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August 25, 2009

Make Firefox faster by vacuuming its databases (took me 10 seconds) (UPDATE)

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Wizard @ August 25, 2009 6:20 pm

2 ways to do it:

1. Install the VacuumPlaces extension or

2. Follow these instructions:

  • Open the Error Console: Tools menu/Error Console
  • In the Code text box paste this (it’s a single line):
    Components.classes["@mozilla.org/browser/nav-history-service;1"].getService(Components.interfaces.nsPIPlacesDatabase).DBConnection.executeSimpleSQL("VACUUM");
  • Press Evaluate. All the UI will freeze for a few seconds while databases are VACUUMed

from mozillalinks, hat-tip lifehacker.

UPDATE: The VacuumPlaces extension has been improved. hat-tip lifehacker.

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