1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 18, 2007 8:44 AM by Hawaiian_Starman
Mark Jenkinson Level 2 (285 points)
Does anyone know why Safari is using 1.3 GB of RAM with only one window open? I know if I quit Safari, and then relaunch it, the memory usage will drop down to roughly 45MB, but there seems to be some serious memory leaks, because Safari just eats up the RAM the longer you go without relaunching it...even after you've closed all browser windows...Or is there something wrong with my setup?

PowerMac G5 - Dual 2.7 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 4.5 GB RAM, 512 GB HD
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 (21,405 points)
    Hi Mark

    Is this happening with any site, or just one? Seems like quite a substantial jump.

    These occurrences, called World Leaks, are best reported to the WebKit Open Source group (via the link I posted), and/or to Apple via the Safari Menu>Report Bugs to Apple.

    When using Safari, I have seen CPU usage jumps usually from a poorly coded Flash driven site. Saw this much more in Safari 2.0.4 than now in Safari 3 Beta.

    And as you posted, quitting/restarting Safari brings the CPU usage down. Sometimes, further steps are necessary, which includes either Logging out, or even a computer restart to free up the RAM.