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My system recently slowed considerably. When I checked what was happening, I found there were up to 14 Firefox 'windows' showing in my Task Manager, and collectively these 'windows' were consuming over 25% of the computer memory (650+MB) even with Firefox just opened as the initial browser screen; no addresses etc had yet to be added. I've followed many of the troubleshooting suggestions, but to no avail. I have not reset the browser as yet as I need to understand the root of the problem

Thanks in advance for your assistance Duncan Hodder

My system recently slowed considerably. When I checked what was happening, I found there were up to 14 Firefox 'windows' showing in my Task Manager, and collectively these 'windows' were consuming over 25% of the computer memory (650+MB) even with Firefox just opened as the initial browser screen; no addresses etc had yet to be added. I've followed many of the troubleshooting suggestions, but to no avail. I have not reset the browser as yet as I need to understand the root of the problem Thanks in advance for your assistance Duncan Hodder

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Oh, I also meant to mention that there were no other programs running on my monitor at the time

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It's normal for there to be many processes with different jobs. You can get more details by visiting about:processes in the address bar (Shift+Esc).

You can reduce the number of processes per site (default four) by changing dom.ipc.processCount.webIsolated to 1 in about:config then restarting the browser.

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