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I have noticed recently that if I have had the Firefox browser open for a long period of time (as happens quite often while working) my computer’s efficiency starts to really suffer as Firefox draws more and more of my system resources to maintain itself. It takes a long time for programs to open or close, or for open program’s windows to appear or minimize. This is rather annoying and a big waste of time while working. I’ve had enough!

So to fix the problem, I went looking on the net for a solution. I found one (I hope) which I will be testing over the next little while. This solution is relatively simple and can be found at www.freerepublic.com among other places. It is as simple as accessing the Firefox configuration and setting a limit on memory capacity for Firefox.

The place I initially found this was a blog entry at LifeHacker.