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SOLVED: Chrome using too much memory, help!

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:11 pm
by DarkPlatinum
Hello, with 4 chrome tabs open on my raspberry pi, task manager says:

207.3mb, 114.1mb, 75.4mb, 65.3mb, 40.2mb, 16.3mb, 9.5mb, 7.5mb. this is each chromium-browser process. Chrome eats my memory like a chocolate bar. Does anyone know how to get fire fox, or decrease the memory usage by chrome? I have cleared cache recently on it.

Re: Chrome using too much memory, help!

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:16 pm
by fruitoftheloom
DarkPlatinum wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:11 pm
Hello, with 4 chrome tabs open on my raspberry pi, task manager says:

207.3mb, 114.1mb, 75.4mb, 65.3mb, 40.2mb, 16.3mb, 9.5mb, 7.5mb. this is each chromium-browser process. Chrome eats my memory like a chocolate bar. Does anyone know how to get fire fox, or decrease the memory usage by chrome? I have cleared cache recently on it.

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sudo apt update
sudo apt install firefox-esr

Though Firefox is no better, if not worse....


Maybe try Dillo Browser, though it has limitations ?

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sudo apt update
sudo apt install dillo

https://www.dillo.org

Re: Chrome using too much memory, help!

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:16 pm
by DarkPlatinum
I read online that firefox uses 20% less ram?

Re: Chrome using too much memory, help!

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:51 pm
by DarkPlatinum
DarkPlatinum wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:11 pm
Hello, with 4 chrome tabs open on my raspberry pi, task manager says:

207.3mb, 114.1mb, 75.4mb, 65.3mb, 40.2mb, 16.3mb, 9.5mb, 7.5mb. this is each chromium-browser process. Chrome eats my memory like a chocolate bar. Does anyone know how to get fire fox, or decrease the memory usage by chrome? I have cleared cache recently on it.
Chrome used 535.6MB for 4 tabs, firefox is using 242.5mb for 2 tabs. Noticable difference ere

Re: SOLVED: Chrome using too much memory, help!

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:00 pm
by gkreidl
Browsers may be better or worse in memory management, but the real culprits are the web designers. There must be some new paradigm like "if my website uses less than 100 MB it's not modern web design".