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  • #16
    Originally posted by ManagerJosh
    Eeish this is insane. I've been messing around with Firefox and i pulled up a resource window to see why my computer is slowing down and I realize that with 5 tabs open, I've been using 148MB of memory. I close all but 1, and I'm still using 128MB...

    EEISH!

    And what's worst was I let Firefox idle for a bit, doing nothing to it, and I watched the memory usage start climbing for no particular reason.
    There are 2 things that... blegh... on the internet:

    1.) Mozilla
    2.) Firefox

    I've noticed the major memory leaks all right.

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    • #17
      Pfft.


      It's peaked at around 600 MB. You know something's going on when your computer hits a brick wall and the hard drive starts thrashing (noisy with RAID 10,000 RPM drives).
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      • #18
        Are you using Vista? Looks cool...

        MGM out

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        • #19
          I was using Windowblinds at the time of the screenshot (a month or two ago). Now I'm just using the Windows Classic theme built into Windows XP given Windowblinds 5 broke somehow. It was buggy to begin with.
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          • #20
            Been a problem for the entire time I've used firefox. Although it has yet to eat all my memory.

            Currently using 113MB of memory with 4 tabs open.

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            • #21
              http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/ben/archives/009749.html

              set browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers to 0... see if it'll help.


              5 tabs open with lots of extensions installed... 85MB usage.
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              • #22
                Don't we all just LOVE digg?
                :)

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by DirectPixel
                  Don't we all just LOVE digg?
                  Shh.
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Dave#
                    Try an OS with proper memory management
                    How amusing…a person unaware & uneducated about a topic, simply ranting based on their biased views.

                    As good as FF is, this was a known issue with FF that many people have had.

                    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=903863
                    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=131456
                    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=989510
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                    • #25
                      So many browsers have a bit of memory leaks... now I'm starting to complain about IE7 (Internet Explorer 7) Beta 2!

                      (After 2 hours, the memory usage diaplays at least 246,081k memory usage)

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                      • #26
                        I've been using it for the past few days and have noticed no significant increase in ram/vm usage.

                        I used to have 5-9 windows open and possibly 3-4 seperate IE processes. This used to consume 100~ mb all togher, I've been working with the same window since 10 am this morning, ranging from 10+ tabs to be opened to now 3. IE is using 42mb active memory and 35 in the VM.

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                        • #27
                          I try opening 10 tabs (almost each day, a few for the news, some for mesage boards) and still feel it got slower.... probably I am using Authorware in some cases and maybe Shockwave player at some point, but even without it, I feel it slowing down my computer.

                          (Yes, I understand I am running 123 Flash Chat server too, but that's a whole different story)

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by filburt1
                            I was using Windowblinds at the time of the screenshot (a month or two ago). Now I'm just using the Windows Classic theme built into Windows XP given Windowblinds 5 broke somehow. It was buggy to begin with.
                            I used WindowBlinds for a while, but didn't like the added startup tasks it added. I much prefer to simply modify my uxtheme.dll theme, so I can run WB themes, as well.
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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Quillz
                              I used WindowBlinds for a while, but didn't like the added startup tasks it added. I much prefer to simply modify my uxtheme.dll theme, so I can run WB themes, as well.
                              I didn't realize it was possible for uxtheme to run WB themes? Even the new WB5?

                              AFAIK, you can only run Visual Styles, not WB skins...
                              :)

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by thethethe
                                So many browsers have a bit of memory leaks... now I'm starting to complain about IE7 (Internet Explorer 7) Beta 2!

                                (After 2 hours, the memory usage diaplays at least 246,081k memory usage)
                                But IE7 is in Beta 2 . You willingly and knowingly took the risk by installing it.

                                But we have Firefox here claiming it's stable when in reality these memory leaks are sinking our computers
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