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Memory Leak problem

At version 10 the memory leak issue is even 10 times worse. Please fix that issue I do not want to abadom firefox because of this issue, but I can't work any more. I must… (read more)

At version 10 the memory leak issue is even 10 times worse. Please fix that issue I do not want to abadom firefox because of this issue, but I can't work any more. I must close the browser every 30 minutes in order to keep the memory usage in a logical level.

Asked by abalasis 8 years ago

Last reply by user633449 8 years ago

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Why is the newest Firefox 12 so much slower than Firefox 3.6.28 and why do they all crash?

I love Firefox but of late the fastest Firefox they have is 3.6.28 which the fools have decided to discontinue upgrading! I started with Firefox 12, slow/crash. 11, ditto… (read more)

I love Firefox but of late the fastest Firefox they have is 3.6.28 which the fools have decided to discontinue upgrading! I started with Firefox 12, slow/crash. 11, ditto, 10.2, slow, 9 back to 4, slow as crap/crash crash crash! Looks like 3.6.28 will be it for me and live with the crashes. If addons are the culprit, Firefox should test 'em and ban the incompatible ones. Dunno why I'm asking again because unless I can talk to the makers of Foxy I'll get no concrete answers anyway. Foxy and Mozilla are the only browsers on the web that do not have email addresses for troubleshooting problems! Wish I could find a better browser than Foxy! Used to love it but now it's just plain BS! I depend on Henrietta for my livelihood (survey work, web ads surfing &c) and I need a reliable browser. Looks like Foxy ain't it and IE i even worse! Opera's great only incompatible with most of the sites I need to use! Any suggestions at all? Thanks I hope- keimanzero Scion of Anime of PA. Oh a word to the wise- if you use Web of Trust get rid of it! You'll need a special uninstall tool but WOT blocks every single site as unsafe and that includes this one and Firefox!

Asked by Jack McElwee 8 years ago

Last reply by robyrob 8 years ago

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Why has my history just disappeared randomly - but not completely?

Something very annoying and very surprising has occurred: over 3 months worth of browsing history has disappeared. Kind of. I'll start from the beginning. At about 10 o'c… (read more)

Something very annoying and very surprising has occurred: over 3 months worth of browsing history has disappeared. Kind of. I'll start from the beginning. At about 10 o'clock Monday evening, I finished my day's worth of browsing and went to bed. Right before I closed Firefox, however, I checked my history to see how much I'd done that day. There was a lot, more than average for me; same thing with Sunday. So I leave the computer for the day, knowing that even though my history was steadily being deleted as I viewed more pages, as it was set to, it was all safe and there to be backed up when necessary. However, upon logging in at around 4 o'clock the next day (Tuesday) I noticed something peculiar: my location bar wasn't showing anything when I typed things in. Apart from the homepages for Google, Facebook, Youtube, etc., it would not take anything else. I typed in letters, words, and links, and nothing showed up. I pulled up my history, and saw that everything seemed to be in order; "December" was still available, as was January and this month. It was all there as far as I could see. I went away for about 4 hours as my dad came in to fix the faltering video card. Upon returning at 8 o'clock, I tried the location bar again, and still nothing. This time when I checked my history, I actually clicked on the months. What I saw shocked me. Today's history was still complete, obviously, as I hadn't done much to begin with. Clicking on Yesterday, however, I was very surprised to discover that it wasn't complete; over half was missing. Worried, I clicked on Last 7 days; then This month; then January and December. Staring at the screen, I simply couldn't believe that pretty much all my history had just vanished, and I hadn't even done anything. But then I realized something. The history was NOT gone, just missing (if that makes any sense). I went back to the location bar, and tried more letters and words; this time, I got some results. Checking to see if they were in my history, I found they weren't. Surprised at this, I went further and looked up a news article I read back in December, which no longer showed up in the history or location bar. Looking back into the history, I found that, as I suspected, it registered in the history in December as well as now. Another thing that strikes me as weird, is that, in both December and January, the only bits of history that show up are pages that I've revisited today. Because of this, there is no feasible way that these sections could have existed unless I didn't visit these pages again. But if that's true, then how were those sections still there? Today, I tried more pages, and again they pop up in their proper places despite not appearing before in the history. Various websites also pop up with different letters now in the location bar, despite the fact that if they were deleted they shouldn't be able to. I have read up on the places.sqlite file, which in my case, according to my computer, was created in February 2007. If my suspicions are correct, if I'm able to open that, I should be able to recover the history... right? Sorry for rambling, but this is very important to me in that the lengthy history assisted me in daily browsing because I was able to get to videos and links just by typing in a letter or a word. I have not deleted anything yet, just in case anything can be recovered. Or, even if recovery is impossible, if it's possible to VIEW the history, i.e. in a list of websites, I would be able to take them out and save them elsewhere and backup/add back at my leisure. I hope someone can help.

