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Hi, I am starting to have issues with fire fox, I have been using fire fox now for about 8 years, the computer is a Laptop Quad core i5 Cpu with 4gb ram and 128gb Ssd with 50% free space, and a newly installed Win 7 Pro 64 bit O/S with (Sp1) and up to day with all current MS updates installed. also installed the new version of firefox: Build: 60.0.2 (64 bit).

Now in the Windows task manager, and when I log on to say, Get my email, which is only 1 tab session within the firefox web browser, I been seeing 6 or 7+ firefox windows opened in the Task manager W.H.Y??

This is starting to hindering my laptop Performance.. taking up "unnecessary memory"


PPS ** can't up load image of screen dump to your site all I get is the round egg timer type of deal...? Anyrate, I will however manually type the details in below for your convenience Image name: (PWS): firefox.exe 287.996k firefox.exe 160, 212k firefox.exe 153, 108k firefox.exe 241.132k firefox.exe 106.968k firefox.exe 62,948k firefox.exe 34,368k

PPS ** can't up load image of screen dump all I get is the round egg timer type of deal...? Please can you Fix this issue PLEASE!!!

Hi, I am starting to have issues with fire fox, I have been using fire fox now for about 8 years, the computer is a Laptop Quad core i5 Cpu with 4gb ram and 128gb Ssd with 50% free space, and a newly installed Win 7 Pro 64 bit O/S with (Sp1) and up to day with all current MS updates installed. also installed the new version of firefox: Build: 60.0.2 (64 bit). Now in the Windows task manager, and when I log on to say, Get my email, which is only 1 tab session within the firefox web browser, I been seeing 6 or 7+ firefox windows opened in the Task manager W.H.Y?? This is starting to hindering my laptop Performance.. taking up "unnecessary memory" PPS ** can't up load image of screen dump to your site all I get is the round egg timer type of deal...? Anyrate, I will however manually type the details in below for your convenience Image name: (PWS): firefox.exe 287.996k firefox.exe 160, 212k firefox.exe 153, 108k firefox.exe 241.132k firefox.exe 106.968k firefox.exe 62,948k firefox.exe 34,368k PPS ** can't up load image of screen dump all I get is the round egg timer type of deal...? Please can you Fix this issue PLEASE!!!

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Are you talking about several windows with Firefox, or are you talking about several processes listed in the Task Manager?

More than one process is normal for the current Firefox. http://www.ghacks.net/2016/07/22/multi-process-firefox/

Multi-process Firefox is codenamed "e10s". https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/multiprocess


Try to disable multi-process tabs in Firefox. You can disable multi-process tabs in Firefox by setting the related prefs to false on the about:config page.

browser.tabs.remote.autostart = false browser.tabs.remote.autostart.2 = false

Type about:config<enter> in the address bar. If a warning screen comes up, press the I Accept the Risk button. At the top of the screen is a search bar.

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Please check this : go to the Firefox 3 Bar Menu --> Options --> Privacy & Security panel and under Permissions check (put a tick in the box) the setting to Prevent Accessibility Services from accessing your browser. It also uses ram/cpu and causes heat and if do not use, then do not need it.

Instead of disable completely you can see how it runs this way : Go to the 3 Bar Menu then Options --> General --> Performance and untick everything. change the recommended size lower then see how it runs. Note: 1 = No Multiprocessor = slow again. Try 2 Restart Firefox after making these changes please. Note : Hardware Acceleration is for Video Card, Monitor to see if remain off or to turn back on.

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.