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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. 4 weeks ago

Last reply by Peter B. 12 hours ago

XUL Runner Pop Up Information Message

After the second to the last update to Firefox I started experiencing an information pop up message "Could not determine any profile running in backgroundtask mode!". Is… (read more)

After the second to the last update to Firefox I started experiencing an information pop up message "Could not determine any profile running in backgroundtask mode!".

Is there a fix for this?

Thank you.

Asked by vwilyard 2 months ago

Last reply by vwilyard 6 days ago

How to disable the Firefox entry in Windows Task Scheduler?

My Windows Task Scheduler contains an entry called "Firefox Default Browser Agent". If I delete it, it returns. If I disable it, it re-enables itself. How do I NUKE this … (read more)

My Windows Task Scheduler contains an entry called "Firefox Default Browser Agent". If I delete it, it returns. If I disable it, it re-enables itself. How do I NUKE this permanently?

I already have telemetry and automatic updates both turned off.

A related problem is that the About Firefox window keeps saying "Firefox is being updated by another instance", even though I always "Dismiss" the prompt to download the latest version. (I'm using v107.0.)

Asked by MartyJames 3 days ago

Last reply by MartyJames 2 days ago

All my PCs have lost settings/ history/ shortcuts on Firefox today.

Hi, we have 4 PCs (3 running Win 10 and one Win 7) which updated themselves today and lost everything. Settings, add-ons, bookmarks, shortcuts all gone; looks like a new … (read more)

Hi, we have 4 PCs (3 running Win 10 and one Win 7) which updated themselves today and lost everything. Settings, add-ons, bookmarks, shortcuts all gone; looks like a new install. I checked the other threads and the profiles; there is only one profile and no backup. How to get my stuff back?

Asked by uspec 1 week ago

Last reply by uspec 5 days ago

Explore possibilities of using System Theme 1.0 in Firefox 91.9.1esr and later.

After moving to Firefox 91.9.1esr I found problem with System theme 1.2. The color of tab add button was changed, and the button is not visible with my Windows 7 classic … (read more)

After moving to Firefox 91.9.1esr I found problem with System theme 1.2. The color of tab add button was changed, and the button is not visible with my Windows 7 classic windows system theme. So, I'm trying to find a way to port System theme 1.0 color scheme to newer firefox versions.

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?

The next question is: Where the source code of the system theme is? I was unable to find it in the Firefox source. It seems, it is not stored in any obvious location.

Asked by sforforsoft 1 week ago

Last reply by sforforsoft 4 days ago

Firefox is automatically updating even when I tell it not to!

I prefer to update Firefox manually, so in my Firefox settings, I have it set to: "Check for updates but let you choose to install them". So I sometimes get a message whe… (read more)

I prefer to update Firefox manually, so in my Firefox settings, I have it set to: "Check for updates but let you choose to install them".

So I sometimes get a message when I launch Firefox saying "Update available. Download the latest version of Firefox." and I click "Dismiss"

Today, I launched Firefox (v107.0), got this update message, and clicked "Dismiss". However, when I go to About Firefox, it says "Firefox is being updated by another instance".

Why is Firefox ignoring my preference?

Asked by MartyJames 5 days ago

Last reply by MartyJames 2 days ago

Firefox Color Theme (Dark) on Windows 7

Hello, The standard firefox's Dark color theme seems to work not fully properly because one selected bar is in dark while other remain coloured like standard windows' 7 w… (read more)

Hello,

The standard firefox's Dark color theme seems to work not fully properly because one selected bar is in dark while other remain coloured like standard windows' 7 windows (please look at the attached screenshot). While Elemental - Balanced color theme works properly(see the next screenshot). Hope you would report to someone who can check this.

OS version: Windows_NT x64 6.1.7601

Asked by ellan.62 2 days ago

MOZILLA request for donation

Recently, I received a solicitation from MOZILLA to contribute with a donation. I willingly did so, since I use FIREFOX & THUNDERBIRD almost exclusively on 3 PCs dai… (read more)

Recently, I received a solicitation from MOZILLA to contribute with a donation. I willingly did so, since I use FIREFOX & THUNDERBIRD almost exclusively on 3 PCs daily.

 At the end of the donation screens, there is an option to contact MOZILLA either by Twitter, e-mail, or other options.  Since I do not subscribe to any of these modern social media outlets, I clicked on the E-mail option, expecting that I would get a refreshed screen so I could enter comments, etc.

Instead, when the screen refreshed, this is what I got: https://give.thunderbird.net , which ultimately led to nowhere.

 You accepted my donation gleefully, yet you continue to cloak your organization in unavailability to your subscribers.  This is not a vary fair & equitable situation.

Thank you. robert herold e-mail addresses: 17mkombi@gmail.com

                              rhh.jr5387@gmail.com

Asked by karl 4 days ago

downloaded firefox many times. firefox loads. but does not access internet. does not allow me to view settings. I like firefox very much. please help.

I have downloaded firefox many times. after loading I can not go to a web page. like msn.com, or yahoo. I can go to settings, but settings does not work, nor does anyt… (read more)

I have downloaded firefox many times. after loading I can not go to a web page. like msn.com, or yahoo. I can go to settings, but settings does not work, nor does anything else on that page like history and etc. I also have kb 4474410.

Asked by chuck.mcclung 1 day ago

on screen keyboard gets out of focus and no suggestion word

win 7 . mozill FIREFOX 107.01 up to few months ago was working fine, all of sudden OSK stop showing suggestions words to insert in firefox pages , for example google sear… (read more)

win 7 . mozill FIREFOX 107.01 up to few months ago was working fine, all of sudden OSK stop showing suggestions words to insert in firefox pages , for example google search or comment or any type related box or search, but it works fine on anything else.

Asked by yoopti 21 hours ago