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I use FF because of the addons and Chrome has some stuff that pisses me off (doesn't remember window size argh).
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I know this is a news thread, but I don't get it. I keep seeing these threads about browser performance and don't understand how it is anything other than irrelevant minutia. Can someone point me at a link that explains why any of this matters and to whom?
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I usually have around 20 tabs open at once. I don't really mind about the speed resource usage though. I use Pale Moon because of the security features and addons it has.
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I usually have around 20 tabs open at once. I don't really mind about the speed resource usage though. I use Pale Moon because of the security features and addons it has.
This. I use 20-40 tabs open at once, at most. I can see how this would affect SOME, but not me.
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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....
Actually, not really. I've had that many open at once before across multiple windows, and I know of those that have their daily or weekly comics or news checking that can push 150 pretty easily. This is a legitimate issue even if it's not for the majority of internet users.
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browser.cache.disk.enable = false

FF doesn't store any of my tabs on disk. With FF8, Chrome doesn't beat FF in any department and is actually slower in Javascript and 2D.
The new memory management in FF7+ makes it super slim on memory usage. Chrome has to duplicate the same memory chunks for each tab.
Firefox still makes extensive use of the page file. It might say its using 250mb, then have an extra 150mb paged. Chrome 15 vs FF 8.1 is pretty much identical in terms of memory use. Its just that Chrome doesn't have to fetch memory from the page file, so its more responsive.

Even FF7's UI lags a little with 10+ tabs open on my sig rig. The close tab animation goes at around 2 fps, which is annoying when you're trying to close a bunch of tabs at once.



Oh and when I was trying to get my memory usage over 1GB in Arch Linux, I had to open 46 different tabs in Chrome, then switch over to Firefox and open another 8 tabs, because adding more tabs in Chrome wasn't really getting me anywhere.
    
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I know this is a news thread, but I don't get it. I keep seeing these threads about browser performance and don't understand how it is anything other than irrelevant minutia. Can someone point me at a link that explains why any of this matters and to whom?
How is which browser is faster not news for software? Who does it matter to? Possibly the people who use browsers and want to use the fastest.
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Firefox still makes extensive use of the page file. It might say its using 250mb, then have an extra 150mb paged. Chrome 15 vs FF 8.1 is pretty much identical in terms of memory use. Its just that Chrome doesn't have to fetch memory from the page file, so its more responsive.

Even FF7's UI lags a little with 10+ tabs open on my sig rig. The close tab animation goes at around 2 fps, which is annoying when you're trying to close a bunch of tabs at once.
And if, like me, you disable page file because it's slow and you never go above 3.7GB RAM usage anyway?
    
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Once you cross ~20 or so tabs the tabs start side-scrolling off the screen, who has that many tabs open??
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Once you cross ~20 or so tabs the tabs start side-scrolling off the screen, who has that many tabs open??
Multiple windows help organizing on all browsers. I have one for OCN, one for youtube, one for news stuff, one for another forum, one for internet radios and things I need to passively observe.

However, chrome does not scroll the tabs, they just get smaller and smaller and smaller. Firefox makes them scroll.
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