Disabling Browser Plugins in Firefox

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bushbabywas, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. bushbabywas macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2011
    I'm running Firefox 5.0.1, and along with some plugins I need (Flash Player, Quicktime, Flip4Mac, Java, Silverlight), there are a few I don't, such as the iPhotoPhotocast and Microsoft Sharepoint plugins.

    Are there any speed/memory usage benefits to disabling them or removing them from Library/Internet Plug-Ins?
  2. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2011
    I am not 100% sure, but I believe plug-in's only become active when they are required.

    Like a web page that has a specific format, the browser will then go through plug-ins to see if any are compatible.

    They also generally do not take up that much memory (maximum a couple MB). I highly doubt you would see much of a performance upgrade by removing them. Probably have more of an inconvenience of not being able to open all file types online.
  3. bushbabywas thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2011

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