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Firefox brainless huge memory usage

Hi to All I am user of firefox on several windows 10 computers, probably 7 different computers. I want to point out the huge memory usage in firefox on absolutely differe… (read more)

Hi to All I am user of firefox on several windows 10 computers, probably 7 different computers. I want to point out the huge memory usage in firefox on absolutely different computers and I want to resolve this brainless problem. At beginning, probably in 2016 I began to notice big memory usage in firefox with many of tabs opened, probably over 100... yes, 100 tabs is too much but even so, memory usage seemed inappropriate to me, especially when before it working on computers with low memory installed. I started solving huge memory usage by restarting firefox, usually killing firefox through taskmanager on windows. But about a year ago I started using Firefox on several computers for loading some pages and I programmed automations of some tasks on this pages. This tasks includes clicking on buttons on pages, entering values and loading new links, subpages.... This all always in one tab and in one firefox window and after some time, firefox on every computers start using over 3GB of memory, in one tab and one window??? It is galactic amount. Of course, processes on computers was crashing. Depending on the page, that was severed from 12 hours to several days. Therefore I started some researching in this and I tried to reduce memory usage by settings in about:config: browser.sessionstore.max_serialize_back = 0 browser.sessionstore.max_serialize_forward = 0 browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo = 0 browser.sessionstore.max_windows_undo = 0

browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers = 1 browser.sessionhistory.max_entries = 1 but this last parameter have no effect, why??? After this settings my solution working, but it is little bit breaknecking: After some steps in automation I open new tab and close prewious tab and load page again and memory usage drops from 1,5GB to approx 500MB (Due to browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo = 0) Excuse me but this behaviour is very terrible.

browser.sessionhistory.max_entries I trying to reduce to 1 but this setting have no effect (I can back to new tab page), sometimes take effect only in just running instance when I change it and number must be higher than 5 or 10? Sometimes take effect, sometimes no, but after restart firefox again without effect. Due to this nonsense memory accumulation per each one tab I want to tweak firefox on my working computer. I not need galactic number - 50!!! or even more? pages in "back button" in memory per each tab, and there are no way to reduce it without restart, only way to release memory is set browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo to 0, open new tab, and close old tab and then memory usage very drop...

Next, I searched in about:config by keyword "session" and found browser.sessionstore.cleanup.forget_closed_after default equals to 1209600000 which means 14 days... oh so galactic... Normally firefox is unusable after few days without restarting, developers recommends to restart firefox for memory free up, but default value for this option sets to this huge number? Are they kidding users or what? After all, with this setting and behaviour, it almost never applies. And how much such nonsenses does firefox still contain? I am very angry for this several-years lasting memory issue because firefox is my favourite web browser. According to what I found on the internet, developers stubbornly ignoring or refuse to find effective solution but it would be so simple. Probably only memory release button would suffice, which would remove all cached pages. But "true release/free up memory button". User would had to accept, that all back/reopen actions will be discarded. No dummy/parody button in about:memory. ooooh "minimize memory usage" which free up probably max of 15%, normally about 5% of used memory. I tried "firemin" too, but this is next parody... this rapidly decrease of memory which appears as super, but causes totally pause of processes on page and when you need do some action on page, another time is needed for reloading(wake up) the almost same amount of memory as before minimization by this program - in short, this is suitable just only for temporary minimization of memory usage, something like pause firefox.

Therefore please, Can someone really help? (Not kidding like: about:memory, firemin or other unusable "nosolutions") This problem has been consuming me for so long that I quietly started to think that the only way to resolve it is to reprogram and recompile my own firefox, but that is quite unrealistic for me.

Asked by Jakubjm 30 minutes ago

How To Deactivate Context Menu?

When I click shift and right click always a context menu comes up and I would like to deactivate that. Concrete: I would like to draw arrows on a chessboard (lichess.org… (read more)

When I click shift and right click always a context menu comes up and I would like to deactivate that. Concrete: I would like to draw arrows on a chessboard (lichess.org) with shift and rightclick, but then always a context menu comes up and distracts. This is very annoying and I would like to change that - though what I found so far wasn't that helpful for me.

