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HIgh memory usage seems to continually increase!

I realise that Firefox uses up a lot of Memory (particularly as it tries to run each Tab separately). However, my Firefox seems to keep increasing its usage! I can start … (read more)

I realise that Firefox uses up a lot of Memory (particularly as it tries to run each Tab separately). However, my Firefox seems to keep increasing its usage!

I can start with a number of Tabs open & (after refreshing each Tab - to ensure it is "lice" & "active") I will get (according to Windows Task Manager) about 1,300MB in use.

Without opening up any more Tabs & without trying to run any Web-Based Videos, over a period of a few hours it will increase & increase & increase - perhaps getting up to 4,000MB!

I've cross checked with "about:performance" (to open FF's own Task Manager), to show the individual Tab usage, & that NEVER totals up to anywhere near the figures shown by the Windows Task Manager!!

Obviously, my FF is fully up to date!

Any comments!

Asked by John-B 10 months ago

Last reply by TerryN21 4 months ago

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Firefox is using far too much RAM

Wow... I just updated and am trying to use Firefox as my default browser yet again, however, yet again, it's RAM usage is ruining an otherwise good relationship. Why does… (read more)

Wow... I just updated and am trying to use Firefox as my default browser yet again, however, yet again, it's RAM usage is ruining an otherwise good relationship. Why does this browser guzzle RAM so hungrily? I had to reboot it as I couldn't type any longer, without waiting every few letters before seeing them on the screen, and I've got 60 Gigs of RAM. But Firefox was using 22 of them!

This has obviously been an ongoing issue for years, both from my experience, and the 2,000 threads that come up in response to this issue. Come on guys, it can't be this impossible to create a functional browser that is more RAM efficient, what's the problem?

Oh, and it sure would be nice, given 2,000 results from my search, to be able to filter them by date. I'm using version 84, so threads dealing with version 50 or so, aren't going to be of much help...

Asked by StevenCee 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

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when I open 2 firefoxs more memory is used. When I close one firefox my memory usage stays the some. When I open a new firefox my memory goes up until I am using over a g… (read more)

when I open 2 firefoxs more memory is used. When I close one firefox my memory usage stays the some. When I open a new firefox my memory goes up until I am using over a gig. All other network software decreases memory usage, like Google Chrome, why can't yours?

Asked by wsjohns 10 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 10 months ago

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Firefox crashes over night, every night, with signature "OOM | small"

Sometimes it happens during the day too, but it always happens every night. When I check the crash reports, the signature line says "OOM | small", which confirms my obser… (read more)

Sometimes it happens during the day too, but it always happens every night.

When I check the crash reports, the signature line says "OOM | small", which confirms my observation that it's running out of memory. On those occasions where it happens during the day, and I can catch it, the Peak Working Set in Windows Task Manager reveals that Firefox used all available memory before it crashed. (I have 8 gb total.)

It doesn't make any difference how many tabs I have open. I can have one tab open - about:home e.g. - and it can still crash with "OOM | small".

I wonder if Firefox spawns some background process that typically only runs at night, and that process is failing for some reason.

Asked by enbalmed 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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When watching broadcasts on twitch.tv, the consumption of RAM starts to grow very much, and after an hour of viewing it reaches 2 gb … (read more)

When watching broadcasts on twitch.tv, the consumption of RAM starts to grow very much, and after an hour of viewing it reaches 2 gb

Asked by User256 3 years ago

Answered by FFus3r 3 years ago

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firefox quantum consuming 3x memory on RAM compared to google chrome canary, wasn't it supposed to use less?(same tabs open)

Okay so i just tried firefox quantum which was supposed to use 30% less memory than chrome while it actually uses 3 times more memory. Is there any explanation? I have th… (read more)

Okay so i just tried firefox quantum which was supposed to use 30% less memory than chrome while it actually uses 3 times more memory. Is there any explanation? I have the same tabs open on both the browsers. also : Google Chrome Version 71.0.3545.0 (Official Build) canary (64-bit) Firefox Quantum downloaded from website as of september 8, 2018.

Asked by rishabhpatel 3 years ago

Last reply by FFus3r 3 years ago