Safari Memory Usage: WTF

Discussion in 'macOS' started by palebluedot, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. palebluedot macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2008
    Has anyone looked at their memory usage for Safari lately? Jesus. I thought Firefox in Windows was bad but 350MB of memory is NOT normal for a web browser. It seems like the more pages you visit the worse it gets. does it hold pages in the memory for 24 hours or something? I shouldn't have to constantly exit and restart my browser to keep it at less then 500 MB.

    Even when I close and reopen it Safari starts grabbing RAM on the spot (going up by .25 every 5 sec even when no pages are loaded).

    WTF Apple. I thought Firefox was bad in OS X but I may have to check it out again.
  2. darwinian macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2008
    In R4, more or less
    By chance are you using a webkit nightly? I noticed that one of my recent nightlies had a memory leak.
  3. rychencop macrumors 65816


    Aug 17, 2007
    safari has been called a memory "hog" by many. i use firefox, but for ease of use not memory issues.

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