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I notice something after installing firefox 4 my memory usage goes up really high.
For example I have like 50+firefox tab open if i leave my computer on for 24 hour my memory usage go from 2.66gb to 4gb and higher the longer I keep my computer on, any one have this problem with firefox? or its just me!
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I've never noticed it, but if you google search "firefox 4 memory leak" you will see that many people do. So I don't think it's a problem on your end.

Try disabling all add-ons and see if that fixes anything. It could be one of them is causing it. From some of the things I was reading it might be adblock plus.
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firefox always had the memory leak issues bud, nothing new. I have had some constant memory leak issues with firefox 3. They say sometimes its due to bad ram. but mozilla did say that they had "fixed" some things on firefox 4. and it was probably a good improvement from firefox 3 though.
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firefox always had the memory leak issues bud, nothing new. but they did say that they had "fixed" some things on firefox 4. probably a good improvement from firefox 3 though.
I never notice memory leakage on 3.6 version though except when I install firefox 4 I start to notice memory leak.
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I've never noticed it, but if you google search "firefox 4 memory leak" you will see that many people do. So I don't think it's a problem on your end.

Try disabling all add-ons and see if that fixes anything. It could be one of them is causing it. From some of the things I was reading it might be adblock plus.
Read my mind Dopamin. I had adblock plus and it was the culprit to my memory leak. Try running FF on safe mode or disable all your plugins.
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Firefox had had memory leaks since before it was called Thunderbird ... It's something the program will always do.

I've had some pretty bad leaks throughout 3 so I'm assuming 4 will be just as bad. Seems like it is something they would fix.
    
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Firefox had had memory leaks since before it was called Thunderbird ... It's something the program will always do.

I've had some pretty bad leaks throughout 3 so I'm assuming 4 will be just as bad. Seems like it is something they would fix.
What are you even talking about, Thunderbird is a completely different program. Firefox- web browser. Thunderbird- email/news client.
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What are you even talking about, Thunderbird is a completely different program. Firefox- web browser. Thunderbird- email/news client.
Got a bit messed up with my words. What I meant was - Firefox has had memory leak issues before it was called Firefox, back when it was called Firebird.
    
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