FireFox 34.0.5 hogs the memory
Since updating to this latest version and with only tab open, every time I run a page with flash I get a message from Windows within a couple of minutes saying it wants to close Firefox as I am getting low on memory.
This has never been an issue before and is not an issue if I use Chrome (which I would rather not), even with just this page open Firefox is using nearly 200mb of memory and Chrome is sitting on a page using Flash and its using 31mb of memory.
My system is not the most high powered but with 4gb of memory it shouldn't be running out of it with 1 tab of flash on Firefox.
Some added toolbar and anti-virus add-ons are known to cause Firefox issues. Disable All of them.
Separate Issue; Your System Details shows;
Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 15.0 r0
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues.
Separate Issue; Update your Flash Player v22.214.171.124 https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html Shockwave Director v126.96.36.199 http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/
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.
Disabling all add ons made it come down to 167mb, re enabling all but chatzilla (which I don't really need) made it stay around that 167mb mark.
Guess when I play flash games I will have to use Chrome.