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        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        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

        | Win8.1 Pro x64 | Linux Hybrids x86/x64 | Win7 Pro x86/x64 Offline |
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        SteveTree
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        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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        Group A (but Telemetry disabled Tasks and Registry)
        Win 7 64 Pro desktop
        Win 10 64 Home portable

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          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 🙂

          @Microfix: SpeedyFox didn’t find Canary Edge (Chrome) on my W7 🙁

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            SteveTree
            AskWoody Lounger

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

            Whereas I am quite happy to have a clean session every time.  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 64 Home portable

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