Benefits of running Firefox in 64-bit mode

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bushbabywas, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. bushbabywas macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2011

    I am currently running Firefox 4 in 32-bit mode in order to allow this excellent pdf plugin to continue working (it uses apple's engine to view pdfs in the browser, which I much prefer to the adobe plugin, or various google docs extensions) .

    But I'd be willing to switch to forego this extension and run FF in the default 64-bit mode if there are noticeable performance/flash performance/memory usage benefits to be had. So are there?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    running in 64bits does not really affect performance all that much. At least on a browser. I see little to know benefit for running a web browser in 64bit mode.

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