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FF 29 sometimes will not start. Popup with an error message.

Hi. With FF 29, I frequently get a popup message saying that "Firefox is already running" and I have to kill that process and restart the browser under XP. Is anyone else… (read more)

Hi.

With FF 29, I frequently get a popup message saying that "Firefox is already running" and I have to kill that process and restart the browser under XP. Is anyone else experiencing this problem?

Thanks.

Asked by Compumind 6 years ago

Answered by John99 6 years ago

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Since FF 69 starting (not loading!) web sites frequently needs more than 10 seconds under Xubuntu

Since FF 69 the starting (not the loading!) of websites frequently lasts more than 10 seconds under Xubuntu. The tab remains empty during this waiting time, while no sign… (read more)

Since FF 69 the starting (not the loading!) of websites frequently lasts more than 10 seconds under Xubuntu. The tab remains empty during this waiting time, while no sign of the loading process can be seen: The tab header shows no title, only the URL. The animated loading icon of the tab header is not shown. The status bar shows no activity. For about 5 to 20 seconds it looks like the tab is frozen. (See hardcopy.) This phenomenon occurs irregularly, but repeatedly, approximately with 10-20 percent of all calls, regardless of the requested URLs. It typically occurs piled within a random period, that lasts between a some seconds and several minutes. It also happens in safe mode, regardless of the used profile (even an unmodified new profile) and both in private an non-private windows. As far as I can judge, the troubleshooting Information shows no abnormalities. There are no issues with the internet connection. I've been using Firefox trouble-free for more than 10 years, but this phenomenon only occurred since Firefox 69.0.

Asked by ebfried2000 1 year ago

Answered by ebfried2000 8 months ago

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Firefox is using so much ram and disk and its so slow sometimes

Hello, from the last 2 updates firefox started to use SO MUCH ram, even if iam not doing anything, just a blank page it uses 800mb of ram! i tried safe mode and its the s… (read more)

Hello, from the last 2 updates firefox started to use SO MUCH ram, even if iam not doing anything, just a blank page it uses 800mb of ram! i tried safe mode and its the same and if i open more than 3 taps its start to use more than 1gb, thats so much and makes me to quit firefox but i was using it from 6 years, hope there is a fix. i formatted my laptop also, if there problem not going to be fixed iam going to use Chrome even tho iam using firefox from 5 years

firefox using 1000 mb with only 1 tab open!

Asked by Ragido 3 years ago

Last reply by Tonnes 3 years ago

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Within minutes [sometimes seconds], Firefox starts using more and more cpu time - up to 95% or more. We have no viruses or other malicious programs running.

I have run multiple virus checkers, cleared caches and cookies, checked for other malware, adware, keyloggers, and have not found anything malicious at all. Rebooting doe… (read more)

I have run multiple virus checkers, cleared caches and cookies, checked for other malware, adware, keyloggers, and have not found anything malicious at all.

Rebooting doesn't stop the CPU hogging. In fact, if you kill Firefox in Task Manager, and the click on "Restore Previous Session", a lot of the time it immediately starts hogging the CPU. Sometimes even with only ONE open tab. Why can't you give us control over active content on a page by page [tab] basis? The universal shut off all active content is NOT a good solution.

Can you not keep active content on a page locked until the user decides to play it [and only have the top tab content be allowed to be active]? Maybe have a specific icon indicating an item wants to run. It's bad enough when the audio from an ad starts playing over the music you were listening to, but this resource hogging, lockup situation has gotten out of hand.

Running all active content on all pages does nothing but diminish the experience for users.

Firefox is my preferred browser, but at this point it runs slower than Explorer, which is beyond sad. It does appear now to have one big similarity to Explorer -- you have been throwing so many patches at it that you have degraded the performance of the program by many orders of magnitude. Some of these patches are probably like Explorer's too -- fixing a problem with a patch that creates other problems that need to be patched which creates other issues, etc, etc, etc.

When I first started using Firefox, it was head and shoulders better than the other browsers. Then you introduced the "plug in container" that really tied resources up -- and still does now from time to time, on top of the other resource hogging. Now you have two instances of Firefox running in Task Manager and both instances want to grab as much CPU time as possible - and in between them they get all available time.

At the very least, give us a way to find and kill off the particular script that is eating the CPU time.

In case you need some system info from us, we are running Windows 7, have a 64bit operating system using an Intel Duo processor at 2.8Ghz, with 4.0Gb RAM.

Any help on how to resolve this would be welcome.

