I am really getting irritated with Firefox lately. Although the browser is awesome, its major weakness is the fact that it is a glutton when it comes to memory use.
Today alone I had to restart my computer three times because I couldn't satisfy its hunger with my computer's resources. Even with the various hacks employed.
I am sticking with Internet Explorer 7 for now, although I may consider using Opera.
And thus begins my search for a new browser again. Sigh...
Update (5/22): I discovered (yet another) useful hack that may solve my Firefox woes.
I seriously hope the Mozilla team finds a fix to this in Firefox 3, as this is getting to be quite annoying.
(Reaganwuzthebest on Free Republic) Here you go, THIS is what you need to change, VERY SIMPLE!
Find this line using the about:config in the URL = browser.cache.memory.enable
Click or double click on it so it reads: FALSE It should turn Bold also, to note the change.
I tried it, loaded up on as many pages as I could find and WHAMMO! Memory never exceeded my limits and dropped down to the 22k evertime a page would finally complete loading!!!
I'm still testing out Opera as a back up alternative, although I have to admit the web looks a lot prettier in IE7 and Firefox than Opera. Yeah, I know, I'm picky...