As user complain about memory leaks produced by the browser, the development team is taking action.
If you are a Firefox user, you might have noticed that after using the browser for a few hours continuously, its memory usage grows significantly and what’s worse, it stays the same even after you close all the tabs.
This problem has been noticed by many other Firefox users and it caused by a so-called memory leakage that makes the browser allocate more memory that it actually needs.
Even though Mozilla has previously denied the alleged memory leakage, there is good news about this matter, as a leading member of Firefox Team claims that the problem is now being taken care ofand has become a high priority for the team.
“For a long time, there have been a lot of complaints about the memory usage in Firefox and anything else that used the Gecko engine. And looking at the numbers for what Firefox would use for memory, they seemed valid,” Christopher Blizzard writes on his blog.
“As Mozilla starts down the path to running in the mobile space we are spending time looking at memory pressure issues more closely“.
Solving the problem should be indeed a high priority for the Firefox team as a mobile version of the browser is planned to be released and such a problem would doom it’s success on the market from the start.