[dba-Tech] Edge

Gustav Brock gustav at cactus.dk
Tue Nov 24 10:03:38 CST 2020

Hi Rocky

It's caching, I guess. Open two or three heavy sites (newspapers), and you quickly pass 500MB in RAM usage.
Also, a lot of subprocessing can be active: Profile handling, add-ins (ad-blocker), PDF rendering, etc.).

It is one of the reasons why a machine with a lot of RAM is experienced as "faster" by the user.


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Sendt: 24. november 2020 16:50
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Emne: [dba-Tech] Edge

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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