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Why does Firefox take up so much RAM?

I have been using Firefox for the past 2 years, but only recently have I noticed that Firefox is using 1 GB of RAM! It never increases or decreases and its getting very a… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for the past 2 years, but only recently have I noticed that Firefox is using 1 GB of RAM! It never increases or decreases and its getting very annoying now since I have barely any RAM to run zoom with (which for some reason takes up the rest of my RAM). I can't even run anything else, and thats annoying me a lot since my fan has to keep running. I can't upgrade my RAM because I use a laptop, and my laptop is under warranty and I can't afford to lose the warranty by upgrading the RAM. Is there any other way to decrease memory usage beside using about:memory and pressing the "minimize memory usage" button? Nothing happens when I press the button.

Asked by unknownturtle64 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Why is the 78.0.1 download for MacOS called "Firefox 78.0.1esr.dmg" and not "Firefox 78.0.1.dmg"?

I got the pop-up about FF 78.0.1 so went to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/78.0.1/releasenotes/ and clicked on "Download Firefox" (https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/… (read more)

I got the pop-up about FF 78.0.1 so went to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/78.0.1/releasenotes/ and clicked on "Download Firefox" (https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/download/thanks/). The download dialogue (image attached) that appeared said that it wanted to download "Firefox 78.0.1esr.dmg". The "esr" in the filename surprised me, as I'm not on any ESR release train. Why is it named that and not "Firefox 78.0.1.dmg", similar to its predecessors?

Asked by Steve Chessin 1 year ago

Answered by Steve Chessin 1 year ago

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Thunderbird authentication of Gmail IMAP Account fails

I'm trying with utter lack of success to configure a Thunderbird install to link to a Gmail account via IMAP. System Basics: Windows 10 Home, 64bit, fully patched. Anti… (read more)

I'm trying with utter lack of success to configure a Thunderbird install to link to a Gmail account via IMAP.

System Basics: Windows 10 Home, 64bit, fully patched. Antivirus by MalwareBytes 4.30 Premium, fully updated. No fancy firewall, just a regular router.

This account had been installed and working fine until a family member "helpfully" changed the Gmail password, but reauthentication fails. I enter the account details, including password, into the Thunderbird Accounts settings for the account; it pings Google and correctly retrieves all the IMAP settings, and when I click "Done" Thunderbird opens a browser window to Google's two-step authentication with the email address prepopulated. However, when I click the blue "Next" button on that authentication page, rather than advancing to a password screen, the browser simply deletes the email address from the text box and stays on the same screen (see attached image for what I'm talking about).

Things I've tried:

  • Uninstall, reboot, reinstall Thunderbird.
  • Turn off MalwareBytes protection.
  • Uninstall, delete every registry key related to Thunderbird, reboot, reinstall Thunderbird.
  • Clear cache on every browser on the system
  • Change Windows default browser settings to either Chrome (see below) or IE/Edge
  • Install new browser (Chrome wasn't yet on this PC), then change Thunderbird's file handler for https to Chrome (this is MUCH harder than it used to be as T-Bird v. 78.anything doesn't have the old "Preferences" menus)

Incidentally, changing browsers doesn't seem to make a difference in that pop-up browser window, so I suspect Thunderbird is using its own internal browser and not the system browser.

I have, and can send, the support info extract from T-bird to a support technician but am unsure of uploading it here. Nevertheless, I welcome suggestions ... this is driving me nuts!

Asked by dwm685 1 year ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 year ago

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set "print with system dialog" as default

dear ladies and gentlemen, Firefox has been delivered with the new print dialog since version 82. I have to print around a hundred PDF files at work (usually only the fir… (read more)

dear ladies and gentlemen,

Firefox has been delivered with the new print dialog since version 82.

I have to print around a hundred PDF files at work (usually only the first page of the document). The new print dialog means that there is a lot more work for me here.

Is it possible to set the "old" system print dialog by default or to instruct firefox to always print only the first page of the document by default?

Asked by Bruce Wayne 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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download keep failing

i am trying to download a file (about 50gb) and the download keeps failing. When i click reply the download continuous. It downloads fine for a little bit then it fails a… (read more)

i am trying to download a file (about 50gb) and the download keeps failing. When i click reply the download continuous. It downloads fine for a little bit then it fails again. Keep in mind when i click the trry agin button the download does not restart, it just continuous to download where it left off. (sort of like just pause and unpause) what should i do?

