firefox opens 6 processes in windows task manager
Each time I open FF and look into my task manager I find that FF opens 6 processes at the same time. I Did not open 6 firefox tabs and yet it still opens 6 tabs in windows task manager. And each time I try to end one of the processes it ends FF all together. First of all why does it open 6 processes and what is it doing in the background.
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It is quite normal to see more Firefox processes running.
- process for the main Firefox thread (user interface)
- one or more content processes, see:
Options/Preferences -> General -> Performance
remove checkmark: [ ] "Use recommended performance settings"
- process for the compositor thread
- process for extensions
- process for WebRender when this feature is enabled
You can find the current multi-process state on the Troubleshooting Information page (about:support).
- "Help -> Troubleshooting Information"
"Application Basics": Multiprocess Windows
"Remote Processes" further down
See also the about:memory page for information about the process IDs.
Ok thanks cor-el. I almost thought something was wrong here. I'll definitely look into this. And so I am just a little bit wiser. Thx