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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 22 minutes 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

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 7 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 13 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

Your email was returned

I am Getting both "incorrect password" and "your email was returned" errors I know the password is correct as I can still use it to log in (including logging into these f… (read more)

I am Getting both "incorrect password" and "your email was returned" errors

I know the password is correct as I can still use it to log in (including logging into these forums) though I am getting this error when trying to create a recovery key or reset my password

For the "your email was returned" error, the email address is typed correctly in my account and I have gotten confirmation emails from FireFox as recently as 2 days ago. I get this error when trying to sign in to sync the Multi-Account Containers addon, as well as when trying to use "forgot password" to get a reset link.

I'm not sure how to proceed with these errors as each issue is preventing me from resolving them on my own.

At one point while I was getting the incorrect password error I got a message that my account is locked and an email would be sent to me for confirmation...though of course that also got "your email was returned"

Asked by Muninn 22 hours ago

Live graphs in some websites have stopped auto updating

Hi So my problem started a few days ago i don't remember exactly when. The graphs on the binance exchange site have stopped updating for me on Firefox. I mean when i load… (read more)

Hi So my problem started a few days ago i don't remember exactly when. The graphs on the binance exchange site have stopped updating for me on Firefox. I mean when i load the page with the graph in it the graph is static and i have to keep refreshing the entire page to see changes in the graph. I should mention that the graphs on a different site that i use work fine and display the prices in real time.

I also had microsoft edge and the same problem happens there too but today i installed chrome and the problem in NOT present there. So the site and graphs update and work properly in chrome but not in Firefox or edge. I prefer to use Firefox for everything!

-I tried Firefox safe mode and the problem is still there. -I also made a new Firefox profile and the problem is still there. -Finally i even refreshed Firefox but even that didnt fix the problem. I should mention that i have Firefox sync enabled so after i refreshed Firefox it automatically installed back all my addons (and other settings?) so even though it is refreshed it looks and behaves exactly like before i don't know if that "cancels" the effects of the refresh.

I am running win10 and my antivirus is kaspersky. I had Kaspesky on "pause protection" while i was troubleshooting but that didnt help either. I hope i managed to explain everything because i find it hard to express my self in English. If you need me to clarify anything let me know. I hope someone can help me with this because I don't know what else to try.

Thanks in advance Kiri

Asked by kiri 3 days ago

Last reply by kiri 1 day ago

Smartredirect.de

I haven't enjoyed the Firefox browser for a while. Whenever I click on a link, for example on google or other search engines, I am briefly directed to smartredirect.de an… (read more)

I haven't enjoyed the Firefox browser for a while. Whenever I click on a link, for example on google or other search engines, I am briefly directed to smartredirect.de and then to the actual destination. I've tried a lot to solve the problem myself, Avast Brwoser Cleaner and Malwarebytes, but the programs haven't found anything. The page is listed in about: config and also another page to which I am rarely redirected. I'm absolutely sure that https://hskwq.com and http://www.smartredirect.de/ shouldn't be in about: config. I want to permanently remove both entries from about: config. How do I permanently delete something from about: config

Asked by Marty79 1 day ago

PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR trying to connect to Citrix Workspace with Coupert active

There's a (Malian?) support article at https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1280856 wherein the poster was trying to reach a website and was getting a PR_CONNECT_RESE… (read more)

There's a (Malian?) support article at https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1280856 wherein the poster was trying to reach a website and was getting a PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR. I sometimes get this same error trying to connect to work and have to use another browser. A respondent on the thread suggested disabling Honey. I don't have Honey, but I have Coupert.

I disabled Coupert and was able to connect. The trouble was intermittent; I'll let you know if it recurs.

Asked by Ion Freeman 1 day ago

Touch keyboard in a Windows tablet with Firefox

On my Dell Windows tablet when in tablet mode with no keyboard attached, the virtual keyboard appears when needed (eg for a text box) but then closes again instantly. It… (read more)

On my Dell Windows tablet when in tablet mode with no keyboard attached, the virtual keyboard appears when needed (eg for a text box) but then closes again instantly. It will not accept any input. This in ONLY a problem in Firefox - so I have had to go back to using Edge for now. Latest up to date versions of both Windows 10 and Firefox.

Asked by Drew_Mac 1 day ago

Why is NumLock locked on in Firefox?

I have searched, but not found an answer to this. How can I shut off Numlock, which, apparently is ON by default in Firefox? I use the keypad for direction, not numbers.… (read more)

I have searched, but not found an answer to this. How can I shut off Numlock, which, apparently is ON by default in Firefox? I use the keypad for direction, not numbers. The problem is just in Firefox, not other programs. Please help. Thank you.

Asked by ponder1 2 days ago

Last reply by ponder1 1 day ago

Firefox recently started to constantly freeze

Starting about a week ago, Firefox has had periods where it would freeze for about 5 seconds, followed by working normally for about 10 seconds. In between cycles of free… (read more)

Starting about a week ago, Firefox has had periods where it would freeze for about 5 seconds, followed by working normally for about 10 seconds. In between cycles of freezing, there would also be periods where it functioned normally. The freezing doesn't seem to be triggered by anything specific. It happens when I'm scrolling, typing, or even sometimes when I'm doing nothing at all on a page. This also happens whether or not I have other programs open that could be slowing things down. According to task manager, I have plenty of spare CPU and RAM when it happens. I've tried turning off hardware acceleration, recreating the places file, and checking session restore as per this help article. It has also happened after restarting Firefox, so it shouldn't be a problem with that.

