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Firefox munches computer memory pointlessly - any ideas?

Dear Anyone. I've got Firefox 125.0.3 - but ALL Firefoxes have ALWAYS done this! I've got 12 gig RAM. I've been browsing for - say - a couple of hours or so, I look at… (pročitajte više)

Dear Anyone.

I've got Firefox 125.0.3 - but ALL Firefoxes have ALWAYS done this!

I've got 12 gig RAM. I've been browsing for - say - a couple of hours or so, I look at how much RAM I've got spare and it's down to about 2 gig. So I close Firefox via Task Manager and all my RAM comes back. Then I REOPEN Firefox and all the old tabs are restored - but this time around, hardly using any memory! Which tells me the hewge memory munch was unnecessary the time before.

Firefox has ALWAYS done this from day 1. Nobody's ever fixed it, through all these updates. I've got the latest version and it's STILL memory-munching. How do you stop it? It's just annoying because you can be using other software that crashes because it runs out of memory, because Firefox has munched all its memory for no reason.

This is just a question, I'm Asperger's, I sometimes sound like I'm asking a leading/angry question but I'm not. (Not this time anyway!) Is there a workaround for this memory-munching problem, is it ever going to be fixed or is it too deeply embedded into Firefox's programming TO be fixed?

Yours respectfully

Chris.

Asked by ulrichburke prije 2 sedmica

Last reply by TyDraniu prije 2 sedmica

How to disable Firefox's search (Ctrl + F keyboard shortcut) to be used for the website's internal search?

In numerous cases i have found not to be beneficial when website's search function is activated on Ctrl+F keyboard shortcut and where is better to use regular Firefox on-… (pročitajte više)

In numerous cases i have found not to be beneficial when website's search function is activated on Ctrl+F keyboard shortcut and where is better to use regular Firefox on-page search instead. I think that the good site has search button/area visible so i can use it when needed.

So please how to disable Firefox's search (Ctrl + F keyboard shortcut) to activate website's internal search? I want to always use regular Firefox on-page search that i now trigger by left Alt (to show the FF menu), click Edit menu, click Find in page.... (since Ctrl+F is occupied by website's internal search).

Asked by #367259 prije 3 sedmica

Last reply by zeroknight prije 3 sedmica

Change Firefox filename pattern for Take Screenshots

Firefox can take screenshots of pages or screenshots of custom areas of pages. According to the documentation, when we download the image, the filename should follow the… (pročitajte više)

Firefox can take screenshots of pages or screenshots of custom areas of pages.

According to the documentation, when we download the image, the filename should follow the pattern: Screen Shot yyy-mm-dd at hh.mm.ss.png. If I use the :screenshot at the console, the pattern works as documented.

But Firefox is using a different pattern when I choose Take Screenshot from the context menu. The pattern includes the page's title. Example: Screenshot 2024-04-14 at 18-35-16 General ‹ Settings ‹ Geomaster Lda — WordPress.png.

Since the page title can have non common filename characters, I have problems with such filenames. My uploads to MediaWiki fails with such filenames. I know I can report or improve MediaWiki, but my question here is quite simple.

Can I change the Firefox's default pattern for Take Screenshot's downloads?

Asked by Jorge Gustavo Rocha prije 1 mjeseci

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE prije 1 mjeseci

Browser re-sizing on start up

When I open the application it loads as a small window that I have to maximize to make it full screen. It never used to do this so I need some help to fix this. I've take… (pročitajte više)

When I open the application it loads as a small window that I have to maximize to make it full screen. It never used to do this so I need some help to fix this. I've taken a quick look through settings etc and can't see anything wrong...

Asked by matt_parker prije 3 sedmica

Last reply by firefox2801 prije 3 dana

Having more details of the inspected element in the tool-tip

Hi there, thanks for your attention I'm a web developer and new to using firefox. I was using chrome for years and now just because firefox on android let's us install ad… (pročitajte više)

Hi there, thanks for your attention I'm a web developer and new to using firefox. I was using chrome for years and now just because firefox on android let's us install add-on like it's desktop version I'm switching to firefox. as a developer I need to learn about the features firefox offers to developers or ask for any features that are missing right now, so my current issue is about the pictures I will attach. I want to have more information about the element that I'm inspecting right in the tool-tip over it for example it's active font-family or things like that. It took me sometime to figure out how to find the active font of the target element thanks to This post. but in chrome it's showed in the tool-tip.

Asked by Matty prije 2 sedmica

Last reply by cor-el prije 2 sedmica

Firefox Taskbr

All, I asked about pinning files (html) or sites to the Firefox taskbar and got this entry form you system: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1347219 I knew … (pročitajte više)

All,

I asked about pinning files (html) or sites to the Firefox taskbar and got this entry form you system:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1347219

I knew that answer was total BS as I already had 3 items in the Firefox taskbar So I did a quick test and all that is needed is to drop a file into the Firefox taskbar is to drag & drop it there.

I tried 1.) A file short cut from the desktop, 2.) A site from another FF open tab, 3.) a file from W: File manager, L: Dolphin and all were successful.

So I'm guessing this is such an old post, saying "not" possible, so should be deleted!

Cheers!

