Speed Up Firefox by Moving Your Cache to RAM

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Speed Up Firefox by Moving Your Cache to RAM, No RAM Disk Required [Firefox Tip] Click here to read Speed Up Firefox by Moving Your Cache to RAM, No RAM Disk Required We’ved talked about moving your cache files to a RAM disk to speed things up, but it turns out Firefox has this feature built in. Here’s how to turn it on. More »

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We’ved talked about moving your cache files to a RAM disk to speed things up, but it turns out Firefox has this feature built in. Here’s how to turn it on.

Since your computer can access data in RAM faster than on a hard drive, moving cached data to RAM can improve your page load times. In Firefox, all you need to do to move your caches to RAM is open up about:config and make a few tweaks.

Once you get into about:config, type browser.cache into the filter bar at the top. Find browser.cache.disk.enable and set it to false by double clicking on it. You’ll then want to set browser.cache.memory.enable to true (mine seemed to already be set as such), and create a new preference by right clicking anywhere, hitting New, and choosing Integer. Call the preference browser.cache.memory.capacity and hit OK. In the next window, type in the number of kilobytes you want to assign to the cache (for example, typing 100000 would create a cache of 100,000 kilobytes or 100 megabytes). A value of -1 will tell Firefox to dynamically determine the cache size depending on how much RAM you have.

This tip isn’t brand new, but it is something we didn’t know about, so if you’re looking to eke a bit more speed out of Firefox (and who isn’t?) this should give your page loading speeds a little boost. You can check up on your memory cache activity by typing about:cache in the address bar. Hit the link for more information on this tweak, and if you try it out, let us know how it works for you in the comments.

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New feature in Gnome/Nautilus

One of the things that I never realized that I am missing in Nautilus until they put the feature in was this. When a file is being copied and there is conflict, there should be option to rename the new file being copied. Also, if the file being copied is image then a small preview/thumbnail would be good.

Yesterday while copying some files, suddenly I noticed that this feature is there now. Pretty useful feature to have. Here’s the screen-shot.

Nautilus-File conflict
Nautilus-File conflict

With this feature in, users will be in much better position to decide what to do with files in case of conflicts.

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How To Install Ailurus 10.05 On Fedora | HowtoForge – Linux Howtos and Tutorials

For those of you who don\’t know about ailurus:

Ailurus is cross-Linux-distribution GPL software, which aims at making Linux easier to use, for newcomers.

And the features include:

Ailurus can …

* display Linux skills
* install popular software
* change GNOME settings
* display hardware information
* enable some third party repositories#
* clean apt/yum cache#
* backup and recover apt/yum status#

the features marked with \”#\” support Ubuntu/Fedora only

and finally the tutorial:

http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-install-ailurus-10.05-on-fedora

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