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HIgh memory usage seems to continually increase!

I realise that Firefox uses up a lot of Memory (particularly as it tries to run each Tab separately). However, my Firefox seems to keep increasing its usage! I can start … (read more)

I realise that Firefox uses up a lot of Memory (particularly as it tries to run each Tab separately). However, my Firefox seems to keep increasing its usage!

I can start with a number of Tabs open & (after refreshing each Tab - to ensure it is "lice" & "active") I will get (according to Windows Task Manager) about 1,300MB in use.

Without opening up any more Tabs & without trying to run any Web-Based Videos, over a period of a few hours it will increase & increase & increase - perhaps getting up to 4,000MB!

I've cross checked with "about:performance" (to open FF's own Task Manager), to show the individual Tab usage, & that NEVER totals up to anywhere near the figures shown by the Windows Task Manager!!

Obviously, my FF is fully up to date!

Any comments!

Asked by John-B 5 months ago

Last reply by TerryN21 2 days ago

IDM Extension Failure

Several days ago (approximately 12-3-20) my Internet Download Manager add-on stopped working. Removing it and reinstalling it by using a link provided by IDM does not wo… (read more)

Several days ago (approximately 12-3-20) my Internet Download Manager add-on stopped working. Removing it and reinstalling it by using a link provided by IDM does not work. It will work only if I open the webpage where I intend to download (e.g.--YouTube) BEFORE I reinstall the add-on and only for as long as that page remains open. Closing the page and then reopening it somehow deactivates IDM, as it will no longer link to the video I want to download. Have tried everything i can think of to solve this, including deactivating all other add-ons and by uninstalling and reinstalling the IDM program itself. I also unchecked the "block popup windows" management tool within Firefox itself. Anyone have any ideas what is happening? Initially, I also received the error message added below, but as far as i can tell, none of my other programs are set to block IDM. The error message no longer appears.

Asked by shadowfaxblue 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 months ago

Firefox lost all my logins

Firefox lost all my logins/passwords. This happened last year and now it happens again. I've tried to find the old logins.json file and of course it does not work with it… (read more)

Firefox lost all my logins/passwords. This happened last year and now it happens again. I've tried to find the old logins.json file and of course it does not work with it. It is empty. I'm using linux and there is no problem with any antivirus, it is simply a Firefox 'classical' error!

WHY is this happening? What is in the mind of the programmer responsible for this error? I can't understand why is he unable to keep a single file intact?

Why Mozilla is blaming the user for not having a backup. Firefox is messing this file, not the user! Why don't you fix Firefox and stop blaming the user? Why don't you simply FIX THE PROBLEM? You are "working on it" for years. Is it rocket science to JUST LET THE FILE ALONE?

Asked by ogv41564 6 days ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 6 days ago

usernames and passwords disappeared

Never had this happen so it freaks me out a little. I was making a purchase on ebay and my username and password didn't come up automatically as they always to. I wen… (read more)

Never had this happen so it freaks me out a little. I was making a purchase on ebay and my username and password didn't come up automatically as they always to. I went to my online email and the same thing. I was afraid to log in to anything thinking that maybe someone had hacked firefox or something and had set something up to get my information. Or does this happen sometimes and there is nothing to it? Or did some link mess up all of a sudden and it can be fixed? If so, how? Or do I just have to re-log in to everything and have it save them all over again? Hope this isn't to confusing but I'd appreciate any help. thanks

Asked by pdsimdars 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

Cannot open Firefox because "Firefox Profile Missing or Unavailable." But I did find it in my Library. Using MacBook Pro, High Sierra

Suddenly! Cannot open Firefox because of the error message: "Firefox profile missing or unavailable." I found the profile in my Library. Looked for internet advertised "… (read more)

Suddenly! Cannot open Firefox because of the error message: "Firefox profile missing or unavailable."

I found the profile in my Library.

Looked for internet advertised "Firefox profile manager," but could not find it. Only one I could find was obsolete.

Thank you.

Asked by mobiusor 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Issues loading webpage: have to reload to load page.

Hello, I have searched the internet for a solution to this, basically what is happening is I'll go about browsing, as you would. then I click on a link, maybe type in the… (read more)

Hello, I have searched the internet for a solution to this, basically what is happening is I'll go about browsing, as you would. then I click on a link, maybe type in the website and it says "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the server at (website) If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try: Try again later. Check your network connection. If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web." I did notice it's quite random, most websites work but every 1 in 10 I'd say I get this error, then I refresh the page and it loads.

I've changed my DNS, Removed my firewall, and reset my firefox and none of that worked, please help.

youtube video of it in action:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioKKYKnrniQ

basically it just doesn't load then loads when I refresh it.

Asked by Cypher 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

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Are there plans to bring back the Twitter function in Popcorn Maker soon?

