How To Prevent Browser Crashes?
Does your computer usually hangs and becomes unresponsive even though you have a 4G, dual-core machine? Often than not, the cause of this problem is your browser. Base on my experience on using Internet Explorer and Firefox, both makes my computer freeze but Firefox seems to hang the most. These culprits slow your processor and eat your computer’s memory until it hangs and there is no solution other than to close all applications and start again which is really irritating. Want to stop this problem? Then you might want to read more to find ways on how to keep your computer free from stalls and crashes.
The question, which browser is better and faster, has always been an issue. Users believe that finding the best browser is the solution to improve the computer’s performance. The idea might be correct in a way, but assuming that the effectiveness of a computer depends on the browser alone is wrong. A fast browser can lessen your problems but will not solve it. Whatever you choose, you will still end up with the same situation.
Choosing a browser which utilizes low RAM memory will neither resolve the problem. Both Firefox and Internet Explorer 7 which can host multiple tabs only use a single process but will still crack up under pressure. Although Firefox’s new version uses less processor compared to Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 8, it will still eat up your RAM over time. Unfortunately, there is still no available solution to this enigma.
In my pursuit to resolve the problem, I tried to conjure possible solutions. Sadly, I found nothing that can truly fulfill my demands.
Even though users can not fix browser’s memory impairment, we can still improve our computers by checking plug-ins. Plug-ins need to be regularly updated to work properly and it advisable to remove add-ons that are not often utilized. See to it that your plug-ins (e.g. Flash Drive) is in their latest version.
Another step to prevent browser from hanging is closing and reopening your browser. It may sound odd but it is an easy way to cut memory usage. Browsers that are continuously running for a period of time eats a lot of memory, thus closing your browser will reset memory usage. It is not the number of open tabs that causes a not responding application but the amounts of memory use per second.
Many are assuming that a higher RAM memory or limiting opened tabs will solve the issue but neither will suffice. Up to this point, the problem is unsolvable. My advices are only to help lessen the occurrence of the problem.
Chrome users: Use Shift + Esc keys to view the browser’s task manager. By doing so, users can end the tab that eats a lot of memory. Chrome has an option to show the memory use per tab opened. There is also a Nerds Link where users can view the statistics of his opened browser. Chrome users should also wait for the browser’s update which will include a Purge Memory option, where users can delete memory usage instead of closing your tabs.
Firefox users: There are many questionable options for adjusting Firefox configurations like minimize option to reduce memory usage, enable session history deleting, appoint a fixed cache capacity or disable cache, reduction of themes and extensions and memory updates. These features can be viewed by typing about:config in the address bar of the browser and there you can edit the values. Configuring these options can possibly reduce memory and processor hogging. Remember that only experts or knowledgeable individuals should make changes to these values because wrong configuration might result to more problems. There are also available applications (e.g. Firetune) that can help in browser maintenance.
Internet Explorer 8: This browser is famous for its RAM-sucking ability so try disabling add-ons to help lessen RAM usage. Usually, it is an add-on or plug-in that cause RAM shortage.
Aside from these instructions, there are many suggestions available in the web on how to lessen browser crashes. It might be useful to install booster software, but I can not confirm the effectiveness of the application.
However, these are all simple procedures to increase computer’s productivity while browsing but all of these are not ultimate solutions. The browser developers are the ones who can finally solve these issues. Due to the fact that many people are unable to upgrade their computers and only rely on browser updates, developers should help by refining their products.