Asked by johnkarpontin 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox minimum tls version is still 1.0, while TLS 1.0 and 1.1 are no longer supported

As you all might know, TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 have reached their End Of Life, and are no longer supported. I have looked inside the latest firefox (77.0.1 (64-bit)) configu… (read more)

As you all might know, TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 have reached their End Of Life, and are no longer supported. I have looked inside the latest firefox (77.0.1 (64-bit)) configuration, and found the following configuration set by default (included in the first image).

I attached a picture of my firefox about page, hope to receive an answer soon.

Thank you, Guy

Asked by sudaiguy1 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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Error code when I want to play Netflix on Firefox

Good afternoon folks I can't watch Netflix on my Firefox browser. Do you know why is there a plug-in what is missing or something? He says the version is not up to date… (read more)

Good afternoon folks I can't watch Netflix on my Firefox browser. Do you know why is there a plug-in what is missing or something? He says the version is not up to date While my Firefox is always up to date, can you help me further. Thanks in advance from Trimmy.

Asked by trimmy100 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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high CPU usage, even with no tabs opened

Hi Firefox start to take a lot of CPU depending on how many tabs are opened (that is normal of course especially if with flash contents). What is not normal is that CPU w… (read more)

Hi Firefox start to take a lot of CPU depending on how many tabs are opened (that is normal of course especially if with flash contents). What is not normal is that CPU will not be released when tabs are being closed, even with one (blank) tab left opened CPU usage is 40%-85% (depending if other process need CPU). Essentially: once Firefox process obtained 80% of CPU you can close tabs but you are fucked the same, now opening new tabs is a pain! Of course restart fix the issue. Is not a matter of addons or updates, Firefox and system (Windows 10) are updated to last version; I feel is something related with flash contents. Is it possible only me experience this?! Regards

Asked by Boooooo 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox for Mac/OS 10.11.6 (Mac/OS X El Capitan

For unfortunate reasons too tedious and mundane to discuss here, I am stuck with Mac/OS 10.11.6. I am looking for a version of Firefox that will run under that version o… (read more)

For unfortunate reasons too tedious and mundane to discuss here, I am stuck with Mac/OS 10.11.6. I am looking for a version of Firefox that will run under that version of Mac/OS. I did the basic research and was directed Firefox version 78. After that, I was directed to the Extended Support Release. When I downloaded and ran that, I was directed to the Apple App Store where no version of Firefox could be found. Where to next?

Can someone offer me a link to a version of Firefox that I can download and run on Mac/OS 10.11.6? Please.

Asked by kim_grossman 10 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 10 months ago

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Why are all docs I output to PDF now turned into Firefox HTML files? It needs to stop!

Ever since I installed the last update, 84, which caused a host of problems I will not go into, an unanticipated one was that I can non longer output to PDF as Firefox au… (read more)

Ever since I installed the last update, 84, which caused a host of problems I will not go into, an unanticipated one was that I can non longer output to PDF as Firefox automatically changes it to Firefox HTML Files. I can view them in Acrobat, but the subtle difference makes it impossible for Word Perfect to recognise them if I need to import them back (as in when something gets lost and all I have is the PDF). Please, community, do NOT tell me all I need to do is use MS Word to fix this. This is NEVER going to happen, now or ever! Now that this made clear, what, if anything can I do? And why would Firefox have anything to DO with me converting WP files into PDF? Clearly there is some greedy little finger stuck somewhere, because the proof is in the long list of files I now have that are no longer PDF. I have opened them in Acrobat and saved them again, but they still show up as FIrefox HTML Files. Aaargh! Help, please! It's driving me mad!

Asked by ljorde 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Restoring Bookmarks and Passwords

Hi, I brought my computer to Best Buy for some audio issues it was having. They reset my OS and drivers and now I lost all of my Mozilla Firefox bookmarks and passwords.… (read more)

Hi,

I brought my computer to Best Buy for some audio issues it was having. They reset my OS and drivers and now I lost all of my Mozilla Firefox bookmarks and passwords. I do not have a recent JSON backup file. How can I recover these?

Thanks.

Asked by csoppet 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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from past week or so I am getting this "Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue" on well known sites

Some of well known sites such as "drive.google.com" & "mail.yahoo.com" is resulting in "Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue page" in Firefox. They are opening j… (read more)

Some of well known sites such as "drive.google.com" & "mail.yahoo.com" is resulting in "Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue page" in Firefox. They are opening just fine in other browsers.

This issue has cropped up since past week in Firefox. Not sure what is the root cause behind the problem. I have tried re-installing Firefox, but still no change.

I have checked the certificates of those sites, and they are seems to be in order. I mean other browsers are able to open without issue, then why Firefox is not opening them for me?

Please let me know if this issue can be fixed in Firefox.

Asked by Sujit 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How can I download a previous version of Firefox for Android?

I don't want to be completely negative about Firefox for Android 79, but it doesn't work for me. Extensions that I relied on are no longer supported, and the new functio… (read more)

I don't want to be completely negative about Firefox for Android 79, but it doesn't work for me. Extensions that I relied on are no longer supported, and the new functionality doesn't make up for that.

Is there anywhere I can download the .apk for a previous version and install that?

Asked by pg_78 1 year ago

Answered by pg_78 1 year ago

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How can I change the DNS Server in FireFox

How can I change the DNS Server in FireFox to whatever DNS I want and not what Mozilla wants? For example: Google DNS 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4 or, Open DNS 208.67.222.222 · 208.… (read more)

How can I change the DNS Server in FireFox to whatever DNS I want and not what Mozilla wants?

For example: Google DNS 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4 or, Open DNS 208.67.222.222 · 208.67.220.220

Enabling DNS over HTTPS dose not give me FULL control over this. I should be able to put a DNS IP address in there like in Internet Explore.

Asked by iggy67 1 year ago

Answered by Thermalzombie 1 year ago

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Disable update popup?

Users have been complaining about update nags for several years, and when a solution is found via about:config, Mozilla typically puts a spanner in the works and deletes … (read more)

Users have been complaining about update nags for several years, and when a solution is found via about:config, Mozilla typically puts a spanner in the works and deletes the relevant config items like 'app.update.silent', 'app.update.doorhanger... etc.

I just want to remove the popup, not the ability to update. I'll update when I'm good and ready, and I don't need a popup each and every day nagging me to do so.

If Mozilla must ape Chrome, then aping Chrome's non-nagging update policy would be a good move.

FF 85.0.2

Asked by Jason 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Thunderbird Light/Dark mode

It seems that Thunderbird follows the Windows 10 settings and installs Dark mode, making the emails/messages unreadable. From what I've read, the only way to correct that… (read more)

It seems that Thunderbird follows the Windows 10 settings and installs Dark mode, making the emails/messages unreadable. From what I've read, the only way to correct that is to set Windows in Light mode, which is not always suitable.

It would be nice if Thunderbird had it's own Light/Dark mode feature, allowing the users to select which mode they prefer.

Any thoughts/suggestions on the matter?

Asked by Midnight 2 years ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 years ago

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Your message was sent but a copy was not placed in your sent folder (Sent) due to network or file access errors. You can retry or save the message locally to Local Folders/Sent

Hi, i am currently using Thunderbird Version 68.11.0 - haven't had any problems - so far. Then all of a sudden it starts not working. I have not changed any settings wh… (read more)

Hi,

i am currently using Thunderbird Version 68.11.0 - haven't had any problems - so far. Then all of a sudden it starts not working. I have not changed any settings whatsoever.

This message pops up: Your message was sent but a copy was not placed in your sent folder (Sent) due to network or file access errors. You can retry or save the message locally to Local Folders/Sent It is a problem occurring only with our company's mail provider. The thing is it work just fine know it seems i can't even get any messages.

This is kind of urgent because i cannot work like this.

Please if you could help with any suggestions. Thanks a lot.

Asked by carlo.b.nogossek 1 year ago

Answered by Stans 1 year ago

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All of a sudden my bookmarks are double spaced, what happened ?

All of a sudden, my bookmarks ( and other bookmarks) are double spaced. This just happened today and I didn't make any changes. How do I get rid of the double spacing ? … (read more)

All of a sudden, my bookmarks ( and other bookmarks) are double spaced. This just happened today and I didn't make any changes. How do I get rid of the double spacing ? Thank you.

Asked by Nodpete 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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All http sites are redirecting to https and display "potential security risk ahead" error

In my browser whenever I am opening non secure sites that are only like http://example.com it redirects to https://example.com and display the error. "Warning: Potential … (read more)

In my browser whenever I am opening non secure sites that are only like http://example.com it redirects to https://example.com and display the error. "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" error. I could not know how to fix this error. This is happening all of a sudden. I could not find a way to fix this error.

Asked by vpp.nagaraju1234 1 year ago

Answered by vpp.nagaraju1234 1 year ago