Firefox, undoubtedly is the best browser according to me, except those times when it fails to recognize some of my tags, which IE recognizes otherwise ;).
One of the few disadvantages of Firefox that makes me grit my teeth is, Firefox’s habit of using my system resources. Firefox, when compared to the other browsers uses a lot of resources and slows down the system. It gets worse if you put a few Add On’s and open a couple of tabs where you browse different sites simultaneously. They should optimize their multi threading a bit more I guess ;).
I had high hopes on Firefox 3 and was hoping those folks would do something about this issue and fix it, but darn!! … seems like nothing has changed in this front. The browser still eats up my RAM!
However, I did find a cool little trick that one can put in use to optimize RAM usage by Firefox:
1> Open ‘Firefox‘
2> Go to the ‘Address Bar‘
3> Type in ‘about:config‘ and hit Enter.
4> Right Click on the page that loads up and select ‘New‘->’Boolean‘.
5> Enter ‘config.trim_on_minimize‘ in the box that pops up and select OK / hit enter.
6> Select the value as ‘True‘ and select Enter.
7> Restart a much better and faster Firefox.
This tweak won’t solve the Firefox-slow-loading problem completely, but u can say that the fix definitely gives a moment or two of relief.