Asked by StopAdobeFlash1 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Laggy Firefox

I am facing two issues with Firefox. I am using Firefox on Macbook Pro 2017 with i7 processor and 16GB Ram, but after importing all my bookmarks from chrome its laggy lik… (read more)

I am facing two issues with Firefox. I am using Firefox on Macbook Pro 2017 with i7 processor and 16GB Ram, but after importing all my bookmarks from chrome its laggy like when i move mouse hover the bookmarks its animation response time is slow ie :- Moving cursor up and down the blue animation strip its bit delay comparatively mouse cursor movement.

Secondly i am having issue with YouTube, when i am double click on YouTube video to full-screen its give blank screen for a sec its bit annoying i think it need to fix.

Asked by Iqubal Singh 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

Firefox Stutter every 10 seconds (not sessionstore related ?)

Hello, I recently had to switch back to my laptop and noticed that firefox is micro-stuttering (missing a couple of frame at worse) at a somewhat regular interval. Which … (read more)

Hello,

I recently had to switch back to my laptop and noticed that firefox is micro-stuttering (missing a couple of frame at worse) at a somewhat regular interval. Which is very noticable and head-ache inducing when watching a youtube video.

I tried to disable every plugins that I have, switching to a new profile, setting browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo and browser.sessionstore.max_windows_undo to 0, closing everything in the background, clearing cookies caches and etc.

Nothing worked, I noticed that disabling window's "Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling" helped. With it on I've got a very regular micro stutter (every 10 seconds) whereas with it turned off I "only" get a microstutter once every 20/30 ish seconds. Therefore I suspect some shenanigans with optimus drivers but I don't know for sure how to confirm. I tried to force firefox to use the integrated gpu with nvidia pannel but it didn't help.

I would have capture a video to show off the problem but everytime I start recording (with lenovo's nerve sense capture software) the problem totally disappears !

Anyone have any ideas about what could be happening / how to diagnose more precisely the problem ? Thanks for reading.

specs :Windows 10 (x64), Firefox 78.0.1 (x64), Intel Core i5-7300HQ, optimus GPUS : Intel HD Graphics 630 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Max-Q)

Asked by aramirg 3 months ago

Last reply by aramirg 3 months ago

firefox keeps freezing and force quit doesn't eliminate an active process which is hidden

Firefox freezes at least 5 times a day, and I have to do a Force Quit. But I can't restart my Mac because there is still a version of Firefox running, so I have to press… (read more)

Firefox freezes at least 5 times a day, and I have to do a Force Quit. But I can't restart my Mac because there is still a version of Firefox running, so I have to press the power button for 5 seconds to shut down. Upon opening, I'm fine for an hour or two, and then the same problem. After force quit, it appears Firefox is no longer running, but trying to reopen it, a message says only one version can run at a time.

Asked by glands666 4 months ago

Last reply by glands666 4 months ago

Significantly higher FIrefox usage

This is my rig: www.bit.do/kanishkpc and I use the latest Firefox Beta (always updated) I have been using Firefox without the kind of memory usage that I am seeing recent… (read more)

This is my rig: www.bit.do/kanishkpc and I use the latest Firefox Beta (always updated)

I have been using Firefox without the kind of memory usage that I am seeing recently. With ~10/15 tabs open, my PC would never be troubled. The RAM usage wouldn't be at 90% but in the past few days (possibly because of a beta update?) I get 50% RAM usage (8GB) with 15 tabs. Yesterday concurrently loaded ~6 YouTube tabs caused a 90% usage from the app and I had to close it.

The RAM usage might seem normal but Firefox actually never uses that much RAM - or didn't earlier at least.

I used MalwareBytes a few days ago to do a malware scan and it found my PC clean. If I did have malware (I had a bit of scare earlier), how would I detect it?

Asked by Lance 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 months ago

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Sound stops working and videos crash

While using Firefox, at some point the sound will stop working. For most applications, they will simply run without playing sound. If I try to load a video, on YouTube or… (read more)

While using Firefox, at some point the sound will stop working. For most applications, they will simply run without playing sound. If I try to load a video, on YouTube or any other player, it will try to play the video for the first 3 seconds, and then the video will crash. If I try to open any file with Windows Media Player, it will give a "your computer is low on memory" error (an assertion that Task Manager will not confirm) and refuse to play any files.

Closing Firefox then reopening it solves this issue for the next 10-90 minutes or so. Closing the Flash plugin etc. doesn't do anything.

Asked by ziggurathater56 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Hardware Acceleration

Should I get the same performance benefit from Firefox's DXVA implementation as a standalone player? It seems that no matter whether or not I have hardware acceleration … (read more)

Should I get the same performance benefit from Firefox's DXVA implementation as a standalone player? It seems that no matter whether or not I have hardware acceleration enabled, watching an .mp4 video in Firefox uses the same amount of CPU (around 15%). If I save the video and watch it in a standalone player, I have almost 0% CPU used.

