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This used to be a GREAT tool, but now it's HORRIBLE Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Don't get me wrong, memory functions still work great, but it's quite hard to use MC comfortably. Having another toolbar just for the memchaser is out of the question, the least I need is more clutter. So, to use it, I have to activate the toolbar first; inconventient in any way, and I can't see the numbers all the time like I'm used to. There are plenty of places where to put MC except S4E (which I do have and is very useful BTW), and I have done it - to the main toolbar like all other extensions do by default; to the menu bar if activated, and finally at least it can be put in the main menu - it's not visible all the time, but at least it's not hard to get.
Please do something and I promise 5 stars for the functionality! ;)
A handy tool Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Even though it doesn't really excell in anything in particular, it does work of several other extensions at once (there are several restarters, memory indicators etc.), and it nicely integrates them into a combined action. Overall it's quite useful, but I believe one feature requires some attention, and it's one which has a potential to be the most useful - the "Minimize memory..." one. While having automatic memory use minimization is practically the Holy Grail with Firefox, I've discovered a problem with this implementation. Namely, I've had strangely high Firefox CPU usage on occassions, and I think that feature is the culprit. I've started monitoring GC and CC activity with the MemChaser extension, and noticed that both Collectors are constantly activated in intervals less than a second long. Investigating this, I've noticed the MR's icon is red, and I presumed it might something to do with its Memory minimize functions (which I wasn't sure what actually does until then). When I raised the MR's threshold to a higher value, the CPU use decreased and the Collectors intervals rose to several seconds or several tens of seconds. So I guess the Memory minimize works too zealously in the attempt to free memory that it has the adverse effect on CPU usage, and I recommend you relax it a bit. I'd give you a lesser rating for this, but since the tool is quite useful, and the threshold is adjustable (it seems that even this way an ideal one can be found, where the memory is always freed successfully so it can stop) and Memory minimize can be turned off anyway. If you fix the Memory minimize not to be so aggressive that FF starts using 100% of CPU (core) as it does now, you'd deserve a 5-star rating.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.11.1-signed.1-signed).
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 (0.5.1.1-signed.1-signed).
dud Rated 1 out of 5 stars
There is no sign of the menu. And the idea deserved 5 stars in my book, which you will receive if I ever see it.
Works as advertised Rated 4 out of 5 stars
However, it could benefit of some improvement. One would be to provide an indication of memory usage (even in the tip as Memory Restart extension does). Second, if it really works only by clearing caches, it could also do Cycle/Garbage collection the samw way as it is done by the buttons on the about:memory page. Since the code for it is in that page, it should be trivial to implement (if it isn't implemented already).
Very nice, but... Rated 4 out of 5 stars
When will it be available on Linux??This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.4.1-signed).
Very useful, but needs a disable option Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I usually find it very helpful, but the lack of an option to temporarily disable can be annoying, say when I want to play a playlist which TS prevents. Ok, the good workaround is that you can disable it without restart in the Add-ons Manager, but that's a bit awkward, and I'd also like it disabled just on that page where I play the playlist, yet keep it for any new YT links opened. There should be a context menu option to disable it for the tab in question.