Re: Firefox is becoming a bloated piece of ram eating software
- Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:06:16 -0700
- From: Jeff Barnett <jbbrus@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Firefox is becoming a bloated piece of ram eating software
WaltS48 wrote on 2/6/2018 12:02 PM:
On 2/6/18 1:38 PM, pierre.courtois@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Before I start I'd like to say I use firefox exclusively over all
other browser. I've been using since it was put into production. It
speed and the capability to use adons was a big plus in making it a
"safer" alternative to the opposition.
But as time goes on it became more and more of a memory and resource
hog. And now since the last few updates it became even worse. It spawn
many individuals processes in task manager, you can't keep it on for
more than a couple days at a time before it slow the whole system to a
crawl. So much so that when it does slow to a crawl I usually kill the
processes manually, which you made tedious to do with so many processes.
Come on devs, get a grip and make it back like it was, a fast reliable
alternative to everything else out there, not this slow, bloated piece
of software that can barely run for more than a couple days without a
restart. Frankly, I'm getting tired of it and seriously looking at
alternative because the joy of using something nice to use is getting
Don't forget to place some blame on the extension developers whose
extensions leak memory. Come on devs, get a grip and plug the memory
leaks in your extensions.
Now, why do you need to keep Firefox on for days?
I like to sleep occasionally, usually every night, quit all
applications, shutdown the computer, turn off the lights and save money
on my utility bill.
I too worry about my utility bill. My solution - and I recommend it to
you - is to have my desktops enter S3 sleep state where a total of 6
watts is used to refresh a 64GB memory and maintain system state. I
always knock down my browser after use so I don't enable session long
data leakages. So security might be at risk but surely not money. I
figure that 6 watts for 16 hours a day at 13 cents per kilowatt hour is
less than five dollars a year! Of course you can save that five dollars
by shut down or hibernation. If the latter, you are likely to run into
the problems described above since one doesn't tend to shut down apps
I don't have the problem you report.
Tip: There are no devs here that will read your rant. Try
The above isn't a rant. FF and TB sold themselves to the public by
making several claims: 1) not MS, 2) responsive to user's needs, 3)
standards compliant, 4) extensions so we could tailor to our liking, 5)
along with 4 implementing many standard browser features through
extensions, 6) light weight, memory efficient, fast, 7) still not MS.
The original poster is simply stating that Mozilla has lost their vision
and think it's the users fault - a view you seem to share.
The problem is trying to make a profit so listening to other than users.
I recall several times in the past years suggesting that I in particular
and other users PAY a small amount of Yankee cash to support Mozilla and
being told in scathing language that that would never happen. There is a
widening breach between Mozilla and its user community. One can only
hope that this breach doesn't widen much more.
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