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My wife was pissed. Enough Said.

She couldn't play her damn facebook games - you know what that means, that means I better fix it. Good excuse for a new computer (See other post), I still plan on getting a new one, but there had to be a way to speed up what I already had.

I wanted to expand on what I found here: and of course ensure it stays available on the web.

Here is the recommended steps from there, and anything else I can find on the net on this subject.


"Never be annoyed by a Flash animation again! Blocks Flash so it won't get in your way, but if you want to see it, just click on..."

Wow, what an idea - stop those stupid flash ads from playing and wasting my CPU time, even when I leave the pages open for reference.

Webpage Cache in Ram:

One other thing that was suggested is to put browser cache into ram. I did this first to see what the improvements were - I have to admit, I love it ;)
Short how to for firefox on Ubuntu

  1. Stop Firefox
  2. Add the following line to /etc/fstab:
    none    /home/[USER]/Cache    tmpfs    size=1G,nr_inodes=10k,mode=0700   0     0
  3. Link the Firefox Cache to this folder:
    Under /home/[USER]/.mozilla/firefox you will find "default" profile, in that folder, mv Cache to a backup, just in case, then ln Cache /home/[USER]/Cache
Flashblock Whitelists:

It turns out, some apps don't like it when you block flash games - In flashblock options, you can add sites white lists. The problem with facebook is, the apps run inside an iframe, so just white listing isn't going to work. I'm going to catalog some URLs of games I come across that require whitelisting.

  • Facebook
    • Farmville: http://**
    • Zynga Games: http://**