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Firefox 4 seems to have a memory leak.

I have used Firefox 3.x for some time on a XP machine. Never any problems. It is a machine that I keep running for weeks on end without rebooting. It is a workstation but… (read more)

I have used Firefox 3.x for some time on a XP machine. Never any problems. It is a machine that I keep running for weeks on end without rebooting. It is a workstation but rather old.

After upgrading to Firefox 4 I get problems with memory. The machine has 2Gb of RAM. I have four tabs open in FF4, about the same as I usually have had in the past. Two of them are now pinned.

When I reboot Firefox it take about 90Mb. But after half a day that is up to 400Mb. I open and close tabs during the day. After another reboot cycle memory usage is again down.

Looks like a memory leak.

Asked by JAC@Mozilla 9 years ago

Last reply by jajones 9 years ago

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Context menu - why "open in new window" is second and "open in new tab" is the first? In FF3.x there is reversed.

In FF 3.x two commands: "open in window" and "open in new tab" have got just this order. But - I don't know why - in FF 4.x the order is reversed. Every time when I click… (read more)

In FF 3.x two commands: "open in window" and "open in new tab" have got just this order. But - I don't know why - in FF 4.x the order is reversed. Every time when I click right button of my mouse and select the second option - where in FF 3.x I've got "open in new tab" I can see web site in a new window, not in a new tab.

How can I change it? I tried editor menu and I edited userchrome.css, but it's not working or I don't know how to change it. Without it I must uninstall FF 4.x because it's unusable.

Asked by micra 9 years ago

Last reply by Mayank_id 8 years ago

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cannot open a pdf

Hi I am having problems opening a pdf file in Firefox. I have Firefox v4.0.1. When i attempt to open the file it gives a blank page. I can open the file successfully in I… (read more)

Hi

I am having problems opening a pdf file in Firefox. I have Firefox v4.0.1. When i attempt to open the file it gives a blank page. I can open the file successfully in Internet Explorer 8. I am using Windows XP Professional. I have had problems with Adobe Plugins in Firefox in the past so i use Foxit Reader to open PDFs. I can open the pdf file successfully in Foxit Reader. I have the Foxit Reader Plug-In for Mozilla 1.0.1.1117 enabled.

thanks

Asked by richlaughlin 9 years ago

Last reply by Hasan 9 years ago

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Firefox 4.ob10 Mac: The "Save Tabs?" does not appear when quitting FF

I have disabled all extentions, add-ons, started up in Safe Mode or tried any other suggestions placed on the forum, but still, tabs are not saved. I don't find a "enable… (read more)

I have disabled all extentions, add-ons, started up in Safe Mode or tried any other suggestions placed on the forum, but still, tabs are not saved.

I don't find a "enable" or "disable Save Tabs" in the preferences

As suggested, in the profile folder I have renamed the formhistory.sqlite to formhistory.sqlite.bak and sessionstore.js to sessionstore.js.bak

No saving of Tabs. Any suggestion? Tkx Yve

Asked by ylegler 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Firefox opens two icons in dock when I launch it. Why?

Whenever I launch Firefox 4, two Firefox icons appear in my dock. Why does this happen and how can I have just one icon launch? I'm using a Mac. This happened Every ti… (read more)

Whenever I launch Firefox 4, two Firefox icons appear in my dock. Why does this happen and how can I have just one icon launch? I'm using a Mac.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I installed Firefox 4 on my iMac

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by blueskies238 9 years ago

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Open letter, FireFox 4 is a mistake!

I've been a FireFox user since the original Mozilla 0.9something beta, and I have been happy with it. Until now. FireFox 4, it seems, was rushed and released long before … (read more)

I've been a FireFox user since the original Mozilla 0.9something beta, and I have been happy with it.

Until now.

FireFox 4, it seems, was rushed and released long before it was ready. It locks up. Frequently. In all sorts of different circumstances (downloading, browsing, watching video streaming, restoring after a crash, attempting to clear the download list, etc..). More often than not, I have to close it using the Windows Task Manager. It eats memory. Seriously, do you really expect a browser to consume up to and over 1 GB of memory and people to keep using it? The little add-ons are nice, but with the core functions so flawed, they are of little use.

If you google "i hate firefox 4" you get over 16,900,000 results! That's a public relations nightmare for any company! Do the devs here realize or even care about the damage being done now to their reputation? With extreme dissatisfaction numbers like that, they're going to be bleeding market share, if they haven't already! Even as I was typing this, with the Ask a New Question page the only thing I have open, FireFox locked up for a few moments.

After over a decade of using and support FireFox and it's ancestors, I'm going to be giving IE 9 a try.

Asked by Fitzstewart 9 years ago

Last reply by frog_belly1 8 years ago

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Firefox 5 is slow, unresponsive, hangs constantly

Ever since I upgraded my Windows 7 desktop to Firefox 5 it has been a nightmare! It hangs, freezes, is unresponsive more often than working. I have to us my laptop, still… (read more)

Ever since I upgraded my Windows 7 desktop to Firefox 5 it has been a nightmare! It hangs, freezes, is unresponsive more often than working. I have to us my laptop, still on FF4, to post this or risk being totally grey before I could finish posting. I see by the comments that I am not alone in having this problem, but do not see any offered solution. Do I have to revert to FF4 to use my desktop or is a solution forthcoming?

