Firefox: Limit the write actions of Firefox to your ssd

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Firefox: Limit the write actions of Firefox to your ssd

PostPosted by darknetmatrix » Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:08 am

You can limit the write actions of Firefox as follows.

a. Set the cache to 0:
Firefox menu button (with the three dashes on it) - Preferences - Advanced
Tab Network
section "Cached Web Content": tick Override automatic cache management and set the cache to 0 MB.

b. Type about:config in the url bar and press Enter. Click the button to accept the risk.

In the search bar, type: sessionstore

Double-click on the item called browser.sessionstore.interval. The default interval is 15000, which means 15 seconds. Add three zeros to the existing value, so that it becomes: 15000000 and click the OK button.

Now disable the following three other sessionstore items, by simply double-clicking them (so that "true" becomes "false"):

browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand

and:

browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash

and:

services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand

Close Firefox and launch it again. Now you've disabled the session restore feature, which remembers what pages were opened if Firefox experiences an unexpected shutdown (read: crashes). This feature is neat, but causes many disk writes. Too many for an SSD.

c. If you have installed Oracle Java, limit the write actions of the Java plugin:
launch the Java Control Panel - Tab General:
Temporary Internet Files - Settings...
Remove the tick for: Keep temporary files on my computer.
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Re: Firefox: Limit the write actions of Firefox to your ssd

PostPosted by Dobbie03 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:01 am

Thanks again for the tip.
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