How To: Mitigate Mozilla Firefox HTML5 Video Performance Issues

A neat feature of the modern web is that Adobe Flash Player is (finally) starting to be replaced by HTML5 apps, and that includes video playback such as YouTube.

During this change I have, among allot of other people on the Internet, noticed that our favorite browser is not yet optimized for this future proof technology. And enabling (now default) HTML5 playback can lead to audio/video stutter and high CPU-usage.

Until support for hardware acceleration is more widespread in Firefox Quantum, I’ve found a work-around on the Mozilla Support page. Which is:

Simply go to Settings > General > Performance and bump up the Content process limit (Uncheck Use recommended performance settings).

It seems, at least for me, help with the CPU utilization when playing HD/4k video on YouTube.

Read more at the support article:

64-Bit Mozilla Firefox for Mac OS X

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How long has it been? How long have we been waiting for a 64-bit Mozilla Firefox for mac? The Mozilla team and the community seem to have a problem with getting gecko 64-bit, but isn’t that already available for Linux and Windows? Come on!

And i have heard some rumors about there not being a great speed improvement with switching to 64-bit, i really hope that’s not true, we want a stable and fast Mozilla Firefox running on 64-bit, Don’t we?

What do you think?

Mozilla Firefox Tip: Changing the default MailTo Program

If you use Mozilla Firefox, or any other web browser, you know that if you click a link that has the “” as a value (in other words, a email link) it will launch a email client like iMail or Outlook, which in some cases you don’t want.

So i came across this video on YouTube on how to change it to Yahoo! or Gmail, the web based versions.

Goto Options > Applications > Search for “Mailto” > Select your desired action in the dropdown.

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