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Firefox Memory Leak.


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#1 douggerbugger

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 02:08 AM

I have firefox 1.5.0.1 running on winxp. if i use firefox for about only 10 minutes with only two tabs open, it uses 128mb of memory. i have tried reinstalling and still the same problem. closing it out and reopening does little because it quickly goes back to the same memory usage. is this a memory leak problem or just how firefox is. it was never a problem in the older verion of ff.

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 04:42 PM

What Operating System (windows XP, 98, Linux) do you have?

Edited by frankie12, 03 March 2006 - 04:43 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2006 - 04:30 PM

win xp sp2

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 12:15 PM

its been several days. should i repost somewhere else or still wait?

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 01:02 PM

How many Firefox extensions do you have installed?
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Posted 06 March 2006 - 03:31 PM

i have the same problem, and i have approx. 50 extensions installed. are they the cause? argh i dont want to get rid of them :thumbsup: theyre all so useful!
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Posted 06 March 2006 - 03:47 PM

That would be my guess.
I have four extensions, and Firefox is using approx. 60MB.

Or, it could be a bad extension.
Try disabling them, one at a time, and seeing if there are any changes.
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Posted 06 March 2006 - 05:11 PM

I use about 30 of them. I have a slightly simliar problem.

Did you update an extension? Sometimes the latest isn't always the best.

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 01:02 PM

i always update my extensions when theres an update available. How do i know which ones to update and which to leave?

tg1911: I'll try that, thanks.


Also when i upload a file (for example to photobucket) i get an "unresponsive script" message and i have to click abort script for it to finish uploading. Has that got anything to do with my extensions aswell?
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 01:23 AM

i only have 6 extensions installed and it gets up to 140 at times. i update regularly. anybody experts have a guess?

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 01:25 PM

which extensions are they?
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Posted 11 March 2006 - 09:13 PM

fasterfox, gmail notifier, mouse gestures, forecastfox, ie view lite, stumble upon




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