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Firefox high CPU Usage even when no tabs open in a separate process

Hey folks, i am facing issue with high CPU usage on firefox in completely different process other as visible in task manager than my actual process for firefox. is there… (read more)

Hey folks,

i am facing issue with high CPU usage on firefox in completely different process other as visible in task manager than my actual process for firefox. is there something wrong with firefox or my system.

This separate process uses more than 60% of my CPU (AMD Ryzen 5 4600). If I close that process in the task manager nothing happens to my current firefox process and i can use firefox normally.

But everytime this separate process starts my system fans ramp up and CPU temps peaks to 70 degrees celsius. and i have to end that process to make it run normally. Thats a quite annoying process to do every time.

I am able to recreate this separate process by:

  1. 1. Plug my system for charging
  2. 2. I was working offline and connect to internet

both the times the separate process automatically starts and uses very high amount of CPU. I even left my system for 2 hours to keep that process running and complete whatever it was doing. but nothing happend. It continued to run for 2 hours also.

Please find a solution for this. I have already tried solutions provided in the forum:

  • Restarting firefox
  • Refreshing Firefox
  • Enabling hardware accleration
  • Clearing some user profile data
  • Completely uninstalling firefox and deleting the residual files then reinstalling etc.

but nothing worked.

Asked by Kj 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

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YouTube videos on Firefox getting slower and jerky.

YouTube videos on Firefox getting slower and jerky. After refreshing Firefox (Settings -> Help -> More troubleshooting information -> Refresh Firefox), it is OK,… (read more)

YouTube videos on Firefox getting slower and jerky. After refreshing Firefox (Settings -> Help -> More troubleshooting information -> Refresh Firefox), it is OK, but only for a short while. Then the problem starts again. Same YouTube videos are running fine with Chrome at the same time.

Running Windows 11 Pro (Clean windows setup not long ago and the issue was there from the beginning.) German Language Firefox 116.0.2 Build ID 20230805021307 Intel CPU i7-1360P, 16 GB RAM, 1TB M.2 SSD

Would really appreciate a solution for the issue because I really like Firefox!

Asked by guidox11 4 months ago

Answered by guidox11 1 month ago

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Unable to start Firefox, not even in Safe Mode ...

Hail: System Software: Win11Ent_x64 v22H2 (b: 22621.2283) MFF v18.5.0.0 No matter what I try, my MFF keeps crashing at startup. For some reason, it tries to open 2 page… (read more)

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System Software: Win11Ent_x64 v22H2 (b: 22621.2283) MFF v18.5.0.0

No matter what I try, my MFF keeps crashing at startup. For some reason, it tries to open 2 pages the windows at the same time, which is illogical. I deleted firstly my: sessionstore.jsonlz4 logins.json to no avail.

Then I tried to open MFF through elevated CMD with the command: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe -safe-mode Again, 2 windows pop crashing immediately.

I do not understand why all of the sudden, it tries to open 2 different instances at once. This makes no sense. I am out of ideas, having tried many an option found on Google, but which none give me a solution.

If anyone has an idea, I would be quite darn thankful. This MSEdge crap that I need to use now is not quite my thing.

Thank you. Ke'Ylan

Asked by Ke'Ylan Abaddon Banthraxx 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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I cannot see saved credit cards in Privacy & Security Firefox 99.01

I cannot see saved credit cards in Privacy & Security Firefox 99.01. I moved from a mac to Windows, and sync'd everything. I have no option to see saved credit card… (read more)

I cannot see saved credit cards in Privacy & Security Firefox 99.01.

I moved from a mac to Windows, and sync'd everything. I have no option to see saved credit cards in Firefox Privacy & Security.

Please help?

Asked by Neil 1 year ago

Answered by Neil 1 year ago

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Middle click on some buttons with link does not work after updating to Firefox 115.3.1esr (64-bit)

Middle click on ordinary text links works as before. But on some pages a middle click on a button shows a vertical scroll up/down icon as when middle clicking outside the… (read more)

Middle click on ordinary text links works as before. But on some pages a middle click on a button shows a vertical scroll up/down icon as when middle clicking outside the button, instead of opening link in new tab.

The problem begun Friday 29 September after I updated from previous esr-version (think it was 102.-something). I have tested on my old Windows 7 PC, and it worked fine before update, but same problem after updating to 115.

I have verified that about:config browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick = true.

One example from a free site: https://sok.riksarkivet.se/scb-fodda-vigda-doda?Forsamling=huddinge&Lan=0&DatumFran=1880&DatumTill=1890&Dokument=F%C3%B6delse The green button with text "Bild" is the problem.

