Mike’s Dump

April 10, 2006

Firefox Memory Leaks

Filed under: Home — mikesdump @ 10:37 am

Anyone who has used FireFox for a significant amount of browsing probably has noticed the memory leaks issue. Below are two great posts on the subject. The first one has a suggestion on how to help make this a little less painful (I just tried the suggestion and it seems pretty good so far). The second post is a sad tale of which extensions are part of the problem and not part of the solution (I used the top three extensions listed)

http://tech.cybernetnews.com/2006/03/26/this-may-help-your-firefox-memory-leak/

http://tech.cybernetnews.com/2006/04/04/reducing-your-memory-usage-in-firefox/

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2 Comments »

  1. IE View is better than IE Tab.
    http://ieview.mozdev.org/

    It has advance settings to remember URLs to always open them in IE instead of firefox, the downfall is it does not open an IE shell in a tab.

    Comment by James — April 10, 2006 @ 7:13 pm | Reply

  2. After playing with minimize "solution" a little I’m not sure how affective it is. It does appear to drop the memory usage when checking your processes but the overall memory of your system doesn’t drop until FireFox is closed.

    I have IE Tab installed but I don’t use it much. I was using it for a couple pages that used ActiveX Controls but I found them a little flakely in the tab (I really like the idea though). Using IE View is way more stable with those pages so with this latest news I might as well uninstall my IE Tab.

    Thanks James

    Comment by mike — April 10, 2006 @ 9:35 pm | Reply


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