[dba-Tech] Edge

Susan Harkins ssharkins at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 12:37:56 CST 2020

I have an oldish system -- about 3 or 4 years old -- and I have the same
problem. I'm shopping. The memory freezes -- "not responding" -- drive me
nuts. I have to shut down everything, and sometimes even reboot. 

Susan H. 

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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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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