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RAM usage increases as time passes.

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I have noticed that if I leave an empty firefox tab open after sometime the empty tab somehow would start using a large amount of RAM. I don't know if it is expected behaviour or not. I came to know about this problem as I use a laptop and I very rarely put it to sleep, so my laptop would idle out on charging with a empty firefox tab open and it would start out with consuming reasonable amount of RAM but after I return mabye after 20 minutes and the RAM usage would skyrocket to about a gig for only firefox with that empty tab. I do have 4 add-ons installed but firefox behaves the same when I restart it in safe mode. Any help is very much appreciated.

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the current FF does consume ram, lots of it; unfortunately

i dont know why it consumes more idling

but it has more features than before

my suggestion is to close it while not in use

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Thank you for taking out the time to answer

·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben

Could you please suggest a firefox version which is less RAM intensive so I can downgrade to that version.

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unfortunately, i have no idea.

maybe netscape?  :-)

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