Addon Big-O scale.
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