Firefox and Solid State Hard drives (or Firefox and lots of RAM)

A standard computer nerdy post from me, I ran across some settings to tweak to stop Firefox from caching files to disk. 

Check the about:config page and set browser.cache.disk.enable to false

Then create a disk.cache.memory.capacity preference of type integer and set it to however much memory you want firefox to eat (in kilobytes).  In the screenshot below I set mine to 1gigabyte which may be overkill.  I’ll adjust it if it becomes an issue.


Disclaimer: If you have any doubt in why you’d want to change that setting either don’t mess with it, or email mike and ask Smile

Some random other SSD related optimizations:

Disable System Restore:
Start –> Right-Click Computer –> Properties –> Advanced System Settings –> System Protection –> Configure –> Turn off system protection

Disable Hibernate:
Start->cmd->right click and run as administrator –> powercfg –h off

More stuff here:

One Response to “Firefox and Solid State Hard drives (or Firefox and lots of RAM)”

  1.   mike Says:

    I’m not sure I like the disclaimer. :)

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