SPLIT Browser Wars

Porthoz

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I still don't see how people are getting memory leaks.

I've had my firefox open for over a month now with 65 tabs open and the memory has only climbed to 350mb which is because I've got 65 tabs open with various video sources open as well.

It's never crashed, slowed down, it's never had any unresponsive scripts or anything like that.
Man, I want that miracle version of Firefox. It'd make me a born again Christian!
 

Kimlo

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Not a chance.

FF57 splits the tabs into multiple processes, you're probably looking at a single FF process.

It's simply not possible for 65 tabs to be consuming a grand total of 350MB
 

Super Freak

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Run time report saying over a month but that seems to be taking into account the previous version.

I've had Firefox 57 running since it came out, and not a single memory leak issue.

I'm looking at how much memory Firefox is using as a whole.

I'm not the only person that isn't experiencing this issue. Have any of you fiddled around with the settings?
 

Porthoz

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Run time report saying over a month but that seems to be taking into account the previous version.

I've had Firefox 57 running since it came out, and not a single memory leak issue.

I'm looking at how much memory Firefox is using as a whole.

I'm not the only person that isn't experiencing this issue. Have any of you fiddled around with the settings?
Please, you're talking to computer nerds here, fiddling with settings is what we do.
Besides the fact that upgrading to FF57 requires a restart, that configuration would probably bring down NSA's supercomputer in less than a month.
 

Super Freak

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If it helps the Firefox forums have solutions on how to fix the memory leak issues if you're having any.

If your firefox is sluggish and unresponsive after a while, then they have solutions that stop that.
 

Nashy

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Correct, they have many tweaks and solutions to reduce the memory footprint. However, that doesn't fix a bug which causes it to leak, which I assure you, it does do.
 

Super Freak

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My memory percentage says otherwise.

Previous Firefox versions it would increase and increase and increase because it would use more and more ram. My ram has been at a steady 60% for the past couple of weeks with several programs open such as Photoshop, After Effects, Vegas Pro.
 

Renegade

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lmao @ the claim someone had 65 tabs open in a browser for a MONTH and didn't have memory leaks.

ok mate sure, i'm selling the sydney harbour bridge, interested?
 

Renegade

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Not just any browser either... Firefox!
Honestly, I'd doubt any browser could hold 65 tabs for a month straight of varying content and not have a memory leak.

Leave Word open for a month straight and see how it performs... lol
 

Kimlo

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It's simply not possible. Notepad would start to go nuts if it had to deal with 65 tabs worth of content.

FF57 uses about 350MB PER tab on my work computer, no memory leaks whatsoever in 57.
At home though, I get memory leaks, not bad enough that it crashes and hangs though, it's 100% useable now.

I have the same addons/settings for both home and work, as it's synced through Firefox account. I don't really care to fix it, the work computer is the more important one to be stable, and it has zero problems, so I'm happy.;
 

Super Freak

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FirefoxRamSS.jpg

I look at every single thing you can use (windows, third party) to look at how much ram is being used by a program. Every one shows the same.

Opened up a couple more tabs on YouTube.

No. Memory. Leaks.
 

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