Asked by lobob8 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Can't download pdfs

FF 10.0.2 (but this has happened previously) If I try to download a pdf, using Save Link As, in a google search find (still on the google search page) it is always maned … (read more)

FF 10.0.2 (but this has happened previously)

If I try to download a pdf, using Save Link As, in a google search find (still on the google search page) it is always maned url.pdf, and has no size. Quite often it will also save as a 1K of thereabouts file, and not open Any help appreciated

Nick

Asked by REALOldNIck 8 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 8 years ago

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1)I've unable to merge my old favorites fro IE to my bookmarks.The category is "from internet explorer". Which would be inconvenient ( more clicks) but Ok.

But 2) I'm unable to store new favorites to my "from Internet explorer" bookmark. Do you understand? could you please help?.Thanks I'm not sure what more needs to be said… (read more)

But 2) I'm unable to store new favorites to my "from Internet explorer" bookmark. Do you understand? could you please help?.Thanks I'm not sure what more needs to be said. Feel free to ask me any question.

Asked by kirkaja 8 years ago

Last reply by finitarry 8 years ago

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firefox automatically updates even when set to never check for updates

I have Firefox set to "never check for updates". I set it to that because I like to back it up before I update because almost every time it updates I have to fix everythi… (read more)

I have Firefox set to "never check for updates". I set it to that because I like to back it up before I update because almost every time it updates I have to fix everything. this afternoon, I started Firefox as usual and it had updated itself to 10.0.2 automatically. I would like to fix this issue so it never happens again, and if possible, download 8.0 like I had before.

Asked by Xath 8 years ago

Last reply by 3624PPC 8 years ago

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Firefox 10.0.2 crashes after hogging up more than 1.5GB of memory and 50% CPU usage

Prior to upgrading Firefox to version 10.0.2 my browser was working fine but after upgrading to 10.0.2 ,i see that firefox is taking up more than 1.5 GB of my memory, usi… (read more)

Prior to upgrading Firefox to version 10.0.2 my browser was working fine but after upgrading to 10.0.2 ,i see that firefox is taking up more than 1.5 GB of my memory, using upto 50% of my CPU and crashing.

In a span of an hour it has crashed twice. Normally i have around15-20 tabs open with multimedia apps running but now i have only few tabs (around 10) with no multimedia apps running yet is crashing !

I just don't know what firefox is playing at. I am very disappointed with the versions firefox is providing and the frequent updates. One issue gets fixes and multiple issues are introduced. i haven't installed anything new after this update.

Asked by Adikya 8 years ago

Last reply by John99 8 years ago

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I can't seem to keep the same homepage that I want. It goes to things that I don't want onit.

this morning when i turned my computer on the homepage i had designed for myself was different. I changed things back to the way I had them 3 to 4 times but it keeps rev… (read more)

this morning when i turned my computer on the homepage i had designed for myself was different. I changed things back to the way I had them 3 to 4 times but it keeps reverting back by itself.

I am wondering what changed my home page. Can I set my homepage to stay the way I want it.

Asked by sandiL 8 years ago

Last reply by finitarry 8 years ago

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Firefox 11.0 doesn't remember youtube player size

When I restart firefox and open yt video, the player is always of the small size 360p. It just doesn't remember the player size. It was OK on firefox 10.0.2, so I reverte… (read more)

When I restart firefox and open yt video, the player is always of the small size 360p. It just doesn't remember the player size. It was OK on firefox 10.0.2, so I reverted to that version, and it's working again, remembering the size. The same thing was happening few versions back. When I updated to FF 8.0 (from 7.0) it stopped remembering the size, but then it was fixed in later version, I don't remember which exactly, 9.0 or 10.0. So it was OK for some time, and now again exactly the same thing with 11.0. What's going on with FF? And can I fix it somehow? Because right now I'm stuck to 10.0, cause I'm tired clicking the large player button every time I restart my browser.

