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




On Wed, 7 Feb 2018 09:36:19 -0700, Jeff Barnett <jbbrus@xxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

>Desiree wrote on 7/2/2018 1:17 AM:
>> On 6/2/2018 9:02 AM, WaltS48 wrote:
>>> On 6/2/18 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.

Pity you can't do anything useful with the latest version.
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