Firefox 3.0 Beta 1 Now Available

Tuesday November 20th, 2007

The Mozilla Corporation today released Firefox 3 Beta 1, which is now available for download in a variety of languages. The beta includes updates to the default theme, the new places site management features, improved security architecture, and Gecko 1.9. Release notes with a more complete list of features, are also available.

#9 Re: Re: Firefox 3 beta 1 memory hog on Windows

by lc99

Tuesday November 20th, 2007 9:55 PM

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Well, something definitely seemed to be hogging the system, from that places access thread (sqlite3 stuff). I was finally able to tame it!! Not sure if all of this was necessary, but I manually deleted the contents of the Library/Caches/Firefox/Profiles/abcdefgh.default directory (including a 13MB urlclassifier3.sqlite file ... is that normal?). Then I went into the terrible Firefox session and turned off the Restore Windows and Tabs option (general Preferences), to finally make those restored tabs not restore (every time I'd close the window, then have to kill the process, they would come back next time even though I'd previously closed the entire window in Firefox). Then I did a Tools .. Clear Private Data, threw away history, sessions, etc. (everything except for Cookies and Passwords). Now, Firefox 3.0b1 is behaving normally for me. VSIZE as reported by "top" is way, way down (between 200 and 300 MB). Larry.