Gee, guys, thank you for the help with setting up SeaMonkey
-- I'm overwhelmed by all the appreciation I got for the thoroughly researched 9 other paragraphs of my post
So let's get my Firefox setup out of the way, shall we? (And just so we're clear, let me point anyone interested towards a more relevant topic: viewtopic.php?t=2362)
FTR, what I'm running is a 32-bit Firefox installation, with 25 mostly tiny run-on-demand extensions (none of which where added after the last five iterations of Firefox update), with less than 100 open tabs (which are further set to only load when I turn to them); meanwhile Firefox has grown from a staggering 600-700MB memory footprint for a dozen tabs to the present figure that is apparently so impressive.
And this isn't the first time I witnessed Firefox gobbling memory like there's no tomorrow, until it becomes completely unresponsive on my SSD based i7 system; I have put up with it because I really appreciate its features and customizations, that being the major reason why I have been using it for almost ten years now, and also because no alternative program ever came close to match it.
I now have a pretty good feeling SeaMonkey might just cut it, hence my scribbling here, OK? So please bear with me...
Talking about which, I was already running a few essential extensions (16 on the latest count, you can even see three of its icons in the status bar) when I captured the screenshots included in that post of mine that now lies buried in fluff; but something absolutely needs to be added concerning one of the extensions mentioned there
As I explained, I used one of existing SeaMonkey
icon files provided by the PAF package to customize Tiny Menu
; thing is, if you just point at it from Tiny Menu
options, that particular aspect of the setup will become non-portable
To solve this, you'll have to edit the 'pref.js
' file in your profile folder to find the line starting with 'user_pref("tinymenu.allMenus"
...' and change the part that reads something like "file:///<DRIVELETTER>:/<PATH>/SeaMonkeyPortable/App/AppInfo/appicon_32.png
" to "chrome://tinymenu/skin/appicon_32.png
", after copying said file to the 'extensions\tinymenu\skin
' sub-folder inside your profile location (and don't forget to close SeaMonkey
while you do this).
I also forgot to mention the theme I applied to make SeaMonkey
look even more like Firefox
: it's Classic Firefox theme for SeaMonkey
"Let us ride, Rocinante, for our quest must go on."