[dba-Tech] Edge

Peter Brawley peter.brawley at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 24 11:22:45 CST 2020

On 11/24/2020 9:49, Rocky Smolin wrote:
> 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.

Chrome does the same thing ... is there a modern full-featured that 
doesn't? I bit the bullet, concluded no laptop with <16GB RAM  is adequate.


> Rocky
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