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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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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 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox started opening in small window upper left.

I am running window 10 on my laptop and Firefox started opening today in a small window in the upper left of my screen. I have no problems with other browsers but Firefox… (read more)

I am running window 10 on my laptop and Firefox started opening today in a small window in the upper left of my screen. I have no problems with other browsers but Firefox is doing this repeatedly today. I will reboot and see if that helps.

Asked by 123jedmond 1 year ago

Answered by 123jedmond 1 year ago

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Firefox saves file when "Open with" is selected.

Hello! I used to be able to open a file (with a program) without it being saved. Ever since 98.0, the "open" option saves the file regardless. I even had to find a work a… (read more)

Hello!

I used to be able to open a file (with a program) without it being saved. Ever since 98.0, the "open" option saves the file regardless. I even had to find a work around to get the "What should Firefox do with this file?" prompt.

Is this no longer possible?

Thanks.

Asked by zed 10 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 10 months ago

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How to make tab bar thinner (height)

I've searched this topic since last week and I haven't come up with a proper solution. The "density" solution is still too big for me. I tried doing css, but I don't know… (read more)

I've searched this topic since last week and I haven't come up with a proper solution. The "density" solution is still too big for me. I tried doing css, but I don't know what I'm doing wrong because there's no effect.

If you know anything how to make the tab bar thinner to make it less intrusive to the websites I always visit, please let me know. And btw, I'm not that smart in changing settings, and especially in coding like css so please do a step by step of everything I need to do if you know a solution. Thank you so much

Asked by Barry 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Excessive RAM usage

Hello. I and a friend of mine are having trouble with firefox, it seems to be using excessive ammounts of ram as pictured. I only had two tabs open and two addons install… (read more)

Hello. I and a friend of mine are having trouble with firefox, it seems to be using excessive ammounts of ram as pictured. I only had two tabs open and two addons installed when I took that screenshot. Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

Asked by randydarkshade 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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userChrome.css not working

I'm trying to take off this "Extension (Tabliss)" tag on my url. I have followed the instructions down below from another Firefox support forum: https://discourse.mozill… (read more)

I'm trying to take off this "Extension (Tabliss)" tag on my url. I have followed the instructions down below from another Firefox support forum: https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/make-addressbar-text-extension-name-of-the-extension-shorter-or-hide/28026/3

The instructions I followed are listed below:

"Users can apply custom style rules to modify Firefox’s toolbar area by creating a userChrome.css file. This takes about 10 minutes so when you have time to take it slowly and carefully:

(1) Set up your chrome folder and userChrome.css file following the five six steps in this article:

https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html 45

I have a boring video there if you like demonstrations.

(2) This is the code to paste into the file. You can edit the file using Notepad or a better editor. Make sure to keep it in a plain text format with a .css file extension (not .css.txt).

See improved rule down in: Make addressbar text "Extension (Name Of The Extension)" shorter or hide

/*
   Hide Extension Name in the identity area unless
   hovered for half a second (updated for Fx80)
*/
#identity-box.extensionPage #identity-icon-labels,
#identity-box.extensionPage #identity-icon-label {
  visibility: collapse !important;
  transition: visibility 250ms ease-in-out;
}
#identity-box.extensionPage:hover #identity-icon-labels,
#identity-box.extensionPage:hover #identity-icon-label {
  visibility: visible !important;
  transition: visibility 250ms ease-in-out 500ms;
}

(3) Firefox should read the file at its next startup and apply it to every extension page you load."

Edit: So, yeah, I need help getting this tag off. I'm new to Firefox so it could be something obvious I'm missing. I have also tried CTRL+SHIFT+R to reload the page for changes and also closed and reopened my Firefox entirely.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by MaxwellQ 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Backspace keyboard button no longer emulates "Back" browser button

I think the title covers it. Until recently, pressing the <Backspace> key on the keyboard would take me back to the previous webpage. Now it doesn't. Using FF v87 i… (read more)

I think the title covers it. Until recently, pressing the <Backspace> key on the keyboard would take me back to the previous webpage. Now it doesn't.

Using FF v87 in Win10 Home.

