Firefox is slow and crashes… ALL THE TIME!

I’ve recently become more and more and more and more and more and more annoyed with firefox. It is slow, it crashes (several times a day) and it is using ALOT of memory. This is ofcourse because of various plugins I added, but damnit – I need them! So what can you do if the plugins you so desperately need renders the browser itself unusable??? :S

YOU CREATE SEPARATE PROFILES!!!

I dont know why on gods green earth noone told me about this sooner..
You simply just add -P profilename to the firefox cmd. On my ubuntu the firefox launcher button had the following cmd:

“firefox %u”, now it looks like this: “firefox %u -P firebug -no-remote”
In the above example I’m launching the profile I named “firebug”. In this profile I installed firebug, firecookie and the Yslow plugins. The “normal” launcher button has the “-P default” option to launch my “regular” firefox install.

Additional firefox about:config adjustments i made:
1) Adjust the browser pipelining
1a) network.http.pipelining = true
1b) network.http.pipelining.maxrequests = 10
1c) network.http.proxy.pipelining = true
2) Turn off ALL caching
2a) browser.cache.disk.enable = false
2b) browser.cache.memory.enable = false
2c) browser.cache.offline.enable = false
2d) network.http.use-cache = false

Be warned that with all caching turned off, sites that use for instance alot of tiny tiny “see-through” images to adjust their html layout AND using for instance mod-evasive in apache will block your ass for DOS attacking them. (as you will be requesting that little .gif ALOT of times over a very short period of time)

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