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Re: Firefox is becoming a bloated piece of ram eating software

Desiree wrote on 2/7/2018 1:17 AM:
On 2/6/2018 9:02 AM, WaltS48 wrote:
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.

What does sleeping have to do with leaving a browser running 24/7/365? I have two desktops and live in a climate where it is a necessity to run them 24/7/365 if I want them to last 5 years.  I generally have several browsers open 24/7.  I have no need to drag a computer around with me outside my home (besides I dislike laptops) so this closing a browser that has 200 tabs open in it because I have a laptop is irrelevant to me.  The devs though, just like Microsoft, believe the desktop is dead and code only for mobile devices.  It is very difficult nowdays to find a great browser, or even just a good one, for the desktop.

I also hate browsers that wall off each tab so you have a zillion of them running in Task Manager if you have 100 tabs open in each browser! I don't care if a "bad" tab crashes the browser.  I rarely have a browser crash for any reason.  My default browser now is Basilisk but it eats lots of RAM and I can't keep it open for days/weeks either.  At least it doesn't clutter my Task Manager as it doesn't wall off each tab and for that alone I will have it as my default browser.

You can set the max number of CPU's that will be spawned for tabs in the latest 64 bit FF versions.

I don't have the problem you report.

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