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Windows 7: Done with Firefox...

16 Jul 2010   #21
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Jon, try adding the NoScript addon and see if that solves the problem.


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16 Jul 2010   #22
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

The high memory usage was probably caused by an addon
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16 Jul 2010   #23
markvis14

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Have you tried reinstalling it? Or atleast remove all the addons , they can eat quite some resources.
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16 Jul 2010   #24
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Just out of idle curiosity, why do people leave their browsers open for days?

PC's on 24/7 I understand (and do) but not browsers.

I open and close browsers like it's going out of fashion... admittedly it's a habit that harks back to the days of using low resource rigs, but still - is it really necessary to leave a browser open for days?

It's not like they take forever to start. It also avoids these major memory leak issues with some browsers.
This makes a lot of sense. I put my computer to sleep when I go to sleep, but when I do that, I close the browser. Then when I wake up, I see the RAM gadget has dropped back to its normal idle spot. Just seems like common sense to me.
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16 Jul 2010   #25
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Jon, try adding the NoScript addon and see if that solves the problem.
That drives some people absolutely batty, having to constantly enable certain sites. I use it, but my sister refuses to.
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16 Jul 2010   #26
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

well i never used firefox everyone tells me it is so fast i always used msn i thought it had been always decent

on the other hand i recently started using google chrome no issues what so ever so i can't give you any idea of what it can be besides a internet connection lag
or plainly the driver going bad on the browser did you ever try uninstalling it and then reinstalling it after removal of folders and delete old files first ?

with all that being done should be no way it would lag again especially if you make it like a fresh first time install just throwing it out there that is something i would do
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16 Jul 2010   #27
96accord

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That's crazy!

I have about 8 tabs open and my Mem Usage is 176,272 K

Edit: I upgraded to Firefox 4.0 Beta 1 this morning on my work laptop.
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16 Jul 2010   #28
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

One of the tabs when the memory spiked like wouldn't happened to have been Failbook would it?

That is one site I know of that can cause that kind of memory usage regardless of which browser you use depending on which part of the site you are on. I have seen it in both Firefox and IE8 where memory usage will go over 500 MB with some of the games on Failbook (and no I don't use it, but my wife does).
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16 Jul 2010   #29
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Jon, try adding the NoScript addon and see if that solves the problem.
Negative. I have used it before and it's a pain because you need to enable every website you use that has any sort of script.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
The high memory usage was probably caused by an addon
Only one installed was Adblock Plus. That should improve memory use because Flash ads do not load.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markvis14 View Post
Have you tried reinstalling it? Or atleast remove all the addons , they can eat quite some resources.
I went from Firefox 3.6.3 to 3.6.6 with problems (varying) on both. The 3.6.3 version gave me the memory issues. I know with 3.6.4 they isolated plugins to a separate process. The issue with 3.6.6 was maxed out CPU usage for the firefox.exe process.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
This makes a lot of sense. I put my computer to sleep when I go to sleep, but when I do that, I close the browser. Then when I wake up, I see the RAM gadget has dropped back to its normal idle spot. Just seems like common sense to me.
My computer is on 24/7. I never put it to sleep. Why should I close out the browser when I will just open it again and load up 8-10 tabs again? Work smarter, not harder.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
That drives some people absolutely batty, having to constantly enable certain sites. I use it, but my sister refuses to.
Exactly, I hated having to enable it on every website I went to. It's a useful extension but not practical.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
One of the tabs when the memory spiked like wouldn't happened to have been Failbook would it?

That is one site I know of that can cause that kind of memory usage regardless of which browser you use depending on which part of the site you are on. I have seen it in both Firefox and IE8 where memory usage will go over 500 MB with some of the games on Failbook (and no I don't use it, but my wife does).
I do not play games on Facebook (Mafia Wars, Farm Land, etc). I post there and that's it. I generally close the tab too because people tend to IM you through Facebook even if you aren't there.
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16 Jul 2010   #30
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

some add on's act like spyware
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