We all know how goddamn annoying Keyquest is when Firefox wants to lag. To fix it, read on~!
After getting aggravated over Key Quest running at a snail's pace on my computer (WITH 8GB of RAM, shit shouldn't happen!) I finally decided to do something about it. These steps may or may not help those of you with lower end computers, but hey, it's worth a shot. It sure as hell helped me, and now both Firefox AND Key Quest run like a dream.
Bit of a warning though. Follow these directions VERY CAREFULLY. Screwing up could potentially mess up how Firefox runs, which in turn could make things worse.
1.: Of course, common sense here. Update your Flash Players to the latest update. Believe it or not, it actually DOES help.
2.: Limit your memory cache. Yeah, I said it. By default, Firefox doesn't do this. More advanced users may have already limited theirs, but for those of you who don't know the under the hood workings of Firefox, I'll help you along.
Type about:config into your address bar and press enter. Click on the 'I'll be careful, I promise button!'. You are now in the inner workings of your browser.
In the new page that just opened up, type browser.cache.memory.enable into the Filter bar at the top of your screen. Once it singles out the filter you'll want to check the boolean value. If it's set to true, then good! If it's set to false, set it to true by right clicking, and then selecting Toggle.
Now, right click anywhere in your about:config page and select New -> Integer. In the new box that comes up, type in browser.cache.memory.capacity. After you have done that, a new box will show up, the number you type in here will depend on the amount of RAM your system has.
256MB of RAM or less: 4096
512MB of RAM: 8192
1GB of RAM: 16384
2GB of RAM: 32768
4GB of RAM: 65536
8GB of RAM: 131072
Basically for every step up you double the number.
3.: Install and enable the RAMBack addon for Firefox. It is located here. What this does is let you clear out the internal caches for Firefox. You can do so by clicking Tools, and then Clear Caches.
4.: Play Key Quest! You should notice a difference in the smoothness of the game and how fast it plays.
Edited by Tailwind, 06 July 2009 - 08:20 PM.