Ubuntu Tip:Speed up Firefox by compacting SQLite databases

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http://ubuntuguide.net – If your Firefox insists on doing huge amounts of I/O when closing, as well as acts slow when using the awesomebar,you can try this great tip original from:http://weblog.savanne.be/153-performance-tip-of-the-day First,close down your Firefox completely and try following in Applications->Accessories->Terminal: for f in ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/*.sqlite; do sqlite3 $f 'VACUUM;'; done this command just compacts your SQLite databases and no data will be lost.(You may first type sudo apt-get install sqlite3 to make this command run well.) In addition,for OS X you can try: for f in ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/*/*.sqlite; do sqlite3 "$f" 'VACUUM;'; done Share Related posts: Speed up Firefox by moving cache into RAM in Ubuntu Speed up web browsing in Firefox/Opera using Local DNS Firefox Bookmarks does not function properly with 3.5 upgrade (HowTos)