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Make Firefox crash instead of freezing Linux when out of memory

Internet websites can be rather heavy these days (like mega.nz or reddit, especially with multiple tabs), and they often take all memory (I think this is about RAM, of w… (διαβάστε περισσότερα)

Internet websites can be rather heavy these days (like mega.nz or reddit, especially with multiple tabs), and they often take all memory (I think this is about RAM, of which my Macbook Air has only 4 GB, while running Kubuntu 22.10). Firefox very often freezes because of this, and my Linux system gets frozen too, completely unresponsive, with reboot as the only solution...

The problem that I want to solve is not the freezing as such, because that is not Firefox' fault, but that of the websites vs my RAM.

But I have noticed that while Firefox freezes along with the system, Opera, for example, when stumbling into the same problem, simply crashes, and the operating system is not affected.

Is there some setting/tweak in Firefox that makes it keep trying to run when out of memory and thus freeze the system instead of just close, like Opera does?

Ερώτηση από cipricus 5 ώρες πριν

Missing icons on address bar on Firefox Nightly 111.0a1 (2023-01-26) (64-bit) Mac OSX 12.5.1 Monterey on M1

Dear all, it's been a while since I completely lost icons on the address bar apart from the Container ones. The icons for "Always open this in a Container" or "Toggle re… (διαβάστε περισσότερα)

Dear all,

it's been a while since I completely lost icons on the address bar apart from the Container ones.

The icons for "Always open this in a Container" or "Toggle reader view" or "Bookmark this page" are missing, not their functionalities (I can blindly click on them).. but no icons, I tried to reset the Customization of my bar (brrrrr I lost all my extensions icons and orders!! uarggh) but no luck for me.

It is quite annoing since I have to wait the popup otherwise I cannot remember where are exactly the icons..

Could anyone help me please?

Thank you in advance, FrAg

Ερώτηση από francesco.agrusti 5 ώρες πριν

tabs open then immediately close

When I click a link on page, or an app tries to open a tab (eg to print an ebay invoice), it opens and immediately closes the first time, but stays open the second time. … (διαβάστε περισσότερα)

When I click a link on page, or an app tries to open a tab (eg to print an ebay invoice), it opens and immediately closes the first time, but stays open the second time. It's really annoying.

In troubleshoot mode, it doesn't happen.

I am using FF109.0 and Linux Mint - 001-1.0 fresh install on new HD.

I had the same problem last year after I upgraded FF but did fix it eventually (can't remember how) Thanks

Ερώτηση από rij99 7 ώρες πριν

Audio auto-muting after 40 seconds

Today my Firefox browser has started muting my streaming video after 40 seconds and I need to pause/start or go back 10 seconds to restart the sound. It is really annoyi… (διαβάστε περισσότερα)

Today my Firefox browser has started muting my streaming video after 40 seconds and I need to pause/start or go back 10 seconds to restart the sound. It is really annoying. I have updated and restarted both my computer and Firefox, and tried different streaming services, but it didn't fix it.

Ερώτηση από berny.bradley 11 ώρες πριν

Firefox somehow took 4-11 second to actually connect to new address, even the sites I regularly visits. after I'm updating to Windows 11.

So I I've been holding out upgrading to W11 for some time now, but have to upgrade after being tipped by a friend about ONE convenient feature for multitasking, split app… (διαβάστε περισσότερα)

So I I've been holding out upgrading to W11 for some time now, but have to upgrade after being tipped by a friend about ONE convenient feature for multitasking, split apps view and combining it into one tab. So far so good, didn't experience any issue. One complain I have is the gigantic cut, copy, open..etc Tab at the top of the new file explorer. But, again, nothing out of the ordinary.

But when I opened Firefox for the first time after upgrading I noticed a painful delay before actually loading the new pages. At first I thought it was only because I just recently updated the OS, so I leave for few hours and keep working my docs. After going back to browse I still have the same issue. This time I notably irritated because of browsing my regularly checked websites have so much delay now compared to before I upgrade to W11.

Here's the list of thing I tried to fix this issue.

