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I am using Ubuntu 11.04 on an AMD64 computer. When I boot the computer the memory usage of unity-window-decorator is few tens of MB (checked with System Monitor)c After many hours using Google Chrome, LibreOffice, Kile, Skype etc. the memory usage for unity-window-decorator increases to almost 1 GB. Today I made sure that not many programs run simultaneously and quit them after each use.

Again as time passed the memory usage of the unity-window-decorator increased to almost 1 GB. Using /usr/bin/unity-window-decorator --replace the memory usage is reduced drastically but this time there are no window decorations. /usr/bin/unity-window-decorator& restarts the software thus bringing the window decorations but also starts the cycle of increased memory use again. What should I do to stop this excessive memory use?

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closed as too localized by Luis Alvarado Jun 15 '13 at 19:02

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What you should do, is report a bug on and provide as much information you can. There is no configuration option to deactivate memory leaks.

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Here's a bug report: – user29020 Feb 9 '15 at 22:36

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