#1 By: Chris Hoffman, October 7th, 2013 06:40
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/173391/how-to-see-which-browser-extensions-are-slowing-down-your-browser/
Browser extensions are useful, but they can increase your browser’s memory consumption, make it take longer to open, and slow it down in general. But how do you measure the impact a browser extension has on your system?
#2 By: Naman Sood, October 7th, 2013 07:18
To open the Task Manager, click Chrome’s menu button, point to Tools, and select Task Manager. You can also press Ctrl + Escape to quickly open the task manager.
That'll be Shift+Esc,not Ctrl+Esc...
#3 By: leo gali, October 7th, 2013 08:56
that is correct for chrome
#4 By: Rizzoli, October 7th, 2013 11:31
OK, I feel like a complete dumb-ass here, but I've installed about:addons-memory... and cannot see how to "open it in a new tab". There's no drag-and-drop or right-click option...
#5 By: Phoenix232, October 7th, 2013 11:52
With me Adblock on Firefox seems to use more memory than Firefox itself. Does someone got this same issue?
#6 By: MurrayWW, October 7th, 2013 14:57
"-no- extensions" should be " --disable-extensions"
#7 By: MurrayWW, October 7th, 2013 14:58
now enter "about:addons-memory" in the address bar
#8 By: Rizzoli, October 7th, 2013 15:06
Thank you! Thought I was going to lose my geek card.
#9 By: Barry, October 8th, 2013 05:55
In response to Phoenix232, on my Xubuntu Precise system, Firefox uses around 19 Mb, Adblock Plus 13 Mb, Zotero 2.4 Mb, and the very few other add-ons all somewhat less than 500 Kb each.