Restart Firefox when exceeds Memory usage with this extension

By on July 10, 2011
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Monitor Firefox ram usage and restart easily to improve performance.

It is no secret that Firefox is a memory hog. Sometimes it exceeds so much limit if you have many tabs open or it has been open for long durations then it starts to hinder your browsing too. It becomes essential to restart Firefox to reduce this memory usage, but there is also a way to manage these restarts automatically using a Firefox extension. Memory Restart is an add-on that monitors the memory usage by the browser, it lets you set a limit to the memory usage and tells you when the limit has been exceeded. You can restart the browser using the extension to bring memory usage back to normal.

Although you can set the restarts to auto but this extension also adds a button next to the search bar to which indicates if memory usage is above or below the limit by changing colors. The button can be clicked to restart Firefox.

Get the extension @ Mozilla add-ons site


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