Avoiding the creation of the XUL.mfl file
Mozilla creates in its profile directory a file named XUL.mfl, which contains pre-compiled UI elements. This is meant to speed up the operation of Mozilla, however in a fileserver based environment, this can be problematic:
- A several megabytes a pop, these files will take up a considerable amount of space, because each user has his own...
- Loading these files from the server, and storing them back slows down the network, thus it may actually be faster without than with
- XUL.mfl occasionnally gets corrupted, needing a manual intervention to wipe it out, before mozilla again works correctly.
- With Quicklauncer (see above), mozilla's speed is actually quite adequate, even without XUL.mfl
N.B. It seems that as of version 1.5, the XUL.mfl file no longer is a problem, so this part may be skipped if you have a recent enough Mozilla version.