Just fund that the green "Bild"-buttons on other pages on same site works just as before: https://sok.riksarkivet.se/?postid=Arkis+eef4e56e-60a2-4221-9c36-8a7a68280d28&tab=post&flik=1&s=Balder


Best regards Sven Jönsson, Sweden

Asked by sven_y_joensson 2 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 months ago

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Image Size starting with Firefox 103

The first image is with Fx 103 https://i.imgur.com/r9L3MtM.jpg This next one is with Fx 102 https://i.imgur.com/N8p1gis.jpg Others having resolutions other than 1920 x … (read more)

The first image is with Fx 103 https://i.imgur.com/r9L3MtM.jpg

This next one is with Fx 102 https://i.imgur.com/N8p1gis.jpg

Others having resolutions other than 1920 x 1080 are having the same problem. Any help would be appreciated

Asked by Josey 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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No Audio from Firfox. Not in Windows volume mixer

After start up Firefox I am not getting any audio. No other app nor browser has this issue. It does not show up in the volume mixer. I've made sure all apps, browser, dri… (read more)

After start up Firefox I am not getting any audio. No other app nor browser has this issue. It does not show up in the volume mixer. I've made sure all apps, browser, drivers, and windows are up to date.

Asked by birdville3000 12 months ago

Answered by birdville3000 12 months ago

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Popups for Smithsonian magazine

Popups for Smithsonian magazine keep appearing, sometimes 2 at a time, despite having popups blocked. I need them to stop. They are annoying and cover up content of web… (read more)

Popups for Smithsonian magazine keep appearing, sometimes 2 at a time, despite having popups blocked. I need them to stop. They are annoying and cover up content of web pages.

Asked by davidbullock.law 5 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 4 days ago

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Won't switch to new tab when right-clicked

I've searched for answers. I tried the About:config and changing some settings to false and others to true as suggested (e.g. browser.search.context.loadInBackground), et… (read more)

I've searched for answers. I tried the About:config and changing some settings to false and others to true as suggested (e.g. browser.search.context.loadInBackground), etc., and of course I have the option chosen under settings.

This is a new computer. My old computer would switch to the new tab when I right click it, but this new one won't.

Any latest fixes?

Asked by Bobg 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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Consistent "Trouble find that site" Errors on Windows 11

Recently I upgraded my Windows 10 to Windows 11 and since doing so, I've had consistent errors while browsing the web on Firefox. Most notably the "Humm. We're having tro… (read more)

Recently I upgraded my Windows 10 to Windows 11 and since doing so, I've had consistent errors while browsing the web on Firefox. Most notably the "Humm. We're having trouble finding that site." error message.

For example, when visiting, say Verizon.com, the tab will display the aforementioned error to which I press Try Again and the website loads correctly every-time. No hiccups on the refresh.

I've tried the following:

  1. I've performed a completely clean uninstall of Firefox and then reinstall
  2. Cleared all browser history/cache
  3. Removed all extensions
  4. Disabled IPv6, HTTPS Over DNS, No Proxy
  5. Ran through Firefox's troubleshooting
  6. Used Firefox Troubleshooting Mode in the Browser
  7. Tested that the problem does not happen while using Edge

I've never had a single problem on Windows 10 with Firefox. Curious if others are experiencing the same issues and if there are any fixes. Nothing else on the PC has changed.

  • Windows 11 21H2 2200.348
  • Network driver is the latest Win11 edition
  • Firefox 95

Asked by Justin 2 years ago

Answered by Justin 1 year ago

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Your browser is being managed by your organization problem

I installed mozilla today and I looked in to my settings and found this message "Your browser is being managed by your organization." I am not part of any organization s… (read more)

I installed mozilla today and I looked in to my settings and found this message "Your browser is being managed by your organization."

I am not part of any organization since this is my home pc.

I checked the forums but i couldn't solve this.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Mozilla\Firefox and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Mozilla\Firefox doesn't exist for me and i don't use avast.

On about:policies it shows "Certificates-ImportEnterpriseRoots-true"

What is this ImportEnterpriseRoots thing?

I'm using a laptop with windows 11.

Can anyone help?

Asked by tiagoherdade2 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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I can't locate the option to bookmark multiple tabs just the current tab

I'm using a new PC with Windows 11 and find that I, inadvertently close Firefox with 16-20 open tabs. Most of the time when I reopen FF, the tabs are still there, as expe… (read more)

I'm using a new PC with Windows 11 and find that I, inadvertently close Firefox with 16-20 open tabs. Most of the time when I reopen FF, the tabs are still there, as expected. Sometimes, the browser opens with just a new home page and the pinned and other tabs have closed. I can sometimes see the 16ish tabs in history and reopen them. More recently, I find that they are not in history as a number of tabs so I have to set them up again. This rarely happened on my old PC and if it did I would have bookmarked a group of open tabs that I used regularly.

