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Firefox, and especially Flash, especially with lots of Addons/Extensions, will allocate lots of memory for cache on the assumption your operating system will just reclaim it back -- on Windows, this is called a "Working Set". I have a ton of tabs open in Firefox with a ton of extensions, and it regularly gets up to 2GB+ on my 8GB machine. However, it rarely gets this way when I actually am in danger of running out of physical memory -- Windows empties the Working Sets of programs like Firefox. The program Process Lasso can help Windows do this sooner automatically, if you like. Another fun program to use is Sysinternals's RAMMap: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ff700229.aspx

How to have fun with Firefox & RAMMap
- Load up Firefox, get a billion tabs open (especially Flash & videos and such)
- Load up RAMMap
- Go to the "Empty" menu option, select "Empty Working Sets" (yes, this is safe)

For additional fun, add the "Memchaser" extension and enjoy making screenshots like this (hint: look at the bottom next to Resident):

With this implemented, will browsing speed be affected negatively?
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I apologize if this has already been answered prviously, as I'm a new member & can't figure out how to search the forums for an answer. Will the latest Waterfox build work with FF 21?
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I apologize if this has already been answered prviously, as I'm a new member & can't figure out how to search the forums for an answer. Will the latest Waterfox build work with FF 21?

What do you mean? WF is independent of FF. It is not a patch to FF or anything like that meaning you can install WF without ever installing FF.

Hope that helps.
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Will the latest Waterfox build work with FF 21?

You mean will the next Waterfox be based on Firefox 21? Probably not, it would make sense to go straight to Waterfox 22 which bill be based on the same FF version.

But Waterfox is still being worked on, the last pieces of information from the dev give us hope - there was some little delay due to a computer issue (see Twitter https://twitter.com/Waterfoxproject) but this should be solved by now (see http://www.overclock.net/t/975626/waterfox-18-0-1-19-january-firefox-64-bit/5000_100#post_19750373). Personally I expect the release to be imminent, so keep scanning this thread for news!
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All I would like is an update. No ETAs, just a statement of reasons for the delay and the amount of progress made. I'd take a %.
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Before FF21 was released (and possibly a version or two before that), version 22 was mentioned as a possible target for the next WF release - is there anything special about v22 that would make a WF release more likely for that than for v21 or v20... ?

(I suspect that it may have been explained earlier in this thread but the thought of looking through 500-odd pages is a bit daunting)
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All I would like is an update. No ETAs, just a statement of reasons for the delay and the amount of progress made. I'd take a %.

Please don't pressure MrAlex for updates, if he hasn't spoken to us during the last months why should he start now? Just trust that he keeps working on Waterfox, so keep the faith, continue scanning this thread and Twitter - only the patient will be rewarded with the most powerful browser in the world!
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Version 22 was mentioned as a possible target for the next WF release - is there anything special about v22 that would make a WF release more likely for that than for v21 or v20... ?

Nope, it's just that recompiling Firefox seems to be a lot of work it's unlikely a version will be released just before the next Firefox version is scheduled - much more likely wf would go straight to the new code that already is in the ff beta channel, esp. to preempt unforeseen problems that have been known to occur.
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Guys, I understand you're feeling frustrated about the lack of updates, but this isn't the place to be starting a complaint/argument about it. Nagging the author will not hasten things along. Please wait for an update from the author or just switch to an alternative browser in the meantime.

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The mantra of this thread is: please don't pressure mralex for updates! It was only on april 7 (not 1st) that he let us know that wf is still under development, and the latest news here was he was about to solve the computer issues. So people, keep the faith and keep checking this thread, only the patient will be rewarded - a really loyal fan never leves the true path just for some delays and a little lack of communication.

Oh wow - that sounds so creepy. Waterfox is currently about 3 versions behind, in recent months the developer has been heard from just once, and that was a tweet rather than a post to his own thread. Many (former?) users are - quite understandably - worried at the lack of updates or even communication. Yet this person feels the need to rebuke someone for daring to ask what the hell is going on, and remind us that it's only 2 months ago we heard that the program was still being developed, and urges us to 'keep the faith'. Dare I point out that in those 2 months another Firefox release has come and gone, yet not a whisper from the developer.
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Originally Posted by Marsu24 View Post

The mantra of this thread is: please don't pressure mralex for updates! It was only on april 7 (not 1st) that he let us know that wf is still under development, and the latest news here was he was about to solve the computer issues. So people, keep the faith and keep checking this thread, only the patient will be rewarded - a really loyal fan never leves the true path just for some delays and a little lack of communication.

Oh wow - that sounds so creepy. Waterfox is currently about 3 versions behind, in recent months the developer has been heard from just once, and that was a tweet rather than a post to his own thread. Many (former?) users are - quite understandably - worried at the lack of updates or even communication. Yet this person feels the need to rebuke someone for daring to ask what the hell is going on, and remind us that it's only 2 months ago we heard that the program was still being developed, and urges us to 'keep the faith'. Dare I point out that in those 2 months another Firefox release has come and gone, yet not a whisper from the developer.

Soon to be deleted post for "complaining".

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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post

Guys, I understand you're feeling frustrated about the lack of updates, but this isn't the place to be starting a complaint/argument about it. Nagging the author will not hasten things along. Please wait for an update from the author or just switch to an alternative browser in the meantime.

Where is the place then?
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