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Firefox using incredible amounts of memory

Hello I have been using Firefox ESR for a while in linux debian 12 and I have noticed it using up to 1gb system memory with only one youtube video open!!!!!! This is cr… (read more)

Hello

I have been using Firefox ESR for a while in linux debian 12 and I have noticed it using up to 1gb system memory with only one youtube video open!!!!!!

This is crazy and in system about:performance the memory being used is shown to be only 200 megabytes.

What is going on? Why does Firefox need so much memory. I am starting to think you guys want linux users to witch to chrome or vivaldi....

Asked by ramon1 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

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Can't get touchscreen on Dell Inspiron 3953 to work properly

Currently using stock version of firefox which came with debian 12. I have tried every solution that I could find but none of them work. The touchscreen behaves like a pe… (read more)

Currently using stock version of firefox which came with debian 12. I have tried every solution that I could find but none of them work. The touchscreen behaves like a pen instead of a touchscreen.

Asked by Server 6 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 6 months ago

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High iGPU load when watching streams in firefox.

System: Windows 10 pro 22h2 19045.3516 Intel i5-10200h with UHD 620 Driver 31.0.101.2125 Firefox ESR 115.3.0 When watching streams in firefox, I noticed that over… (read more)

System:

Windows 10 pro 22h2 19045.3516

Intel i5-10200h with UHD 620

Driver 31.0.101.2125

Firefox ESR 115.3.0


When watching streams in firefox, I noticed that overall iGPU load is very high, up to 70%, a lot higher than watching 1080p movie with dedicated player.

I found that the firefox actually only shares 10~20 iGPU load, the rest are from DWM, which load is up to 40% sometimes.

Also found if I switch from the tab with streaming page to another normal webpage, DWM immediately drops its usage to about 2%, firefox still uses some load as it's still decoding. DWM usage rises if I switch back.

I tried force firefox to use nvidia dGPU, firefox does use nvidia card to decode, but the DWM problem said above still apply.


See attatched image as prove.


Cross reference to intel community thread: https://community.intel.com/t5/Graphics/High-iGPU-load-when-watching-streams-in-firefox/m-p/1528571#M123027

Asked by EBK21 6 months ago

Last reply by EBK21 6 months ago

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Is Mozilla just going to abolish all customization and remove all features? I don't get it.

I used to like Firefox because it let me set my browser up in an intuitive and comfortable way, and it was able to easily do the things I wanted to do. Then simple and us… (read more)

I used to like Firefox because it let me set my browser up in an intuitive and comfortable way, and it was able to easily do the things I wanted to do. Then simple and useful features (e.g., tabs under the address bar) were hidden in about:config. Then they were removed completely, and you had to use third-party extensions to restore them (e.g., getting the refresh button on the address bar). Then, the third-party extensions were blocked so that you had to copy and paste third-party code into userChrome.css (e.g., restoring "View Image").

I hate updating Firefox, because it gets worse every time. This browser has turned to absolute garbage, and it just keeps circling the drain. Wasn't Firefox supposed to be the customizable browser? Mozilla seems to have decided that customization needs to be completely wiped out, and features need to be removed for...some reason?

Why is this happening? I shouldn't have to be afraid of the update button, but it's become a "make Firefox even worse" button. My only consolation now is that Mozilla won't have any more major updates for my operating system, so I might be okay for a few months.

Asked by squidguy 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 months ago

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Infinite Scrolling

It astounds me that there is not a dedicated article on this subject. I did an internet search - 'Infinite Scrolling Complaints'. Usability Issues Caused by Infinite Scro… (read more)

It astounds me that there is not a dedicated article on this subject. I did an internet search - 'Infinite Scrolling Complaints'. Usability Issues Caused by Infinite Scrolling =

              • DIFFICULTY REFINDING CONTENT *******

What kind of an engineer - in their right mind - designs a web page navigation system that

              • CONSISTENTLY CAUSES THE VIEWER TO LOSE THEIR PLACE!!! *******

Why is there zero zilcho nada discussion about this?!? Thank you, Mozilla Firefox, for your consideration.

Asked by David Beckwith 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 months ago

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Every link opens Anti-Phishing warning

A few days ago, Firefox updated itself. Suddenly, every link opens a new tab that says "Anti-phishing Protection is scanning your link..." and the original tab opens a wi… (read more)

A few days ago, Firefox updated itself. Suddenly, every link opens a new tab that says "Anti-phishing Protection is scanning your link..." and the original tab opens a window that says "Anti-phishing Protection - You are attempting to open an insecure link. Are you sure you want to proceed?"

I cannot find anywhere to turn this off or fix this ridiculous situation?

Asked by info9965 6 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 6 months ago