Rated 5 out of 5 stars

simple and usefull addon to control memory usage

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Work well

good addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It works very well.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome!
Very usefull. A must have add-on!
Greetings!!!

Very Nice Little Addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does all it says and more. The memory reporting seems very accurate, neck and neck with Activity Monitor. I have carefully (careful benchmark testing) checked out several other addons that claim on-demand recovery of memory, and they flat haven't worked.

A simple little app that fills its shoes very well. Nice job.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.2). 

version 0.5.2 works fine in Fx 17.0.3esr Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just as info:
After changing min-version in install.rdf the new version (0.5.2) works fine in up-to-date Firefox 17.0.3 ESR.
Thanks for the work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.2). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

"Known issues: Dark Personas or Themes cause an unreadable text in the add-on bar."

Just for the record, I have the same problem with the standard theme. I just see a large blank space in the add-on bar where the extension display should be. (Current Firefox Aurora on Windows, but I recall having the same problem on the release version. What FF versions is this known to display correctly in?)

It is nice to be able to trigger CC and GC on demand.

For a future rev, it would be nice to replace the display block with an icon, that would show the display block in a tooltip if moused over. Have enough addons, and you begrudge the space taken in the bar

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.1). 

The theme issue should have been fixed a while back. If you install a dark theme you will have to restart Firefox. Then you should see a light color for the text. Doesn't that happen?

Upcoming versions of the SDK will not allow addons to put that much information in the bar. Once that feature has been shipped your enhancement request will automatically be fulfilled.

Thanks for your feedback!

Excellent Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does all I wanted to have from a tool like this, and perhaps more; Now I have information on memory and collectors and what's best, a handy tool to manually initiate cleaning functions I formerly needed to open the about:memory page to get. Ok, perhaps it needs some more polishing for a final version (people mentioned something about theme colors, and I found out the Open Log Folder function doesn't work on Linux, and it could also be a bit more configurable), but so far so good. Even if it stayed this way forever, I'd still give it a 5-star rating.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.1). 

That's strange because we can't reproduce the open log folder issue on Linux. Would you mind to create a new issue on https://github.com/mozilla/memchaser/issues or at least give us details which distribution and version of Firefox you are using? Thanks!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

can we please have an option to change the display colours cause with most of these firefox personas i cannot see the display

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3). 

This will be fixed in the next version of MemChaser which gets an upgrade to the Addon SDK. We will release it hopefully soon.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hey dude, very good addon, but not to see with black skin. Correct the color of letters as in all other addons ok! So thus was excellent...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3). 

Works well enough, but it's obviously a v0.1.1 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

MemChaser works well enough, but it's very obviously an alpha. The memory usage seems accurate. Although it doesn't match Task Manager (lol), it does match Process Explorer, and that's what matters.

It'd be handy if it implemented the functionality of this addon, saving me an addon:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/memory-restart/?src=search

They definitely need to fix the little red button. I don't want in in the bottom right. I either want to disable it or throw it in the menubar along with all the memory information. Resetting the position constantly is just downright annoying. I already have 20 other little icons down there from other addons that insist on throwing crap in the statusbar. (Or, sorry, it's an "Addonbar" now)

I'm very interested to see what MemChaser reports after long browsing sessions. After a while Firefox goes nearly unresponsive, consuming gigabytes and gigabytes of memory and locking up for multiple seconds at a time, every few seconds. My suspicions are Firefox is crumbling under the weight of all my addons - its javascript engine just isn't robust enough. But since Mozilla hasn't added anything that can help me track down which addon(s) are the biggest culprits, I'm left with the option of installing more addons to help diagnose it. Hurray. :P

Well, MemChaser looks like it'll help.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.1). 

You could disable extensions step by step to figure out which of those are causing the high memory usage. Otherwise check about:memory?verbose which lists compartments for websites and extensions. Probably it should be easier to figure out the causing extension. In any case it is worth filing a bug on Bugzilla. If you do so please cc :whimboo.

Good but need more options Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I will give it more stars if it can do...
1. I don't do logging, that red button is useless so it is better if i can disable it.
2. Customize the position/style of the text
3. Quick button/menu item to restart Firefox
4. Quick button/menu item to force Garbage Collection ?
5. Alert if Firefox consumes too much memory ??

This add-on has some potential! Some others are not usable /buggy

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.1). 

Visibility problem with darker theme Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great work but still has problems.
- 1. Visibility with darker theme: Black characters with dark theme?
- 2. Too wide: Compact view is preferable, which could be option.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.1). 

Thank you for the review and the noted issues. At the moment we can't do anything for dark Personas due to a bug in the Add-on SDK (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=718015). I hope we can get it fixed soon. A similar issue affects us for the width. We will work on it. But what do you mean with compact view in detail? Lesser information or simply killing the unused empty space?

Best,
Henrik Skupin