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Post Posted June 20th, 2020, 7:07 am

smhardesty wrote:And according to at least one reply, I should find the "Restart button" and learn how to use it. After all, he says, that's why GOD made it and I should learn to use it and "move on to something more meaningful in life".

Well, to Mr Frank Lion, that's about as piss poor a com

Yep, when I wrote that, 2 months ago now, I mentioned God there so that even the feeble-minded would know that I was not being serious.

smhardesty wrote:I regularly open from 10 to 20 tabs on my browser

Just like most people, including myself, then.

Ever thought of using the Restart button?
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Post Posted June 20th, 2020, 7:16 am

The memory accumulation problem only became evident to me fairly recently with system slow downs. This memory problem does not reflect well on how fine SeaMonkey has always been and could be a deterrent to SeaMonkey's future.

Hopefully it is being worked on so SeaMonkey can maintain its great track record.
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Post Posted June 20th, 2020, 2:27 pm

I added the about:memory page to my Bookmarks bar as well. Using this option frees up way more memory than simply using the "Clear Private Data" option. In addition, the first two times I have tried simply doing a Restart of the browser, I still had more memory in use than should be. But when I elected to use the about:memory option and then did a restart on SM, I had considerably less memory used. So yeah, this will work, but it still seems like there is a major bug with SM 2.53.

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Post Posted June 20th, 2020, 4:32 pm

I put it on my task tray at the top of my page so it is immediately available. And it loads super fast.
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Post Posted June 21st, 2020, 2:44 am

Peter Creasey wrote:This memory problem does not reflect well on how fine SeaMonkey has always been and could be a deterrent to SeaMonkey's future

Hardly.

How many people have been complaining about this in the 3 months this thread has been hanging around? 3? 4? and that's despite you bumping the thread for the last 2 months to keep it near the top of the threads list.

I'm not saying those 3 or 4 don't have a problem, but to extrapolate that to 'a deterrent to SeaMonkey's future' is the sort of exaggeration where words cease to have any meaning.

People wanted a modern browser that can cope with modern websites. You've now got it, if you don't like it then go back to using SM 2.49.
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Post Posted June 21st, 2020, 6:59 am

Frank, my assumption all along has been that this problem is pervasive to most everyone. I hope I'm wrong for the well-being of SeaMonkey.

I only go to a few sites and none of them create special processing needs. I eliminated the one or two sites that could have been a problem.

[EDITED TO ADD] I visited only a few sites and my SM memory usage jumped to 1,300MB. After about:memory application, it was reduced to ~600MB.

How can you explain why it might be a problem for just a few people? What can you suggest as a remedy for the folks who experience the problem?

Thanks.
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Post Posted June 22nd, 2020, 6:39 pm

And I have 25 windows open & 100's (1,000's ?) of tabs (not all loaded) & I am using "only" 1 GB RAM - all without issue.
And my statement is just about as meaningful as yours.
I have no intention of pursuing about:memory because in my experience it accomplishes nothing.

Not all websites work well in all browsers.
The sites I am dealing with currently, do work well in SeaMonkey.
On particular sites, I can quickly get to a point where SeaMonkey simply does not work well. At that point, I can either restart SeaMonkey, or find some alternative (for the particular sites).


(When all the tabs were loaded, I was using 3.5 GB or RAM.
[Actually they weren't all fully loaded at that, because I had NoScript installed, & that was blocking content that would have otherwise loaded.]

This evening, I started my Profile over, "fresh". Well it started fresh ;-).
Added back my extensions. Set particular settings I set [either prefs.js &/or user.js].
[I did all the above, first,] then only copied over places.sqlite, then urlbarhistory.sqlite, & then sessionstore.json.
At first, thought I'd also want cookies & my web site sizings & whatnot. But then I figured, I wasn't sure what was in some of the files; kinto & content-prefs & /storage/, so I figured, I'd just skip all that & just deal with things on a case by case basis as they arise.
With that, RAM usage remained the same, but startup time was greatly decreased.
I suppose, that over time, as "crud" accumulates, browser startup time will slowly increase due to the accumulated crud.
And at some point, I'll be back to where I was before doing this. And that point wasn't particularly "bad" in any case.)
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Post Posted June 23rd, 2020, 7:02 am

I always open new windows and never open new tabs. I have wondered if this strategy is perhaps unique to me. Otherwise, I assume I am a mainstream (lightweight) user with rarely more than 2 or 3 windows open for a short interval.
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