   Clearing caches
   Disabling add ons
   Disable enhanced protection
   Refresh Firefox program
   Updating my chipset driver 
   updating my gfx driver
   Reseting my network.

Nothing I tried above worked.

Again the issue is not internet speed. When I downloaded the AMD drivers, it was 14MBps, quite fast.

Then I open the "task manager" and tick the "always on top" option. I noticed that Firefox is still idling even after I clicked links in my homepage. Firefox only uses 2% of CPU usage. It stays that way for 4-11 seconds (depending on the websites I tested) before eventually ramps up the CPU usage to the percentage I expected to opens a new website.

Anyone knows the answer? Please I'm getting desperate here. I don't want to daily drive chromium forks and would like to keep using Firefox.

Asus vivobook laptop, Ryzen 5 3500u, 16gb 2666mhz ram

Ερώτηση από romanist05 11 ώρες πριν

S L O W connectivity

Many times, when directing your browser to a specific, formally visited website, the progression stops for awhile, the maybe continues. Meanwhile, another browser speeds… (διαβάστε περισσότερα)

Many times, when directing your browser to a specific, formally visited website, the progression stops for awhile, the maybe continues. Meanwhile, another browser speeds thru the process. WHY?

Ερώτηση από DUDGY 16 ώρες πριν

Lost saved passwords after windows crash

Recently, my windows crashed and when the PC restarted and I opened mozilla I noticed two thinngs - first all of my extensions were disabled and I didn't have my Firefox … (διαβάστε περισσότερα)

Recently, my windows crashed and when the PC restarted and I opened mozilla I noticed two thinngs - first all of my extensions were disabled and I didn't have my Firefox theme, and then I noticed that I don't have any of my saved passwords anymore ( I was also disconnected from my mozilla account and had to login ). I noticed that I still had all my extensions installed but they were all disabled. I did however have all my bookmarks. Do you know what could've happened and is there a way I can restore my saved passwords ?

Ερώτηση από ayanc 19 ώρες πριν

Drop Down Menu Not Working

When using a site with a drop down feature, the options are not showing up. Canadapost.ca allows you to search for postal codes and will provide options as you put in th… (διαβάστε περισσότερα)

When using a site with a drop down feature, the options are not showing up. Canadapost.ca allows you to search for postal codes and will provide options as you put in the address. This feature is not working in Firefox but does work in Microsoft Edge.

I have a video of the issue which I cannot upload.

Ερώτηση από Photoparity 19 ώρες πριν

Firefox and Thunderbird crash on startup

On my computer, I run Mageia Cauldron with a GNOME environment. After a recent update of my system, both Firefox and Thunderbird have stopped working. They crash constan… (διαβάστε περισσότερα)

On my computer, I run Mageia Cauldron with a GNOME environment. After a recent update of my system, both Firefox and Thunderbird have stopped working. They crash constantly when I try to launch either of them. In both cases, when I try to launch them from the command line, I get the following message: ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment. ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment. Segmentation fault (core dumped)

For basic info, my system is: OS: Linux Mageia Cauldron Environment: GNOME Shell 43.1 Display server: X11 Kernel: 6.1.8-desktop-1.mga9 x86_64 Firefox: 102.7.0esr Thunderbird: 102.6.1

Looking around, it seems to be a bug with Firefox and Thunderbird, but besides waiting for a new update that might fix itself, I wonder if there is something I can do to make them work now.

Thank you.

Ερώτηση από imbeault.regis 1 ημέρα πριν

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I'm having difficulty ending autoscroll events cleanly - What is the best way?

I do a lot of autoscrolling, initiated by clicking and releasing the mouse wheel and controlled by moving the mouse away from me or toward me. A particular problem for m… (διαβάστε περισσότερα)

I do a lot of autoscrolling, initiated by clicking and releasing the mouse wheel and controlled by moving the mouse away from me or toward me.

A particular problem for me is that ending the autoscroll cleanly often fails. I try end to end the scroll by clicking the mouse wheel again. Sometimes this succeeds, but often it doesn't and I get scrolled very far beyond where I wanted to stop (after making repeated wheel clicks and/or left mouse button clicks). Sometimes, totally out of control.

