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Google shopping

Hi When i am on Google shopping searching for something and i change from default to low to high Firefox opens a new tab as well as the one i am on. Does anyone have any… (read more)

Hi

When i am on Google shopping searching for something and i change from default to low to high Firefox opens a new tab as well as the one i am on. Does anyone have any ideas why?

Gary

Asked by garyrush28 21 hours ago

High Memory Usage Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation while using Firefox

Hi, I've encounter this problem. Whenever I play Youtube video using Firefox, my Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation tends to use high memory (sometimes up to 1.5GB). T… (read more)

Hi,

I've encounter this problem. Whenever I play Youtube video using Firefox, my Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation tends to use high memory (sometimes up to 1.5GB). This issue didn't happen to Chrome, Edge or Media Player. What went wrong? Attached are the screenshots of the memory usage by each of the browsers and media player

Asked by truxpher91 15 hours ago

Creating a Chinese account instead of a login to my European account

When I tried to log into the browser with my firefox account, instead of logging in I was created a new account. It turned out that by entering the login options it was r… (read more)

When I tried to log into the browser with my firefox account, instead of logging in I was created a new account. It turned out that by entering the login options it was redirected to the Chinese version of the page accounts.firefox.com.cn. Even if you change the link content manually, I cannot log into my European account in the browser. Why is this happening? Is my data which I accidentally used to re-register on the Chinese version safe?

Asked by MP 9 hours ago

Firefox 78.0.1 does not remove closed pages from memory - lags and high RAM usage

After updating from 77 (I think it was 77.0.2?) to 78.0.1 I started noticing terrible firefox performance after a few minutes of browsing. My standard browsing habit cons… (read more)

After updating from 77 (I think it was 77.0.2?) to 78.0.1 I started noticing terrible firefox performance after a few minutes of browsing. My standard browsing habit consists of launching browser with 1 pinned tab and 1 home page (so 2 tabs only), then opening 5-10 tabs from my bookmarks, checking pages then closing them and leaving only 1 pinned page open. In firefox 78.0.1 after doing this (opening and then closing multiple tabs "to the right" using new context menu added in 78) my ram usage does not drop. It goes from 2.4GB (system only usage) to 5.0GB and does not drop after closing tabs. However when I open 10-20 tabs again RAM usage does not rise (maybe slightly, like 5.3GB). So it looks like firefox has multiple tabs stored in ram and opening new tabs just rewrites that memory instead of allocating new one. I have 8GB of ram so 3GB of usage from 1 open tab is crazy. I think it was 500-900MB before. I also have terrible lags because of this - browser hangs up every few seconds for few seconds. I had trouble writing this post with 2 tabs open because of 3.3GB ram usage! Restarting browser helps - ram uasge rises from 2.4GB to 3.2GB only (800MB for 2 tabs) but every new opened and closed tab seems to stay in memory. For example if I open 10 more tabs except for 2 that always open so I have 12 tabs I have 3.6GB memory usage. After I close them it slowly drops to 3.5GB instead of returning to 3.2GB. It does not matter how I close tabs - using right click context menu (close other tabs, close tabs to the right), using X on tabs, or using add-on to close all tabs except for pinned ones. They always remain in memory somehow. PLS fix this ASAP.

P.S. I also tried checking about:performance menu but there is nothing interesting here. It says that 2 opened tabs and addons use 100MB of memory which is not true because browser at this moment uses 1060MB.

Update 1: I also tested safe mode. 3,4GB of PC RAM usage on firefox safe mode start. Opened few tabs, ram usage goes to 4.2GB. After closing all tabs except for 1 ram usage start to SLOWLY decrease but it stops at 3,7GB. Ram usage drop was really slow like 10-30 seconds. It should be instant after closing tabs.

Asked by Piterk 9 hours ago

Microphone permissions

After the latest update on firefox I am no longer able to give facebook the permissions to use my Microphone which means i can no longer make calls. My hardware and softw… (read more)

After the latest update on firefox I am no longer able to give facebook the permissions to use my Microphone which means i can no longer make calls. My hardware and software for my headset is up to date, as i use it on Discord with no issues what so ever. when i go into Privacy & security and click on Microphone permissions, it has removed all the websites that i have previously given permission to use it and am unable to add any new ones, the block new requests asking to access your microphone is also unchecked, this is really starting to frustrate me and hope it can get fixed ASAP

Asked by jakob_styrer 5 hours ago

What is 'Novaweb' ?

