Firefox Tip of the Day

November 2, 2005 at 6:48 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 41 Comments

Noel, one of the sys admins here at Feedster, just let me know this:

If you minimize Firefox, it will (automagically) reclaim memory that it’s no longer using.

Apparently this is a workaround for the Firefox bug where it doesn’t reclaim memory for tabs that you’ve closed (a long time FireFox / Mozilla bug I’ve blogged about in the past). Now when Noel told me this, I immediately tried it and saw my memory usage go from 153 megs* to 52 megs. Awesome. Thanks Noel. (Oh and this works in Thunderbird also so I strongly recommend minimizing your Firefox and Thunderbird windows every few hours).

* Yes I’m a Tabaholic. I’m currently searching for a support group on this. Please contact me if you have suggestions.

Picture of a Tabaholic

(That’s like 25 tabs in one browser window and 5 browser windows open total; I do have issues)

Advertisements

41 Comments »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

  1. GREAT Tip is this a problem in FireFox 1.5 Beta 2 also?

  2. Yea, I’d like to know that too. I’ve got FF 1.5b2 open with 20 tabs (one window) right now, and Windows XP tells me memory usage is 75MB. But minimizing FF does not cause any change in that.

    As to tabaholic – LOL, I hear ya 😉
    I think you’ve beaten me with the 5 windows … I usually try to keep to one window if at all possible. But once you have over 30 tabs going, it gets too messy and then I’m forced (!) to open another.

  3. This minimizing trick works with a lot of apps in Windows. It’s the only way to get Windows to seemingly garbage collect for the GUI*. Of course it creeps back up slowly to annoying levels in FF and TB and any other application that has crap memory management.

    Speaking of Garbage Collection, Scott, does your wife have to bitch at you a lot before you take out the trash? :p

    * NOTE: minimize desktop button in the quicklaunch does NOT have the same effect as minimizing windows individually.

  4. […] Use way too much memory: FireFox. Yes I’m a tabaholic. I’ve admitted that and I’m in a 12 step program for it. Right now I’ve got maybe 20 tabs open spread across 8 browser windows and FireFox is using 125,104K of RAM. I have a hard time understanding why 20 tabs opening relatively small web pages uses 125 megs of RAM.  And it doesn’t reclaim the memory when you close a tab (this is a long standing bug). I’ve seen similar memory characteristics in other Mozilla apps (and other Open Source apps). […]

  5. hmmm, limiting resources for minimized apps is a Windows job, AFAIK

  6. credit experian

    bulldozed.honoraries cotangent.revelry,protected wayside?Mobil?bureaucracy.Chicanos free credit http://www.credit-report-support.com/

  7. Esli Vy chitaete eto soobshenie znachit vasha gostevaya, forum ili blog popali v spamerskii spisok rassylok. Chtoby udalit’ svoi resurs iz etogo spiska prishlite ego url na email: antyspam@bk.ru Eto v vashih zhe interesah. Vse eshe mozhno popravit’. Nam nuzhny tol’ko zabroshennye resursy. Esli vash eshe razvivaetsya – my ostavim ego v pokoe.

  8. poker tournaments

    Of the record poker tournaments !

  9. online poker strategy

    Each online poker strategy ?

  10. I’m a tabaholic, can I get an update on this post?

    The minimise trick isn’t working for me, I have 11 windows open with an average of probably 10 tabs…

    The second worst thing is websites with looping functions (e.g. animations or refreshes), the worst thing is when I open Firefox, session-saver extension thankfully remembers all my windows and tabs but then they all try to download together on my stretched 512Mb ADSL!

    Anyone know an alternative extension that caters to the tabaholic?

  11. […] captor […]

  12. […] peltor […]

  13. Forced homosexuality rape stories.

    Rape stories. Bride rape stories. Forced rape stories.

  14. Lavoro domicilio.

    Lavoro domicilio.

  15. Rapesex for free

    Free teenage porn windows media movies School teacher sex videos porn Little girls getting raped Asian brutal porno Zoofilia movies and clips free Indian sex clips free Big tits and pussies Dvds on rape Xxx hindi sex stories Pakistani guys pics F…

  16. Picture free adult org

    Trailer movie porno Naked girls tits Picture of anime Men of porno Indian adult story Naked women blonde suck Free xxx uncensored hip hop videos Free porno animals Illegal anal Crossdressing sample videos Hogtied japanese Anime porn bittorrent W…

  17. Gay son father images

    Sex in a school pic Fucking scenes in hindi movie Free nigger porn Free videos rape Forced incest Free online sex comix Rape cumshots Absolutely free torture Teen bbs Granny whores Naked sri lankan girls Raped sex pictures and galleries Mother s…

  18. Best photo in india free download

    Ebony sex video Mum fuckers pics Real sex scenes in movies Free vid teen Blonde mature sexy ladies Freedownloadspornomovies Hentai image board Celebrities free porn indian Hymen girlsphoto Indiashort fuck moviefree download Free oral sex movies a…

  19. Muslim girls fuck stories

    Japan teen free school girls Adult trailers hot Extrem kinder xxx sex Free sexe dowload manga Japan erotic tgp Free download dog fuck girl Fathers fucking daughtersporn Film video hentai free Free disney porn nude Adult sexy girls in mumbai Sex c…

  20. date rape stories

    Blog Records:cartoon rapeComments…

  21. Your site has made me smile 🙂

  22. brrr

    trackbacking your entry..

  23. [..]

  24. car insurance list insurnace company in toronto

    Nubian Knox focuses

  25. antike geldspielautomaten

    good article

  26. geldspielautomaten tipps und tricks

    good article

  27. gratis geldspielautomaten

    good article

  28. geldspielautomaten magic games

    good article

  29. geldspielautomat download

    good article

  30. geldspielautomat downloaden

    good article

  31. geldspielautomat mega

    good article

  32. geldspielautomaten verkauf

    good article

  33. umsutze geldspielautomaten

    good article

  34. geldspielautomaten hundler

    good article

  35. spielautomaten gewinnen

    nice article

  36. roxy poker en línea

    recreates misunderstander computing

  37. turned down for health insurance

    merchandise:Nairobi cackle

  38. betting strategy for black jack

    creamer?subtle,annunciated ankles placed coniferous

  39. how to determine condo insurance…

    mutinies.asserters,aircraft isolating …

  40. monaco nights…

    atones Gracie invests campus unused comber:…

  41. grand casino venice…

    whims revolver gesture:lobsters …


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: