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User since 2002. Have promoted FireFox. It has become unusable. Changing default browser.

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Sadly, I have given up on FireFox. I've put up with its memory leaks which, on and off, have been a problem for years and have gotten much worse recently if I leave the browser open for long periods of time. I have 32 gb of memory, and it will, eventually, eat all of it up. For the most part, it has been a good browser and a good alternative. It seems that time has past. Recently, I have had to put up with add-ons that I use frequently no longer working, extreme memory leaks (granted, I have a lot of tabs open at any time), and I am getting sick and tired of your warnings that I am entering passwords in what you consider to be insecure sites. They get in my way, are irritating as hell, and I know what I am doing, thank you. The Web is slowing moving to secure certificates. It's not there yet. That's life! Your big idea of retaining full addresses has become a bull in a China shop, with a massive amount of my own addresses. I had to shut it off and now, it seems, I have no input memory at all. I have been a FireFox fan and have promoted it on my Web sites for years. Not any more. With release 66.0.5, a number of Web sites will not even fully load. FireFox has become an albatross.

Sadly, I have given up on FireFox. I've put up with its memory leaks which, on and off, have been a problem for years and have gotten much worse recently if I leave the browser open for long periods of time. I have 32 gb of memory, and it will, eventually, eat all of it up. For the most part, it has been a good browser and a good alternative. It seems that time has past. Recently, I have had to put up with add-ons that I use frequently no longer working, extreme memory leaks (granted, I have a lot of tabs open at any time), and I am getting sick and tired of your warnings that I am entering passwords in what you consider to be insecure sites. They get in my way, are irritating as hell, and I know what I am doing, thank you. The Web is slowing moving to secure certificates. It's not there yet. That's life! Your big idea of retaining full addresses has become a bull in a China shop, with a massive amount of my own addresses. I had to shut it off and now, it seems, I have no input memory at all. I have been a FireFox fan and have promoted it on my Web sites for years. Not any more. With release 66.0.5, a number of Web sites will not even fully load. FireFox has become an albatross.
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Sadly for the most part I also told others when going to FF57+ one should remove all firefox and reinstall the FF57+ to fix any upgrade issues from previous older version. This is what I've seen causing user problems. Also I been using firefox since it came out as well and had one issue and that was when it went to FF57+ but removing all traces of the older firefox and reinstall FF57+ fixed most problems and addons meant one had to update to addons that worked or contact addon developer to update to the latest firefox.

Sadly for the most part I also told others when going to FF57+ one should remove all firefox and reinstall the FF57+ to fix any upgrade issues from previous older version. This is what I've seen causing user problems. Also I been using firefox since it came out as well and had one issue and that was when it went to FF57+ but removing all traces of the older firefox and reinstall FF57+ fixed most problems and addons meant one had to update to addons that worked or contact addon developer to update to the latest firefox.

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WestEnd said

Sadly, for the most part, I also told others when going to FF57+ one should remove all Firefox and reinstall the FF57+ to fix any upgrade issues from previous, older version. This is what I've seen causing user-problems...

Hmm. Since I never did this, could it be done now without losing my Prefs and Session? Compared to the OP, I have only 8GB of Memory on a computer system from Nov 2010.

Yes, I do get 'Memory-Creep' and have to shutdown the browser and Restart it every other day or so, but I and the browser are 'hanging in there'.

''WestEnd [[#answer-1221996|said]]'' <blockquote> Sadly, for the most part, I also told others when going to FF57+ one should remove all Firefox and reinstall the FF57+ to fix any upgrade issues from previous, older version. This is what I've seen causing user-problems... </blockquote> Hmm. Since I never did this, could it be done now without losing my Prefs and Session? Compared to the OP, I have only '''8GB of Memory''' on a computer system from Nov 2010. Yes, I do get 'Memory-Creep' and have to shutdown the browser and Restart it every other day or so, but I and the browser are 'hanging in there'.
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RationalRabbit said

The 'System Details' Block shows you're on FireFox 67.

Here in this Forum, we're regular, everyday users just like you. The Mozillians normally don't show-up here.

We're here to help if you got some patience and stick around. If I can run FF reasonably on my old Nov 2010 computer with 8GB of Memory with 26 Browser windows open with a total of over 1,600 Tabs (not all open/loaded at once), I think you can run FF fairly decent with your 32GB of RAM.


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''RationalRabbit [[#question-1259097|said]]'' <blockquote> </blockquote> The 'System Details' Block shows you're on FireFox 67. Here in this Forum, we're regular, everyday users just like you. The Mozillians normally don't show-up here. We're here to help if you got some patience and stick around. If I can run FF reasonably on my old Nov 2010 computer with '''8GB''' of Memory with '''26 Browser windows open''' with a total of over 1,600 Tabs (not all open/loaded at once), I think you can run FF fairly decent with your '''32GB''' of RAM. ~Pj
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