Asked by slywlf 9 years ago

Last reply by py2k66 9 years ago

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Hotmail un-usable constant reload

The reload circle goes and stops and goes and stops when I open email on Hotmail site. Photos in emails flash (appear-disappear-reload, etc., endlessly). All worked perfe… (read more)

The reload circle goes and stops and goes and stops when I open email on Hotmail site. Photos in emails flash (appear-disappear-reload, etc., endlessly). All worked perfectly this morning, and then this afternoon new version installed, and now it's so messed up as to be unusable on that site. No problem in IE8. Disabled ABP, and it's not causing the problem (although I did send them a report).

Is there a fix for this?

Asked by Miskmask 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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How to deal with rogue diverter www.bywill.net in Google.

When desired site is clicked in Google www.bywill.net appears in the destination window instead of the site address listed and a different site is displayed. This happens… (read more)

When desired site is clicked in Google www.bywill.net appears in the destination window instead of the site address listed and a different site is displayed. This happens with IE as well as Firefox. Repeated searches by McAfee disclose no viruses. They suggested site blocking but this only stops bywell displaying its chosen site.

Asked by geoffsharris 9 years ago

Answered by Xircal 9 years ago

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My problem is a hijack of the proxy settings and I cannot remove it even by editing pref.js file. It just keeps restoring the use manual proxy settings.

I had the cycbot trojan and have removed it. However my browser will not connect to the Internet unless I manually select no proxy in the connection settings. then on r… (read more)

I had the cycbot trojan and have removed it. However my browser will not connect to the Internet unless I manually select no proxy in the connection settings. then on restart of firefox the settings change back to a manual proxy.

Asked by ttfun 9 years ago

Answered by Xircal 9 years ago

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Scroll from mouse wheel not working after some time on FireFox 4

i'm having a problem in firefox 4 which is starting to bug me the scroll with in firefox 4 when doing it from the scroll wheel on my mouse stops working. the only way i h… (read more)

i'm having a problem in firefox 4 which is starting to bug me

the scroll with in firefox 4 when doing it from the scroll wheel on my mouse stops working. the only way i have found to get this to work again is restart firefox. never had this kinda problem in the old ones. works fine in IE ( :-( )

Is this a bug with in the new firefox 4?

mouse drivers etc are up todate

Thanks

Asked by matt077 9 years ago

Last reply by johnmatthesen 8 years ago

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I can no longer open .pdf files in Firefox 4

Ever since I moved to the beta version of Firefox 4, I have lost the ability to view .pdf files in Firefox. I was convinced this was a problem totally with Firefox, but a… (read more)

Ever since I moved to the beta version of Firefox 4, I have lost the ability to view .pdf files in Firefox. I was convinced this was a problem totally with Firefox, but at around the same time I upgraded from an old G4 PPC laptop to a new Macbook Pro. Now I find I can't view .pdf files in Safari either. Is this a problem with Firefox, or a problem with the way I have configured my new computer?

Asked by drtork 9 years ago

Last reply by sdhaliwal63 8 years ago

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Firefox 4, ok... memory leak? More like hemorrhage...

I have Firefox 4.0 installed on my laptop. It is a work machine so there is no ability to tell me to upgrade my ram, it's not possible unless it I take it out of a non-ex… (read more)

I have Firefox 4.0 installed on my laptop. It is a work machine so there is no ability to tell me to upgrade my ram, it's not possible unless it I take it out of a non-existent budget.

I have 512 MB ram, I run Windows XP Pro with no effects on, I have an AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+.

Everything on my system before firefox runs takes up 120MB.

After running only Firefox with no additions, and on a blank, or only one page open with no java or flash on it (I know this because I created said pages), Firefox balloons up to 150 MB... if I leave for lunch and come back it is up to 350 MB... with the same two pages open.

Now I know Firefox uses memory, but what is the reason for this? This is not a memory leak, this is a memory hemorrhage...

If someone says I need to run in safe mode, I don't think so... the last version of Firefox 3.6 ran fine, and although it had a memory leak, it was nothing as bad as this.

I develop web pages, I use PHP and CSS... these are not memory intensive languages... so what is going on?

Asked by Cyberpawz 9 years ago

Last reply by Cyberpawz 9 years ago

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Firefox does not ask to save tabs on exit and display them on restart.

Closing a FF4 session with multiple tabs, I am not asked to save tabs and so they don't redisplay upon restart. In Tools-Options-Privacy I have unchecked Remember my brow… (read more)

Closing a FF4 session with multiple tabs, I am not asked to save tabs and so they don't redisplay upon restart.

In Tools-Options-Privacy I have unchecked Remember my browsing history Clear history when Firefox closes

The other options there are checked.

In Tools-Options-Tabs I have checked Warn me when closing multiple tabs.

Are my settings incorrect? Basically I want any open tabs to be reopened across sessions, but I don't want any other history to be retained.

Asked by msilvers50 9 years ago

Answered by TonyE 9 years ago

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how to save tabs when closing firefox 4

I have just upgraded from Firefox 3.6.x to Firefox 4. I had assumed that the new version would use the same settings as the previous one but it doesn't The previous one a… (read more)

I have just upgraded from Firefox 3.6.x to Firefox 4. I had assumed that the new version would use the same settings as the previous one but it doesn't

The previous one always asked if I wante tabs saving when I closed it but this version (4) does not.

Is there a way of making it ask?

Asked by chriscs62 9 years ago

Last reply by MacNimer 8 years ago