Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Feb 2006 15:14 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "A lot of people complain about the Firefox 'memory leak(s)'. All versions of Firefox no doubt leak memory - it is a common problem with software this complicated. We look to fix the issues where we can. David Baron and others have done a huge amount of excellent work in this area. What I think many people are talking about however with Firefox 1.5 is not really a memory leak at all. It is in fact a feature."
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Firefox, firefox...
by kajaman on Wed 15th Feb 2006 15:56 UTC
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Because of this "feature" I'm sending this post from Konqueror... Firefox is slow, firefox is bloated - firefox users have been saying that for a long time and nothing changed. If it isn't a memory leak it is simply a bad design (which is even worse).

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RE: Firefox, firefox...
by smitty_one_each on Wed 15th Feb 2006 16:01 in reply to "Firefox, firefox..."
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Firefox has a preference browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers which by default is set to -1. ...
You can set it to 0 to disable the feature, but your page load performance will suffer.

Possibly the most negative reasonable assertion is that the default is daft.

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