Thanks.

Asked by dojima 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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Flash taking up too much RAM.

I enjoy playing Flash based browser games but they've been running slow recently. I opened my computer's task manager to see what was going on and noticed that as I kept … (read more)

I enjoy playing Flash based browser games but they've been running slow recently. I opened my computer's task manager to see what was going on and noticed that as I kept playing, the amount of RAM being used by Flash kept going up. All the way to 1.5 GB of RAM. I think that flash is saving pieces of game data that are not necessary. Anyone know how to make it stop doing that?

Asked by CyanLink 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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memoery reaching 3 giga :) 1 tab opened with a youtube video

hi i have an hp g6 pavilion, after the last flash player automatic update (some 1 month ago maybe) , i started getting ram problems, ram increase to 3 giga when just wat… (read more)

hi i have an hp g6 pavilion, after the last flash player automatic update (some 1 month ago maybe) , i started getting ram problems, ram increase to 3 giga when just watching 1 video with no other tabs opened, i tried a lot of solutions described here and around the web without success, please advise

Asked by Simoorish 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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firefox slowing it self down

firefox seems to have a new update or their is a new problem as of today, I just started getting the message' a web page is slowing down your browser ' how ever upon chec… (read more)

firefox seems to have a new update or their is a new problem as of today, I just started getting the message' a web page is slowing down your browser ' how ever upon checking it is this new process slowing down web pages and making them crash. web pages that had no issues before now have issues, how do I turn this new value added feature off as it is junk. No I am NOT going to refresh firefox again as that caused more problems not less. HAHAHAHA it just said these stupid forums are slowing down the browser now, and as annoying as it is, that is funny. who ever programmed this new update fails, their own test.

Asked by RNARC1 3 years ago

Last reply by Rafael Lecuona 2 years ago

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Very high memory usage after a while

After Firefox has been open for a while and/or was used for a while, memory usage is at nearly 3GB. This happens both with e10s enabled and disabled, Firefox versions 52-… (read more)

After Firefox has been open for a while and/or was used for a while, memory usage is at nearly 3GB. This happens both with e10s enabled and disabled, Firefox versions 52-54 at least. The number of tabs is between 8 and 20 (nearly all loaded), and there are many addons installed. The troubleshooting information is from this PC.

I have looked at about:memory and it is still inconclusive to me. I uploaded an anonymized one to here: https://mega.nz/#!nxIzwZYD!0V5b44D1Xfst4XlAPvbTEIVjRZXvgP6Y4Xs_jJkeeew

Asked by OronDF343 3 years ago

Last reply by OronDF343 3 years ago

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Current performance in blocking phishing sites?

In a 2017 test, Firefox performed much worse than Chrome and especially Edge when it came to blocking phishing sites. See https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-edge-is… (read more)

In a 2017 test, Firefox performed much worse than Chrome and especially Edge when it came to blocking phishing sites. See https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-edge-is-the-best-browser-for-blocking-phishing-websites. How is the current performance? Have more/other third-party tests been done?

Asked by FrankC 7 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 months ago

Windows hanging/freezing when Firefox is in use.

When I have Firefox running, Windows is freezing occasionally. Sometimes it is freezing every few minutes; sometimes a couple of times per hour. I find errors in the Wi… (read more)

When I have Firefox running, Windows is freezing occasionally. Sometimes it is freezing every few minutes; sometimes a couple of times per hour. I find errors in the Windows event log from the ESENT service which correlate to the freezing events (see attached image).

The freezing events seem to occur more often if I have more Firefox tabs open.

I have tried running Firefox with add-ons disabled and have uninstalled and then reinstalled Firefox and the in both cases the freezing events still occur.

The freezing events do not occur if I use MSIE or Chrome, but I would prefer to use Firefox.

I have checked Device Manager for errors - there are none. The S.M.A.R.T. utility reports all OK for my C drive.

I am looking for advice on how to resolve this problem.

Thank you!

Asked by kgkayak 3 months ago

Last reply by kgkayak 3 months ago

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how can i set one configuration on firefox for my all user to run it ?

i installed FF on windows server 2008 and set proxy setting. but When my users run Firefox's default configuration performs.my users remote to server with remote desktop … (read more)

i installed FF on windows server 2008 and set proxy setting. but When my users run Firefox's default configuration performs.my users remote to server with remote desktop connection. How to set Firefox to run on all users?

Asked by samzak 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago