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Memory leaks in Firefox

I like Firefox and have been using it since it was a very early beta. However, of late I’ve noticed that it is really hogging memory. Turns out, it’s a “feature” (see this Slashdot article). More importantly, you can fix the “feature” but page loading will take a little hit.


  1. #1 Mark Paris
    February 15, 2006

    When I use Firefox (after updating it from an older version) I have problems with lockups when I try to enter text into windows like this. I downloaded a “fix” but it didn’t. I am now using Safari.

  2. #2 Kristjan Wager
    February 22, 2006

    Thank you for that hint – it has been bugging me for a while now.

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