Hi All I have asked this Q. b4 and all was good after.
I use Firefox and have upgraded a few times but the new version Firefox/220.127.116.11 seems to be wanting to eat all my memory. I applied Adblock before and that was fine. Does anyone know what I need to sort this out please
take some of the 'unnecessary' plug ins off... uninstall them and restart firefox.
I was wondering the same thing. Does Firefox really has a some kind of memory issue ? removing plugings is not the solution. they supposed to work with it without eating too much memory.
Firefox has notorious memory leak issues. In other words, when plugins are loaded and in use, or when you have multiple tabs open, the memory being taken up by these is not released when you close them. It is only released when you shut Firefox down and start it again.
I have very few addons and themes installed.
Web Developer Toolbar
McAfee Site Advisor
plus two themes (Firefox Default and IFox Smooth)
Yet the memory usage has been known to get up to 200MB which is ridiculous. These memory issues have been in every version of Firefox 2 I have used. I continue to use Firefox because it is the most versatile browser.
Opening a new tab from a link is much easier in Firefox (holding down control and clicking the link). I'm not saying Opera isn't good, because i think it is an excellent browser. I just think Firefox is easier to use.
My firefox just got updated to Firefox 18.104.22.168. Dont know the fixes in this release but my firefox never goes over 80megs usage. I only have one addon installed though.