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The whole thing freezes and does not unfreeze; rarely does it actually crash anymore, I will admit that 5.0 reduced freezing/crashing significantly from 4.0 but it still happens. I've got quite a few extensions but they typically don't cause crashing themselves.
Is the firefox process eating up CPU or is it idle when it freezes for you? If it's eating up CPU I'd suggest disabling some extensions until you find the culprit. If it's idle, you might have an extension with a binary component that caused a lockup.

You can also try Help > Restart with add-ons disabled > reset all user preferences to default > mark changes and restart.

Carrying over profiles from 3.x and tons of extensions can cause problems sometimes. You won't lose any extension database information but they will be reset to default settings. Adblock filters/scrapbook data/session manager data/etc will still be there.
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post #52 of 251
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is the firefox process eating up CPU or is it idle when it freezes for you? If it's eating up CPU I'd suggest disabling some extensions until you find the culprit. If it's idle, you might have an extension with a binary component.
It'll start eating up the whole thread if it can, yes.
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I'm not much for Chrome myself as it doesn't support NTLM authentication which isn't helpful when putting users through proxies.
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A friend of mine regularly has about 200-300 tabs open quite often in FF...

Personally, I can't stand having more than about 10 or 15 open.
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I found myself with 40 tabs today in chrome. I was conducting some research for a mathematical model and one pdf let to the next, etc. I do agree that Chrome slows down significantly but it won't deter me from using it.
 
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One of my friends keeps 100+ tabs open in Opera. He knows what each tab is without even looking at the preview.
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i have 200 tabs open, relaunched it took about 40 seconds for them all to come back up, whats that guy smoking?
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70 tabs? Really? That's a palpably unrealistic situation....

My experience with FireFox is that it consumes MASSIVE amounts of RAM in everyday use, which is rather annoying. I'm not talking 300MB mind you. More like 2.3GIGAbytes. Now with 8GB in the tank, it's not a problem. It just irks me to have a web browser use that much....
My FF uses 78mb
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I prefer FF to Chrome because I always have multiple tabs open. With a really tweaked profile, my FF > Chrome even for single tabs and everything so I started using it daily.

Actually, I use Waterfox. x64 recompiled. For example, I run 2GB of RAM at work and have tons of tabs open (IT department).

I used to be a Chrome fan boy Things have changed, managing tons of tabs was hard with Chrome.
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It also bloats to about 700mb:



the .exe itself and plugin container.

Mozilla need to fix this, it never happened in 3.6.18 or 4.0/4.0.1
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