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Firefox tweak for SSD's

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NevilsStation
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Firefox tweak for SSD's

#1 Postby NevilsStation » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:51 pm

I've observed a slowdown to total stall and finally stumbled on the cause.
Firefox writes a ton to the drive & that eventually overwhelms and wears a SSD.
The fix:
Type "about:config" in the URL field
Scroll down to browser.sessionstore.interval
Double-click or right-click on the Value field
Change to 100000 for 10 minutes, 300000 for 30 minutes, or whatever.
Custom-built PC w/i7 CPU running MX-16.

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Re: Firefox tweak for SSD's

#2 Postby skidoo » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:17 pm

FYI, units for "browser.sessionstore.interval" is milliseconds.
Here's a reference: https://www.ghacks.net/2008/07/09/change-the-session-store-interval-in-firefox/

a value of 100000 ~= 100seconds
If a 10min interval is your goal, specify a value of 600000 (10min x 60sec X 1000ms)

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Re: Firefox tweak for SSD's

#3 Postby NevilsStation » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:13 pm

So much for my math skills ... :-)

Thanks for the correction!
Custom-built PC w/i7 CPU running MX-16.


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