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Offline mocore

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how to : use modern browsers with low ram systems
« on: October 21, 2022, 10:26:18 AM »

configuration configuration configuration

i have recently been forced to find an essentual extention  "Auto Tab Discard" for this task

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/auto-tab-discard/

all though similar functionality is aparently achievable by altering about:config settings , ... by limeting the number of subprocesses ect

on systems with 4gb or less this is imho essentual , to avoid crashing browser or hung/infiatly swaping system ( or though ther are probably some other config options for tuning those cases  ::) )

if any one care's to rescue old hardware before it goes to landfill *silicon heaven

or just want's to resist the advice paradoxic advice browser makers give users  "Upgrade your computer"

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-uses-too-much-memory-or-cpu-resources#w_upgrade-your-computer

"things you can do to have a safe, fast and secure online browsing experience is to make sure your browser is up to date." -
 https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browsers/update-your-browser/

oddly it appears the defauts encorage hardware upgrade
as the best practice for "better performace" , rather than profiling older less perforant systems and ajusting the default config acordingly  :-\

who knows perhaps this will happen when AIG starts deciding browser defaults configurations 

* https://reddwarf.fandom.com/wiki/Silicon_Heaven


while ublock/ umatrix have helped me tame resources/unwanted conections
 in the past its seams some browsers are expected to run on high end hw or crash by default

with "Auto Tab Discard" on a system with 4gb ram , i now have 200+ (sleeping)tabs and no shoratage of cpu or ram  ;D