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    Firefox and high memory use...

    I use Firefox as my main browser. I only have a small number of plug-ins and extensions, and only ever have around 8 tabs open. Memory use seems to exceed 500Mb and I'm wondering if this is about average? It seems a little excessive to me.

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    About 1.7Gb here with 3 windows open and maybe the best part of 70 tabs between the windows. Not huge number of plugins or extensions either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    About 1.7Gb here with 3 windows open and maybe the best part of 70 tabs between the windows. Not huge number of plugins or extensions either.
    70 tabs?!


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    Firefox has been like this for years. It really lets it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    70 tabs?!
    I often have 150+ tabs open in Chrome. Memory usage is around 10-15GB.

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Firefox has been like this for years.
    Firefox has improved a lot in recent years. See the MemShrink project.

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    It really lets it down.
    Not really. If you have the RAM, you might as well use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    70 tabs?!

    Yeh and I closed a load this morning

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