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Post Posted November 17th, 2017, 2:03 am

FF since ever very quickly - after opening some tabs or more - uses very much RAM. And after closing those tabs FF does not release the RAM obvioulsy, so one always has to close and open FF, again and again.

Is there a way to avoid thatO?
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Post Posted November 17th, 2017, 12:36 pm

Define "very much RAM". What figure are you seeing? Do you see the same amount of memory used if you launch Firefox in Mozilla Safe Mode? http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_mode

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Post Posted November 17th, 2017, 1:54 pm

Very often up to 1,5, 2 GB RAM or so.

Thank you for the link. I opened FF with the same tabs in safe mode, it now uses 750 MB, before it was about 1,2 to 1,4 GB RAM in normal mode.
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Post Posted November 17th, 2017, 3:23 pm

When things work properly in Safe Mode but not in Standard Mode it often indicates that an installed extension is causing problems. Try disabling all extensions but one and then close and restart the program. (Disable them by using menu path Tools->Addons->Extensions->click on "Disable" for every extension but one.) See if the problem is present. If not, enable an additional extension and close and restart the application. Repeat this procedure until the problem reappears. The last enabled extension will be the cause of the problem.

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Post Posted November 17th, 2017, 4:17 pm

OK, I will do it exactly like that, very many thanks!
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Post Posted November 17th, 2017, 5:25 pm

My Task Manager shows ~250MB with 18 tabs loaded. This is quite a bit lower than with previous versions of Firefox.
Although there are a few things lost with v57, this update works just fine for me.
Hopefully, the add-on providers will update their add-ons for v57.

12/1 - Unfortunately, the latest Win 10 update has caused an increase in RAM.
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Post Posted November 17th, 2017, 11:04 pm

Yes, and a notice would be good shown before doing such an (big) update for Firefox that many add ons might / will not work anymore after.
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Post Posted November 18th, 2017, 8:19 am

A notice? It's only been discussed on these forums for the past two months or more.

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Post Posted November 18th, 2017, 10:04 am

DanRaisch wrote:A notice? It's only been discussed on these forums for the past two months or more.


And don't forget those yellow legacy labels on the extensions in the add-on manager. #-o

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Post Posted November 18th, 2017, 11:06 am

those yellow legacy labels on the extensions in the add-on manager.

Well, yeah. But they didn't have letters flashing from green to red so maybe they were easy to miss. :roll:

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Post Posted November 18th, 2017, 11:39 am

A notice? It's only been discussed on these forums for the past two months or more.

So I missed it. Yes, a notice would be good.

Well, yeah. But they didn't have letters flashing from green to red so maybe they were easy to miss. :roll:

Yes, and too small letters...not 3D....and one would have to have the idea to look at those labels before updating.
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Post Posted November 18th, 2017, 11:51 am

Well, yeah. But they didn't have letters flashing from green to red so maybe they were easy to miss. :roll:

You must be looking for this eye catcher.

So...

A notice? It's only been discussed on these forums for the past two months or more.

And don't forget those yellow legacy labels on the extensions in the add-on manager. #-o

And FF "metrics" will tell you that users don't use extensions, much less visit support forums, & certainly don't open Addons Manager.

So how is it not now reasonable for people to be surprised.
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Post Posted November 18th, 2017, 2:34 pm

Didn't say unreasonable, therube. Just that it doesn't show much initiative on the part of the poster. And yes, that's coming from folks where spend far to much time on the forums.

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Post Posted November 18th, 2017, 2:48 pm

(Who cares about that. Did you try the theme ;-)!)
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Post Posted November 18th, 2017, 3:46 pm

What theme, and why would I try it?

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