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How do I stop Firefox from continuing to grow in size during sesion?

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After initiating Firefox its size continues growing and I can not stop it from doing so. I verify there is only one copy running so there are no dups. Things get so slow I finally shut it down and go to another browser which stays at a reasonable size. Right now Firefox is at 433,344 K and growing. What can I do to keep this under 100,000 K?

thanks toucango

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433,344 K is about 500M which is reasonable for a browser if it is accessing sites uses heavy frameworks. I don't see a problem here unless the number keeps increasing unreasonably (it is not in this case).

Can you check the memory usage when you access just this support page.

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Problems continue. have just updated latest Mozilla version = size seems more reasonable but I have 6 versions of various sizes shown on Windows task master. I can eliminate the smaller ones but then the active one and session cancels. At startup I click Mozilla only 1 time. This is all new since last auto update of Windows and Firefox. Any thoughts?

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So what your saying is the Memory it uses slowly creeps up as it just idles?

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You have two weird extensions showing in the System Details list.

  • InternetSpeedTracker 8.405.12.16937 (_9tMembers_@free.internetspeedtracker.com)
  • WeatherBlink 8.405.12.20704 (_gcMembers_@www.weatherblink.com)

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Appearance
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window
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Current Firefox releases have multi-process windows enabled. You may see three or more Firefox processes running.

  • one process for the main Firefox thread (user interface)
  • one or more processes for content threads set via "Options/Preferences -> General -> Performance" (dom.ipc.processCount)
  • one process for the compositor thread (Windows)

You can look in "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) to see the current multi-process state.

  • "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" -> "Application Basics":
    Multiprocess Windows
    Web Content Processes

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