Clear the computer's memory?

Jhair Tocancipa Triana jhair_tocancipa at
Thu Mar 30 11:21:05 UTC 2006

Daniel Carrera <daniel.carrera at> writes:

> Michael V. De Palatis wrote:
>> Yes, of course Firefox. Firefox is probably the WORST application used
>> on a day to day basis in terms of memory wastage. I've stopped using
>> it for that very reason.
> Yes. I don't understand how closing Firefox can give me back 200MB of
> RAM! That doesn't make sense at all. Firefox itself is what, 5MB? All
> I can guess is that it stores every page I visit in memory, which is
> stupid.

It is known that firefox uncompresses and loads every image you have
open in memory, no matter if the image is invisible at the moment
(e.g. in a different tab).


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