sk68 wrote:100MB per tab may seem to normal to you, but for users who just use chrome for web searches, etc (i.e. nothing extravagant) and have small resources or are running other much more memory intensive programs, it can certainly be excessive.
Compare the same websites in other browsers, do they take the same amount of ram? if yes then it turns out you are using something extravagant and you aren't aware of it.
Also, 100mb is not extravagant at all. I don't know what fantasy land you live in, but in reality 100MB is very little.
sk68 wrote:Thus in effect just saying this is the way iron/chrome works is not really helping the OP at all.
His complaint is that Iron works exactly as indended. Now he has been educated he knows this is as intended.
sk68 wrote: I DON'T CARE ABOUT SPEED/PERFORMANCE. I only care about proper rendering of the page (i.e. CSS and HTML5 support) regardless of performance. Now the question is how to get iron/chrome to use AS LITTLE MEMORY AS POSSIBLE *without* regards to page loading speed or any of that crap.
Use a different browser. This is like going to a gluten free bakery and complaining that you "don't care about all this gluten free crap". good for you, the door is over there, go somewhere that doesn't use it.
It is completely impossible to modify iron to not work this way
PS. the only reason to EVER care about how much ram something uses is performance, because performance tanks when you run out of ram and need to cache to harddrive. so "I don't care about speed" is a very stupid thing to combine with "I want the least amount of ram use possible" whose only purpose is to increase speed.