It is a folder in program files (x86)\common files\ When I mouse hover over any of the EXEs it says it is a Firefox program. Google tells me nothing. The problem is, it (… (read more)

It is a folder in program files (x86)\common files\

When I mouse hover over any of the EXEs it says it is a Firefox program. Google tells me nothing.

The problem is, it (the update.exe) keeps causing games to minimize whilst I am playing. I know this, because I installed Windows Focus Logger. I ended up deleting it. So far I have had no issues with Firefox functionality.

What is it for ? And why is Update trying to phone home ? And why is it ignoring all Windows 10's settings to not grab focus ?

Asked by bluekhaki69 4 hours ago

Despite having Google as my default search engine, my Firefox browser switches to Yahoo. I have checked my options/search area several times and clicked Google, but it still switches. What is happening?

Despite having Google as my default search engine, my Firefox browser switches to Yahoo. I have checked my options/search area several times and clicked Google, but it st… (read more)

Despite having Google as my default search engine, my Firefox browser switches to Yahoo. I have checked my options/search area several times and clicked Google, but it still switches. What is happening?

Asked by Legendary Observer 3 hours ago

remove 'http://' autocomplete

Hi everyone, When I check my email, i have a tendency to just type in "gmail" and then search directly from the search bar. For some reason Firefox decided to give me an… (read more)

Hi everyone,

When I check my email, i have a tendency to just type in "gmail" and then search directly from the search bar. For some reason Firefox decided to give me an option to "add http://" to the beginning of my search term to 'make it easier'

Problem is now it just puts in http://gmail/ which causes issues as it doesn't add .com and I can't find the option to remove this from my search bar or bookmarks. I've reset and cleared the history and everything, and can't find this option. I'd like to just disable it outright, as all it's done is cause a headache.

Attached is the autocomplete filling in the first entry, which I cannot find a way to remove it. I realy like firefox and know there's a way to do it. Can anyone help? Thank you!

Asked by gveltaine 3 hours ago

Google doc or sheet lags/pauses perdiocally on firefox

When I m using google doc or sheet to edit a document from google drive, I notice that my cursor will freeze for 5-10 sec from time to time. No issues with chrome on the… (read more)

When I m using google doc or sheet to edit a document from google drive, I notice that my cursor will freeze for 5-10 sec from time to time. No issues with chrome on the same documents. I never had this problem until the firefox updates in the past few months. I have tried the usual steps such as disabling all plugins, start firefox in safemode but nothing works. The problem is consistent across all documents, even for new documents. Does anyone know of a workaround?

Asked by ron 2 hours ago

speed on fire fox

I do not get the speed I should which is 150Mbs since mid April this year I was gettin the speed before Then i changed to chrome and when I test the speed is 185 Mbs eve… (read more)

I do not get the speed I should which is 150Mbs since mid April this year I was gettin the speed before Then i changed to chrome and when I test the speed is 185 Mbs everytime. Right now I have reinstalled the fire fox and tested with both Ookla and fast.com both are giving a reading of 37.6Mbs on the fire fox and 184 on the Chrome. I do like fire fox but if the speed is not there then i do not want to use it. I am not good at this computer stuff so if there are any instruction please use simple terms, also I am too old to learn . thanks stay safe

Minoo

Asked by gammy01 1 hour ago

When playing audio or video in a tab, opening a new tab / switching to it causes the audio/video to stutter

When I am playing media in a tab (youtube, spotify, etc.), if I open a new tab + website to browse, the audio/video in the other tab stutters badly. This happens no matte… (read more)

When I am playing media in a tab (youtube, spotify, etc.), if I open a new tab + website to browse, the audio/video in the other tab stutters badly.

This happens no matter what. With add-ons enabled, with ALL add-ons disabled, AND with firefox in safe-mode.

I have uploaded a video of the problem in action:

https://streamable.com/cgy9h5

Asked by macmilln82 46 minutes ago

Getting Rosetta Stone to work on my desktop computer.

Hi, I am trying to run Rosetta Stone on my desktop. It only refers me to the mozilla blog page, but I cannot find what I need to change to allow the program to work. H… (read more)

Hi, I am trying to run Rosetta Stone on my desktop. It only refers me to the mozilla blog page, but I cannot find what I need to change to allow the program to work. Help!

thank you!

Donna

Asked by d.steinfort 4 minutes ago