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Actually, that keeps chrome from being slowed when you are switching through multiple tabs, most of us have <6gb of ram, so 1.5gb on FOURTY tabs isn't so bad
Erm, Firefox isn't slowed when switching through multiple tabs too?

The thing it does is prevent a crash of something on one tab breaking all your tabs.

And why are people so obcessed over RAM usage? Sure, if the browsers using over 3GB, complain, but if you want low RAM usage get DSL and Firefox for like 50MB RAM usage total.
    
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Opera only needs to give me a decent web developer tool and I'll be switching back. Best browser IMO.
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I just downloaded fasterfox lite and how do I disable fastback?
Look around in the Fasterfox Lite addon options page. You should be able to disable it. I'm not guaranteeing if it will help (I always have left it disabled and haven't tested it), but it possibly could help.
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If anything, this test proves that all of these browsers have a downside to people like myself who use lots of tabs. I normally have between 4 and 25 tabs open at any given moment in one or two open browsers.
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This is basically saying switch to chrome?
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To me, everyday usage means this:

GMail, OCN, a couple of random websites, and MinecraftForums.

This eats around 190-230MB on Firefox and nearly 350MB on Chrome. Opera sits at 300MB.


That's why I still use Firefox.
There is a reason we have moved on from 512MB DDR RAM. There is also a reason Chrome uses more memory, which is because it has a separate process for each tab. There is a reason you have 4GB of RAM; it's so that you may actually use it. I really don't understand the mentality of viciously guarding your RAM from actually having to perform its function. You paid for it, so you may as well use it.
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Chrome runs smoothly with less tabs, Firefox outperforms with more, too bad Firefox was used for special single tabbed "videos"... online videos...
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There is a reason we have moved on from 512MB DDR RAM. There is also a reason Chrome uses more memory, which is because it has a separate process for each tab. There is a reason you have 4GB of RAM; it's so that you may actually use it. I really don't understand the mentality of viciously guarding your RAM from actually having to perform its function. You paid for it, so you may as well use it.
Was about to say the same thing, but you said it better. +REP
     
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that 40 tab one is a bit misleading. thats 1.6GB split across 40 processes, as opposed to ~800MB in 1 process. That's why it remains just as peppy and responsive with 1 tab as it does 40, and yet with Opera and Firefox you noticed a definite sluggishness after going through a wiki/tvtropes loop. Yeah, if you're concern is a lack of memory then that doesn't really assuage the issue, but then again, if thats you're concern, get more. It's cheap, and if a browser is causing you to hit your ram limit, you probably need more anyway.

Still, even 800, much less 1600 seems excessive to me for web browsing. Even if it's nowhere near the ram ceiling. this mentallity of "Well most people have at LEAST 2, probably 3 or 4GB of Ram available is no excuse for slacking on memory management and producing a memory hog of a program. Also, just because someone has your program open, doesn't mean thats the only software the host computer has to deal with, especially in the case of browsers. Chromes multi-tab performance somewhat makes up for that comparatively excessive usage, and it's still a far sight below what most people have in their machines. But just because someone has 12GB of ram available doesn't mean you shouldn't strive for efficiency.
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Eh, don't care about the tiny speed differences or RAM usage or any other crazy stuff they compare when it comes to browsers. I'm going to use the one that has the features and UI that I like and/or can make it how I like. Plain and simple. I have 6GB in this system, I wouldn't care if any of them(browsers) used up to 2GB if it needed it. I bought it for a reason, to use.
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