FireFox using alot of memory

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
9 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: sales, Unassigned)

Tracking

3.6 Branch
x86
Windows Vista
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Details

(Whiteboard: [closeme 2011-11-01])

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

Firefox is using a lot of memory since upgrading to latest version.

Currently using 485000KB of memory, when I have about 10 different Tabs open.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open multiple Tabs
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Actual Results:  
Firefox is using a lot of memory

Expected Results:  
Not use as much memory

Firefox runs very slow.
URLs ?
Do you already tried http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+Mode because such things are often caused by addons.

Comment 2

8 years ago
got same problem on Version - 3.6.8

Basically Firefox is not releasing memory from closed tabs I think and after not restarting Firefox for few days I got memory usage to 800MB or more [max was 1.5GB] this is because I'm opening lot of web pages in new tabs to read later but when I close them Memory usage is still high.

Tested on Windows XP and Windows 7 both with addons and without.

Can do some more testing and send screen shots as I'm heavy Firefox user ;]

Comment 3

8 years ago
Happens on macs too

Comment 4

8 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0b7) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b7

Opened about 70 tabs, firefox occupied about 450mb of ram.
Then closing tabs one by one firefox kept on releasing the memory slowly
Checked with Firefox 3.6.12
Reporter, does this still happen with Firefox 3.6.13 or later, the latest plugins (etc. flash, java, adobe reader 10, etc) and a fresh profile?
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing%20profiles
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch

Comment 6

7 years ago
I use "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv:1.9.2.18) Gecko/20110614 Firefox/3.6.18" with latest flash-plugin.

When I used a gamesite made in flash and other sites, the used memory sometimes rises above 1GB. Even when the site is closed, FF don't release the memory.
When I close FF it takes about 5-10 minutes until FF is removed from memory.
Only in the last seconds FF releases the memory down to 151MB and quit.

Comment 7

7 years ago
Created attachment 545103 [details]
Last 9 minutes after closing FF
Langet, can you please update to Firefox 5 or later. If you still see the issue, then please create a fresh profile and test there. If you still see the issue with a fresh profile , create a new bug report.

Comment 9

7 years ago
Srinivas ?

(In reply to Tyler Downer [Triage] (away) from comment #5)
> Reporter, does this still happen with Firefox 3.6.13 or later[like version 7], the latest
> plugins (etc. flash, java, adobe reader 10, etc) and a fresh profile?
> http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing%20profiles
Whiteboard: [closeme 2011-11-01]

Updated

7 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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