FirefoxCP Isolated Web Content is chewing up all the memory on my new iMac

Do you (as a Mac user) experience the same or similar: 44 instances of FirefoxCP Isolated Web Content ranging from 60MB-918MB each, with 18 of them above 200MB and 5 of … (read more)

Do you (as a Mac user) experience the same or similar:

44 instances of FirefoxCP Isolated Web Content ranging from 60MB-918MB each, with 18 of them above 200MB and 5 of them above 400MB. I have 15 tabs open and in practical terms almost nothing else open on the computer (a brand new M3 silicon iMac). It has 8 GB of memory. I had similar experiences in the past, but never as bad as now. I do not know everybody else can live with this.

Is this how Firefox is designed to operate or is this a bug?

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 23 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 minutes ago

Cannot restore 3-1 0r 2-29 Bookmarks!!!

I Cannot restore 3/1 or 2/29 Bookmarks!!! What's going on with Firefox??? Now, all there is in my Bookmarks are five listings saying, " BS2trash folder for undo of bookma… (read more)

I Cannot restore 3/1 or 2/29 Bookmarks!!! What's going on with Firefox??? Now, all there is in my Bookmarks are five listings saying, " BS2trash folder for undo of bookmark deletes- DO NOT REMOVE ..."

I wouldn't have to do this except that somehow, a Bookmark folder disappeared. All too often is has occurred. I have many, many very important Bookmarks. How can I get them back---and soon?

Asked by Wayne Carpenter 23 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 minutes ago

Firefox Mailto Webmail Service Links

Hello, Under about:preferences I went to applications. Under mailto there were references to Yahoo and Gmail which I deleted. Now then when I click on an email address li… (read more)

Hello, Under about:preferences I went to applications. Under mailto there were references to Yahoo and Gmail which I deleted. Now then when I click on an email address link on a webpage the mailto menu pops up like it always has but Yahoo and Gmail are no longer listed as email options. How do I get those links back? Firefox is listed as the default option but because there are no links to webmail services there is no way to send an email from that menu. Sincerely, MKH

Asked by MKH 27 minutes ago

ctrl+c opens Britannica.com with the selected text in the search field.

How do I return ctrl+c to just copying the selected text? I have checked the extension shortcuts and not found anything there. I have also searched extensively for solu… (read more)

How do I return ctrl+c to just copying the selected text?

I have checked the extension shortcuts and not found anything there. I have also searched extensively for solutions, before making this post.

Asked by gotaug 49 minutes ago

How do I get Firefox to append www. and .com to my URL inputs?

For years I've been able to input a website keyword (let's say "cnn" like in an old report I ran across) and the "www." and ".com" portions would be added without my typi… (read more)

For years I've been able to input a website keyword (let's say "cnn" like in an old report I ran across) and the "www." and ".com" portions would be added without my typing them. Some time ago, this started to fail. Why?

I tried about:config changes that were said to work with the old "cnn" problem report but nothing helps for me.

Also, I use the local Windows Hosts file to give my router a quick reference name to get into it. That too has worked for years but began to fail last year. Inconvenient. The best I could track this down, it has something to do with forced DNS lookups and skipping the old Hosts file. If so, any work around to get my system simplicity back?

Help is appreciated. I liked the challenge of computer geekdom 30 years ago but I'm getting too old for this, well, you know the old saying.

Asked by KC 57 minutes ago

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resize contents of panes while browsing

I have a current version of Firefox (v123.0 running on Windows 10) but I can't do what I used to be able to do? (And it is making me nuts!) I used to be able to resize … (read more)

I have a current version of Firefox (v123.0 running on Windows 10) but I can't do what I used to be able to do? (And it is making me nuts!)

I used to be able to resize the contents of a site - such as youtube or wordpress or tumblr - there would be a little % on the far right of the URL bar, and I could adjust that until the site was readable and all the pieces I wanted fit in. I can't find a control that will change this for me in the new version. Is it somewhere else? Did that control not port into the new version? Is is gone for good? (I really hope not!) I realize this is such a small problem, but it affects how I interact with basically every site online.