Asked by MyUsernameHere 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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PDF files open a new tab

I've recently updated to 92.0.1 and I've noticed that when I download a PDF attachment or file that firefox opens in a new tab rather than using the default adobe program… (read more)

I've recently updated to 92.0.1 and I've noticed that when I download a PDF attachment or file that firefox opens in a new tab rather than using the default adobe program. I've looked at settings and applications and changed to to "always ask" but I don t get any option to use adobe to open it or any other program. Also it seems to save the file in the downloads folder as a "firefox html document" and not a pdf file

Asked by sanj2 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Memory Use Very High With 1 Tab Open

While playing one of those free poker games there seems to be excessive RAM memory usage. Nothing else running which can account for it. Also, it shows several Firefox pr… (read more)

While playing one of those free poker games there seems to be excessive RAM memory usage. Nothing else running which can account for it. Also, it shows several Firefox processes while, again, there's only one tab open.

The reason I noticed is that the game which usually runs smoothly began to be choppy/jerky, so I opened Task Manager to have a look. Note: Didn't investigate internet connection speed.

Why is Firefox using so much memory and slowing things down?

Asked by andrewbaggins 1 year ago

Answered by andrewbaggins 1 year ago

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Where did Page Setup / Margins & Header/Footer go?

I'm using Firefox 85.0.2 . . . I was doing this (below), to customize my header and footer, but in this version of FF, I no longer see this in Options - only in: about:c… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 85.0.2 . . . I was doing this (below), to customize my header and footer, but in this version of FF, I no longer see this in Options - only in: about:config . . . keyword "footer" . . . there, I would have to change it for 5 different ways of printing (to printers or to PDF)

I need to get rid of printing the URL in the footer - many times, it's too long, and I don't need it.

Where did the Page Setup option go?

I see in the current Print Options, you have to go to - More Settings / Margin / Custom - to see those. Why would they put this so many levels down?

It used to be: File / Page Setup / Margins & Header/Footer . . . "Customize" Headers & Footers:

Option 1 (left) . . . there are two leading spaces:

 > > &T
 > > &U . . . &D . . . &PT

Option 2 (left) . . . get rid of the ">"s, and just have the two leading spaces:

 &T
 &U . . . &D . . . &PT

Asked by sludge7051-x 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Backspace keyboard button not working in Firefox 87

Hello, I just upgraded to Firefox 87 and noticed that I wasn't able to go back to the previous webpage by clicking on the backspace button like what I have done in the pa… (read more)

Hello,

I just upgraded to Firefox 87 and noticed that I wasn't able to go back to the previous webpage by clicking on the backspace button like what I have done in the past if I'm not using a mouse on my laptop and had to click on the back button in the toolbar with the trackpad. I'm not too sure of why that happened with the upgrade and was a little surprised about that. Hope I can be able to get around this in some way if one of you know anything about this. Thanks.

Asked by Anduma22 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Turn off the control media playback via harware media keys

Can I turn off the "control media playback via hardware media keys on a keyboard or headset or virtual media control interface" function? (Firefox 81.0, Windows 10) … (read more)

Can I turn off the "control media playback via hardware media keys on a keyboard or headset or virtual media control interface" function? (Firefox 81.0, Windows 10)

Asked by Hey Google 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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Toolbar size

Ok so it's been a long time that i left chrome and joined the firefox community but there was always something which felt left out, so i downloaded chrome again and found… (read more)

Ok so it's been a long time that i left chrome and joined the firefox community but there was always something which felt left out, so i downloaded chrome again and found what that was. It was the size of toolbar.. In chrome toolbar is smaller but in firefox it takes some space. So i want smaller toolbar here in firefox because i love every other thing here. So is there any way to do this? Thanks,.

Asked by okhereiam 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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All of a sudden, I cant print my emails from my gmail account.

Using Firefox and accessing my gmail account. A notice comes up saying "A pop up blocker may be preventing the application from printing the page. If you have a popup blo… (read more)

Using Firefox and accessing my gmail account. A notice comes up saying "A pop up blocker may be preventing the application from printing the page. If you have a popup blocker, try disabling it to open the window". I have no idea how to find what this pop up blocker is so I can disable it.

Asked by marie on firefox 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago