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bpmackow
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tip: make sure firefox cache is set to >0 MB

I discovered today that the default setting in Firefox Portable is to have the cache be set to 0 MB. This results in Firefox running very slowly. So by simply increasing the cache size, to say 75 MB, it will run significantly faster.

So if any of you are noticing Firefox Portable running slowly, try increasing the cache size.

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Medium-specific

For USB disks, disk cache of 0 MB is almost always faster. On a hard disk drive, it's not.

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really?

I increased cache size and it sped up. It was very slow before, after increasing the cache size it was closer to normal.

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USB drives have slower

USB drives have slower read/write speed compared to Hard Drives. So constantly writing cache to USB slows down web browsing more than it speeds up.

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may have been a fluke

Today Firefox Portable was back to its usual slow self. I increased the cache size again and that fixed it. I'll have to wait and see if it slows down again.

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is it slow because it fills up ...

so that if it is set to 0, it never gets filled up?

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slowed down again

seems increasing or clearing the cache only fixes it for the remainder of the session

when I come back later, it's back to being slow

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