What makes this extra frustrating is that I'm not even certain I am using the correct terms for the thing I want -

Thank you for your patience -

Lee Thomson dancingcrowdesigns@gmail.com

Asked by dancingcrowdesigns 5 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 2 hours ago

create a new tab

I have updated to the latest version of Firefox browser this time. Whenever I create a new tab, the page will prompt me with a failure to load content and hope me to try … (read more)

I have updated to the latest version of Firefox browser this time. Whenever I create a new tab, the page will prompt me with a failure to load content and hope me to try refreshing to resolve it, but it does not work

Asked by 2655947662 1 hour ago

Sound issue

Hi , from yesterday i facing a issue of sound , it does not play any sound in any platform s like youtube , netflix prime etc etc. when i tried other like chrome & ed… (read more)

Hi , from yesterday i facing a issue of sound , it does not play any sound in any platform s like youtube , netflix prime etc etc. when i tried other like chrome & edge it had no issue playing the music . Please help me as soon as possible

Asked by barunhal1998 13 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 1 hour ago

Content from the net not visible after updating to Firefox 115.8.esr

I have a PC with Windows 7 64b that I have updated after having synchronized with two laptops and one Android. After that Firefox works on all the units except the PC. On… (read more)

I have a PC with Windows 7 64b that I have updated after having synchronized with two laptops and one Android. After that Firefox works on all the units except the PC. On that I can see all Firefox shortcuts and Firefox account. But when I try to connect to a web place the screen is blank. I have also tried to sut down the computer and start again. No change. RAM memory is okay, storage on unit C: is a bit small and the CPU is Intel Core i5 3470@ 3,2GH instead of Pentium 4 and 4GH. Should I go back to an older version of Firefox that is not som demanding or is there someting else I can fix?

Do you have my e-mail address? bernt@bernt-lindberg.se

Asked by Firefox för Bernt 3 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

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Bookmarks toolbar

Hi, I just downloaded a Firefox browser, but on the left of bookmarks toolbar there is an "Import bookmarks" that I can't get rid of. I've seen a couple other things tha… (read more)

Hi, I just downloaded a Firefox browser, but on the left of bookmarks toolbar there is an "Import bookmarks" that I can't get rid of. I've seen a couple other things that say it's like removing a bookmark, but that doesn't work for me. I've looked and can't find how to remove it. Any suggestions are appreciated!

Ross

Asked by Ross Cashion 5 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 5 hours ago

Thunderbird or Firefox seems to block ALL tracking links from CONSTANT CONTACT

Thunderbird seems to block ALL tracking links from CONSTANT CONTACT (specific return tracking server is r20.rs6.net--see copy of error message attached). Configuration: W… (read more)

Thunderbird seems to block ALL tracking links from CONSTANT CONTACT (specific return tracking server is r20.rs6.net--see copy of error message attached). Configuration: Windows 10, Thunderbird 115, Firefox 123. Ublocker was Firefox extension but issue continued with Ublocker uninstalled. Bit Defender & Bit Defender VPN tested installed and uninstalled. Also tried various configurations of Firefox and Thunderbird settings/privacy & security.

Asked by BarryW 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

Update Firefox browser

I need to update Mozilla Firefox ( (I currently have version 67.0 (32 Bit) installed. Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical 1.0). It was initially uploaded (a few years a… (read more)

I need to update Mozilla Firefox ( (I currently have version 67.0 (32 Bit) installed. Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical 1.0). It was initially uploaded (a few years ago), via Package Manager. Because for a while, I no longer receive support, that way I neither receive updates. So, I can't update again Mozilla Firefox via Package Manager. Please let me know how can I proceed to achieve this update. Thank you!