So, two questions:

1. What is Mozilla's intended way for the user to terminate an autoscroll event?

2. Can it be that the above problem is also related to keyboard lag (keystrokes often delayed by 1-2 seconds or don't ever make the screen) which I have been experiencing for some time? Maybe some mouse clicks are getting lost too, or are being delayed. I see in the forum and elsewhere online that a lot of FireFox users have had keyboard lag problems, in posts from many years back to the present, with few successful fixes. What is the best way for me to fix this? -- or is it a bug that needs attention?

Ερώτηση από SE-Tundra 1 ημέρα πριν

Firefox window resize freeze after time

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04.1/Wayland and FireFox Snap for Ubuntu 109.0 and I have two monitor bigger and smaller. After some time of using Firefox it's hang or something like… (διαβάστε περισσότερα)

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04.1/Wayland and FireFox Snap for Ubuntu 109.0 and I have two monitor bigger and smaller. After some time of using Firefox it's hang or something like that. When it happens I can normally open pages and use firefox except I can't move tab, resize window and when I move firefox from one monitor to second then it fit to half of screen (when move from smaller monitor to bigger) or window is behind monitor (when move FF from bigger monitor to smaller, you can see on screenshot what I mean). When I close FF and open everything works fine.

Ερώτηση από FELIXORZESZEKPRIV 2 ημέρες πριν

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Webpages loading extremely slowly on Mac OS Ventura

I am running the latest Firefox on Mac OS Ventura and too often webpage loading slows to an agonising crawl. I can’t figure out what’s causing it. The system is not overl… (διαβάστε περισσότερα)

I am running the latest Firefox on Mac OS Ventura and too often webpage loading slows to an agonising crawl. I can’t figure out what’s causing it. The system is not overloaded and the Firefox task manage also mostly shows idle tasks. I have no clue how to debug this issue.

Any help would be appreciated.

Ερώτηση από KS 1 ημέρα πριν

Firefox keeps crashing / Failed to load critical module "resource://gre/modules/WebNavigation.jsm"

Hello everyone, I was here recently since nothing in Firefox wanted to load, but I fixed that by using old sessionstore.jsonlz4 so I guess that session was corrupted. New… (διαβάστε περισσότερα)

Hello everyone, I was here recently since nothing in Firefox wanted to load, but I fixed that by using old sessionstore.jsonlz4 so I guess that session was corrupted.

New problem: Everyday when I start my PC and Firefox it keeps crashing over and over until I use an old working sessionstore file again. So it seems that everytime Firefox tries to save my current session with nothing changed/ different from the backup it corrupts it and I have to use the old backup again - which obviously sucks since no matter what I open/ do today it will be "deleted" again tomorrow.

The only "interesting" thing the crash report shows is MozCrashReason: Failed to load critical module "resource://gre/modules/WebNavigation.jsm" but I will share the troubleshooting information below if that helps.

My only idea left is to save the most important tabs and wipe everything else off my Firefox to see if that helps - but if it doesnt then I have to restore my old session yet again and all progress is lost again no matter what I do.

Any ideas are appreciated especially since I didnt change anything relevant about my system or Firefox in recent times so I have no Idea where all of these problems come from all of a sudden.

Ερώτηση από JustLeon 2 ημέρες πριν

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Context menu and tab bar unexpected behavior after last update (109.0, 64-bit)

After Firefox’s latest update (109.0 - 64-bit) I am experiencing several bugs. I’ve narrowed it down to two things: Context and dropdown menus do not appear, yet they … (διαβάστε περισσότερα)

After Firefox’s latest update (109.0 - 64-bit) I am experiencing several bugs.

I’ve narrowed it down to two things:

  • Context and dropdown menus do not appear, yet they are present (if I click where they would be the intended behavior happens). This happens for both the menu bar and the toolbar, as well as when doing right click in any website.
  • I cannot move tabs along the tab bar.

