Originally Posted by MrAlex
I don't see how everyone gets so much memory usage. I've only got 4GB RAM and with around 5 tabs open, only 300MB is used. Are you sure it's not the specific % that Firefox automatically allocates RAM usage to?
from what I understand Firefox/plugin container have a huge bug which doesn't release memory.. so you watch a video, that memory doesn't release, next video, same thing.. same with ALL media..pictures..etc...
I just restarted waterfox (updated add on) and already have over 1gb of memory usage...mostly from one web page that has a lot of pictures on it
google images is a good example of waaay overboard memory usage..let it load up then leave the page and the memory usage doesn't go back down..
flash apps cause it as well...but then flash and FF just don't mix well... some forums that have audio/video players that you need to click the play button won't let the mouse stay focused on the button, it will focus then de-focus and you have to click randomly until you catch it and it plays...
giganews performance page (www.giganews.com/performance
) acts this way as well... can't just click the link to start the speed test..it's a hit or miss kinda thing