04-24-2011 09:59 AM
the browser closes by itself sometimes(not always) when i minimize out of it and go into another app or when i close another app. very annoying bug because i lose all my tabs that were open , anyone else experience this? i hope RIM reads these forums.
04-24-2011 10:05 AM
Hey, I have not experienced that... haven't seen others with that issue either.
Are you on the Bridge browser or via WiFi?
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04-24-2011 10:43 AM
It just happened to me too as I loaded these forums. I hit the bookmark for this site and when I started to scroll down, the browser closed. Using wi-fi, 64 Gb Playbook, OS version 1710, nothing else running at the time.
For what it's worth, I love my Playbook. My posts here aren't complaints, but rather details about possible bugs.
04-24-2011 10:44 AM
I am not 100% on this but I believe it has to do with the QNX OS on the Playbook sensing that you are running low on RAM...when it does this it will close applications...
I have heard that the browser can use up lots of RAM...Do you have multiple browser tabs open, or do you have multiple applications running?
I noticed this happened to me when I tried to launch an application...it would launch but then the Playbook would immediatly shut it down....was not sure what was happening...at first I thought it was a bad download...but then I realized I had to much open....and when I shut down some apps the other app would now run....
04-24-2011 11:15 AM
That could be it, although when it happened to me this was the only page I had open and the browser was the only running app.
I just ran through the same steps I did when it closed and made note of the free memory. Of course, it didn't close this time.
No apps running - 463.5 Mb free memory.
Opened browser to home page (www.google.ca) - 414.6 Mb free.
Opened another website and did a search (personal site, plain html) - 375.6 Mb free.
Opened forum site in same tab - 354.6 Mb free.
Started typing this message - 330 Mb free.
Just before hitting post, I have 320.6 Mb free.
04-24-2011 11:19 AM
04-26-2011 05:09 PM
The browser is a bit of a memory hog right now... it will shut down if you open too many tabs (less if the pages are complex). I'm sure they are furiously working on memory management for it right now but I limit myself to 5 tabs if I'm running anything at all.