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FF still consumes a big chunk of RAM allocation

I posted a similar request here: https://mozilla.crowdicity.com/post/742615, because "Submit Feedback" link redirected me there. Maybe this is the right place for the fee… (read more)

I posted a similar request here: https://mozilla.crowdicity.com/post/742615, because "Submit Feedback" link redirected me there. Maybe this is the right place for the feedback.

The release note of FF Ver:93 states this:"When available system memory is critically low, Firefox on Windows will automatically unload tabs based on their last access time, memory usage, and other attributes. This should help reduce Firefox out-of-memory crashes. Switching to an unloaded tab automatically reloads it."

This is something those of us with modest RAM (4GB, in my case) have been waiting for, for quite a while. But, FF continues to hog significant memory in spite of the claimed changes as above. I don't see any perceivable changes to my system performance thus far even a few days since the update. The issue, as you'd know better, elevated RAM usage invariably causes a continual spike in Paging, leading to excessive Disk (HDD) usage > resulting in an unresponsive system, which eventually ends up in a system freeze (in my case at least). The only way out being a hard power-down and restart of the system.

I have also set the "Content process limit" to 4 in the settings to no avail. We'd appreciate if you could configure FF behavior to adapt when system resources are low than wait for things to be critical.

Asked by BRC 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 minute ago

pics are not shown in facebook

When using facebook pics in posts are not visible. Also, when I click the box at "Email me when someone answers the thread" nothing happens to show it's selected... … (read more)

When using facebook pics in posts are not visible. Also, when I click the box at "Email me when someone answers the thread" nothing happens to show it's selected...

Asked by HenningRolf 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 22 minutes ago

Unable to log into Vanguard

I am no longer able to log into Vanguard from Firefox. Login page is https://investor.vanguard.com/my-account/log-on. I had no issues until about three weeks ago. I h… (read more)

I am no longer able to log into Vanguard from Firefox. Login page is https://investor.vanguard.com/my-account/log-on. I had no issues until about three weeks ago. I have no issues when using Edge or Chrome.

Asked by johnroman552 4 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 23 minutes ago

Only a tiny blank window shows when opening Firefox

When I open Firefox a tiny window appears with nothing but a button and it does not open. When I click the button it just closes. same thing happens when I open the devel… (read more)

When I open Firefox a tiny window appears with nothing but a button and it does not open. When I click the button it just closes. same thing happens when I open the developer edition as well but in that the main window appears but does not load.

This used to happen intermittently since few months ago. When that happens closing that tiny window and reopening the app usually worked. but it outright does not open anymore

Happened on Win 10 now on Win 11

when I reinstall Firefox it opens up normally. but when I restart my pc this happens again.

Edit: Tried reinstalling to open Firefox now it does not even open like that anymore.

Asked by Shehan Feroze 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 25 minutes ago

firefox homepage

I downloaded bing themes . when I try to open Firefox, i get this in address www.msn.com/?pc=W099&ocid=MSNHP_W099. and it is buffering and will not open. I deleted th… (read more)

I downloaded bing themes . when I try to open Firefox, i get this in address www.msn.com/?pc=W099&ocid=MSNHP_W099. and it is buffering and will not open. I deleted the bing download, restarted the PC (Dell laptop) and still the same problem . I checked the settings and Firefox is the default. what can I do? I just want the Firefox homepage back.

Asked by maddiemah 3 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 25 minutes ago

Firefox misses first key stroke in text fields

Like the title states, whether it be the search bar, url bar or any other text field the first key stroke of input is not registered and doesn't display. Once I've begun… (read more)

Like the title states, whether it be the search bar, url bar or any other text field the first key stroke of input is not registered and doesn't display. Once I've begun to type the missed stroke happens and then all is fine until I pause typing for around 30 seconds then the missed stroke happens again, otherwise I can continually type with no issues. This began a couple months ago and I assumed it was the old keyboard I was using so I bought a new one and the problem still persists. This issue is exclusive to Firefox and no other program or browsers on Windows 10. Firefox is fully updated, Version 94.0.2 (64-bit) at the time of writing this. I have "refreshed" Firefox and removed all add-ons etc. and the problem still exists. Thanks.

Asked by escapablereality 4 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 31 minutes ago

Lost logins/passwords, corrupt logins.json file

Recently lost all login/password data in firefox. After browsing the support I discovered that I have a corrupt logins.json file, around 270kb in size, and a logins.json … (read more)

Recently lost all login/password data in firefox. After browsing the support I discovered that I have a corrupt logins.json file, around 270kb in size, and a logins.json file around 10kb in size.

Renaming the corrupt file to logins.json doesn't seem to recover the passwords/logins (even temporarily). Tried rolling firefox back to an older version and that didn't work either.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix the corrupt file?

Thanks.

Asked by AK478 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Bookmarks menu is on toolbar, not under "bookmarks" in the menu bar

OK. someone kindly offered me a new-to-me computer and claimed that they had transferred everything to the newish one. Well, what they did was take my umpteen gazillion … (read more)

OK. someone kindly offered me a new-to-me computer and claimed that they had transferred everything to the newish one. Well, what they did was take my umpteen gazillion desktop shortcuts and place them all in "bookmarks menu". EEK.` That's way too many. So I exported them to an html file/link/firefox internet shortcut on the desktop called "bookmarks.html". Worked swell. However, the bookmarks menu went along. It no longer appears under"bookmarks" on the menu bar. I was able to get it onto the toolbar. (star in tray). If I click on that, and then select "bookmarks sidebar", what appears in the sidebar is perfect. Just like new. But on the menu bar, on the dropdown menu under "bookmarks", no "bookmarks menu".

