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Old 09-30-2010, 05:59 PM   #31
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This.... is awesome I'd never thought about what tmpfs was good for really, as I never had a need for it.

On my 2Gb system I'm not sure I'll have enough ram to spare on this* (how big is the profile directory for some of you guys? I'm at work and so can't see mine! :|)

*I run boinc and some of the projects have HUGE memory footprints.
I haven't got around to trying this yet either. Has anyone experimented in trying this with the new ZRAM feature in the latest kernel?
 
Old 10-02-2010, 10:54 AM   #32
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Another guide to mounting firefox profile in ramdisk -> http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-717117.html

I've used it and it appears to be working ^_^
 
Old 10-02-2010, 10:57 AM   #33
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I only mount Cache on /dev/shm, not the whole profile, I consider it too dangerous.
 
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Old 10-02-2010, 02:01 PM   #34
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FF4 will definitely be faster than FF3, that's for sure. Personally, I do like FF3's tabbed browsing over FF2's: The fact that ALL tabs stay displayed even if only one tab is open really is more convenient than having to press <Ctrl>+T every time I have to open a tab.. The '+' icon to open a new tab is more convenient than having to use the keyboard.
 
Old 10-03-2010, 08:19 AM   #35
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I only mount Cache on /dev/shm, not the whole profile, I consider it too dangerous.
Thats why this script is good, it backs up your profile, and mounts over the top. That way you'd only loose what you've changed recently. Also it recommends setting up cron to 'backup' the running profile.... they set it at every 5 minutes but I think I might increase that timer for myself.
 
Old 05-01-2011, 02:42 PM   #36
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It looks like all these tweaks still work for Firefox 4.

Some things to add for Firefox 4 is:

Most of the changes from 3 to 4 are listed here, along with their fixes:
http://www.ghacks.net/2010/11/13/fir...o-the-changes/

thanks to brianL for finding the link.

Some new menu buttons that have popped up, and I don't like them. So here's how to remove them. Go to '~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/chrome', rename 'userChrome-example.css' to 'userChrome.css', then edit it and add the following to the bottom:

Code:
/* Remove Restore Previous Session button */
#restorePreviousSession, #historyRestoreLastSession {
display: none !important;
}

/* Remove Subscribe to This Page... button */
#subscribeToPageMenuitem, #subscribeToPageMenupopup {
display: none !important; 
}
Sources:
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r212...e-to-This-Page
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewto...f=38&t=2144207

Also see:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/tweak-y...hromecss-file/

In FF4, the 'chrome' directory may not exist, so just create it and make the 'userChrome.css' file, just remember to put this at the very beginning of the file, or it won't work:

Code:
@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* set default namespace to XUL */
You should put everything else after this line.

Last edited by H_TeXMeX_H; 05-01-2011 at 02:54 PM.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 02:31 PM   #37
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And here's another thing that bugged me. It's not really FF specific, but it has only happened to me with FF. It seems that FF always tries to create a $HOME/Desktop directory, just because it wants to. I don't want this. So if you don't want this add this file in '$HOME/.config' called 'user-dirs.dirs', so it will be at '/home/$USER/.config/user-dirs.dirs':

Code:
XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/tmp"
XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/tmp"
XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/tmp"
XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/tmp"
XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/tmp"
XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/tmp"
XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/tmp"
XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/tmp"
Now, of course you should change all of those to the right directories, but I want everything in that directory.
 
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:25 AM   #38
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Another interesting setting, disabled by default, mousewheel acceleration:
http://www.pctipsbox.com/accelerate-...age-scrolling/

It's disabled because it may interfere with system settings for mousewheel accel.
 
Old 06-24-2011, 07:47 AM   #39
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All these tweaks work for FF5.

I would also like to add that instead of the "Show Go" extension, which no longer officially supports FF5, even tho it does work if you extract it and change the version, there's a much easier way:

Add this to userChrome.css:

Code:
/* Always show Go button */
#go-button {
visibility: visible !important; 
}
 
Old 08-19-2011, 01:17 PM   #40
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Having not yet moved away from FF, FF 6 offers a now annoying button that is very hard to get rid of properly.

Adding this to userChrome.css removes the "Unsorted Bookmarks" button in the bookmarks menu. It is usually empty for me, and for some reason it is at the very bottom of the list. Unfortunately, I don't know how to remove the associated bookmark separator yet.

PHP Code:
/* remove unsorted bookmarks entry */
menuitem[label="Unsorted Bookmarks"] {
visibilitycollapse !important;

 
Old 08-19-2011, 02:46 PM   #41
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Quote:
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To stop Firefox contacting Google to vet every URL, change these about:config settings
Code:
browser.safebrowsing.enabled: false
browser.safebrowsing.malware.enabled: false
browser.safebrowsing.remoteLookups: false
So Firefox actually checks Google every time you visit a web page?
 
Old 08-30-2011, 03:51 AM   #42
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So Firefox actually checks Google every time you visit a web page?
That's my understanding of how the default installation works. So nice of Google to provide a free service to protect us all from bad websites
 
Old 09-08-2011, 05:55 PM   #43
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Having not yet moved away from FF, FF 6 offers a now annoying button that is very hard to get rid of properly.

Adding this to userChrome.css removes the "Unsorted Bookmarks" button in the bookmarks menu. It is usually empty for me, and for some reason it is at the very bottom of the list. Unfortunately, I don't know how to remove the associated bookmark separator yet.

PHP Code:
/* remove unsorted bookmarks entry */
menuitem[label="Unsorted Bookmarks"] {
visibilitycollapse !important;

I have found a better way to do it:

Code:
/* Bookmarks */
/*#bookmarksShowAll, #organizeBookmarksSeparator,
#BMB_bookmarksShowAll, #BMB_bookmarksShowAll+menuseparator,
#appmenu_showAllBookmarks, #appmenu_showAllBookmarks+menuseparator,*/
#appmenu_bookmarksPopup menuseparator[builder="end"],
#appmenu_unsortedBookmarks,
#bookmarksMenuPopup menuseparator[builder="end"],
#menu_unsortedBookmarks,
#BMB_bookmarksPopup menuseparator[builder="end"],
#BMB_unsortedBookmarks { 
visibility: collapse !important;
}
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/862363

you can uncomment whatever you want to disable.
 
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Found another great addon/bugfix:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ng/?src=search
it actually lets you drag bookmarks diagonally in the bookmarks menu, nearly impossible otherwise.
 
  


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