User Help for Mozilla Firefox
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For the last couple of weeks or so, on starting up firefox after about 30 seconds it will go into not responding mode, viewing task manager the memory increases for a 1-2 minutes untill over 1,000,000 then drops back to around 300,000 and works again. Any ideas why this is happening? Ive included a couple of screenshots below to help explain.
How long do you have your installation? It is possible that some files in the profile contain too much garbage.
You may try e.g. the extension "Vacuum Places" to remove some of the junk.
You can go into your profile and check if some files are extremely large.
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And, if that doesn't seem to help you might want to restart Firefox in safe-mode to see what happens with that mem. issue... it may be an extension causing it.
Try running Firefox in safe-mode... do not check any boxes.
Safe Mode - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
>What safe-mode does
* The status of plug-ins is not affected.
* Custom preferences are not affected.
* All extensions are disabled.
* The default theme is used, without a persona.
* userChrome.css and userContent.css are ignored.
* The default toolbar layout is used.
* Hardware acceleration is disabled.
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i have the same problem, it,ll cycle up from 75mb to 1.1gb about every minute until a restart. it only occurs after visiting image heavy sites. i recon its trying to clear memory fails then resets and reloads the cache.
You could try clearing the cache in that event. Use menu path Tools->Options->Advanced->Network tab->click on "Clear Now" button.
thats disc cache not memory cache. the only thing that helps is to restart firefox but shouldnt have to do that every 5-10 mins
As a test has Anyone tryed in a new, Clean, no extension, no options changed profile? http://kb.mozillazine.org/Creating_a_ne ... on_Windows
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