“Fixed Memory Leak” – that’s what we often heard from Firefox developers. But from my experience, it has always been the same. If you’re using Firefox for a while (hours or days without closing it down), and If you open up your task manager you’ll be surprised to see how much memory the Firefox process is eating.
I’ve tried installing the earlier version hoping that the previous ones doesn’t eat that much memory. I’ve tried Firefox version 4, version 5, version 6 and 7. But unfortunately, no matter what firefox version i use the memory leak problem is still there.
I’m a web designer by profession and Firefox is my browser of choice. Honestly, the reason i’m still using it now despite the memory leak problem is because of the very useful and powerful plugins e.g. Firebug, MeasureIt, ySlow, PageSpeed, Web developer.
Some of the firefox plugins above are also available in Google Chrome, but the add-ons in firefox is still much powerful than of Chrome’s.
Because of firefox memory handling problem, and because i can’t work well having a “Not Responding” message almost all the time, i decided to find a solution on how to fix firefox memory leak problem.
Luckily I’ve found the solution to fix firefox memory problem. But before that, i would like to “proudly” show to you a screenshot of my Task Manager.
Thanks to Firemin from Rizonesoft, that more than 1GB of firefox memory usage above won’t show up again.
Fix Firefox memory leak problem with Firemin
Firemin sits idly on the background (and on your Windows system tray) and manages Firefox’s memory behind the scene. Firemin fixes Firefox memory leak by optimizing Firefox memory usage and defragmenting Firefox database.
How to Use Firemin
- Download Firemin (2MB)
- After downloading. Unzip firemin.zip and double click on Firemin.exe and let it babysit Firefox.
- That’s it. Enjoy Firefox the way it has to be
According to their website:
You expected it to be more complicated, we are truly sorry to disappoint you.
Try it and See the difference.
You want to see if Firemin really works? Try the steps below and see the difference.
- First run Firefox without Firemin.
- Open Windows Task Manager and check for the memory usage of Firefox under Processes tab.
- Take note of the much “K” firefox is consuming without Firemin.
- After you took the note, Run Firemin.exe and see the magic.
- Go back to Windows Task Manager and notice the Memory usage of Firefox again. Isn’t it amazing?
I hope this post will somehow help you fix your problem in firefox memory management.