[tor-talk] To Toggle, or not to Toggle: The End of Torbutton
joebtfsplk at gmx.com
Fri Apr 22 14:21:22 UTC 2011
On 4/22/2011 6:32 AM, Kraktus wrote:
> If I had a nice high CPU high RAM machine, you mean?
> ...I'm actually using a similar browser that's
> close enough that it can still use Firefox 4 add-ons. Also, JonDoFox
> makes running multiple instances of my non-Firefox quite easy: there's
> a menu option for it. Anyway, that's not the problem. The problem is
> that if I actually try to do it, this poor machine basically grinds to
> a halt.
Been there before w/ older machines, short on resources. However,
situations like yours aren't limited to running multiple instances of
any specific prgm - it prevents running several apps at once, not just
multiple browsers. In your situation, only thing is to limit # of apps
that auto start in background, & if you need different browser
configurations, run one instance at a time. Kind of a pain to close one
browser / profile then start another. If you haven't already (& do so
regularly), stop all unnecessary prgms from auto starting at boot up.
These can eat up precious resources on older machines.
An addon, "Tab Mix Plus" gives more options about saving sessions / open
tabs, history, etc., than Firefox's native session restore. May make it
a bit less hassle to close browser, use another profile, close it, & go
back to origninal.
Most of the configurations you're concerned about (incl the addons
installed) are stored in the profile. Except for those that have
resources & want to run multiple browser instances - at once - one
installation of Firefox will suffice, & creating different profiles
(then either using Profile Mgr to chose which profile to use at startup,
or adding commands which profile to use, after each separate start icon).
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