disgust - 5:55 pm on May 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
More importantly, just from an efficiency POV, who closes their browsers anymore?
I don't, which is why I can't stand firefox.
I can go a week without closing a browser (or I'd like to be able to..) but then firefox will end up using well over a gigabyte of ram. That in and of itself is not that bad. But it starts to go really, really slow. Despite tons more ram being free.
Beyond that, if you close all your windows/tabs save a few (think close 50 tabs, keep 3 open), NONE of that memory use goes away. It will only go away if you close ALL of them.
I love firefox's ui, but it's so damn so I can't stand it. If they could fix this and make it be as speedy or effecient as opera or chrome, I'd be using it in a heartbeat