Lifehacker: How to Fix Annoying YouTube Jumpiness in Firefox

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[How to Fix Annoying YouTube Jumpiness in Firefox – Firefox – Lifehacker]

Many users, myself included, visit YouTube on an almost daily basis. Ever since Firefox version 2.0 implemented the session restore function, when you are watching a video on YouTube (perhaps on other video sites as well, I haven’t really tested that), you may notice a tiny freeze-up of the video every 10 seconds or so. This happens because the session restore is by default set to save all open tabs every 10 seconds. This is especially noticeable if you happen to have a lot of tabs open at once.

The quick fix for this problem, at least for my own sake, is to increase the time between each of the saves performed by session restore. By opening about:config in your Firefox address bar, then typing browser.sessionstore.interval in the filter box, you’ll see a value of 10000, which is in milliseconds. (Meaning your session is saved every 10 seconds.) I changed this to 300000, or every 5 minutes, as I don’t have the urgent need for tab restoration. If you feel like being more on the safe side, try increasing it to something a bit lower, say 120000, or every 2 minutes.

I’ve been having the problem myself. I tested the sessionstore and it seems your tabs are stored whenever you close down your browser properly anyway so a 5 min tab storing for when your browser crash should not be that much of a biggie.

Now to test if YouTube indeed becomes less jumpy.

We’re in heaven

Oh – thinkin’ about our younger years
There was only you and me
We were young and wild and free

Now nothin’ can take you away from me
We been down that road before
But that’s over now
You keep me comin’ back for more

[CHORUS:]
And baby you’re all that I want
When you’re lyin’ here in my arms
I’m finding it hard to believe
We’re in heaven
And lovin’ is all that I need
And I found it there in your heart
Isn’t too hard to see
We’re in heaven

Oh – once in your life you find someone
Who will turn your world around
Pick you up when you’re feelin’ down

Now nothin’ can change what you mean to me
There’s a lot that I can say
Just hold me now
Cause our love will light the way

[CHORUS:]
N’ baby you’re all that I want
When you’re lyin’ here in my arms
I’m finding it hard to believe
We’re in heaven
And lovin’ is all that I need
And I found it there in your heart
Isn’t too hard to see
We’re in heaven

I’ve been waitin’ for so long
For something to arrive
For love to come along

Now our dreams are comin’ true
Through the good times and the bad
I’ll be standin’ there by you

[CHORUS:]
And baby you’re all that I want
When you’re lyin’ here in my arms
I’m finding it hard to believe
We’re in heaven
And lovin’ is all that I need
And I found it there in your heart
Isn’t too hard to see
We’re in heaven

Ohh, Ahh..
We’re in heaven

American-Scottish Funny Man

We need more TV personalities like this:

Been laughing at his Youtube clips for past couple of days.


I actually started by writing something totally different with Craig Ferguson being a sub point but I guess it doesn’t really matter. Done with special semester last Friday so I guess I’m officially done with school once I get results come July and find out when I get conferred.

On a really separate note, I wonder how many karma points you lose when you Like the profile update of someone which says went from being “in a relationship” to “single”. Hm, probably a lot.

Bike Thievery & Pac Man-ery

A link Chris passed me. Shared responsibility failing terribly.


[Kotaku – Watch Christian Bale In Pac-Man Cereal Ad – Pac-Man]

Christian Bale acting for the first time on a commercial. I wonder how many can still take him seriously after watching that. I guess this is what you call “the past coming back to bite you in the ass“. Now I can almost envision Batman in pink. “If only they were not Pac-Man cereal but Batman cereal…,” he must think.