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I run firefox 24/7 bit once a week I have to stop / restart to clear the build up in memmory after restart ram has dropped by 1Gig why

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Over a week of use you can see the memory level steadily increasing over time on the ram monitors, by simply restarting Firefox and reloading all the pages I use as standard the memory level has dropped by 1Gig and does not instantly rise again but slowly over the week. Does this mean that there is a leaky program leaving unused buts in the ram, or is it just all the add on programs that you can not get rid of not clearing until the restart?

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Neil

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Update your Shockwave Flash v14. http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/

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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-uses-too-much-memory-ram?esab=a&s=memory&r=0&as=s

Firefox uses too much memory (RAM) - How to fix This article describes how to make Firefox use less memory to make it run faster and prevent crashes.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} While you are in safe mode; Press the <Alt> or <F10> key to bring up the tool bar. Followed by;

Windows; Tools > Options Linux; Edit > Preferences Mac; application name > Preferences

Then Advanced > General. Look for and turn off Use Hardware Acceleration.