chrishoffman at October 7th, 2013 06:40 — #1
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?
nsdcars5 at October 7th, 2013 07:18 — #2
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...
leogali at October 7th, 2013 08:56 — #3
that is correct for chrome
rizzoli at October 7th, 2013 11:31 — #4
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...
phoenix232 at October 7th, 2013 11:52 — #5
With me Adblock on Firefox seems to use more memory than Firefox itself. Does someone got this same issue?
murrayww at October 7th, 2013 14:57 — #6
"-no- extensions" should be " --disable-extensions"
murrayww at October 7th, 2013 14:58 — #7
now enter "about:addons-memory" in the address bar
rizzoli at October 7th, 2013 15:06 — #8
Thank you! Thought I was going to lose my geek card.
bazzvn at October 8th, 2013 05:55 — #9
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.