No extension is causing this since I have disabled all of them.

Is some else experiencing these or similar issues?

If these are not common problems, does anyone know what could be causing them and how to solve them?

Thanks in advance!

Ερώτηση από Baobab 1 ημέρα πριν

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When I try to scroll, by rolling or clicking the mouse, there is a 2-second delay

When I try to scroll, by rolling or clicking the mouse, there is a 2-second delay before scrolling starts. I am also getting a very awkward keyboard delay (for many but n… (διαβάστε περισσότερα)

When I try to scroll, by rolling or clicking the mouse, there is a 2-second delay before scrolling starts. I am also getting a very awkward keyboard delay (for many but not every keystroke). Scrolling and keyboard use are normal in other programs.

I have tried with hardware acceleration both on and off. I have over 8gb of free memory, CPU at a low percentage used, and a low commit level.

I am a long-time FireFox user. I have been using my installed extensions for years, and have no newly installed programs on the computer.

Ερώτηση από SE-Tundra 2 ημέρες πριν

Firefox opens more than once then freezes

When I click on firefox (once) to open it (internet connection good), nothing happens for ages then it comes up with the attached error message. I have to reload and some… (διαβάστε περισσότερα)

When I click on firefox (once) to open it (internet connection good), nothing happens for ages then it comes up with the attached error message. I have to reload and sometimes it opens two or three windows and freezes. I have cleared caches, streamlined my laptop and checked for malicious software - no result. Please help thanks

Ερώτηση από Kev King 2 ημέρες πριν

Google sourced content often fails to load

For the last few months (perhaps concurrent with a Firefox update, but I don't remember), Firefox seems to be having problems with Google-sourced stuff. It's intermittent… (διαβάστε περισσότερα)

For the last few months (perhaps concurrent with a Firefox update, but I don't remember), Firefox seems to be having problems with Google-sourced stuff. It's intermittent, but the most frequent failures are searches using either the address field or the dedicated search field - much of the time I just get a blank page, and at first it looks like it might be trying to load something, but after awhile the "X" abort icon changes to the reload icon, signaling that it thinks it is loaded or has given up. Success or failure seems to come in waves or phases, not completely random - immediately retrying will usually not work. If I can get to the Google home page by typing "google.com" directly (which has a much better batting average than searching in the address/search fields, although not always), I can search directly on the Google page without trouble for some mysterious reason (perhaps that fills the page using AJAX rather than reloading - I'm not sure). But then clicking on one of the results might not work, because that initially goes to a Google URL before redirecting to the requested page. I've resorted to extracting the page location from that redirection URL just to bypass Google.

Other Google services have problems, too. YouTube's home page usually loads outlines of videos, but sometimes it fails to fill in thumbnails and other details or does so VERY slowly. Occasionally even reCaptcha will fail to load when I'm trying to log into some site that uses it. And even when something appears to fully load and function (e.g. a couple Google Sheets I use daily), often the "stop loading this page" X and hourglass on the tab will remain, indicating that it thinks something is still loading (in that case, it seems to never time out - I either click the X or ignore it). All these types of failures started at the same time, so they seem to have a common cause.

I have not noticed any problems with sources that are not owned by Google. And Chrome and Edge have no problems at all. So apparently it's specifically Firefox and Google that are not getting along. I'm running Firefox 108.0.1 (in PortableApps, although located on my hard drive) on Windows 11.

These failures happen even if I start Firefox in troubleshooting mode (which proves it's not caused by an add-on) or open Google in a private window so that there are no cookies involved. Since Chrome works, I also tried using the User-Agent Switcher add-on to pretend I'm Chrome, but that also has no effect. I expected to see tons of other complaints about this on the web, but there have been surprisingly few, and the only suggestion that seemed relevant (and effective for some people) was to set "security.tls.enable_0rtt_data" to false, but that has not made any noticeable difference in my case.

I waited through a couple Firefox updates, hoping it would just get well, but I've lost patience. Are there any new ideas out there?

Ερώτηση από OsakaWebbie 3 εβδομάδες πριν

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