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Author Topic: 2 Speed tips for FF-gHacks  (Read 5238 times)

cmpm

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2 Speed tips for FF-gHacks
« on: July 11, 2009, 12:59:37 PM »
From gHacks-

http://www.ghacks.ne...atabases-in-firefox/

http://www.ghacks.ne...imiting-the-history/

Very useful and works, especially the first one.
The second has been covered here before.
But I don't recall the first tip about optimizing the database being discussed here at DC.
Made a good difference on FF for me.
Much faster.

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Re: 2 Speed tips for FF-gHacks
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009, 01:23:08 PM »
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Very useful and works, especially the first one.

Very true - my profile folder shrank from 105 to 85 MB and the awesomebar feels distinctly snappier.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: 2 Speed tips for FF-gHacks
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2009, 11:37:42 AM »
as far as I could understand, the database trick is only for FF 3 (three) - and gives only little improvement if any at all, if I only have a few bookmarks and/or RSS feeds?
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Re: 2 Speed tips for FF-gHacks
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2009, 01:49:18 PM »
It made a difference in my case because I never delete history... nearly 80000 entries.

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Re: 2 Speed tips for FF-gHacks
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2009, 05:12:31 PM »
I completely disabled tracking of history, form values or passwords. I only use my bookmarks (which need to be shrunk) and my brain.

Since I open most new urls from my feedreader, I only have to search through all the item there if I need to go back to an old entry/url.

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Re: 2 Speed tips for FF-gHacks
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2009, 07:32:22 AM »
The first tip had a significant impact on my startup time
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Re: 2 Speed tips for FF-gHacks
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009, 07:08:48 AM »
VACUUM has been mentioned here before, but not in great detail. You should supplement the VACUUM command with defragmenting the .sqlite files.

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Re: 2 Speed tips for FF-gHacks
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2009, 07:01:45 PM »
f0dder, how do we defragment our sqlite files?

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Re: 2 Speed tips for FF-gHacks
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2009, 07:22:54 AM »
f0dder, how do we defragment our sqlite files?
The same way as any other file - either defragment your entire drive, or use a tool like sysinternals' Contig :)
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Re: 2 Speed tips for FF-gHacks
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2009, 07:34:17 AM »
Ah, I thought you were referring to a type of fragmentation unique to sqlite dbs, and Google didn't help. No wonder.

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Re: 2 Speed tips for FF-gHacks
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2009, 03:25:44 PM »
Ah, I thought you were referring to a type of fragmentation unique to sqlite dbs, and Google didn't help. No wonder.
Sorry for not being clearer; I guess you could think of the VACUUM command as "internal cleanup+defragmentation", though :)
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Re: 2 Speed tips for FF-gHacks
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2009, 05:49:41 PM »
That was why I asked, I thought that's what VACUUM was for.

Thanks for the tip, I've done it and my FF loads 10x faster. A contributory factor may have been my deleting the safebrowsing database, which I disabled many months ago but Firefox still loads anyway.

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