Thank you very much in advance

Asked by maximilian.v.w99 4 hours ago

firefox crash report

Problem signature Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: firefox.exe Application Version: 87.0.0.7747 Application Timestamp: 60533c0c Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll… (read more)

Problem signature Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: firefox.exe Application Version: 87.0.0.7747 Application Timestamp: 60533c0c Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll Fault Module Version: 10.0.19041.844 Fault Module Timestamp: 60a6ca36 Exception Code: c0000005 Exception Offset: 0000000000026340 OS Version: 10.0.19042.2.0.0.256.48 Locale ID: 8192 Additional Information 1: 76ae Additional Information 2: 76ae09ab384d11705a8f95ab63e1ae81 Additional Information 3: 7efe Additional Information 4: 7efe7abf6252c1255c7d9bbb065045b0

Asked by boxyalin 6 hours ago

Last reply by boxyalin 5 hours ago

"Always use private browsing mode" on Linux opens multiple windows on launch, and no indication I'm actually in private mode

I use Firefox 87 on a number of notebooks duel booting various distros of linux (Mint, Manjaro, and MX Linux) and Windows 10, as well as a desktop running Windows 10. On… (read more)

I use Firefox 87 on a number of notebooks duel booting various distros of linux (Mint, Manjaro, and MX Linux) and Windows 10, as well as a desktop running Windows 10.

On the notebooks Firefox is set to always use private browsing mode in both linux and Windows. On the desktop machine it isn't, but I always have private windows open. On the desktop version of Firefox private windows have the purple circle with a mask icon to show they are private. On the machines that are set to always use private mode Firefox never shows that icon, so I have to go on faith that they are private. Is there a reason always private doesn't also have the private icon?

Also, on the machines where Firefox is launched in always private mode, it always open 2 separate windows. This is a consistent thing when in always private mode.

Asked by Christian 1 day ago

Last reply by Christian 6 hours ago

Websites that I pin to TOP SItes keep shifting or disappearing

I have Pinned several websites that I visit often to the TOP SItes on my FF Home Page. They randomly disappear or shift from where I place them. Why are they not stayin… (read more)

I have Pinned several websites that I visit often to the TOP SItes on my FF Home Page. They randomly disappear or shift from where I place them. Why are they not staying in place when they are "Pinned"? Annoying that I have to continuously do this. I am using FF Version 87.0

Asked by kathyjoe5 7 hours ago

Default Property Values Not Showing On Firefox Dev Edition

Firefox Dev Ed is a great browser for web development and tweaking CSS. But sadly it does not always show default property values. A classic example of this is the elem… (read more)

Firefox Dev Ed is a great browser for web development and tweaking CSS. But sadly it does not always show default property values.

A classic example of this is the
    element's default padding-left property. This apparently is set at 40px automatically unless overridden by the web designer. I think that ALL inherited or default properties of elements ought to be clearly shown in the inspect tool's styling listings. You could spend hours maddeningly trying to find the cause of some of these offsets to what you expected to display. The curious thing is that some inherited or default property values are shown on the inspect tool - which leads us to assume that what is seen on inspect is all that there is . . . This change should not be too difficult to implement. And it would be a great thing to have when searching down unexpected behaviour in webpage displays.

Asked by tamjk 7 hours ago

Firefox mutes video after pausing or scanning

On a number of sites (YouTube, Twitch, Netflix, etc), after pausing and resuming a video or jumping to a new timestamp, the video will play but be muted. The video player… (read more)

On a number of sites (YouTube, Twitch, Netflix, etc), after pausing and resuming a video or jumping to a new timestamp, the video will play but be muted. The video player does not show it is muted, but no sound is playing. Jumping to another timestamp or using a keyboard shortcut to jump a couple of seconds will resume audio playback. This started happening within the last few days. Any ideas on how to fix this would be appreciated

Asked by DJ 8 hours ago

Gaps in History

Long story short, I have gaps in my history in Firefox. I'm on the latest stable desktop version, but this happens both on Linux (Ubuntu 20.04) and Windows 10. I can't r… (read more)

Long story short, I have gaps in my history in Firefox. I'm on the latest stable desktop version, but this happens both on Linux (Ubuntu 20.04) and Windows 10.

I can't really pin down what causes this, it seems totally random. Every now and then, I'll be browsing, close the browser, realize I need to do something on a page I was recently on, I relaunch, press "ctr+h", go to the 'Today' drop down tab, and the most recent entry is multiple hours old, in some cases it's not even from the same day. The pages I was just on are nowhere to be found.

I would guess it's just late to update the history, but then there are times where I'll go through my history from a few days ago looking for a specific page I know I visited, and I'm able to find some but not all. Again, it just seems like there are random gaps in my history.

