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[Discuss] memory management

On Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 1:10 PM, Jerry Feldman <gaf at> wrote:

> You can override its behavior my modifying the desktop file
> (/usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop in Gnome 3)
> The statement 'Exec=firefox %u' is the line to modify.
> You could place your modified copy in ~/.local/share/applications
> I have not tried this, but it should work.
> Instead of su -, use 'sudo -u <user> firefox', and update /etc/sudoers not
> to require a password for this.
> For instance:
> you <user> = NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/firefox

I use multiple Firefox user profiles instead.   Some of them allow
cookies/javascript and others do not.
This probably doesn't help memory usage, but it does allow some (small?)
security benefits.

I'm curious though, how this other user account gains access to your X
server.   Allowing other
user ids to write on your screen/capture key & mouse events seem to me to
be a potential issue.

Bill Bogstad

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