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Last post Author Topic: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog  (Read 33602 times)

MilesAhead

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Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« on: August 29, 2012, 10:50:16 PM »
Firefox 15 less of a memory hog.  Speed-dial got hosed. But I didn't like it much on FF anyway.  LastPass I had to update to 2.02 to get it going again.  At least now it uses a lot less memory than Chromium. :)

edit: hmm, mistake updating LastPass. Messed up Opera so it wouldn't even load. Had to do restore point. Turns out I don't see any big memory savings anyway. Back to 14.01 for me.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2012, 11:11:35 PM by MilesAhead »

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 11:11:34 PM »
My personal conclusion is flash is the guiltiest, not the only one, but guiltiest. I am running a portable firefox with flashblock and there is a difference with another running parallel to it without flashblock.

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012, 11:12:50 PM »
As in my edit above. I had to go back. I have to stay with LastPass compatible across chromium,ff, and opera or it gets all screwy. :)

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2012, 11:26:49 PM »
My personal conclusion is flash is the guiltiest, not the only one, but guiltiest. I am running a portable firefox with flashblock and there is a difference with another running parallel to it without flashblock.

As of FF14 you don't need flashblock. FF now includes the functionality of flashblock. See this link.

It doesn't have the whitelisting function yet, but one less add-on, one less memory hole I believe.

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2012, 11:32:44 PM »
There I was thinking I am keeping up with firefox changes  :-\

Thanks eleman :)

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2012, 11:51:21 PM »
There I was thinking I am keeping up with firefox changes  :-\

While you're trying to keep up with FF versions, could you do me a small favour and count the drops of water in the ocean, and grains of sand in the desert and tell me which is more? ;D
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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2012, 11:55:42 PM »
There I was thinking I am keeping up with firefox changes  :-\

While you're trying to keep up with FF versions, could you do me a small favour and count the drops of water in the ocean, and grains of sand in the desert and tell me which is more? ;D

Definitely the drops in the ocean.

BTW, Firefox Extended Support Release is here.

I was looking forward to the fruits of memshrink project, the one that aims to reduce memory hog. As of FF15, the efforts reached to their zenith. From now on, the law of diminishing returns apply. So I'll jump in the Extended Support Release bandwagon when they release FF17.

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2012, 12:01:48 AM »
I think I'll stay with 14.01 for a while. Seems pretty solid.

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2012, 12:12:10 AM »
There I was thinking I am keeping up with firefox changes  :-\

While you're trying to keep up with FF versions, could you do me a small favour and count the drops of water in the ocean, and grains of sand in the desert and tell me which is more? ;D

 ;D

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2012, 12:36:53 AM »
There I was thinking I am keeping up with firefox changes  :-\

While you're trying to keep up with FF versions, could you do me a small favour and count the drops of water in the ocean, and grains of sand in the desert and tell me which is more? ;D

 ;D

Yeah. Soon they'll be switching to scientific notation.  Get ya' Firefox here! Get ya' Firefox 1.23 x 10 to the 12th new today!!

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2012, 02:49:29 AM »
While you're trying to keep up with FF versions...
I'm not sure whether you knew, but you don't have to try. Just sign up for the ß development download channel - It's always been pretty stable for me, so far.
               Firefox 15.0 beta channel.png

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2012, 03:04:36 AM »
I've been running optimized third-party Firefox builds only for months now. New Pale Moon 15 still "hogs" about 850 MB of RAM with about 20 tabs and 41 active extensions. That said, I have 8 GB of RAM, so it's not much; I don't see a difference though.

edit: I like the other big change in Fx15 though.

« Last Edit: August 30, 2012, 03:10:29 AM by Tuxman »

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2012, 03:08:31 AM »
Yeah. Soon they'll be switching to scientific notation.  Get ya' Firefox here! Get ya' Firefox 1.23 x 10 to the 12th new today!!

Sorry Miles, they posted a new one while you were typing that!  :P

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2012, 03:11:32 AM »
I was looking forward to the fruits of memshrink project, the one that aims to reduce memory hog. As of FF15, the efforts reached to their zenith. From now on, the law of diminishing returns apply. So I'll jump in the Extended Support Release bandwagon when they release FF17.

Less Explicitly, so was I. I've had this annoying bug for a while now where "every breath I take, every mouse move I make", my CPU would max out for reasons unknown.  It seems a little better for the first 30 minutes, but maybe those problems might creep back in tomorrow...

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2012, 03:34:07 AM »
I've been doing chromium snapshots since 16.x I think. Every now and then they shift the download page and I have to google until I hit the new one. I'm using chromium 23.x now.

Yeah, it runs a lot of processes and uses more ram than FF.  But man it jumps up even when the disk is busy. Nothing is free. :)

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2012, 03:36:19 AM »
It's "Fx", not "FF" ("Final Fantasy"? "Fire Fox"?).

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2012, 03:46:40 AM »
Their box covers used to be so much cooler... :-* makes me nostalgic.

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2012, 05:21:59 AM »
I've been doing chromium snapshots since 16.x I think. Every now and then they shift the download page and I have to google until I hit the new one. I'm using chromium 23.x now.
Yes, same here. I use Chromium rather than Chrome, because I don't really want/need the Google proprietary bits.
It is annoying when, apparently without announcement (?), they change to another download page. I don't know why they do that.
Maybe Google asked them to, to convert users to Google ß downloads (I get those too).

Internet Explorer is pretty fast.
But my favourite is still FF because of all the functionality and control (over the browsing behaviour) you can get by using those add-ons.    :Thmbsup:

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2012, 05:22:45 AM »
It's "Fx", not "FF" ("Final Fantasy"? "Fire Fox"?).
Oh, don't start that again!    :D

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2012, 05:34:50 AM »
MilesAhead did, and you were with him. You should stop doing it wrong in order to avoid me correcting it.

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2012, 05:58:42 AM »
edit: I like the other big change in Fx15 though.
Eeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwww, it's all germy!

Updated to FF15, and things seem slightly speedier - but I also did install the Ghostery addon, so it might in reality be disabling of tracking-scripts that speed things up. Didn't really pay attention to memory usage either, but I haven't had a problem with leaks for quite a while. Running at ~240meg after a cold-start with 17 tabs (where most haven't been activated yet).
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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2012, 06:03:08 AM »
There's no FF15 yet. They're still at XIV.

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2012, 06:05:46 AM »
There's no FF15 yet. They're still at XIV.
You're a moron if you claim Firefox could be confused with Final Fantasy when you've got the context that a thread about a webbrowser gives.
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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2012, 06:07:22 AM »
You're a moron if you think you can validate ridiculous abbreviations ("FF", there is no second capital F in Firefox!) by just calling me a moron.

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Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2012, 06:09:16 AM »
Hey calm down. Don't get into a fight over a letter. From now on, everybody call firefox "FI".
OK?