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ATI-Leonel Salazar Videaux, Especialista B Informática

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Aug 6, 2014, 4:44:32 PM8/6/14
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Hello there:

First of all thanks for the amazing work all of you in Mozilla have been doing all these years for us!

I just have a little question to ask:

 

Have you seen all the stuff Firefox loads just from the very beginning and most of the regular users don´t ever use ?

 

I´m thinking about all the developer tools, for example. A friend of mine told me yesterday: what´s all this stuff about? I just want to browse the web, nothing else, why is my amazing Mozilla Firefox taking almost 200 Mb of my RAM away just for seen a webpage…

 

Can you deliver in the future a web browser with a default profile just ready for maybe the 75% of the users using Firefox and are regular users not developers? People that just want to browse the web, nothing else.

 

My friend asked me if I knew about any other alternative just for browse the web and I only had one: the web browser in the default QtSDK demos.

 

Sorry if this is not the correct place to say this but I don´t know where else to ask. And please I´m sorry about my English, my native language is Spanish.

 

Best regards !

 

LordFord.

 

Gavin Sharp

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Aug 6, 2014, 4:46:37 PM8/6/14
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The devtools are designed to not consume any significant amounts of
memory unless they are used. Sometimes we have bugs which result in
that not being the case (e.g.
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1001131 and related
bugs), but we tend to fix those when we find them. If you know of
other cases like that one, please do file a bug and we will
investigate!

Gavin

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Girish Sharma

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Aug 6, 2014, 4:50:23 PM8/6/14
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Even though when we have bugs like the one Gavin mentioned, the memory footprint never goes beyond single digit MB until you actually open the devtools. That particular bug had only a few KB of impact.

Do you by any change have Adblock Plus installed ? There are known issues that Adblock Plus can potentially double the memory usage [0].

Both Firefox devs and Adblock devs are aware of the situation and are working on fixing the root cause.

Regards

[0] https://blog.mozilla.org/nnethercote/2014/05/14/adblock-pluss-effect-on-firefoxs-memory-usage
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Girish Sharma
B.Tech(H), 
Civil Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Fitzgerald, Nick

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Aug 6, 2014, 4:58:44 PM8/6/14
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On 8/5/14, 1:09 PM, ATI-Leonel Salazar Videaux, Especialista B Informática wrote:

Have you seen all the stuff Firefox loads just from the very beginning and most of the regular users don´t ever use ?

 

I´m thinking about all the developer tools, for example.


The developer tools are lazily loaded and don't affect start up speed or memory consumption if you're not using them.
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