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Firefox is making multiple processes again

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Once again, Firefox is making multiple processes in the task manager. I've already set both browser.tabs.remote.autostart.2 and browser.tabs.remote.autostart to false, yet I still have multiple processes anyway, and setting the content process limit to 1 doesn't seem to do anything. I'm using Firefox version 68.0 and running Window 7.

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You can also set an environment variable in the Windows Control Panel => System.

You can create a firefox-e10s.cmd file with this content:

set MOZ_FORCE_DISABLE_E10S=1
start "" "<path_to_firefox>\firefox.exe"
  • (64-bit Firefox) "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\"
  • (32-bit Firefox) "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\"
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Hi Tathamet, This article from ghacks will help explain what is going on: Multi-Process Firefox: everything you need to know

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While it's nice to know what's going on, it doesn't really do a good job of explaining how I can disable it, which is what I'm looking to do, sorry if I didn't really make that clear in the original post. Any ideas on how I can do that?

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Hello Tathamet,

You can set an environment variable to disable multi-process. :

• set MOZ_FORCE_DISABLE_E10S=1

How to set environment variables : http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000549.htm

You can use the set command to create a temporary environment variable.

  • open command prompt window
  • change to installation directory
  • type "set MOZ_FORCE_DISABLE_E10S=1" and press enter
  • type "firefox.exe" and press enter

How to use set command : http://www.computerhope.com/sethlp.htm

'Hope that will work for you .....

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You can also set an environment variable in the Windows Control Panel => System.

You can create a firefox-e10s.cmd file with this content:

set MOZ_FORCE_DISABLE_E10S=1
start "" "<path_to_firefox>\firefox.exe"
  • (64-bit Firefox) "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\"
  • (32-bit Firefox) "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\"
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I tried both of these 3 times. They did not work. I have tried EVERYTHING suggested on ALL of the Mozilla suggestion pages. NOTHING works. All the Firefox iterations in Taskmanager keep locking up my computer and crashing Firefox. I even completely uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox (and lost all my settings even though I did everything I was supposed to). If I cant find a solution soon I will simply have to abandon Firefox completely.

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EVERYONE WHO SAYS THERE IS A SOLUTION IS WRONG! Sorry "My_Cheese_Is_Slippin" your quoted solutions are from 3 years ago! THEY. DO. NOT. WORK. Neither does anything else. I don't know why Firefox seems determined to drive away its users.


https://techdows.com/2019/05/mozilla-firefox-68-doesnt-allow-turning-off-e10s.html

Mozilla removes Support for non-e10s mode

Mozilla made changes to future Firefox version where visiting about:config and changing pref ” browser.tabs.remote.autostart” value to false simply won’t disable e10s and further more, support for force-disable and force-enable e10s prefs has been removed as well, this applies if you’re running official Firefox builds and not running automated tests for debugging.

In Firefox 68, visiting about:config and toggling browser.tabs.remote.autostart pref has no effect on e10s


Dear Firefox. Why are you determined to drive away all of your users? Here's a hint: when the message boards are full of frustrated people who say they are abandoning your product because of your poor customer service, that's when you should re think your strategy.

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Dear Firefox. Why are you determined to drive away all of your users? Here's a hint: when the message boards are full of frustrated people who say they are abandoning your product because of your poor customer service, that's when you should re think your strategy.

It's worth restating....

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cor-el said

You can also set an environment variable in the Windows Control Panel => System. You can create a firefox-e10s.cmd file with this content:
set MOZ_FORCE_DISABLE_E10S=1
start "" "<path_to_firefox>\firefox.exe"
  • (64-bit Firefox) "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\"
  • (32-bit Firefox) "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\"

You need to dumb it down for those of us who aren't as computer savvy as others and who have windows 7. What does this mean? And why did mozilla choose to make this disabling process more difficult than ever?