128 reviews for this add-on
  • Absolutely love this add-on. Does exactly what it says and I can't recommend it highly enough. It can handle a browser restart with any number of tabs, it will reload them to the exact state before the restart (minus the odd time it seems to derp), it also releases the memory back down to whatever is the minimum required for your browser to load everything. It is worth noting the memory will begin growing almost immediately as tabs are loaded though. Unfortunately it is not compatible with Firefox Quantum. I'd like to hope it will get updated but the odds are slim.

    Browser Version: 60.2.0esr
  • Uptate to 57 plz
    Sorry. There is no alternative memory API in Firefox Quantum as far as we know, so there's no way for us to update.
  • please update it so it runs on 57, love it
  • This add-on is not compatible with Firefox 57. Update, please :)
  • Update it, new firefox is not compatible!
  • You're kidding, right? You get a green circular button just to the right of your URL address bar, and all it does is re-start Firefox. I can do that without this add-on by going File/Exit and clickingon my Desktop icon. No apparent memory clearing or management, just a re-start of the browser. Is the Brooklyn Bridge for sale, by the way??? Unbelievable!
  • This add-on is not compatible with Firefox 55.0.1 (?)
  • an option to choose shutdown instead restart will be a bonus.
    because resotring many tabs takes while.
    so I would like to choose tabs to be re-opened.
    using about:config also would be great
    sorry for my bad english
  • I've observed frequently discrepancies between the memory consumption reported by the extension and by Windows Task Manager (the later reporting higher RAM usage).
    Also, since a few versions of Firefox, I've got a serious issue: (wanted) pop-up windows appear blank with no URL!
    I deactivated the ext :(
  • Shows the memory on the icon hover at 520MB when actual consumption is 1720 MB. Not working in the newer Firefox 52 or higher.
  • When option Not to Load New Tabs is On, Restarting before loading new tabs LOSES those URLs. Serious data loss issue ~
  • Использую мозиллу в многопрофильном режиме - запускаю сразу несколько рабочих профилей параллельно. Когда мозилла "раздувается" в оперативе до 2 гиг и более - начинаются в ней жуткие тормоза. Казалось бы все просто - закрыл и запустил заново, НО параллельно для контроля загруженности компа задачами использую ANVIR (anvir.net) и сначала смотрю в нем, сколько мозилла "съела" оперативы, от 1,7 гиг имеет смысл перезапустить, работать станет быстрее! При этом надо еще выяснить, какой профиль работает (у меня их около 20) и запустить именно его!
    Все задачи облегчены этой кнопкой - она и покажет занятую приложением память, и предупредит цветом о превышении заданного лимита памяти, и спросит - перезапустить ли? при случайном нажатии ( опробовал еще 10 кнопок - они тупо перезапускают профиль, без вопросов даже при случайном нажатии, а это может вызвать доп. проблемы), и если перезапуск некритичен для пользователя - можно установить автоперезапуск при превышении лимита памяти!
    Пока мне все очень нравится. Рекомендую!
  • Наступил январь. И вот уже несколько дней после нажатия Restart не появляются открытые окна (появляется только одно окно стартовой страницы). Раньше такого не было. Почему?
    Сейчас проверил у соседа. После нажатия Restart не появляются окна, открытые окна перед нажатием Restart. Появляется только стартовая страница. Почему?
  • I'm not sure if it really shows correct RAM information. I'm not sure if simply restarting Firefox is a good solution (I mean I could do it by myself - actually I already installed an addon with a restart button)... It is not a "Memory restart" it is a "Firefox restart with some info about memory".

    Good initiative, but there's a lot work to do
  • This would be a great add-on if it actually showed the correct number, but it is ALWAYS wrong. Works fine as a restart, but what's the point if it's inaccurate? Too bad it's probably never going to be updated again, sigh...
    The extension takes the memory numbers from the Firefox API. See about:memory.
  • Task Manager says 495MB, but Memory Restart says 578MB
  • works fine, does what it is supposed to do
  • I re-downloaded this tonite and it's working with FF 43.0.4
  • And the fact it hasn't been updated in almost 2 years tells me this is abandoned.

    The fact the official site doesn't appear to reference this either makes me suspect.
  • I get this error in browser console from time to time:
    TypeError: strings.getString is not a function memoryrestart.js:89:22

    which refers to this line:
    var tooltipText = strings.getString("extensions.memoryrestart.tooltip.high");
  • Very good..
  • As one that usually has a lot of tabs open (with multiple tab rows enabled by TabMixPlus, thank God), ending up using over 1GB ram, this is very helpful. '

    However, under FF ver. 41.1 it no longer shows the ram amount in the status bar.
  • Broken? It used to somewhat work, but now the displayed memory amount "freezes" within a few minutes. If "auto-clear" memory is working, impossible to tell.
  • This is a very useful plugin. It allows me to mouse-over the green restart button on toolbar and see how much memory Firefox is using and restart it quickly and reduce memory. Many thanks.

    The memory measurement is a little high compared to Task Manager.
  • I installed, pressed Restart Firefox... well I think you can guess what happened. The whole point is to use this to avoid crashes. The first thing it did was crash the browser!LOL!! Great job, guys.