I love using Firefox as my primary browser. I prefer using it for a variety of reasons. Lately, though, I’ve noticed that it’s become a bit of a resource hog, and I can’t work out why? I’ve disabled add-ons that I don’t need, and it still uses about 1.4GB of RAM at a minimum for pages that Chrome uses a quarter of RAM for.
Has something changed in Firefox’s architecture? One thought I had is that maybe this has to do with something like page pre-fetching (I think Firefox does that), or something along those lines. I want to sort this out. Chrome seems to be so much better at resource management at the moment.
Update (2018-03-18): Mozilla shared this page to help troubleshoot Firefox memory issues: Firefox uses too much memory (RAM) – How to fix | Firefox Help
Common troubleshooting steps support recommends here: https://t.co/qkud0mjJgV however, on Nightly there is a new update every day. The best way to report performance issues: https://t.co/1Yv931ti9u – RM https://t.co/kz8t3XLC7k
— Firefox 🔥 (@firefox) March 16, 2018