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Sunday, December 3, 2017

How To Check How Much of RAM Each Browsing Tab of Firefox And Chrome Is Using.

Many people are complaining that their Firefox and Chrome browser are eating too much of their ram. But is it the browser's fault or is it what they are doing with the browser? To know, then use your browser's Task Manager and sum up the memory usage for each tab and extension and compare it with the total of RAM usage that your computer's Task Manager is saying that your browser is using.



To open the Task Manager of Chrome, do the following
  1. Far to the right of the Chrome address bar section, click on the Customize and Control Google Chrome button.
     
  2. Hover your mouse on the More tools option in the menu that will appear, and then click on Task manager from the sub-menu.
     
  3. Alternatively, you can use the shortcut key which is either the Shift + Tab key, or Shift + Esc key.
To open the Task Manager of Firefox, do the following:
  1. Type in about:memory into the address bar.
     
  2. Then in the Show memory reports tab, click on Measure.
    Note: the Explicit Allocations is the section that holds summary of the total memory each process is consuming.
  3. Better still you can use the Tab Data (+Memory usage) by Robert Byrne extesion for this purpose is you cannot understand the report from Firefox.
So now you know how to check the memory used by your browsing session and extension, you will be in a better position to know whether it is browser that is consuming your computer RAM memory or your activities on the browser.


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