Everytime I do net surfing on my PC, I end up with a few dozens of tabs opened in my browser and my browser starts running very slowly, e.g. it takes about 5-6 seconds just to switch between tabs. So, I go to the task manager and check the browser's CPU usage. It's usually as high as 300-400 k. Why does the browser's CPU usage not decrease after I closed all my tabs but still have that browser opened? I'm a very lazy person and when i'm net surfing, I never close any of my tabs, I just keep opening new ones, so every 1-2 hours or so, I have to reboot my browser, otherwise my PC will slow down. I have tried different browers from IE to maxthon to firefox. They all have the same problem(I'm using a very old laptop though, but I still think the CPU usage should match with the no. of browser tabs). I'd like to know your thoughts and/or solutions on this issue. Thanks.
Answer by KylePolansky · Jul 21, 2011 at 01:58 PM
Make sure you clean out your temporary internet files, a quick Google will show you how to do that. Also, I recommend Google Chrome as a web browser, Google is constantly making changes to improve the speed of the browser. Also, Chrome runs each tab in a separate process, so if one tab crashes, the rest of the browser will still function.
Answer by zman · Jul 21, 2011 at 03:57 AM
The likely reason your browser opens with so many tabs in that when you reboot your browser by ending the process(es)(which I assume is how you did because of your outcome), your browser is likely to have a session saving function that stores your previously opened tabs and a session restoring function that reopens those stored tabs upon the next opening of the browser.
If you have more than 15 tabs opened at once as your computer is starting up, this will make it very slow and eventually your computer will be too slow to use. I once did what your claiming to be doing with my old laptop and now, it takes about 10 minutes to start it up and as a result, I moved on to another PC.
I advise you make use of the favorites bar if you have one. It will let you access your sessions whenever you want so you can close tabs when you need to.
Answer by Lee Wood · Jul 21, 2011 at 03:26 PM
You say its an old PC, how much ram and what version of windows are you using?
I would say its probably a lack of ram for the amount of tabs you want to have open.
Install more ram or learn to use CTRL + W
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