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alidan

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I use Firefox a lot, however I opened so many tabs that Firefox can become unresponsive for 5 second intervals often. I know close tabs but I need to look through them first and I usually don't have time to get around that.

I'm using a 32-bit OS and I have three gigs of RAM, Firefox will take a bow 1.2 GB whenever it starts to lock itself up.
I use other RAM intensive programs, every now and then I have to reset them because they started to hit the 3 GB mark, I'll reset them and then assist my system will only use up 2 GB
However when I use an alternative like chrome I can open 20 tabs and go way over and have to reset my computer, I'm wondering if there is a less resource intensive Internet browser that functions kind of like Firefox or chrome that would be a worthwhile replacement for chrome.
 

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The problem isn't the browser itself, its the fact that you're opening so many tabs at one time. You're not going to find a browser that allows you to open 20+ websites and not require a large amount of resources, resulting sometimes in a freeze/system crash.

It doesn't take a large amount of effort to move your mouse a few centimeters and click an X on a few tabs...especially if its the difference between your computer working or crashing.
 

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yeah I know but going through teacher tabs than figuring out what to do and then working off of each of those tabs could take me a good week, Firefox is able open up about 500 to 700 tabs, before it starts to freeze up, but it never completely crashes it just becomes unusable for 5 seconds it gives you 3 seconds to use it and it becomes unusable for another 5 seconds in a cycle that repeats itself.

Chrome I can open up 20 browsers and it takes up between one to 2 GB, even if I close the ones that use up the most amount of space it will completely go away unless the exit chrome and then reopen everything

What I want to know is if there's a browser that can come between Firefox opening 700 tabs and still only take up about 1 GB of space and chrome which while it works fairly good can't open many tabs.
 

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Hi Alidan,

Was wondering whether you have been able to find an alternative to FireFox, and if so, which browser you have finally settled on/

Many thanks,
Anistmie
 
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