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Windows 7: firefox memory usage - 1GB!

07 Jul 2015   #31
genesishep

Windows 7 Home Premium, ElementaryOS Dual Boot
 
 

The slowdown on Amazon.com in Firefox is not only something you notice...its something many have seen. For some reason Firefox does not handle the JavaScript on Amazon very well. There is a Reddit thread about this and some solutions you may want to try.

The simplest and quickest for me was to install uBlock and add "images-amazon.com/*.js" to my filter. From there on Amazon loads lightning fast again. The downside is you can no longer flip through pictures of items on Amazon with multiple images.

The Reddit threads can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/com...lowness_keeps/ and https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/com...owdown/crangwo


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09 Jul 2015   #32
tgfyhre

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by genesishep View Post
The slowdown on Amazon.com in Firefox is not only something you notice...its something many have seen. For some reason Firefox does not handle the JavaScript on Amazon very well. There is a Reddit thread about this and some solutions you may want to try.

The simplest and quickest for me was to install uBlock and add "images-amazon.com/*.js" to my filter. From there on Amazon loads lightning fast again. The downside is you can no longer flip through pictures of items on Amazon with multiple images.

The Reddit threads can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/com...lowness_keeps/ and https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/com...owdown/crangwo
Glad to hear it's not just me, but frustrating that this has to happen. So basically break the functionality of images on the site with a ublock filter or deal with Amazon's poor javascript. Thanks for that link though - I'll give it a read.
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09 Jul 2015   #33
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Admittedly I use Cyberfox but just tested amazon and got 336MB usage with one tab (amazon)

With one tab (google) I got 276Mb usage so amazon shouldn't increase memory usage too much!
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09 Jul 2015   #34
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

FF Portable with three add ons:

Amazon 222MB
firefox memory usage - 1GB!-ff-amazon.jpg

Google 164MB
firefox memory usage - 1GB!-ff-google.jpg


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09 Jul 2015   #35
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

@ tgfyhre I'm a simple computer person so I try to do things the simple way.

1. Websites change formats of pages often so things your ram is using at those pages will change often.

2. If one has to worry about a few MB of ram usage the simple cure is to add more ram to the computer and quiet worry about it.

3. One can chase MB's of ram usage on a computer forever and end up with a bunch of 3rd party programs looking for ram usage that use more ram than what you are looking for.

4. We buy and install ram for two main reasons.
1. A system will not work without it.
2. To use the ram.
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09 Jul 2015   #36
tgfyhre

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
 
 

You'll notice by looking at my specs that I'm running 32bit so I can't add more RAM - I'm stuck at 3GB. If it was as easy as adding more RAM I would have done that already. I have a ton of stuff installed and configured the way I need and I'm hoping this fall or winter to get myself a new PC with Windows 10 64bit. That should solve my memory issues. For now though I was looking for ways to improve my situation since adding memory is not an option and I don't want to go through the hassle of re-installing Windows7 64bit and all my software just to do it all again this fall or winter.

Plus, regarding the Amazon issue with poor loading, I don't think that's a memory issue, so adding more memory won't improve that situation anyways.
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10 Jul 2015   #37
genesishep

Windows 7 Home Premium, ElementaryOS Dual Boot
 
 
New Fix

I feel silly for not trying this sooner. I hopped around the Mozilla support forums a bit and found a suggestion that I disable the option to "Use Hardware Acceleration when available" under Preferences->Advanced and that completely removed the problem for me. Amazon loads as quickly as any other browser and it just took the tick of a single setting to get me back in top shape. Hope this works for you too!
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10 Jul 2015   #38
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

tgfyhre I never stated you have a memory problem. Your entire thread is about you thinking your system is using to much memory mainly Firefox.

I just suggest two methods of helping.
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