Linked by Wes Bascas on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 11:00 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Over the weekend, the crew at Tom's Hardware was busy testing the recently-released Firefox 22 using the usual bevy of benchmarks. This roundup included Chrome 27, Firefox 22, IE10, and Opera 12, along with the new Chromium-based build of Opera Next (alos known as Opera 15).
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Speed at the expense of memory
by FreeGamer on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 11:30 UTC
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My browser experience suffers from me only having a 2gig laptop. Almost every day I reach a point where I have to restart the browser because it slows down. Chrome, Firefox, whatever.

Already I'm a few hours into my daily routine and Firefox is at 600mb. I try to make use of tab groups in Firefox to limit this, and it helps a bit.

I also suspect Gmail, Youtube of scripts that slow the browser down.

All I can say is the browser is now the heaviest application on my desktop and has been for some time. It's the price we have to pay for access to "the cloud" and fast/responsive interaction with the web; but it sucks that my browser experience is now outgrowing my 2gig laptop.

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HangLoose Member since:

I know it is not a fix but I recommend using the mobile versions of the sites:

And so on and so forth.

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1c3d0g Member since:

Sounds like you have a dirty profile to me, or a misbehaving extension. If you want to rule out the profile, back up your stuff (bookmarks etc.), wipe Firefox from your hard disk (including manually deleting all Mozilla folders - don't forget AppData!) and reinstall the browser. If this still doesn't fix it, then a misbehaving extension is to blame.

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lucas_maximus Member since:

The thing is that I know it is an extension, and tbh I don't really think this should happen.

I know it isn't firebug, it's probably colorzilla but I need it semi-regularly.

The mobile version of Firefox I think it pretty awesome tbh, it does run noticeably faster than Chrome on my Samsung S3 mini.

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