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Thread: Firefox 2.0 is a RAM hog

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    mbucari1's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35BT Rep +35
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    I've had it open for a few hours now, and now with 3 tabs it's using 160MB of ram. Does it not shrink once a tab is closed until it restarts?

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    Mine drops when I close a tab(s). FF has always been a ram hog..... if you disable memory caching it'll use a lot less ram but the pages will take longer to load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park View Post
    Mine drops when I close a tab(s). FF has always been a ram hog..... if you disable memory caching it'll use a lot less ram but the pages will take longer to load.
    I have 4Gb, it's not that big of a deal. I was just surprised.

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    a partial solution to the memory hogging is:

    create new boolean value "config.trim_on_minimize" and set to true

    it reduces the memory used when firefox is minimised
    Never Give Up!

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    installing mr tech's extension and having a restart button does the job done for me. it saves the session when i restart and the ram usage decreases. yeah, i know it's not an automatic solution, but at least it works.
    Last edited by burtz; 05-13-2007 at 07:40 AM.

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    To sum up this thread. Firefox uses a lot of memory.

    If this bothers you, use Internet Explorer.

    Don't you dare come in and post, "or Opera".
    You and every other nub on the internets.

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    To sum up SnnY in this thread, he hates Firefox because it uses a lot of memory so he uses Internet Explorer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbucari1 View Post
    it's not that big of a deal.

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    Why not use Opera?
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    Firefox has the nicest Addons!

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