I love Opera..Its fast , its efficient, and web experts will agree with me that its the fastest browser to surf the internet. Screw Internet explorer, i hate that , safari is too buggy and Firefox , though is good, but has its fair share of memory leaks problems which tend to increase with each new version. Yep..I tried Firefox 4, but as it turns out, it was too heavy for my taste and a lot of installed extensions were not supported, period. The response time increased as I opened a lot of tabs in it and hence, I finally decided to turn on to Opera 11.
I installed it in a jiffy and there we go. Smoother browsing experience and increased productivity :D but then I opened task manager and checked out the memory usage.
Image Name User Name CPU Memory Usage
opera.exe Administrator 10 430,024 K
Et tu Opera ?
but fear not..I manage to keep it in limits. Opera is a memory hog but turns out the memory problems are caused due to “Automatic RAM cache” management of Opera. So, here is how you can make opera consume less memory.
- Open Opera
- Press Alt + P
- Go to History and choose memory cache 4 MB and Disk size to anything. Check on “Empty on Exit” and press OK.
- Once done, type
in url bar and press enter.
- After that scroll down to user preferences and expand it.
- Find “Automatic RAM Cache” and disable it.
- Once done, restart Opera.
Enjoy, Your opera will take much less RAM :)