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Today I upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 and memory usage of Firefox increased from around 150 MB in 12.04 to 350 MB in 12.10.

Is there a way to fix this?

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Fiefox has a small memory leakage problem

To fix it [Try This]

  1. Open Firefox and go to the Address Bar. Type in about:config and then press Enter.

  2. Right Click in the page and select New -> Boolean.

  3. In the box that pops up enter config.trim_on_minimize. Press Enter.

  4. Now select True and then press Enter.

  5. Restart Firefox.

Hope this will help

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