Firefox uses massive RAM?


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    Firefox uses massive RAM?


    So...I've got numerous Edge tabs open. One single tab of Firefox...and I get this RAM usage. What the heck?

    I can't even use Firefox on this machine since it eats up all my RAM. The whole machine slows down. What gives?Firefox uses massive RAM?-ram-snip.png

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  2. Access Denied's Avatar
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    Firefox does the same for me. I can leave a single tab open for a while and it will eat more RAM than Chrome with 10+ tabs in constant use.
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  3. Posts : 642
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    Thread belongs in the Browsers and email location.

    First thing to try is to open Fx in Safe Mode; do that, then post the result, we can proceed from there.

    In case you are not aware of Safe Mode:

    Safe Mode - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

    If you are aware, then don't have read the two previous lines of text....
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  4. Josey Wales's Avatar
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    Not for me

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  5. Stitch194's Avatar
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    What version of FF are you running? I run Win 10 Pro, Firefox Quantum 59.02. with one Add ON. Have you tried disabling Add On's -Pug In's? If there's no noticeable difference I would uninstall/reinstall FF

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  6. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    My Firefox show 6 processes with 4 pages/tabs open and only 431.5MB memory used.
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  7. eLPuSHeR's Avatar
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    I have seen that behaviour sometimes when having both Facebook and Youtube opened for a long time.
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  8. Josey Wales's Avatar
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    Stitch194 said:
    What version of FF are you running? I run Win 10 Pro, Firefox Quantum 59.02. with one Add ON. Have you tried disabling Add On's -Pug In's? If there's no noticeable difference I would uninstall/reinstall FF

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    Firefox 60 BETA 8 with 6 addons and I am not having this memory issue. You can see what I am running in my specs.
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