Ben Goodger Explains Higher Memory Usage in Firefox 1.5 (MozillaZine)
Posted Feb 16, 2006 21:19 UTC (Thu) by patipati
Parent article: Ben Goodger Explains Higher Memory Usage in Firefox 1.5 (MozillaZine)
The only reason people use the "Back" button so often is that they don't know how to use tabs. If I want to follow a link from a page that I might want to use some more, I open the link in a tab. I hardly ever go "Back", and I don't really trust it because so many pages use sessions/cookies/form data/etc.
In my typical usage at work I have dozens and dozens of tabs open. One window is full of Bugzilla tabs, another is full of ViewCVS tabs, etc. So if I am proliferating tabs while avoiding "Back", and each tab must maintain large amounts of useless state, then this "optimization" is a complete lose-lose for me. I have recently noticed problems with Firefox going to 95% MEM so I guess now I know why.
If anybody knows how to shut this thing off, please tell me!
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