GNOME Shell is consuming most of memory; Laptop RAM = 4 G.B;.

Bug #1757298 reported by Dhruv Patel on 2018-03-21
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gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

gnome shell is consuming most of my laptop's memory, i.e. ~700 MB / 3.8 GB.
Currently using Ubuntu 17.10 >> Artful Aardvark.
RAM consumption is pretty high even if you compare it to Chrome, having 5 tabs open and running simultaneously.

Please solve this for laptops running on low memory. (4 GB)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: ubuntu-release-upgrader-core 1:17.10.10
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-37.42-generic 4.13.13
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-37-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3.7
Architecture: amd64
CrashDB: ubuntu
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Tue Mar 20 20:12:33 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-03-18 (2 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20180228)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: ubuntu-release-upgrader
Symptom: dist-upgrade
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to artful on 2018-03-20 (0 days ago)
VarLogDistupgradeTermlog:

Dhruv Patel (predaking2612) wrote :
tags: added: xenial2artful
affects: ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu) → gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 1672297, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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