A simple add-on which provides a button to completely disable (and re-enable) the cache with a single click.
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Tab Memory Usage is a fast and lean Firefox extension to monitor tab memory usage. It displays memory usage of individual tabs next to the tab’s title. Memory usage is calculated upon tab updates to prevent Firefox slowness.
Fear that Firefox is using too much memory? Try the Free Memory Button! This little add-ons provides a toolbar button and a menu item in the tools menu (can be hidden) that can be used for clearing memory that Firefox is using but does not need. It is the same as running “Minimize memory usage” in about:memory.
Free Memory facilitates the memory operations provided in about:memory page, in the form of an add-on. With this, it’s no longer necessary to open a separate tab and go to about:memory to reduce the memory consumed by Firefox. The add-on provides options in a widget panel, which helps in performing Garbage collection, Cycle collection and Minimize Memory operations.
I can tell you from experience, having too many tabs open can be a real pain. On occasion though, it is something you have to do, so you might as well find an add-on that will help you navigate through your tabs more effectively. That is where TooManyTabs comes into play.
There is a new unpatched memory corruption flaw in the latest version of Firefox. What this means is that hackers could drop malware onto vulnerable systems.
Chances are this will be fixed sooner, rather than later – here is a little more about the story from The Register:
Older versions of the popular alternative browser might also be affected, Secunia warns.
Exploit code has been uploaded onto recently revived security exploit website milw0rm, a factor that could hasten the development of more attack code.
Secunia advises Firefox users to avoid browsing untrusted websites or following untrusted links pending the availability of a fix from Mozilla (there’s nothing in the pipeline just yet).
Best advice I can give to you is to browse safely, don’t go to web sites you don’t trust, and be sure to keep your security programs up to date.
Found this via Mashable:
So there is your fix for now. Thanks to everybody who sent this in!
This problem was fixed in Firefox 3.5.1, so the above hack from Mashable is no longer needed. To check for updates, be sure to go to Help > “Check for Updates…” in Firefox.
Want to know exactly how you are making use of the Firefox web browser? Here are six of the best add-ons for Firefox that will give you every statistic you would ever want from your own day to day usage. From cache, to download usage, and even easy cache status – we have something here for everybody to make use of.
Net Usage Item – Displays a progress bar of your Internet usage (grabbed from your ISP) on your Firefox Toolbar.
Usage Counter – Tells you how much time you have spent using Firefox and browsing sites.
StatusbarEx – Show some useful information on status bar of Firefox, such as the memory usage of system & Firefox itself, network speed, system power status, etc.
Minimeter – Monitor your provider’s upload/download usage meter.
DataFox – Check your BSNL DataOne and MTNL Triband bandwidth utilization in Firefox at the click of a button. A color coded progress bar and bandwidth usage tracking helps you stay within your monthly cap and efficiently utilize your bandwidth.
Cache Status – Easy cache status & management from the status bar.
Know of another favorite usage add-on that didn’t make it to the list? Be sure to leave your suggestions in the comments!
Are you running short on room for your multiple tabs? TooManyTabs is an add-on for Firefox that will give you the ability to store up to 50 tabs in multiple extra rows with a simple click.
In turn, with this extra organization, you have better visualization and prioritizing for the pages you are navigating through. Here are a few more details from the TooManyTabs developer:
Instead of allowing idle tabs to waste your PC’s memory, you can now put your tabs on the extra rows, remove them from the memory, and restore* them in your browser when you need them again. The extra rows also allow you to better prioritize and visualize your tabs. Finding the right tab have never been easier! It is now guilt-free to be a tab-aholic!
Some more features of this extension include:
- Restore up to 20 recently closed tabs
- Marking tabs in different colors
- Options to customize number of rows
- Option to open tabs adjacent to your selected tab
- Open all tabs of the same row in TooManyTabs
As an extra bonus, you can also pin your most visited tabs onto the TooManyTabs and access them anytime. Also, pinned tabs will stay on the TooManyTabs row until you unpin them. To learn more about the development of this Firefox extension be sure to check out their official web site, and if you are ready to give it a shot – you can pick it up on the Firefox Add-ons site.
This is a ‘bit of news that might have been missed by some. It looks like Firefox 3 continues to gain praise for having a significant reduction in the amount of memory it uses over Firefox 2.
Over at Ars Technica this is what they are saying:
During intensive browsing with approximately 50 tabs, I have found that Firefox 3 generally consumes less than half of the memory used by Firefox 188.8.131.52. Firefox 3 is also snappier and more responsive when switching between tabs and performing other operations that typically lag in Firefox 184.108.40.206 when the browser is experiencing heavy load.
This is great news for any Firefox fans out there. Over the recent years the memory problems seem to be the big sticking point for a lot of people. Has this mountain of an issue finally been solved?
Firefox 3 Beta 4 is ready for download. Well there was some confusion yesterday on if it was out or not, so I decided to hold off on this till today. Yet again, Mozilla continues to surprise and amaze with improvements to the core product. Two of the biggest updates I would say would be:
- Memory usage:
Some new technologies work together to reduce the amount of memory used by Firefox 3 Beta 4 over a web browsing session. Memory cycles are broken and collected by an automated cycle collector, a new memory allocator reduces fragmentation, hundreds of leaks have been fixed, and caching strategies have been tuned.