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Mozilla MemShrink Set to fix Firefox Memory

darthcamaro (735685) writes | more than 3 years ago

Firefox 3

darthcamaro (735685) writes "If you're like a lot of Firefox 4 users out there, you've probably noticed that Firefox has a serious memory problem — it uses alot more than it really should. At long last, Mozilla developers are finally set to take this issue seriously with a dedicated team called MemShrink that are focused on the problem.

"It's pretty clear by now that this is a much bigger problem than any one person can likely tackle," Mozilla Developer, Johnny Stenback said.

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quantic_oscillation7 (973678) | more than 3 years ago | (#36406738)

actually if you go to Help-> Restart with addons disabled, you'll find that in fact Firefox is not a memory hog. it's the addons stupid!!!

MemShrink team here are my sugestions.. (1)

quantic_oscillation7 (973678) | more than 3 years ago | (#36406894)

MemShrink team here are my sugestions... 1. give me an about:memory that shows how much memory each addon is using 2. give me the possibility to kill the addons that i am not using or that are wasting to much memory 3. (this one could be more complicated) give me something like Linux kernel modules, i install all the addons i want but when i'm not using it the browser unloads them and loads it when i require that function

Didn't you like it better (1)

summerbreeze (2229702) | more than 3 years ago | (#36408398)

when computers had so little memory to begin with that you had to be conservative and smart with your design? I don't envy the task of MemShrink team, as they are trying to fix something they have very little control over, unless they are able to go back to the drawing board.
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