[dba-Tech] Edge

Rocky Smolin rockysmolin2 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 09:49:53 CST 2020

Dear List:

I'm switching over to Microsoft Edge because Firefox always seems to have
multiple instances of itself open as seen in the Task Manager.  Even when
there's only one tab open there are multiple instances.  With several tabs,
the memory required often exceeds a GB.

The same thing I see now in Edge. I have one tab open - GMail - and there
is an (11) after Microsoft Edge in the task manager.  And it's taking >
600MB of memory.

Additionally, the RAM usage seems to grow and not shrink as more tabs are
opened and closed.  Why the bloat? Bad garbage collection?

I'm curious to know what those multiple instances of Edge and Firefox are
doing, but more interested in if there is a way to reduce the resource
usage on either of those browsers.



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