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Chrome is a memory hog
#58029 02/21/21 12:08 PM
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jchuzi Online OP
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I don't use Chrome, more as a protest against Google than anything else, but for those who do, Chrome is still a memory hog on macOS compared to Safari


Jon

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Re: Chrome is a memory hog
jchuzi #58038 02/21/21 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by jchuzi
I don't use Chrome, more as a protest against Google than anything else, but for those who do, Chrome is still a memory hog on macOS compared to Safari

Glad you mentioned this. It's been quite a while since I have used Google Chrome, but it looks like some folks are also having memory issues with Brave, which I use about 99% of the time:

https://community.brave.com/t/brave-is-using-too-much-memory/134265

Both of my Macs have 8 gig of Ram, and about 99% of the time, I am only running one application at a time. When I use Brave, I never let it get down to "serious" memory issues. It seems, though (and I've mentioned this before), that the time when I have memory issues is when I visit the site yahoo.com. Besides viewing some stories on that site, when I leave it, most of the memory it consumed is not "given back". I'm willing to bet that issue is prevalent with all browsers.

I do at times run the freeware application Memory Clean while browsing with Brave, and it definitely helps with memory management.

As for Safari, I rarely, if ever, use it, as it is just too slow for me.

Last edited by MartyByrde; 02/21/21 09:35 PM.

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