by Kaushal Mall


June 6, 2012

Is CRXDE too slow or is not loading at all? Try these steps below to possibly fix the issue.

Make sure the crxde:paths property doesn’t include anything that you dont want to load in CRXDE.

  • Open the Content Explorer and browse to /etc/crxde/profiles/default, on the right hand panel there will be the crxde:paths property, this defines what nodes CRXDE will try to load. Having nodes like /content will make it slow/unresponsive.

Locate and open the CRXDE.ini file and assign more memory to CRXDE.

  • On OSX right click on and select Show Package Contents.
  • Browse to Contents/MacOS
  • Open the CRXDE.ini file and change the values for Xms, Xmx and the MaxPermSize to suit your needs and what your system will support.

Delete the .crxde folder

  • CRXDE created a hidden .crxde folder under the users home directory.
  • Delete that folder

Start CRXDE from command line.

  • Open -a CRXDE –args -clean (This is for OSX only)

Hope this helps. Please leave a comment/question and I will try to answer them as soon as I can.


  • By Peter Krebs - 2:00 AM on August 13, 2012  

    Amazing help, thank you!

  • By raja - 11:50 PM on November 27, 2012  

    Please explain this in detail and provide info for windows command also

    • By Kaushal Mall - 2:49 PM on December 10, 2012  


      I am sorry, but, I haven’t had anytime to update the blog. If you are still having issues, let me know and I will find sometime to update the blog with Windows instructions as well.

  • By Raf Winterpacht - 9:15 AM on December 12, 2012  

    The instructions for Windows are similar. You just need to go to “C:\Users\”, and you’ll find the .crxde folder. Deleting the contents of this folder and restarting CRXDE.exe seems to work well.

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