My Firefox keeps crashing frequently, sometimes just after just an hour or two
And no, I've long since ceased using Firefox to watch Youtube-videos.
When Firefox boots up
, it immediatelly grows up to 1.8 - 2.0 GB of RAM usage
. And that's before I even connect to the internet or do anything.
During normal use, over time it goes up to ~2.7 - 3.0 GB and then crashes.
I want to know why it does that. And how to fix it.
Now, for some information:
At the moment, I have 2388 tabs open in Firefox----
Yes, I know--
Wait, let me expl---
... ... ...
Oh har har, I get it. He has over 2000 tabs open and he asks why Firefox crashes. "Lol".
Yeah, the thing is, 2388 tabs isn't much. I used to be able to run 3100 tabs just fine. 3300 tabs was where things got wonky, and I began cleaning up a bit. :P
Also, I always disconnect the internet before I start Firefox, then wait 5 minutes for it to time out on trying to load every single tab at once.
Not just that, but I set it to auto-delete offline-cache data
on shutdown AND I regularly clear my history to reduce session-filesize.
(Oh yeah, my session manager
also fails all the time, usually with messages like "Error: OUT_OF_MEMORY"
or "Error: undefined:undefined".)
So, I get the newer versions of Firefox simply run less stable than the old ones.
But what I don't understand is simply -- why is Firefox eating up 2 GB on bootup anyways?
Internet-connection is disabled so it has nothing to load, and offline-cache is cleared automatically so it REALLY has nothing to load. What is it doing?
To Firefox, shouldn't all those not-yet-loaded tabs just be some lines of text where it stores the tabs' adresses? That can't
take up 2 GB!
Also, how does 2 hours of regular browsing on "normal" websites with small images and banners equate to 1 GB RAM increase?
Also, in case anyone wants to know what ad-ons I use: