Tabs and extensions in Firefox are great functionalities. But when both are used thorougly, Firefox memory usage grows in an exponential way: Firefox Memory usage can be several hundred of MB and growing quickly. I listed below some tips taken from a ThinkTechno post that can help to reduce and control Firefox memory consumption.
1. Use Firefox portable edition instead of the standard edition: This Smashing magazine article states that portable edition uses 35% less memory. I copied the screenshot for Firefox 126.96.36.199 from Smashing Magazine below:
- Standard Firefox:
- Portable Firefox:
2. Remove extensions that generates Memory leaks.
This page contains a comprehensive list of Firefox entension’s bugs and some fixes.
3. Clear the download history.
This can be done manually, clicking on the Clean-Up button of the Downloads Window. But this can be done automatically navigating to Tools > Options > Privacy > and Uncheck Remember what I’ve downloaded.
4. Restart Firefox periodically
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