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Firefox processes

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Why are there eight Firefox processes when it opens?

Why are there eight Firefox processes when it opens?

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What do you have set here? See screenshot

Modified by jonzn4SUSE

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More than one process is normal for the current Firefox. http://www.ghacks.net/2016/07/22/multi-process-firefox/

Multi-process Firefox is codenamed "e10s". https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/multiprocess

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jonzn4SUSE, I have "use recommended performance settings" checked. Should I change that?

Timmy

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It's up to you. Like Fred said, this is normal in today's interwebs. Turn it off and see if you can tell the performance difference when you have a lot going on in the window. In today's world of everything running in the browser you have to have a beefier system anyway.

Operating System: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20211203 KDE Plasma Version: 5.23.4 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.88.0 Qt Version: 5.15.2 Kernel Version: 5.15.5-1-default (64-bit) Graphics Platform: X11 Processors: 4 × Intel® Core™ i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz Memory: 31.0 GiB of RAM Graphics Processor: Mesa DRI Intel® HD Graphics 4600

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How many Firefox processes are needed as I just checked and it's up to eleven at this point.

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jonzn4SUSE I see. I should experiment with the settings and number of processes to see what works best. I'll give it a try.......

Timmy

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Fred, Those articles were very informative. Thank you very much Timmy

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There are 13 Firefox processes in my task manager now!!! And 2/3rds of my ram is in use!!! Too funny Timmy

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I'm curious to know the specs of your machine. ;-))