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hayc59
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[FireFox] SpeedyFox??

Has anyone tried this? or having installed
if so what do you think?
thanks G

»www.crystalidea.com/more-about-speedyfox


La Luna
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Yeah, any guinea pigs who've tried this?


hayc59
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No one??


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Pentangle
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I've been using it for a few years G-Man. It does a good job on Thunderbird as well.


La Luna
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Ok, I tried it.

Didn't notice any real difference. Laptop didn't blow up either, so I guess there's no harm.


Grail Knight

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CCleaner can compact the Fx .sqlite files as well
and I have yet to have an issue with Fx after letting
CCleaner run.
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Madness
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I've run it a few times -- trimmed some fat off my FF/TB profiles.


hayc59
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said by Grail Knight:

CCleaner can compact the Fx .sqlite files as well
and I have yet to have an issue with Fx after letting
CCleaner run.

What setting in CC for this Grail?


Grail Knight

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Just check Firefox which should be listed under the Applications Tab of CCleaner then check the box "Compact Databases."
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hayc59
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thank you


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It's great hay. I use it all the time on all my Firefox & TBird profiles. Only takes 5 seconds and really reduces the size of your profiles.


La Luna
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said by Grail Knight:

CCleaner can compact the Fx .sqlite files as well
and I have yet to have an issue with Fx after letting
CCleaner run.

That's probably why I didn't notice a difference. I use CCleaner.
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hayc59
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Tried it out and see no improvement for me??
oh well


chrisretusn
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Not to surprised about that.

I don't use SpeedyFox which is the main reason I have not responded yet.

From what I can tell all SpeedyFox does is clean out deleted records from a sqlite database. It does this by rebuilding the database without the deleted records. This is also referred to as compacting the database.

SpeedyFox uses a sqlite3 engine to do this. There is a SQL command used in sqlite3 that does this, it called VACUUM. Since I have sqlite3 installed I occasionally do this on my Firefox database files. I have a script that I can manually run that "vacuums" all the *.sqlite files in my Firefox profiles.

If you do not have lots (thousands) of bookmarks or save a long periods of history I seriously doubt you will ever see any visible performance increase.

I looked at SpeedyFox's site, they really pour it on. A lot of exaggeration going on there. First thing that comes to mind is snake oil.
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quote:
There is a SQL command used in sqlite3 that does this, it called VACUUM.
FF now (& has for some time) does this automatically, periodically.

The urlclassifier3.sqlite (aka Google "Safe Browsing") shown on their site is no more (not in the manner shown at least, the 40 MB or so). Now all that ends up on your systems is what is stored in your Profile/safebrowsing/ directory (only a few MB, & even less if you turn of "Safe Browsing" .)