Asked by kieranmgarden 9 hours ago

When searching with * "Search with DuckDuckGo" always on top

When I search my bookmarks with *, instead of my bookmarks showing on top and selected, always "Search with DuckDuckGo" on top and selected. I want to write my bookmark k… (read more)

When I search my bookmarks with *, instead of my bookmarks showing on top and selected, always "Search with DuckDuckGo" on top and selected. I want to write my bookmark keyword and tap Enter to reach the website. Is this possible?

Asked by Yusuf 2 days ago

Last reply by Yusuf 11 hours ago

VPN problem

Hi, I downloaded a express VPN on my system, but it is not working smoothly. Sometimes websites are not loading and showing the error of page is not found. facebook, appl… (read more)

Hi, I downloaded a express VPN on my system, but it is not working smoothly. Sometimes websites are not loading and showing the error of page is not found. facebook, apple.com and some of pages like thoughts on volcano hybrid in these websites and pages, in these pages and website I am facing the problem continuously, Kindly guide me the solution of this problem.

Asked by jenifer.jj748 12 hours ago

No Notications :(

Morning, got a question for you: since i surf on mozilla on mac (expecially on youtube with full screen video mode active) can't get any system notifications (as messages… (read more)

Morning, got a question for you: since i surf on mozilla on mac (expecially on youtube with full screen video mode active) can't get any system notifications (as messages, incoming calls, etc), the "do not disturb" icon appears on the menu bar. Least but no last, one of my mozilla extensions is you tube enhancer, shall i change any options there? Please help me to fix this annoying issue. Thanks

Asked by Franz 13 hours ago

Google Maps takes me somewhere else

When i click on the google maps icon (google uk home page>dots in top right hand conrner>google maps icon)or type google maps into the search field then click on th… (read more)

When i click on the google maps icon (google uk home page>dots in top right hand conrner>google maps icon)or type google maps into the search field then click on the google maps link I end up on the Sheffield Hallam University log in page (a bookmark from a while ago). This has started happening in the last few weeks.

If I use Edge then everything happens as expected and google maps opens.

I have tried refreshing firefox and disabling add-ons, neither works.

Using Windows 10 home V20H2, upto date firefox.

Asked by andy.park1 14 hours ago

Hiding titlebar in windowed mode

I was wondering if there is a way to hide the titlebar (tabs, bookmarks, url, extensions, etc.) like fullscreen mode does while in windowed mode. A hotkey toggle would be… (read more)

I was wondering if there is a way to hide the titlebar (tabs, bookmarks, url, extensions, etc.) like fullscreen mode does while in windowed mode. A hotkey toggle would be preferred. Currently I am using some old CSS I found online but it's got some pretty glaring issues such as search suggestions being cutoff. Supposedly this was possible back in 2011 with an extension and something called "zombie mode" but the extension is no longer available (and most likely wouldn't work anymore). Thanks.

#navigator-toolbox {
    position: relative;
    z-index: 1;
    height: 3px;
    margin-bottom: -3px;
    opacity: 0;
    overflow: hidden;
}
#navigator-toolbox:hover {
    height: auto;
    margin-bottom: 0px;
    opacity: 1;
    overflow: show;
}
#content-deck{
    position:relative;
    z-index: 0;
}

Asked by dodosssssssssssssss 17 hours ago

Last reply by dodosssssssssssssss 16 hours ago

When youtube is fullscreen, other programs appear overlayed on top of video

Hi When I am playing a youtube video in fullscreen in firefox, I sometimes see other programs or videos overlayed on top of the fullscreened video. I have attached an exa… (read more)

Hi When I am playing a youtube video in fullscreen in firefox, I sometimes see other programs or videos overlayed on top of the fullscreened video. I have attached an example screenshot.

When I google for youtube fullscreen problems, pretty much the only advice I have found is to disable or enable hardware acceleration. Neither work for me.

I am using Ubuntu 16.04, if that helps.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1057022

I believe this person had the same problem, but unfortunately for me their problem went away by itself. Mine did not.

Asked by officialgsproductions 18 hours ago

Texture Size error

When using an online ttrpg (FoundryVTT), large images will not load. The error message from the site is as follows: "You are using a Scene background texture with dimensi… (read more)

When using an online ttrpg (FoundryVTT), large images will not load. The error message from the site is as follows: "You are using a Scene background texture with dimensions 8392px by 5672px. One or both of these dimensions exceeds the maximum texture size of 8192px supported by your device."

The issue only appears on Firefox - I can view the image in Chrome ):

This is on a 2020 MacBook Pro, M1 chip, running Big Sur 11.1

Asked by erin10 18 hours ago