Rated 5 out of 5 stars
IDEVFH and others -
Thank you for this extension. It works and works well. It's sure helped me extend the life of my five- or six-year-old antique of a desktop.
I was receiving warnings from my OS, XP SP3, that I was running out of virtual memory. The last time I ignored this message my machine rewarded me with a BSOD so I pay attention to them now.
I have 2GB of RAM (87% of it was used by FF 3.6.4 with several tabs loaded, Avira Antivir, Comodo, PopPeeper, PopFile, and some other utilities I load into RAM at boot time) and a 65GB drive that's about 88% full so I don't have a paging file defined -- no room. (BTW, I know I can define one on a thumb drive. Just haven't gotten around to it yet.)
When I loaded Memory Fox 2.7b into the systray, my RAM usage dropped to 63%. As I'm writing this, it's hovering anywhere from 67% - 74%, depending upon what FF and the other programs I have running are doing. That's a reduction of 13% to 20% in RAM usage, which is pretty damn good in my book.
I'm now going to upgrade to 3.0 and expect I'll still enjoy this little gem.
I may be wrong, but I think AFOM and Memory Fox are designed for different versions of Firefox. If you loook at the processes running on your machine, you'll see an AFOM process running even if you're running Memory Fox.
If you want a definitive answer, ask the developer. His provided his e-mail address in the "Developer Comments" section on this page for a reason.