Saturday, April 20, 2013

Firefox Plugin Container Slows Down my Computer?

Firefox latest versions are really cpu consumer so I tried disabling plugin-container.exe process to see if I could solve this problem.

This is how to do it:

  1. Type about:config and ignore the "you may loose your warranty" message, just accept the "I'll be careful message", nothing wrong happens, really.
  2. Type ipc in the search box.
  3. Set all the boolean parameters to false and all numeric values to 1, right click on the values and then modify to change them.
Here is how it looks, just click to see a bigger image:
Firefox plugin container parameters
 It seems to work for me, so far, with Firefox 20.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Agreed! Plugin Container is hogging system resources. I followed your suggestion and it appears to be speeding things up. If something backfires later on, I am going back to an earlier version (sub 10 version). I simply do not need all the bells and whistles running in a newer version without being told so, and then come to find out that my system slow down is due to bells and whistles running in the background that I never asked for, and never needed.

Maria M. Olivares said...

I'm glad it helped you!

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