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

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.

Rob Rogers
Rob Rogers
Once a prolific author here on Tech-Recipes, Rob has moved on to greener pastures.
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