Asked by guniu 8 years ago

Last reply by Phryj 8 years ago

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HELP: How to take Firefox passwords and settings to a Mac

hey guys, i'm about to buy a Mac to use as my main machine and the only thing holding me back is Firefox. i've been using Firefox for years and i have all of my passwords… (read more)

hey guys, i'm about to buy a Mac to use as my main machine and the only thing holding me back is Firefox. i've been using Firefox for years and i have all of my passwords, settings and bookmarks in it. i use Firefox far more than other program so I really want to take it with me to the Mac. i'm currently running Firefox on Windows 7. i've taken the Firefox profile with me on multiple re-installs of Windows.

is it possible for me to take my settings, passwords and bookmarks with me to the Mac? has anyone done this before? does anyone know of someone who's done it before and how they did it?

thanks

Asked by newbie333 8 years ago

Last reply by user633449 8 years ago

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alert pops up can't find chrome toolbar....I don't have chrome toolbar but can't get rid of the alert....annoying

updated to newest firefox..now alert box pops up saying can't find chrome toolbar..which I don't have apparently firefox has worked with this toolbar for a long time I up… (read more)

updated to newest firefox..now alert box pops up saying can't find chrome toolbar..which I don't have apparently firefox has worked with this toolbar for a long time I update regularly why do I get this alert now and how can I get rid of this annoying alert thank you

Asked by jayheels 8 years ago

Last reply by Vivek 8 years ago

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my virus program is reporting some virus on Firefox

my virus program is reporting some virus on Firefox user\dj\appdata\local\mozilla\firefox\profi\1543AD01 this is one of five reported virus html/iframe.B.Gen virus … (read more)

my virus program is reporting some virus on Firefox user\dj\appdata\local\mozilla\firefox\profi\1543AD01 this is one of five reported virus

html/iframe.B.Gen virus

Asked by Locomanusa 8 years ago

Last reply by Vivek 8 years ago

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Firefox 10.0.2 crashes continuously on startup

So, Firefox has been crashing about a second or two after I start it up, every single time. I tried opening it in safe mode and it still crashes. I tried uninstalling and… (read more)

So, Firefox has been crashing about a second or two after I start it up, every single time. I tried opening it in safe mode and it still crashes. I tried uninstalling and installing an older version, but it still crashes.

Asked by harmon756 8 years ago

Last reply by John99 8 years ago

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Hello everyone. Newbie to Firefox and have many questions. First one...how do you post questions in the forums. This forum doesn't appear to be like other forums.

Since the inception of the home computer I have always used Internet Explorer. I decided to download Firefox and I am very confused as to how I need to set it up and can … (read more)

Since the inception of the home computer I have always used Internet Explorer. I decided to download Firefox and I am very confused as to how I need to set it up and can use some really good expert help. I have tried doing this for many years with no success. Can someone help me out configuring Firefox for me? I also have many other questions and I really need guidance.

Thanks, Gary

Asked by Z28Gary 8 years ago

Last reply by ideato 8 years ago

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Fox tab stopped working once adobe flash player 11 was installed on my mac OS X 10.6.8 it is just a black screen. If I uninstall, fox tab shows up and says I need to down load adobe again

When I double click on the tool bar on the bottom of the black screen on fox tab, adobe settings shows up. I delete adobe then the black screen shows the fox tab again an… (read more)

When I double click on the tool bar on the bottom of the black screen on fox tab, adobe settings shows up. I delete adobe then the black screen shows the fox tab again and says to view it I need to down load the latest version of adobe flash player.

Asked by duckden 8 years ago

Last reply by MPWinNV 8 years ago

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links no longer clickable in emails can't find where to change setting

I changed a Firefox setting several months ago that no longer allows me to click and open the link in on that tab. I now have to right click and open link in a new tab. I… (read more)

I changed a Firefox setting several months ago that no longer allows me to click and open the link in on that tab. I now have to right click and open link in a new tab. I cannot find anywhere to change the setting back. I find no settings for links. Where can I change the setting back so that I can click and open links without going to another tab?

Asked by c+a+t+h+ 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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some text on web page is redacted.

On the website, nydailynews.com, some text in the articles on that site are redacted and I cannot read them. If I use Internet Explorer I can read them fine. … (read more)

On the website, nydailynews.com, some text in the articles on that site are redacted and I cannot read them. If I use Internet Explorer I can read them fine.

Asked by cpjohn1 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Why are my drop-down menus blacking out?

The selections below my drop-down menus keep blacking out - for example, I'll click on my Bookmarks list, and as I try to scroll through the bookmarks, every selection bl… (read more)

The selections below my drop-down menus keep blacking out - for example, I'll click on my Bookmarks list, and as I try to scroll through the bookmarks, every selection blacks out so that you can't actually see the bookmarks except for the one at which the mouse is currently pointing. This occurs with all drop-down activities, including when dropping down from the orange Firefox button and working through those menu selections. Also, when scrolling, I can only use the scroll wheel on my mouse, I'm unable to use the mouse arrow to click on the scroll up/down bar on the right of the screen.

Asked by ltc_motes 8 years ago

Last reply by Vivek 8 years ago