[...]discovered that Firefox will simply eat up all the memory it can get over time.
As expected, when you open a page it will claim the nessacery memory to do what you have asked for it, and opening more tabs will consequently cause a jump in memory usage to display more pages. However upon closing these tabs, it doesn't seem to free up all of the memory it has initially claimed. [...]
I ended up with 3 pages open, and the total claiming 370,000 k just to run one download and read some comics![...]
Let me know if my problem is plagueing you too, and if you've found a creative solution. Thanks in advance
If a software is well designed, it should not matter how long a person has it open for.
Firefox does use a lot of memory and that is ridiculous. For just one tab Firefox uses 49,000 K on my computer. Luckily I have 1.25 GB of installed memory
A few times I have had Firefox crash and have had to kill the process manually. Donít know what the problem is or how to report it.
I completely agree with the two guys above. And I was curious to find out if someone else has this problem too.
Some weeks ago I wanted to give Firefox a try. I have nothing to complain about IE except that it can't save some web pages and there is NO solution for that (off-topic: someone smart please tell me how can I save using IE6 this page: http://www.linux.ro/...m=1&topic=11294
Anyway... after using Firefox for one ot two weeks I had to give up. After only 6 hours of browsing it was using almost 200 MB. OK, I have this "bad" (?) habbit of opening a lot of tabs (or windows in IE). For example if I search someting in Google I open 10 or more results in new windows in order to see which of them contain the info I need. After reading them I close the ones that I dont need.
Using IE6 I always have 10 or more windows open and I never had problems with this (it seems IE6 can handle up to 30 windows on my system).
But Firefox, even if I'm careful and try not to "abuse", really manges to bring my system down after only a few hours of browsing. Using a lot of windows is not an excuse for poor memory management. So I'm giving up this poor excuse of a browser (i mean Firefox).
Hmm... But I still cant save some php forum pages in IE6.... I guess I still have to wait for the perfect browser for me.