20 GB RAM usage, pagefile takes up all space on C: - 300 tabs in Tree Tabs

First, this post is basically Congratulations for Firefox upon working almost flowlessly under this extreme heavy load without crashing. Saving/loading sessions works wel… (read more)

First, this post is basically Congratulations for Firefox upon working almost flowlessly under this extreme heavy load without crashing. Saving/loading sessions works well. (which is unexpected but makes me _very_ happy :-)) Firefox exits properly without any exceptions, no matter how long it runs, or how many times the PC is sent to STR mode meanwhile.

Second, everything is fine, except RAM usage. No matter how many RAM is installed, Firefox takes up all of it after a few days of normal operation. I have recently upgraded my PC from 16 to 24 GB of RAM only for this sole reason to see if anything changes, but it did not produce any noticable change, except that it takes 5-7 days for Firefox to fill up all the RAM instead of the 3-4 days before. Disk space on C: drive was nullified by Firefox as the paging file went up to 50 GB.

I want to hunt down this thing. I have approx. 300 tabs, 2 addons, and Hardware Acceleration is disabled since otherwise Fox hangs several times a day (have to be killed from outside). Pics are attached. https://addons.mozilla.org/hu/firefox/addon/tree-tabs/ https://gitlab.com/kroppy/TreeTabs

I'd like to get suggestions where to start.

  1. Disabling or replacing the adblocker ?
  2. Inspecting memory usage on Process Manager (about:processes) and Task Manager (about:performance) pages ?
  3. Installing some external tools like Firemin ?

Please don't suggest neither safe mode nor disabling all addons, since that makes it impossible to reproduce this amount of load, which is the primary reason behind the symptom.

I PrtScr'ed Process Manager and Task Manager, see that RAM sizes per page are normal in Task Manager, but not in Process Manager (10 times more).

CPU usage is totally normal for this load, even when memory is in the heaven. See the TaskMan pic. (I suppose that's because of ad blocking)

Thanks for any ideas,

Peter B. (I'm PC enthusiast)

-- Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit Firefox 106.0.5 (latest autoupdated) no firewall nor any antivirus - since 20 years with no infection ... AMD FX-6350 Six-core ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 24 GB DDR3 1600 MHz Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 1GB (AMD Catalyst 15.11.1, Nov 18, 2015)

Asked by Peter B. 3 weeks ago

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Reinstalling Firefox

I am currently having problems with my Firefox browser. For example often if I type something into the google search box at the right of the address bar and hit return no… (read more)

I am currently having problems with my Firefox browser. For example often if I type something into the google search box at the right of the address bar and hit return nothing happens until I go down and select Bing instead of the google setting. Also in hotmail (I am on a desktop) if I go to reply, the original is now ether twice. This does not happen if I use Google browser. But I prefer Firefox as I have used it for years.

My concern is if I delete Firefox and reinstall it, I may lose some of the settings or bookmarks that I have set over the years.

Any suggestions? Please simple as i am old and not computer savvy.

Your help would be so appreciated. I am currently on Firefox 107.0 (64 bit)

Thanks, Anthony

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Creation of a simple theme with firefox color extension works. But it is unable to recreate the effects related to active and inactive window color changes. As, I had to use bitmap to get the OS blue color transition pattern.

It seems the system theme is stored in omni.ja file. Modification of the omni.ja seems to be not a practical solution. So, it would be a better way to create an addon theme with the same code as the System Theme 1.0.

The first question is, if it will be possible to create a theme with the same code as a system theme has. Will it be able to perform the same way?

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Thank you.

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Arabic font not looking good on facebook after reinstalling snap version of firefox on ubuntu 22.044

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Hi

The Arabic font broken on Facebook after reinstalling snap version of Firefox 107 on Ubuntu 22.04 given that the font on YouTube search look fine (but not on Facebook). I tried to reinstall Firefox in multiple ways like using the deb version reinstalling the snap one removing the .cache folder and logging out of the session and even rebooting my PC.

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what is the solution ? it would be really appreciated

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Hello :) I'm using Firefox 107.0 on macOS 12.6.1 and I'm having weird issues with the displayed font. It appears on the startup screen of Firefox and on websites (see scr… (read more)

Hello :)

I'm using Firefox 107.0 on macOS 12.6.1 and I'm having weird issues with the displayed font. It appears on the startup screen of Firefox and on websites (see screenshots attached).

The garbled font is called ".SF NS".

I've tried turning the option "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of your selections above" on and off without success.

I have also tried enabling and disabling hardware acceleration - also without luck.

The issue does **not** appear in safe mode. Unfortunately resetting the theme and disabling all extensions hasn't helped either :(

I have also downloaded and installed a font called "SFNS Display" but the issue persists.

Uninstalling Firefox (with AppCleaner) and reinstalling hasn't fixed the problem.

I don't know what else to try. Can someone help me please? :)

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when opening tickets in our helpdesk system, TeamDynamix, the new window opens on the main display. if the Firefox browser is open on another display the new window has … (read more)

when opening tickets in our helpdesk system, TeamDynamix, the new window opens on the main display. if the Firefox browser is open on another display the new window has empty space on the right and bottom (see attachment). if the Firefox browser is open on the main display or the new window opens on the same display as the Firefox browser there is no empty space. dragging the new window from the main display to the display with the Firefox browser open the empty space disappears and the new window displays correctly.

this only happen recently. with an older version of Firefox (not sure which version), there was no empty space on the new window.


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