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    Default ram problem with firefox

    well, it's not a real problem (ie it doesn't disturb me too much), but i've encountered some problems when using linky (firefox extension to open links easily) to open all images links from a webpage in one tab...
    to be more accurate, if i open just some (ten by example) images, there is no problem, but if i open like 20 high res images like that, the amount of used memory goes up to 700MB-1GB (and i have a laptop with "only" 512 MB so it's really slow)
    if i wait for the images to be downloaded, save them to my HDD and close the tab, then the memory returns to its average value of 230 MB approximatively after a few seconds....

    a priori linky is just an extension that make easier the fact to open the links present on the page, so it shouldn't use a lot of memory, so i'm asking myself if it's not firefox that have some dificulties to open so much (yet so few) images at a time.... ?????

    so if someone have encountered this problem already ^^


    another little questions that are not on topic but don't deserve another thread ever :
    - what's the best music player for windows (have some problem with QCD .. ) ... i want something light !!! ^^
    - does it exist a software that would allow me to kill precesses ??? and when i say kill, it's exterminate (equivalent to kill -9 under linux) (windows xp buit in one has so much difficulties to kill a crashed process sometimes )
    it would be cool if i could see what programs use how much memory (i seem to have some serious problem of memory >.> )


    thanks

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    If your task manager has difficulties in killing a process, try getting rid of drwtsn32.exe
    Yes, this idea sounds ridiculous, but trust me, drwtsn32.exe causes lots of system hang ups and kill problems.

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    ok.. i've desactivated dr watson... ^^"
    i'll see if it's effective next time that i have crashed processes

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    Sounds like that extention is just poorly written. I'm not sure what to tell ya. It could be a major memory leak, but I don't know. Most firefox extentions have forums around for it. If you can find that, you may find a solution.

    Here is the answer to your memory and killing desires...

    http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilitie...sExplorer.html

    Puts task manager to shame. Only problem is that you can't get to it as easy when the computer is running really slow as taskmanager (CTRL-ALT-DEL, taskmanager is how many things are solved, this has to be started like every other program). Other than that, it is the best tool for ending tasks, and it does a good job of showing memory. For example, I have it set to show me how much memory a program is using, and how much it can use at any given time.
    Vol~

    thanks to Silverwmoon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volvogga
    For example, I have it set to show me how much memory a program is using, and how much it can use at any given time.
    cool ^^ .... because with the task manager, there are the memory usage for each process, but if you add them all up, you are still far below the total memory usage ^^"...

    for linky, it seems weird .... i mean, it's just supposed to take all the links that are on a page and open a tab (or window etc.) with the links put within html image tags...... so how can it be so bad ?? >.>
    go shout on their forums


    edit : for task manager, it's possible to make him replace the one by default
    but for the memory, it don't seem to give the "right" numbers ever.... i'd like to know where goes my poor ram (340 MB used right now )

 

 

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