Is there any way to make firefox lighter?


Some Linux users use Linux because the PC specs are very low. There are some okey browsers apart from mozilla, but not all are to trust. I’ve tried qutebrowser, and some text-based like lynx and w3m. Those are fine. But still…

When I open Mozilla, it takes about 1GB of RAM. Is there any way to set up a lighter version? Or maybe to take off tools like the dev tools, etc?


You can try to reduce the number of content process and make sure the hardware acceleration is enabled. You’ll find the information on

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The reason I asked here it’s because loads Linux users report the same.

In any case, it would be nice to have some lighter version, the browser it’s getting too heavy for some PCs.

That’s the other reason to ask here…

But I’m happy to understand why it’s not.