TBNK

Asked by tbotnik prije 3 sedmica

Last reply by zeroknight prije 2 sedmica

Popups still appear despite blocking

Hi, Some websites still managed to smuggle in popups despite all the blockings. I use as add-ons: privacy badger, no-script, ublock origin and recently tried popup block… (pročitajte više)

Hi,

Some websites still managed to smuggle in popups despite all the blockings. I use as add-ons: privacy badger, no-script, ublock origin and recently tried popup blocker (strict) and even have the 'block pop-up windows' enabled. I also tried to fiddle around in ´about:config´ but nothing helps. I think it's a recent occurrence as I don't remember having this problem, let's say, a couple of months ago.

The funny thing is that this problem doesn't occur in opera-browser (in which I hardly use extensions).

The websites that this occurs are: arabicpost.net (a pop-up will occur about 10 sec after right-clicking a new tab). focus.de (a video pop-up will occur if there's a video in it). Again opera-browser blocks all of this. I expect there will be other websites to add in the future.

Please help. S.O.S. -> g.o.i.n.g..i.n.s.a.n.e!

Asked by b.hawassa prije 1 mjeseci

Last reply by zeroknight prije 1 mjeseci

How do I add a "Search Engine" to the New Tab screen

Hi, on my current Firefox setup, I have a search engine shortcut in my Top Sites on a New Tab page. It's a quick one for Amazon, I can't figure out how to add others thou… (pročitajte više)

Hi, on my current Firefox setup, I have a search engine shortcut in my Top Sites on a New Tab page. It's a quick one for Amazon, I can't figure out how to add others though. I saw reference to it in this old support issue, but I can't find how to do that anymore.

Asked by daniel213222 prije 3 mjeseci

Last reply by James prije 2 mjeseci

One click toggles video stop and start and double click toggles full screen

Hi, I discovered that in order to achieve that, you set in about:config "permissions.fullscreen.allowed from the default false to true. The default behavior does not stop… (pročitajte više)

Hi, I discovered that in order to achieve that, you set in about:config "permissions.fullscreen.allowed from the default false to true. The default behavior does not stop the video with a single left mouse click, but triggers full-screen. It would make sense to make "true" the default as it seems more intuitive to control both the play and full-screen in that way.

Asked by Henrry prije 1 mjeseci

Last reply by zeroknight prije 1 mjeseci

Open Link in New Tab: Does Not Open Next to Current Tab

Every time I right click and select "Open Link in New Tab" Firefox is not opening this new tab next to the current tab. It instead moves this new tap to the end of all th… (pročitajte više)

Every time I right click and select "Open Link in New Tab" Firefox is not opening this new tab next to the current tab. It instead moves this new tap to the end of all the tabs (of the current website). This is an annoying behavior, I have to go all the way to the end of the tabs to look at the name page that I just opened. How do I fix this behavior?

Asked by gekaram prije 3 mjeseci

Last reply by Terry prije 3 mjeseci

Why does Firefox keep making changes to my computer everytime its opened?

The latest version of Firefox I have keeps making changes to my computer every time I open the program. I have to approve the changes each time, why is the program sudde… (pročitajte više)

The latest version of Firefox I have keeps making changes to my computer every time I open the program. I have to approve the changes each time, why is the program suddenly doing this? What does it have to change on my hard drive? I don't like programs making changes to my computer when they open they are usually not to my benefit and add clutter to my computer. Please answer, so far no replies to any of my questions!!

Asked by chetjang prije 2 mjeseci

Last reply by zeroknight prije 2 mjeseci

what are the different values for this preference "browser.cache.disk.capacity"?

on some websites it says -1 tells Firefox to automatically determine the size of the cache based on your physical disk and setting it to 0 would effectively disable any d… (pročitajte više)

on some websites it says -1 tells Firefox to automatically determine the size of the cache based on your physical disk and setting it to 0 would effectively disable any disk cache entrys.

so are this informations true and if not, how do i still let firefox automatically determine the size of the cache based on my physical disk?

Asked by max.matter01 prije 5 mjeseci

Last reply by cor-el prije 5 mjeseci

Double page view on Firefox for Mac

Double page (side-by-side) viewing of PDF documents in Firefox (Windows), involves: go to View in the top menu, select Page Display, and choose “Two-Up” How do you … (pročitajte više)

Double page (side-by-side) viewing of PDF documents in Firefox (Windows), involves:

   go to View in the top menu, select Page Display, and choose “Two-Up”

How do you view such double pages in Firefox (Mac), since it seems not to have a "Page Display" facility?

Asked by Brian.Randell prije 3 mjeseci

Last reply by TyDraniu prije 3 mjeseci

Youtube not showing full video title when hovering if tab is not focused

While hovering over a Youtube video it shows the full video title as "hover text" if the tab is focused. However, if something else, even another Firefox window is focuse… (pročitajte više)

While hovering over a Youtube video it shows the full video title as "hover text" if the tab is focused. However, if something else, even another Firefox window is focused hovering no longer shows anything. Is there some kind of setting to change that? I figured it could be browser and Youtube specific because Chrome shows it on Youtube even when not focused, but neither browser shows it on Google search for example, but I'm not sure.

Asked by tomipir2000 prije 1 mjeseci

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