All the videos and tutorials I have found show the ability to bring Twitter feeds into your projects. I am currently working on a project for graduation in May and the ab… (read more)

All the videos and tutorials I have found show the ability to bring Twitter feeds into your projects. I am currently working on a project for graduation in May and the ability to create feeds in which the viewer reacts to the video and can see their posts there on it would be a huge plus. Since working on the project however, there has not been a button to add a Twitter feed, and through some deep searching it sounds like it had been taken down because of bugs. Are there still plans to reintegrate the function in the near future?

Asked by ntimoney 7 years ago

Last reply by brettgaylor 7 years ago

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코모도 드래곤 충돌 현상

어도브 플레시 플레이어 자체는 크롬과 충돌이 일어나지 않지만 파이어폭스 에서는 플레시 플레이어가 설치가 안되고 자바는 사용할수 없음 으로 나타납니다. (드물게 특정 사이트에서는 오류가 뿜어져 나오고요) 프로그램 추가 제거 창에서 제거시 파이어폭스 충돌이라고 나오고 파폭으로 다시 받아서 설치해도 동일한 현… (read more)

어도브 플레시 플레이어 자체는 크롬과 충돌이 일어나지 않지만 파이어폭스 에서는 플레시 플레이어가 설치가 안되고 자바는 사용할수 없음 으로 나타납니다. (드물게 특정 사이트에서는 오류가 뿜어져 나오고요)

프로그램 추가 제거 창에서 제거시 파이어폭스 충돌이라고 나오고 파폭으로 다시 받아서 설치해도 동일한 현상이 계속 됩니다.

크롬 + 코모도 + 파이어폭스 셋다 포기할수 없어서 그냥 쓰고 있습니다만... 알려 드릴 필요가 있을것 같아서 질문글 올렸습니다.

Asked by rarman 7 years ago

Last reply by guigs 7 years ago

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Prevent Nightly's Metro App from Launching on a convertible laptop

I have a sony vaio duo 13 which is a sliding laptop tablet hybrid. I run nightly on the desktop for all my web browsing because i guess i am what is called a power user. … (read more)

I have a sony vaio duo 13 which is a sliding laptop tablet hybrid. I run nightly on the desktop for all my web browsing because i guess i am what is called a power user. I need all the options and features that firefox gives us, and don't care for the barebones yet more fluid experience of the Metro app. My problem is that when I am using Nightly in Desktop it runs great, but anytime i close my screen (which doesnt close in the traditional sense, it folds the screen out) and transforms it into tablet mode, it launches the Metro version of Nightly. If i was using the desktop version it transfers all my tabs to the metro app. and when i open the screen to laptop mode, it simply closes everything. AFAIK i don't remember installing the Metro version... I can go to the Start Screen and find the metro app but i am afraid to uninstall it because i think it will uninstall the whole Nightly Application, which i dont want to happen. I created an administrator account and went to the MetroApp repository on the harddrive but there is nothing there related to nightly or firefox so i can't just delete it.

Asked by chronovivi 7 years ago

Last reply by Matt Brubeck 7 years ago

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Another program listening on socket, loading of torrents via command line parameter will fail until this is fixed.

I have recently installed Firefox and uses Vuze to download torrents. Vuze does not want to download torrents now after the Firefox upgrade. The fire wall is blocking the… (read more)

I have recently installed Firefox and uses Vuze to download torrents. Vuze does not want to download torrents now after the Firefox upgrade. The fire wall is blocking the torrent downloads. Following message appears: There appears to be another program process already listening on socket [127.0.0.1: 6880]. Loading of torrents via command line parameter will fail until this is fixed.

Asked by willievanrooyen1 7 years ago

Last reply by philipp 7 years ago

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Does Firefox overwrite the master password on exiting to prevent a cold boot attack?

If on the current Firefox instance the master password was typed in does Firefox overwrite the related memory area on exiting? If not it would be maybe possible to do a c… (read more)

If on the current Firefox instance the master password was typed in does Firefox overwrite the related memory area on exiting? If not it would be maybe possible to do a cold boot attack here.

Asked by Sworddragon 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Firefox is not working after restart. Need to reinstall every time I am starting PC.

Hello everyone, I was happily using Firefox untill few days ago. Since then Firefox takes about five minutes to start (you cant see in taskbar or Application in task mana… (read more)

Hello everyone, I was happily using Firefox untill few days ago. Since then Firefox takes about five minutes to start (you cant see in taskbar or Application in task manager, just in Processes in task manager). When it finaly opens the first window it is not responding and there just blank window). It does the same in safe mode. I tried to reinstall it several time, with deleting every Firefox related files on computer (following every relevant instruction from Support). I tried to backup my profile and start with new one after reinstall. Every time with same result: Firefox works perfectly after reinstall (even when I transfer files from old profile, every bookmark is right), but when I restart computer the problem is back.