Asked by hagamablabla 1 week ago

Last reply by hagamablabla 1 day ago

Seems like anti-aliasing gone very awry

The oddness is occurring on both my Linux and Windows machines. I think something was added/changed and is syncing back and forth. LMK what you would like from me to tro… (read more)

The oddness is occurring on both my Linux and Windows machines. I think something was added/changed and is syncing back and forth. LMK what you would like from me to troubleshoot this.

Asked by Nicholai 1 day ago

I don't understand the below errors

Hi Everyone I'm using the latest FF 87.0 64bit in Win 10 Home. I launched FF to a blank tab only, and see the following messages in the console listed below, too advance… (read more)

Hi Everyone

I'm using the latest FF 87.0 64bit in Win 10 Home. I launched FF to a blank tab only, and see the following messages in the console listed below, too advance for me to understand. Also when I add uBlock Origin, it blocks the telemetry data, see the errors below also. Even if I allow access to uBlock, it'll still block telemetry data. For the sake of security, I've changed my browser signature info to 1234 in all the strings below.

What do they mean? Do I need to reset my FF?

THANKS!


Fire Fox Console Errors for a blank tab --------------------------

17:03:21.944 Unknown category for SetEventRecordingEnabled: fxmonitor 17:03:22.602 Error: Can't find profile directory. XULStore.jsm:66:15

   load resource://gre/modules/XULStore.jsm:66
   XULStore resource://gre/modules/XULStore.jsm:24

17:03:22.716 ExtensionError: No such native application com.lastpass.nplastpass ExtensionUtils.jsm:58:5

   ExtensionError resource://gre/modules/ExtensionUtils.jsm:58
   startupPromise resource://gre/modules/NativeMessaging.jsm:83

17:03:22.719 this.ports.get(...) is undefined 4 ExtensionParent.jsm:364

   recvPortMessage resource://gre/modules/ExtensionParent.jsm:364
   recvPortMessage self-hosted:1173
   _recv resource://gre/modules/ConduitsChild.jsm:78
   receiveMessage resource://gre/modules/ConduitsParent.jsm:371

17:03:22.918 extension is undefined 4 ExtensionParent.jsm:321

   normalizeArgs resource://gre/modules/ExtensionParent.jsm:321
   recvRuntimeMessage resource://gre/modules/ExtensionParent.jsm:330
   recvRuntimeMessage self-hosted:1173
   _recv resource://gre/modules/ConduitsChild.jsm:78
   receiveMessage resource://gre/modules/ConduitsParent.jsm:371

17:03:49.519 this.window.gBrowserInit is undefined 2 ext-browser.js:1135

   get activeTab chrome://browser/content/parent/ext-browser.js:1135
   candidates chrome://extensions/content/parent/ext-tabs-base.js:2062
   next self-hosted:1428
   query chrome://extensions/content/parent/ext-tabs-base.js:2081
   next self-hosted:1428
   from self-hosted:486
   query chrome://browser/content/parent/ext-tabs.js:936
   query self-hosted:1173
   result resource://gre/modules/ExtensionParent.jsm:956
   withPendingBrowser resource://gre/modules/ExtensionParent.jsm:489
   result resource://gre/modules/ExtensionParent.jsm:956
   callAndLog resource://gre/modules/ExtensionParent.jsm:918
   recvAPICall resource://gre/modules/ExtensionParent.jsm:955
   AsyncFunctionNext self-hosted:690

17:03:49.523 Unchecked lastError value: Error: An unexpected error occurred lp-handler.js:1

   _cwonFocused moz-extension://1234f1234-2345-1234-1234-12345a04d1234/scripts/background/app/lp-handler.js:1

Ublock error ----------------------------------------------------

uBlock Origin has prevented the following page from loading:

https://incoming.telemetry.mozilla.org/submit/telemetry/1234d1234-1234-1234-1234-123400004321/health/Firefox/87.0/release/20210318103112?v=4:

Because of the following filter:

||incoming.telemetry.mozilla.org^

Found in: Peter Lowe’s Ad and tracking server list

Disable strict blocking for


Asked by Ken94105 1 day ago

Why was my Promary password gone?

After one of the last FF updates, I noticed that I no longer needed to enter my Primary (Master) password to sync or access my logins or site passwords. After a bit of c… (read more)

After one of the last FF updates, I noticed that I no longer needed to enter my Primary (Master) password to sync or access my logins or site passwords. After a bit of checking, I found that in FF/Tools/Options/Privacy & Security... My "Use Primary Password" box was unchecked! Was I hacked? I use full-time Malwarebytes (licensed) along with Win10 Security (which are suppose to play nice together; and have for years). I never received any indication of an issue from either app. Multiple (full) scans came back clean.

Or was this an inadvertent change caused by one of the later FF updates?

Btw, I use the same W10 and FF on several other machines, with virtually the same setup; none of which experienced this issue.

Asked by Clutch 2 days ago

Last reply by Clutch 2 days ago