Firefox Fixes Forecastfox Memory/CPU Problem

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Post Posted February 24th, 2007, 8:43 am

Updated to FF yesterday, and the first thing I did was to reinstall FCF to see if there was any improvement on the problem that was discussed here...

...and I'm happy to report that, after FF ran all night (8 hours) minimized idle on a simple page with no flash (, the CPU usage remained at 0% and memory usage increased by only 4,000K (24,000K to 28,000K). My other extensions (IEtab, DownThemAll are still installed as they were during the FF problem.

I find it interesting to note that when problems with extensions occur after a FF update, the general opinion usually seems to be that it is the extension (and not FF) that is broken. However, since FCF is unchanged and the problem went away with FF, this appears to indicate that it was FF which was broken.



Post Posted February 24th, 2007, 5:54 pm

To follow up on my testing...

Forecastfox was released this morning. I updated my FCF installation, then re-performed yesterday's FF test. CPU and memory usage remains normal with the new FCF under FF

All is well!!!


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Post Posted February 25th, 2007, 6:43 am

I've updated the <a href="">problematic extensions article on the Knowledge Base</a> to indicate the the problem is fixed in the latest versions of Firefox and ForecastFox. Thanks!

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