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How do I stop previously loaded pages from refreshing themselves upon return to FF from using other apps.

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This issue is driving me nuts! I'll load a few sites in tabs, leave FF to write an email or check my inbox and when I return to the FF app the tabs refresh themselves automatically. This is especially annoying when I've visited a website and typed out a long winded paragraph, or filled out a form consisting of my name, address, email, etc etc..... and when I leave the FF app to do something else for a mere second and then return to FF, EVERYTHING I'VE TYPED OUT IS GONE thanks to this annoying refresh. It's also time consuming to be constantly waiting for sites I've already loaded to REload themselves. I've done some reading about this & the term "LMK" appears to relevant to this issue, now, is there ANY way to FORCE FF to utilize more memory or force FF to "keep open" somehow? Maybe an about:config setting?

I would very much appreciate someone "in the know" to respond back with ANY sort of fix or tweak for this.

Thankyou.

This issue is driving me nuts! I'll load a few sites in tabs, leave FF to write an email or check my inbox and when I return to the FF app the tabs refresh themselves automatically. This is especially annoying when I've visited a website and typed out a long winded paragraph, or filled out a form consisting of my name, address, email, etc etc..... and when I leave the FF app to do something else for a mere second and then return to FF, EVERYTHING I'VE TYPED OUT IS GONE thanks to this annoying refresh. It's also time consuming to be constantly waiting for sites I've already loaded to REload themselves. I've done some reading about this & the term "LMK" appears to relevant to this issue, now, is there ANY way to FORCE FF to utilize more memory or force FF to "keep open" somehow? Maybe an about:config setting? I would very much appreciate someone "in the know" to respond back with ANY sort of fix or tweak for this. Thankyou.

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I limit the amount of background apps in the developer settings

I'm not aware of any such settings. What I meant was uninstall apps you may not need urgently, or end apps running in the background, e.g. like Dropbox. I'm certain there are others.

why can't Mozilla program FF to stay active in a background state?

I think this is what it does. Note, there's no 'Quit' button.

A browser should be a resource hog

Should or shouldn't? I guess 'resource hog' isn't an exact term. It's always in relation to the amount of memory your device has. How much RAM has your's? And the sites you open consume memory as well. Just the amount of Javascript to track you can be multiple MBs. It may therefore help to turn on the tracking protection feature. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/tracking-protection-firefox#w_how-to-turn-on-tracking-protection

As said before, memory is managed by the OS. And when the memory is needed for other apps you run, it can be taken away from Firefoxby the OS while FF is in the background. Firefox has no control over that.

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christ1
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Typically this is an indication that you're low on memory (RAM). Rebooting the phone may help temporarily. Memory is manged by the Android OS, so beyond rebooting the device or buying a new one there's probably little you can do. Try to limit the apps running in the background.

Typically this is an indication that you're low on memory (RAM). Rebooting the phone may help temporarily. Memory is manged by the Android OS, so beyond rebooting the device or buying a new one there's probably little you can do. Try to limit the apps running in the background.

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Ok, but if I limit the amount of background apps in the developer settings, wouldn't the browser just become a background app & possibly get dumped itself the second I leave the app to check email? There is a setting to limit it to 4, 3 2 etc background apps.

Ok, but if I limit the amount of background apps in the developer settings, wouldn't the browser just become a background app & possibly get dumped itself the second I leave the app to check email? There is a setting to limit it to 4, 3 2 etc background apps.

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I was reading that app developers can make their apps act in certain ways, my voip apps always stay running in the background, why can't Mozilla program FF to stay active in a background state? This way the whole "reloading" issue wouldn't exist. A browser should be a resource hog, it's what we use the most. It makes no sense at all to have a browser enter into a state that is any less than active if we've got pages open or paragraphs already typed into a page.

Just my thoughts.

I was reading that app developers can make their apps act in certain ways, my voip apps always stay running in the background, why can't Mozilla program FF to stay active in a background state? This way the whole "reloading" issue wouldn't exist. A browser should be a resource hog, it's what we use the most. It makes no sense at all to have a browser enter into a state that is any less than active if we've got pages open or paragraphs already typed into a page. Just my thoughts.
Coolmaen_1975 0 solutions 1 answers

Please help me out to solve the issue facing on iOS versions. I am not able to add a products on the cart list in the below mentioned web site http://oeanew.scv.in since I am using this site for my business very often please help out...

Please help me out to solve the issue facing on iOS versions. I am not able to add a products on the cart list in the below mentioned web site http://oeanew.scv.in since I am using this site for my business very often please help out...

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Coolmaen_1975 said

Please help me out to solve the issue facing on iOS versions. I am not able to add a products on the cart list in the below mentioned web site http://oeanew.scv.in since I am using this site for my business very often please help out...

You posted your question in an unrelated thread, my original question has nothing to do with your post, however, if you repost your question, with as much details as possible I will try to answer it. I think I can help. Please repost it here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/new/ios/firefox-ios-not-working-expected And please be sure to Include details about your problem, the website details, information about your device such as make/model, operating system, version numbers & the name/version of the browser you're using.

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''Coolmaen_1975 [[#answer-809212|said]]'' <blockquote> Please help me out to solve the issue facing on iOS versions. I am not able to add a products on the cart list in the below mentioned web site http://oeanew.scv.in since I am using this site for my business very often please help out... </blockquote> You posted your question in an unrelated thread, my original question has nothing to do with your post, however, if you repost your question, with as much details as possible I will try to answer it. I think I can help. Please repost it here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/new/ios/firefox-ios-not-working-expected And please be sure to Include details about your problem, the website details, information about your device such as make/model, operating system, version numbers & the name/version of the browser you're using. Thanks!
christ1
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I limit the amount of background apps in the developer settings

I'm not aware of any such settings. What I meant was uninstall apps you may not need urgently, or end apps running in the background, e.g. like Dropbox. I'm certain there are others.

why can't Mozilla program FF to stay active in a background state?

I think this is what it does. Note, there's no 'Quit' button.

A browser should be a resource hog

Should or shouldn't? I guess 'resource hog' isn't an exact term. It's always in relation to the amount of memory your device has. How much RAM has your's? And the sites you open consume memory as well. Just the amount of Javascript to track you can be multiple MBs. It may therefore help to turn on the tracking protection feature. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/tracking-protection-firefox#w_how-to-turn-on-tracking-protection

As said before, memory is managed by the OS. And when the memory is needed for other apps you run, it can be taken away from Firefoxby the OS while FF is in the background. Firefox has no control over that.

<blockquote> I limit the amount of background apps in the developer settings </blockquote> I'm not aware of any such settings. What I meant was uninstall apps you may not need urgently, or end apps running in the background, e.g. like Dropbox. I'm certain there are others. <blockquote> why can't Mozilla program FF to stay active in a background state? </blockquote> I think this is what it does. Note, there's no 'Quit' button. <blockquote> A browser should be a resource hog </blockquote> Should or shouldn't? I guess 'resource hog' isn't an exact term. It's always in relation to the amount of memory your device has. How much RAM has your's? And the sites you open consume memory as well. Just the amount of Javascript to track you can be multiple MBs. It may therefore help to turn on the tracking protection feature. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/tracking-protection-firefox#w_how-to-turn-on-tracking-protection As said before, memory is managed by the OS. And when the memory is needed for other apps you run, it can be taken away from Firefoxby the OS while FF is in the background. Firefox has no control over that.