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    This topic contains 3 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  SteveTree 3 weeks, 4 days ago.

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    • #1957774 Reply

      Microfix
      Da Boss

      As a long time user of this utility, since early WinXP years initially for firefox which now supports lots of browsers, I simply can’t install a browser without it. This little 674kb/ 822kb utility is an absolute gem for reducing the browser SQLite and defragments the browser user profile which grows over time during surfing and slows down the browser.

      speedyfox

      a worthwhile read is available for both Windows and Mac versions on the download page:

      https://www.crystalidea.com/speedyfox

      The newest version is 2.0.27 has been released today which now supports Edge (Chromium) and there’s a release section which is constantly updated with every release.

      Boosts Startup by up to 3 times
      Speed-up browsing history
      Overall quicker operation
      Smaller profile size

      SpeedyFox supports: Firefox, Chrome, Epic, Iron, Opera, Palemoon, Skype, Thunderbird, Yandex, Cyberfox and now MS Edge (Chromium based)

      I have tested this on Waterfox (Windows 7/8) a while back and works fine although it is not listed on the supported programs section.

      This downloads as a zip file. Extract somewhere for it to reside, create a shortcut to destop or anywhere you wish. Stick a firewall rule on speedyfox as traffic is sent once run.
      Once this is done, run it.

      Enjoy!

      Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with crystalidea..etc

      ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

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    • #1958128 Reply

      SteveTree
      AskWoody Lounger

      I use Click & Clean with settings that delete databases. I am NOT suggesting others do this but am saying, if you use Click & Clean and select to delete databases, SpeedyFox may not do a lot for you (other than whatever you allow it to do enabling Internet access via firewall).

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      • #1958176 Reply

        satrow
        AskWoody MVP

        … with settings that delete databases

        As the sole user, I’m quite happy to store the history of my main browsers:

        History

        I will look into your Click&Clean though šŸ™‚

        @microfix: SpeedyFox didn’t find Canary Edge (Chrome) on my W7 šŸ™

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          SteveTree
          AskWoody Lounger

          As the sole user, Iā€™m quite happy to store the history of my main browsers:

          Whereas I am quite happy to have a clean session every time.Ā  It is very much a personal choice. The only message I intended to deliver was if people are using Click & Clean, they may not derive much benefit from SpeedyFox.

          The implication is other extensions that do things with databases may do similar.

          Group A (but Telemetry disabled Tasks and Registry)
          Win 7 64 Pro desktop
          Win 10 32 Home portable

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