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To: OldDeckHand

as a developer, I have to use FF. However, I find it a memory hog. Does FF4 address this?


20 posted on 03/23/2011 3:13:39 PM PDT by jimjohn
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To: jimjohn
'as a developer, I have to use FF. However, I find it a memory hog. Does FF4 address this?"

I have noticed that FF suffers from (my phrase) "memory creep". It seems that from the time that you launch it, it uses an increasing share of available memory (and I have 8GB). I have not found that the latest release remedies it, thus far. This is one of the reasons I liked IE9 64-bit - IE9 doesn't suffer this ailment, and was hoping FF4 would be available in 64-bit.

22 posted on 03/23/2011 3:18:08 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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FF has had that problem since as early as version 0.7. Mozilla claimed in their various forum discussions that the memory leak was caused by some unknown extension(s). They have never accepted responsibility.

From version 2 to 3, the problem was reduced. However, FF 3 can still eat up memory even when it is just open but not in use.

I tried several Windows ram/memory releasing programs. The only one that seemed to work was a little program called CleanMem from pcwintech.com/cleanmem.

I haven't tried version 4 yet. I am back at 3.6.3, because later 3.6 series created havoc on my computer.
24 posted on 03/23/2011 3:24:39 PM PDT by TomGuy
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