In today’s world, Mozilla Firefox is arguably the “numero uno” web-browser among all its competitors in the web-market. With its high browsing speed, security and user friendly add-ons it has become the web-browser to be preferred by most users globally. Moreover, Firefox uses a more user friendly platform to execute his tasks than other web browsers available on the net. This results in Firefox being the most sought after browser nowadays.
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But, as it is said, even the very best has its own flaws. Running Firefox on your system with 5 or more tabs open, which many users need to in their daily activities, consumes up a lot of memory of your system which results in your system running quite slow. The CPU usage increases resulting in added stress upon your system. Running any other application takes an amount of time that is normally more than the usual time required to initiate the application. We, at Tech-Tips-Geek take a look at the problems involving this scenario and provide a solution to the same.
How Much Slow Does Your System Run ?
The fact that running Firefox slows down your system activities can be determined from the data displayed by the Windows Task Manager. Tapping on the “Process” tab and the “Performance” tab shows startling results to conclude that the system memory is largely used up when running Firefox. Here’s a screen shot of the “Performance” tab when Firefox is run :
The screen shot displays over 1.3 GB of system memory used. Working in Windows XP, the “Process” tab confirms the results displayed in the “Performance” tab. Over 200 MB of memory of your system is used by Firefox alone.
These of-course puts you in a situation where you ought to reduce the memory usage of Mozilla Firefox to enable your system to run smoothly.
Use Memory Fox to Reduce The Memory Usage :
Memory Fox is an add-on for Firefox that cuts down the amount of system memory used by Firefox drastically, so as to enable your other system activities to run normally without being delayed. Steps to use Memory Fox is described below :
1. Download Memory Fox to add it to your Firefox browser. Memory Fox is a free add-on available to users. Click on the box declaring “Add to Firefox”.
2. Clicking on the box mentioned above, the Memory Fox downloading starts. Click to confirm any messages appearing to proceed with your task. The installation of Memory Fox is shown as a Firefox installation.
3. Once the installation is completed, you are asked to restart your Firefox browser. Restart Firefox to incorporate Memory Fox into Mozilla Firefox. The Firefox Browser restarts with Memory Fox installed.
4. Click on the “Tools” tab in the menu bar of Firefox and select to activate Memory Fox.
5. The Memory Fox now can be de-activated or activated by just clicking on the icon located at the bottom right corner of your Firefox browser, or by opening the “Tools” tab.
With the Memory Fox add-on installed and activated, Firefox uses a lot less of your system memory. Other applications run smoothly even when Firefox is running on your system. The Windows Task Manager portrays the difference in usage of system memory.
The “Performance” tab now displays just 360 MB of memory used :
The “Process” tab displays Firefox to be using just over 1 MB of the system memory:
Using Memory Fox not only speeds up your system activities, but also the browsing speed of Firefox. It is a extensively effective add-on that helps you protect your system from unnecessary stress and enables it to carry out its activities smoothly. It, overall, tailors the Firefox to surf the web faster without hampering the system’s activities.