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Windows 7: Mozilla MemShrink To Try to Fix Firefox Memory Leaks

11 Jun 2011   #1

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Mozilla MemShrink To Try to Fix Firefox Memory Leaks

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It's become increasingly clear over the last several months that we have
a pretty pressing need to deal with increases in memory usage in
Firefox. Since we released 4 (and before, too), we've seen lots of
reports about Firefox memory usage being higher than in older versions,
and that Firefox memory usage is growing over time.
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MozillaWiki

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11 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I never gave much importance to the Firefox memory leaks. Not even when I had to manage a machine with 512Mb. Anyway, this problem has always been much ballyhooed ... If it is to improve further, welcome!
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11 Jun 2011   #3

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I think Firefox users have to take part of the blame for any bloating, mem leaks, etc. Loyal users demand more and more from whatever app, browser, or operating system they choose to use. The developers try to accomodate the users by incorporating new "fixes" into the next release. Many times the fixes cause unforeseen issues and those once loyal users begin looking around for something better.
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11 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

haha its dying
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11 Jun 2011   #5

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Looking forward to progress with the memory business.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
haha its dying
Well...

Firefox 4 sets unofficial download record - Computerworld

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12 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

7 tabs, 420MB of RAM used by Firefox... well, like I really care... I have 6GB of it...
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12 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
7 tabs, 420MB of RAM used by Firefox... well, like I really care... I have 6GB of it...
9 tabs = 209Mb here...
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12 Jun 2011   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
7 tabs, 420MB of RAM used by Firefox... well, like I really care... I have 6GB of it...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wallonn7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
7 tabs, 420MB of RAM used by Firefox... well, like I really care... I have 6GB of it...
9 tabs = 209Mb here...
the highest i've seen ff 4 climb to is almost 300mb, and that is only when after leaving it minimized for a long time on the taskbar while i do other things. 3.6.? on the other hand ate memory like it was candy. mozilla even admitted that 3.6.? has major memory use issues.
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12 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Useless Flash & JS Proliferation?

I wonder how much of this problem is actually related to the exponential increase, in useless Flash & JS routines incorporated in websites, for no worthwhile reason (at least from my perspective as a user)?

20 Tabs
Private Bytes: 256 MB
Virtual Size: 467 MB
Working Set: 275 MB
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12 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

anyone wants a 1.2GB Screeny from FF?

well download count doesn't really mean anything on the long run

but yea they need to improve it or else

good luck Mozilla Team!
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