I checked PC for malware and viruses by Avast, there should be now collision with other software since I did not install anything recently. I have cleaned registres, cache and cookies with CCleaner.

I am running 64-bit Windows 7 Lenovo E430, everything worked perfectly for half a year. Only problem I can relate to is a warning message about low free space on system drive, which occured at the same time problems with Firefox started (but it is now even true, I have 5 GB of free space on system drive).

I found other unresolved topics, one of them with same system configuration as mine. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/956861?esab=a&as=aaq https://support.mozilla.org/cs/questions/958824

Any suggestions before I desperately change to Firefox Portable?

Asked by Vorell 7 years ago

Last reply by John99 7 years ago

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in address bar, my banking site now shows up with grey padlock, it's always been green before, why?

Padlock at address bar for my banking site, Wells Fargo, used to be green, now it is grey. In chrome and internet explorer it is green. Is this a problem with firefox or … (read more)

Padlock at address bar for my banking site, Wells Fargo, used to be green, now it is grey. In chrome and internet explorer it is green. Is this a problem with firefox or is website been re directed somehow? (I have firefox 25.1 on dell inspiron 15 laptop running win8.1 64bit)

Also, since ver 24, firefox sometimes loads what appears to html code (text only), I have to refresh to get the picturesetc..

Also, on https sites when i enter and submit info, I get an error message as follows: An error occurred during a connection to startpage.com. SSL received a record with an incorrect Message Authentication Code. (Error code: ssl_error_bad_mac_read)

Asked by Splinterd1 7 years ago

Last reply by philipp 7 years ago

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Unable to completely disable auto-fill suggestions in search bar.

Entering a simple "e" in the search/adress bar still suggests ebay.com, "r" suggests rambler.ru and so on, this is highly annoying seeing as I only want it to suggest thi… (read more)

Entering a simple "e" in the search/adress bar still suggests ebay.com, "r" suggests rambler.ru and so on, this is highly annoying seeing as I only want it to suggest things out of my history, not suggest new items.

Tried;

Clearing all data browser.urlbar.autoFill false browser.formfill.enable false signon.autofillForms false

Firefox latest (non beta), Android 4.2.2, HTC One X.

At loss what to do at this point, if I can't get it fixed I'm switching firefox for chrome in a heartbeat because I keep losing so much time typing in extra information or deleting auto-fills information.

Asked by frustratedashell 7 years ago

Last reply by dgdgdiane 6 years ago

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I keep getting "Allow" whenever I link on to another website. It never used to happen. It is very annoying. How do I get rid of it?

I checked "Settings" but could find nothing there to help me get rid of this annoying thing. I used to be able to get straight on. Do not know how this started. I u… (read more)

I checked "Settings" but could find nothing there to help me get rid of this annoying thing. I used to be able to get straight on. Do not know how this started. I unticked one box in settings that I thought would do the trick, but no good.

Asked by kadona 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Firefox is eating up between 90% CPU usage to %230 CPU usage, while on a text-only page. I've tried many of the fixits. They didn't work. What can I do?

I've cleared cookies multiple times I've emptied the cache I cleared my download history, and a majority of my browsing history I've tried having hardware acceleration fo… (read more)

I've cleared cookies multiple times

I've emptied the cache

I cleared my download history, and a majority of my browsing history

I've tried having hardware acceleration for both flash and firefox on and off

I turned off all my apps and plugins and when that did nothing I turned back on the ones I need. I never had a lot of apps to begin with. only a max of 5. I had quite a few plugins, but i disabled all but quicktime, flash, and silverlight. I have those three set on "ask to activate" so none are "always active" anymore.

I also tried a couple things from the FAQ and forums here about changing a few settings in the "about:config" setup.

A few of the above things initially worked, but after a day or two it'd be back to sucking up my CPU and memory. I would then try the same thing again, and this second time there would be no improvement. The real memory will fluctuate between 200 MB and 1.7 GB, and has done so for quite a while.

Even after I've left streaming sites, and sites with lots of images, and I'm not downloading anything, the memory and the CPU will still do that. I only have a handful of tabs open at a timeusually, and all of them are mostly text. I'll quit and reopen firefox, which will initially bring the memory and CPU usage down, but it inevitably climbs up quite quickly, regardless of my tab usage. It'll be the same if I'm playing a flash game or scrolling through blogs.

I never had any of these problems with Firefox 23, and my internet usage habits haven't changed at all. I had some of this slowness a few times with version 24, but nowhere near as bad as this, or as constant. Almost everyday I end up googling for other ways to speed things up. Everything I do never slowed down Firefox on earlier versions.

I've tried all my usual tasks on Safari which will never climb above 30-40 MB of memory, even on netflix streaming, or flash games, and the CPU will average around 8 and 11%.

Asked by tjak1 7 years ago

Last reply by shape5 6 years ago