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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I wonder if they fixed the memory devouring feature?


5 posted on 12/10/2010 12:47:36 PM PST by listenhillary (A very simple fix to our dilemma - We need to reward the makers instead of the takers)
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I never notice any problems...

I never see it above 2 Gigs....I have 4 .

9 posted on 12/10/2010 12:49:52 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: listenhillary

“I wonder if they fixed the memory devouring feature?”

I doubt they ever will. Each release is worse than the last. My guess is eventually FF will simply be crushed to death under its own weight.

That being said, I can’t live without it because of certain extensions. However, I can’t really recommend FF to Mom and Pop type non-techies.

I finally went back to 3.0.13, changed about a dozen hidden config settings, disabled almost all plugins (especially silverlight, set Adobe Flash to always ask when it wants to store data, and keep an eye on memory growth with statusbarex, periodically minimizing all FF windows manually with the actual minimize button and having set config.trim_on_minimize to TRUE in about:config. This latter actually works to trim memory, at least in 3.0.13. It didn’t seem to work in later versions. I’m pretty sure sliverlight and adobeflash were among the worse offenders, but by no means are the only things causing explosive and unmitigated memory growth.

At any rate, given the millions of google hits on this issue, it obvious the FF developers don’t know how to fix this problem or don’t care or both.


15 posted on 12/10/2010 1:43:03 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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To: listenhillary

“I wonder if they fixed the memory devouring feature?”

I doubt they ever will. Each release is worse than the last. My guess is eventually FF will simply be crushed to death under its own weight.

That being said, I can’t live without it because of certain extensions. However, I can’t really recommend FF to Mom and Pop type non-techies.

I finally went back to 3.0.13, changed about a dozen hidden config settings, disabled almost all plugins (especially silverlight, set Adobe Flash to always ask when it wants to store data, and keep an eye on memory growth with statusbarex, periodically minimizing all FF windows manually with the actual minimize button and having set config.trim_on_minimize to TRUE in about:config. This latter actually works to trim memory, at least in 3.0.13. It didn’t seem to work in later versions. I’m pretty sure sliverlight and adobeflash were among the worse offenders, but by no means are the only things causing explosive and unmitigated memory growth.

At any rate, given the millions of google hits on this issue, it obvious the FF developers don’t know how to fix this problem or don’t care or both.


16 posted on 12/10/2010 2:46:42 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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I wonder if they fixed the memory devouring feature?

Use the addon "Ramback". It solves the problem nicely.

18 posted on 12/10/2010 9:04:27 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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