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Old 04. May 2011, 08:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for themes links Garth. I will have a look.
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Well, as the number of tabs grow on Chrome based browsers, that's where they start to fall behind Firefox in terms of memory management. And really, if three tabs are open, why should there be ten iron processes? Weird. I don't think that's the way it should behave. I will observe more.
It does seem weird but i've observed the same same thing with the other webkit browsers i've tried, so this must be how it is with Chrome based browsers. I'm sure someone round here could explain why Chrome would have lots of little processes instead of one big one.

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About Stylish, I think there are more such extensions available. You can search. I was looking at the list earlier, and I think I saw some of such similar extensions.
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It never even occurred to me to look for a different extension that would perform the same function. I found one called Stylebot that does the job and is simple to use. I actually prefer it to Stylish because it only applies to the elements on the page you have altered rather than the site as a whole, so i don't have to keep switching it on and off while navigating around the site and forum
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Old 04. May 2011, 09:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Great that you got another alternative, and a better one .

Well, each tab in a Chrome based browser is a process, and therefore, there would be one process for each tab. But, once a tab is closed, its process should also close. So, several processes running when only one tab is open, is weird behavior to me. I never observed it earlier, but just today with Iron 11. Maybe I don't use Chrome based browsers often, that's why.
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Old 07. May 2011, 05:57 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Another update : 11.0.700.2 is out now. The reason for this update has been told in their forum, but I was not able to get it.

http://www.srware.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2391
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Old 07. May 2011, 09:14 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I found out why there are so many processes running in memory. Today, I started Iron, and immediately I noticed that there were five processes for Iron running, even when I had no tabs open.

I then opened the Task Manager of Iron, and saw that every extension is having its own process. . That means, more extensions, more processes running all the time!

Was this the way before too? I thought, only plugins will have their own processes, but here every extension is having a process of its own. Man, I pity those who have several extensions.

I don't find this arrangement good in terms of CPU and memory usage.
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Old 08. May 2011, 12:55 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Aren't plugins, extensions and addons the same other than their differences in what they are called?
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Old 08. May 2011, 01:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Plugins are parts of other programs integrated into browsers.

Extensions are mini-programs that extend the amount of features your browser have.

Add-ons include extensions and themes.
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Plugins are parts of other programs integrated into browsers.

Extensions are mini-programs that extend the amount of features your browser have.

Add-ons include extensions and themes.
Well explained J_L, but at times I see that they are not used strictly in that sense, so a small program can sometimes be a plugin, an addon or an extension to a parent program, depending on how one likes to call it, though might not be accurately.
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Extensions, and add-ons are used interchangeably. For Firefox, these are called add-ons, and for Chrome etc, these are called extensions. More or less, they are the same, they enhance the browser by adding some extra features.

Whereas, plugins are, as J_L said, part of third party programs, and are not exactly the same as extensions.
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Extensions, and add-ons are used interchangeably.... Whereas, plugins are, as J_L said, part of third party programs, and are not exactly the same as extensions.
Good point Anupam. How about then this definition in Wiki: "Add-on is often considered the general term comprising snap-ins, plug-ins, extensions, and themes"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plug-in_%28computing%29
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Well, overall, plug-ins may be termed as add-ons, but personally, I still feel they are something different. Extensions can be uninstalled, plugins can't be. Extensions can be customized, plugins cant be. Plugins just integrate a third party software with the browser, whereas extensions become a part of the browser, and add features to it.

In the same Wiki article, there is a paragraph titled "Compared to extensions". There it has been told in short, how plugins are different, yet, overall add-ons is used as a general term to include everything.
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