Asked by irefam 10 hours ago

Last reply by James 5 hours ago

where is the settings for GUI in firefox source(legally got the source)

where is the settings for GUI in firefox source? like I legally downloaded the source, and I want to change the GUI. but I can't as there's lack of .json or something. … (read more)

where is the settings for GUI in firefox source? like I legally downloaded the source, and I want to change the GUI. but I can't as there's lack of .json or something.

Asked by Chris Abreu 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

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Spell check not working and language sub menu not displaying

Hello, I install language pack from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/language-tools/ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/russian-ru-language-pack/ Bu… (read more)

Hello,

I install language pack from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/language-tools/ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/russian-ru-language-pack/

But there is still no sub-menu item in the menu

Asked by nim int3 2 days ago

Answered by James 2 days ago

Massive memory leak

115.8.0esr (64-bit) This newest release has a massive memory leak. I know it's Firefox, because I look at the system monitor, and there are even more entries for firefox… (read more)

115.8.0esr (64-bit)

This newest release has a massive memory leak. I know it's Firefox, because I look at the system monitor, and there are even more entries for firefox.com running than usual. The first one on the top of the list is the biggest resource hog, and the next one is second. All the rest have something going on, but smaller. Looking at performance in the Windows Task Manager, under performance, the memory usage goes up. Right now, it's 5.35Gb of 16Gb. At worst, several days ago, it was at 12Gb. When I force close Firefox, the memory and usage goes way, way down, to a usable level.

I wrote last night. "Ed" someone got back to me, didn't quote my message, and said he was from another department. I DID EXACTLY THE SAME THING AS LAST NIGHT. I hit the blue button, which took me here, and he advised me to do today, which brought me here, AGAIN.

If this, again, goes to "restoring access to Mozilla accounts and subscription services such as Mozilla VPN", please be professional and forward it to the right department, possibly with my message quoted, as this is the second time I'm creating it, and only have my memory on which to fall back for the first time. The logical topic is "Fix slowness, crashing, error messages, and other problems".

At the same time, other releases have had big memory leaks, and they seem to get patched quickly.

Thank you again.

Asked by Apollyon48 3 days ago

Last reply by Apollyon48 6 hours ago

Firefox stops audio playback when on a teams meeting while using a BT headset. Is there a way to prevent firefox from stopping audio playback?

I was on a teams meeting because I wanted to do a study session with someone on another country. As part of the homework I needed to do, I needed to listen to some audio.… (read more)

I was on a teams meeting because I wanted to do a study session with someone on another country. As part of the homework I needed to do, I needed to listen to some audio. I changed my windows audio devices to output through the Communications device for the headset. Then I played the audio on a tab. The audio played for a few seconds before stopping again.

I understand that this is behaviour intended to let you take a call or meeting without having to manually pause any open tabs you might not have at hand, but I would like Firefox to understand I really want that audio to play without thinking it knows better. Is there any way to disable this behavior?

Asked by ardyvee 10 hours ago

Last reply by Medhasree Suram 6 hours ago

Pages taking ages to load

Hi all, I feel like this is a problem that must have been experienced and solved a thousand times... however I've tried all the suggested fixes I can find and the proble… (read more)

Hi all,

I feel like this is a problem that must have been experienced and solved a thousand times... however I've tried all the suggested fixes I can find and the problem still persists.

When I load Firefox the pages take ages to load. It doesn't matter what the page is, it takes ages, except that about: pages load fine, no problem. When I say pages take ages to load, I mean that everything about the page takes ages, not only the next, not on the images and other content etc, everything. This only started happening today and I only created a new profile a month or so ago. I don't have many tabs open (maybe 20) of which 9 are pinned. I do have lots of extensions installed.

I've tried troubleshooting/safe mode, that makes no difference.

Private browsing and loading another profile are fine, they don't have this problem.

I've cleared all cache and data, cookies, etc, including startup cache.

I've deleted the content-prefs file, and removed places files.

I've tried disabling and enabling hardware acceleration.

I've tried disabling TRR.

Probably some other things too, but so far nothing has worked.

Suggestions please! :)

Asked by madbilly 1 month ago

Last reply by madbilly 7 hours ago