Fulltime Firefox

I have written about using Firefox and how to solve its memory leak problems. The trick I wrote about by limiting the “history” of previous pages on any given tab has been working magics in reducing the memory sneak-up on Firefox. Ever since I reduced the recorded history, the overall memory usage on Firefox has stayed at around 70MB to 150MB, mostly somewhere in between. But it is slow like a dog despite of me turning off many of the unused extensions.

After having used Firefox fulltime for the past several months, the occasional trip back to Safari makes Firefox feel like public transit, slow and dirty. I have been pondering on going back to Safari, but the fact that there are NO remedies to combat its memory leak issues makes me feel reluctant. Having 10 tabs opened at any given time all the time is not a small feat for just any browser, and Firefox has been able to handle it rather gracefully. If it were Safari, the damn thing would have blown up in 3 days, taking the Finder with it sometimes.

Maybe I will give Camino another shot now that I know how to control memory issues…

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Just another rant on browsers…

  • http://www.iid8.com Carl

    Camino….attaboy!