Firefox 3: Allow Windows to Swap Memory When Application is Minimized

Posted June 30, 2008 by Rob Rogers in Mozilla Firefox

If you keep having problems with Firefox eating up too much memory, you can add a preference that will allow Windows to swap out memory when the application is minimized.


1. Open Firefox 3.

2. In the Location Bar, input about:config.

3. Click to get past the warning message that appears.

4. Right-click anywhere on the preference list.

5. Click New and select Boolean.

6. When prompted to input a New boolean value, input the following: config.trim_on_minimize

7. Select true for the value.

8. Click OK.

9. Restart Firefox 3.

 

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