I can live with this BUT I really don't want to BECAUSE there are bizillion bookmarks in the bookmarks menu. I need to send them someplace (or gather them into a NEW folder, so that I can add newly created bookmarks and be all neat and organized.

How do I put the "bookmarks menu" that shows on the sidebar back under "bookmarks" ??? How do I get the bizillion bookmarks off of "bookmarks menu"? Is there a "select all", then "delete"? I don't want to lose the ones in the html folder on the desktop. I am happy with them being in an html folder on my desktop. Should I change the name of the html link to XYZ.html?

I just do not understand how the sidebar can look perfect but the menu bar doesn't.

Help, please !

Asked by yukonlilye2021 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 13 hours ago

Cannot play CNN live in browser

When I try to play CNN live video in Firefox, I am prompted to choose my provider in a pop-up. When I click Spectrum I get a screen with this in the upper right hand corn… (read more)

When I try to play CNN live video in Firefox, I am prompted to choose my provider in a pop-up. When I click Spectrum I get a screen with this in the upper right hand corner - adobe-pass-2.60.0.4-8a55665.

What do I need to change or set to get the live stream to play?

FWIW - This works on Edge and Chrome.

Asked by cjahn50 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 17 hours ago

How do I increase the font size of the header?

How do I increase the font size of the header? It doesn't change when I increase the size of the page display. All I can find on here is archived information that doesn't… (read more)

How do I increase the font size of the header? It doesn't change when I increase the size of the page display. All I can find on here is archived information that doesn't help with the problem.

Asked by pogsinternet 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 22 hours ago

Firefox shuts down with no prompting from me - and no crash report generated.

Ok, as it says above, Firefox is randomly shutting itself off, as if you were 'Exit'-ing. I have followed all the aspects of the troubleshooting webpage - so far, when in… (read more)

Ok, as it says above, Firefox is randomly shutting itself off, as if you were 'Exit'-ing. I have followed all the aspects of the troubleshooting webpage - so far, when in Troubleshooting Mode, it stays up. I have turned all add-ons, extensions, hardware acceleration...before I went to Troubleshooting Mode...to try and isolate what might be causing it - no luck. I can have as few as 4 tabs open or as much as 10-it still turns off. Now, this does not happen each and every day, but it's close. The last crash report sent in was dated November 11, 4 in total. I have the crash report ID numbers if needed. I can't create the scenario; it's acting as if I am closing the browser, which I am not. This has me lost and frustrated.

Asked by ibert_n 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 23 hours ago

Sudden problems with Microsoft Live Mail

I recently started having a problem composing an email message when using Windows Live Mail and wondered if anyone has experienced the same issue. Another person on the M… (read more)

I recently started having a problem composing an email message when using Windows Live Mail and wondered if anyone has experienced the same issue. Another person on the Microsoft Help Forum reported the same issue, also using Firefox. The issue is that while composing an email, the window suddenly jumps back to the Inbox. It is very intermittent so a little difficult to test out with other browsers I hate using. Another issue which does seem to be only happening with Firefox is inability to open attachments on the first try.

Asked by robs10 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

Disconnecting from Gmail and Google.com

Only when using my Firefox in windows on my PC. After I am connected to my Gmail for a short period of time, it stops working and then I see a banner at the top that read… (read more)

Only when using my Firefox in windows on my PC. After I am connected to my Gmail for a short period of time, it stops working and then I see a banner at the top that reads that it is disconnected. It will not reconnect until I close Firefox and then reopen it. I have checked everything including a uninstall and then reinstalling Firefox. Can someone help me?

Asked by Jerry's FireFox 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

New Tab Shortcut Thumbnails Are Replaced by Useless Icons

In the most recent FireFox updates (94), the New Tab page seems to have replaced my recent site Shortcuts graphics. Whereas this screen was previously displaying miniatu… (read more)

In the most recent FireFox updates (94), the New Tab page seems to have replaced my recent site Shortcuts graphics. Whereas this screen was previously displaying miniature images of the various web pages, they are now displaying only the web site favicon.

While I understand that this eliminates a potential security hole, my shortcut list contains a number of commonly-used pages from my own web site -- and now every single one of them has the same fav icon, instead of the mini thumbnail of the actual page. This makes it difficult and darn-near impossible to discern between the various icons, especially since every one has the exact same text -- the START of the URL (including the web site name), and not the END of the URL, which would actually allow me to know which icon is for which page.

I have already disabled the "newnewtabexperience" config option (which fixed this in the past), but it doesn't appear to be working any more. Is there a newnewnewnewnewtabexperience setting that I should look for?

Asked by Bill Bach 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

web site login denials

I am finding a web site that I have used for many years is suddenly not working as the login will not work. I have contacted the compmany whose website i use and they hav… (read more)

I am finding a web site that I have used for many years is suddenly not working as the login will not work. I have contacted the compmany whose website i use and they have taken me through steps that point to an issue with firefox. (I can get acces to the site with MS Edge). If firefox thinks there si a security issue I cannor find how to make teh site an exception.

I also see that firefox thinks my browser preferences are being managed by my organisation. In fact I am my organisation and dont recall having set up a policy for my company

Can you help pls

Thanks

Simon Reid

Asked by simon122 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago