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Old 12-05-2018, 02:07 PM
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is something wrong with edge for a browser?
When firefox was messing up I first tried MS Edge Browser. I had much the same result with it I was having with Firefox. So I went Chrome.

We all have different browsing habits and needs so I expect we all might see different results. Whatever works for you is A-OK.
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Android phones are the absolute worst. You have to agree to them tracking you and selling your data. A reporter testing this in NYNY turned off his android and went to 4 or 5 places. Then he returned to the tech site he was working with. They had software to check to see what was sent to google. The software showed it had tracked him even with the phone turned off.
I was half listening to the news a few days back and thought I heard something about Google being pulled in front of Congress to address this issue. It's an "expectation of privacy" issue, especially once you turn off tracking.
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I was half listening to the news a few days back and thought I heard something about Google being pulled in front of Congress to address this issue. It's an "expectation of privacy" issue, especially once you turn off tracking.
That issue is about you turning off tracking in your default preferences,.... then, if you install other software it , without your knowledge it turns the tracking back on.
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I'm happy with my Android phone, Doc.
Jeff my son has a zippy new iPhone and has nothing but problems with it.
I'd never get one.
When I upgrade it's going to be another Android.

About Google, they do track.
A search for something as simple as a recipe proves that.
I don't have banking apps or anything like that on my phone.
I save some stuff to bookmarks and do a clean and restart the phone often.
Also have Verizon security settings.
That's as safe as I think it gets.
When I start using the laptop again if ever, I'll get Firefox if I can.
If not I have Edge on it.
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Never gave me any problems on my laptop.
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I opened 15 tabs in Firefox and it only took up 1G of ram. Are you running the 64bit version or the 32bit version? Also, what add-ons are you running? Often it's the add-ons that cause issues.

6G is nothing these days. My 7 year old system has 12G and I feel it could use more. My Macbook has 16G.


I would be hesitant to use Chrome - Google is so evil these days.
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The memory goes up the more you use the sites/tabs you've opened.
I'm using the 64 bit version.
Only add-on is AdBlock
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Which AdBlock? uBlock Origin is what I'm using. But I also have several others running.
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AdBlock+
Have been using it for years. The memory issue started with one of their newer releases, probably 6 months ago.
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AdBlock+ jumped the shark a few years ago.


Make the switch:
https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/com..._adblock_plus/
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Thanks PB. Uninstalled adblock+ and installed this new one. Will monitor and see how it acts. I don't like the disclaimers that they're going to track everything you do but I'll give it a trial run.
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Default Re: Firefox sucks up all my memory. Browsing software options?

Well I've been running Brave almost exclusively the last few days. I found I can't do some activities on that browser such as banking. It won't allow bank site to set their cookies the way they want and therefor won't open.

It's amazing how much different sites respond to a different browser. There are huge differences in this site alone. The way links and photos are embedded and also copy and paste.

With Firefox I used to need to copy everything through notepad and then copy to site. If I didn't all formatting was lost and the whole mess would be just one big paragraph which is difficult to both follow or read.

With Brave I can copy and paste straight into here and all formatting is retained and readable except sometimes the font needs attention.

When running CCleaner following Firefox it always seemed to have plenty enough to remove. When following Brave there is virtually nothing found or retained for for the cleaner to remove. Which I consider a good thing.. Still not sure it's the right choice yet, but driving it ain't been to bad so far...

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