The failsafe FF General setting is as follows: Startup, Open previous windows and tabs.

I don't know how I can stop losing my open Tabs but if I was able to bookmark all the open tabs to be used in case of a problem I would feel more secure.

How do I bookmark ALL or several my open tabs?

Asked by PhilG 4 days ago

Answered by PhilG 4 days ago

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Firefox 96 not loading pages, or even home page

Submitting using Chrome, which may have to become my default browser. Firefox 96.0. Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000 Since installing FF 96, the program ha… (read more)

Submitting using Chrome, which may have to become my default browser.

Firefox 96.0. Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000

Since installing FF 96, the program has stopped loading pages. Will not even load home page. Starting in troubleshooting mode sometimes works, but sometimes does not.

No extensions are installed.` I have tried Refreshing. I have uninstalled and reinstalled. Neither helps. Multiple instances of FF are started with every launch, even when the launch results in a blank page.

Any advice would be helpful.

Thank you,

Steven Sacks

Asked by steven.sacks 1 year ago

Answered by steven.sacks 1 year ago

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Text glitching only in Firefox

I've been having a weird issue with my text glitching only in my Firefox browser. Initially I thought it might be my monitor but then I realized the issue only presents i… (read more)

I've been having a weird issue with my text glitching only in my Firefox browser. Initially I thought it might be my monitor but then I realized the issue only presents itself in my Firefox browser. Literally no other program is affected.

I've done a reset, I've uninstalled and done a clean install, I've deleted all Firefox files and re-downloaded the browser. The issue immediately pops up again.

Asked by janna.g.landry 5 months ago

Answered by janna.g.landry 4 months ago

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firefox not opening since 2022-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5008353)

firefox not opening since 2022-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5008353). I reloaded Firefox. Google Chrome and Microsoft edge work OK. Task m… (read more)

firefox not opening since 2022-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5008353). I reloaded Firefox. Google Chrome and Microsoft edge work OK. Task manager shows running but stats never change 0% CPU/0.2MB Memory

Asked by anew_phase 1 year ago

Answered by anew_phase 1 year ago

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YouTube videos refuse to play now

So I have never had a problem with YouTube up until yesterday, anytime I try to watch a video and click play or anywhere on the video it just has a circle that spins in t… (read more)

So I have never had a problem with YouTube up until yesterday, anytime I try to watch a video and click play or anywhere on the video it just has a circle that spins in the middle around a youtube button, or sometimes just a black screen.

I have tried clearing Cookies & Cache, tried in safe mode, tried with a new profile, disabled hardware acceleration, I even uninstalled and re-installed Firefox.

Still for some reason I am unable to watch videos and only on Firefox, it works fine in Chrome and Edge browsers.

I am at a loss on how to fix this, and I really don't want to have to use two browsers for watching videos and navigating the internet.

Any Ideas?

Also my Internet is not the problem, I have Gigabit Fiber.

Asked by omglulzfunny 1 year ago

Answered by omglulzfunny 1 year ago

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ALL extensions appear to be corrupt.

I'm using freshly-downloaded Firefox version 102.2 on a brand new laptop (Windows 11 Pro version 21H2), and every single extension is showing a "Installation aborted beca… (read more)

I'm using freshly-downloaded Firefox version 102.2 on a brand new laptop (Windows 11 Pro version 21H2), and every single extension is showing a "Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt" message when I try to install. I have tried checking for updates, quitting and reopening firefox, restarting my computer, refreshing firefox, uninstalling and reinstalling firefox, as well as any and all combinations of those. I've scoured these message boards and nothing is working for me. Please help!

Asked by Jupiter 1 year ago

Answered by Jupiter 1 year ago

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is it possible to get help from technical specialists from mozilla?

I have a problem with buttons in google docs, buttons works but pictures of buttons are dissipated. I asked about this questions to the community, but nobody could help m… (read more)

I have a problem with buttons in google docs, buttons works but pictures of buttons are dissipated. I asked about this questions to the community, but nobody could help me. I can't find if I can to get help from technical specialists of mozilla company? Is there only this community? This is really huge problem for me, because I work a lot with google docs and if I don't solve this problem then I'll have to go to another browser, but I don't want to :(

Asked by Aivory 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 10 months ago

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Restore last session

Ever since I update Firefox a month or so ago, every time I open the browser it wants to restore my last session. I've went into setting and check it to make sure I did h… (read more)

Ever since I update Firefox a month or so ago, every time I open the browser it wants to restore my last session. I've went into setting and check it to make sure I did have it on. I even turn it on, rebooted and the took it off and rebooted. Nothing seams to work. Any help?

Asked by ghaskin 4 months ago

Answered by ghaskin 3 months ago