Disabling Browser Plugins in Firefox

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

  1. bushbabywas macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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