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  1. Hi, and however...

    but please I wonder if is there a way to replace Firefox with a light version of a Firefox-based browser. Seems that firefox use a lot of memory processes, sub processes, multiple processes for nothing. Firefox seems to consume a lot of system resources even with minimal navigation. After a few minutes the machine becomes heavy and slow, when firefox is suddenly closed everything goes back to normal. How is this possible even with the latest versions of firefox?
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    Only with a ridiculously underpowered machine! Or some other thing has been tweaked or is running that is screwing with your memory. Viruses?

    A few minutes??!!

    I use FF and Chrome and others, daily, all day, using latest or near latest versions, and have NEVER encountered what you describe, even on a 4GB RAM machine (though it does tax my patience at 4GB).

    https://www.routerhosting.com/which-browsers-use-the-least-memory/

    https://www.tomsguide.com/news/chrome-firefox-edge-ram-comparison

    There are others you could try as alternatives: K-Meleon, Otter, Opera, Pale Moon, Sea Monkey, Brave. Try 'em out and decide which one you like.

    But perhaps you should specify what kind of system you are having issues on.
    Include hardware & specs, OS, running software, version #s.

    Scott
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    maybe you have firefox add-ons and/or extensions? try getting rid of them all.
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  4. From what you write, I also consider this probably being malware. Get rid of it (i.e. delete the Firefox profile folder). Do a complete virus scan of the computer, and if that doesn't help, then re-install the OS.
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  5. ...opera, Brave...
    those are just chrome
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    No, those may be (using) chromium engine, but they aren't chrome.


    Scott
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  7. Start it with:
    Firefox --safe-mode
    It disables all themes and add-ons but the rest runs normally.

    Brian.
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    This probably doesn't work and besides cat don't have much memory
    https://www.raymond.cc/blog/easily-optimize-firefox-sqlite-databases-with-speedyfox-portable/
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