posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 06:13 AM
originally posted by: Awen24
Originally posted by Swills
reply to post by Arbitrageur
Hundreds of tabs? If you say so but I'm tired of repeating myself, it's not my PC its Firefox. That's all there is too it.
It's probably part and parcel of your Firefox profile, actually. More often than not, creating a new firefox profile and then reinstalling all of
your addons etc. will solve those slowdowns.
Actually, it could easily be either or BOTH...
A corrupt profile will definitely cause problems - but so will some Addons.
We have been using Firefox since before version 1.0 (even before it was called Firefox), and yes, some version have had problems, and yes, it has
always had memory issues, some versions worse than others - but so have other browsers from time to time.
I personally have been using it for 10 years or so, with 40+ Addons (and the UI heavily customized, and have never had any serious problems with it
that a profile refresh (export bookmarks, create fresh profile, install Addons manually, restore bookmarks) wouldn't resolve.
One thing that has been a constant though, is badly coded FLASH content on web pages - but buggy flash is a problem on all browsers, chrome
As to total memory usage - chrome might seem like it uses less, but when you get lots of tabs open, total up the amount of RAM each chrome.exe process
uses, and you'll find it comes close to the total that Firefox uses when looking at the same pages.
Different browsers have different pros and cons - I tell people to use what they like. I personally hate chrome, but that doesn't mean it is a bad
browser. Firefox does it for me - I love the customizability.