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Why does Firefox use roughly 20x more RAM than Brave for the same tabs?

Why does Firefox use roughly 20x more RAM than Brave for the same tabs? And what can be done? In practice, for a dozen or two tabs, Firefox uses 4-7 GB of RAM, where Bra… (read more)

Why does Firefox use roughly 20x more RAM than Brave for the same tabs? And what can be done?

In practice, for a dozen or two tabs, Firefox uses 4-7 GB of RAM, where Brave uses 300-400 MB. This sometimes gets me to using all of my 16 GB of RAM without having more than a browser & a few apps.


Hardware : recent Dell Inspiron 16 Plus (7620) with SSD, 16 GB DDR 4800 Mhz, decent i5 CPU and 6GB of dedicated GPU RAM - it's a pretty fast laptop.

Asked by rick.enbacker 2 months ago

Last reply by Neel 2 months ago

lost access to Firefox

Last Tuesday I deleted all references to Firefox. It was a combination error with one of my spam folder. There was nothing wrong with Firefox - it was all in my head (I… (read more)

Last Tuesday I deleted all references to Firefox. It was a combination error with one of my spam folder. There was nothing wrong with Firefox - it was all in my head (I'm nearly 80, so you can figure that out!}

Asked by James V. Hough 2 months ago

Last reply by jomal1236 2 months ago

Paypal.com won't load

I can't get Firefox to load paypal.com in a regular tab. The only true fix so far has been to open a private window and go to paypal there. I've been through all the fi… (read more)

I can't get Firefox to load paypal.com in a regular tab. The only true fix so far has been to open a private window and go to paypal there. I've been through all the fixes listed in the help section. Clearing the cookies helped for just one use, then that tactic quit working - messed with all the suggested settings, still won't work. I guess I can keep opening a private window, but I would really just like a fix for it. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Asked by janna4 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Cannot sign into myyahoo e-mail account with Windows 11 on Firefox browser

I bought a new laptop with Windows 11 installed. When I tried to log onto my e-mail account, my yahoo, in Firefox it fails. I can log into my yahoo on Chrome, and other… (read more)

I bought a new laptop with Windows 11 installed. When I tried to log onto my e-mail account, my yahoo, in Firefox it fails. I can log into my yahoo on Chrome, and other browsers but not Firefox. My connection with my yahoo works on my desktop with windows 10. When I try to log in I get a message saying they, my yahoo, sent a verification code to my e-mail address and I need the code to proceed. I checked my e-mail on my desktop and there is no code. There is no workaround on Firefox with my yahoo.

Thank you for any help you might suggest.

Stephen

Asked by Stephen137 5 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 5 months ago

Ask where to save downloads

Sirs; I've searched for this solution and all say "Click on the FireFox Button" which does not exist, so what is the real anser. I never ever, as in "HELL FREEZING OVDE… (read more)

Sirs;

I've searched for this solution and all say "Click on the FireFox Button" which does not exist, so what is the real anser.

I never ever, as in "HELL FREEZING OVDEER" want anything in the windows default "Downloads" Directory, so need this solution ASAP!

My downloads must go to the "RIGHT" folder depending on the "TYPE" of download for I download things for 1.) Windows, 2.) Linux, 3.) Programs, 4.) Install Packages, 5.) Support Items, etc. so having the right files in the right place is essential, especially since all must "SYNV" with my LINUX server.

Cheers!

TBNK

Asked by tbotnik 5 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 5 months ago

export and then import bookmarks - Firefox -> Firefox

HI. I recently purchased a new laptop and have Windows 11 Home (64 bit) installed. I installed the latest version of Firefox (v117). I am attempting to copy the bookmark… (read more)

HI. I recently purchased a new laptop and have Windows 11 Home (64 bit) installed. I installed the latest version of Firefox (v117). I am attempting to copy the bookmarks from another laptop - same version of Windows and the same version of Firefox. 1. I exported the toolbar bookmarks from old laptop which created an HTML file - file type shows as

   Firefox HTML Document.

2. On the new laptop I went through the process, Manage bookmarks,

     highlighted the Bookmarks Toolbar, selected  Import bookmarks from HTML, selected the file I wanted
     then 'OPENED'  the file I wanted to use. 

3. The process ended very quickly, file was not large. I clicked on the HOME icon and NO bookmarks

    were displayed on the toolbar, no bookmarks in the Other Bookmarks either. 

4. The only change was - all bookmarks from the old laptop were listed under 'Recent bookmarks' which

    made no sense since I had not visited them on the new laptop. 

5. I went through the process twice and I now see duplicate entries in the 'Recent bookmarks', no bookmarks.

So, what have I missed or does the export / import process simply not work? I have not tried the backup / restore process since this is the all or nothing approach and I may want to copy a few bookmarks in the future using the export / import process.

Does anyone have any ideas since I'm stopped at this point in time.

thanks B

Asked by BEH 5 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 5 months ago

Excel office addin shortcut key doesn't work when using Firefox while works fine in Chrome and Edge

I'm developing an office addin product for excel (using microsoft's javascript api for office) that can be installed to run locally in excel workbooks as well as in offic… (read more)

I'm developing an office addin product for excel (using microsoft's javascript api for office) that can be installed to run locally in excel workbooks as well as in office web i.e. user's online workbooks under his/her ms365 account. For testing the addin performance in office web, i'm currently trying out different browsers. There is a shortcut key to my addin that should open the addin taskpane. The shortcut doesn't conflict with any firefox or excel office web shortcut (even if it did, there should be a prompt according to microsoft's documentation). The problem is, when i load a workbook and press the shortcut key combination, the addin taskpane doesn't open. There is no error in console either. I tried setting the security.enterprise_roots.enabled = true assuming this could be due to certificate trust issue but that didn't solve it. More interestingly, the shortcut does work in firefox once after many retries and this is completely random - at least i couldn't identify when it works and why. It is very rare and may be once in 100 tries. I tried loading a sample addin provided by microsoft to test shortcuts (you can also use it) from here: https://github.com/OfficeDev/Office-Add-in-samples/tree/main/Samples/excel-keyboard-shortcuts If i load the manifest.xml in any office web excel workbook (as described in the sample above) in firefox, it worked the first time i.e. the prompt appeared (as the sample shortcut CTRL + ALT + 1 had a conflict with existing office excel shortcut for number formats dialog) and the shortcuts from both addins were working at this point (interesting). It means the sample addin shortcuts and my addin shortcut started to work briefly. Then again i pressed CTRL + F5 to test again, and none of the addin shortcuts were being picked up. My addin shortcut simply does nothing, and the sample addin shortcut opens excel's number format screen. If i reset the excel shortcut preference in the workbook using the search bar, it should show the conflict prompt for the sample addin, but it doesn't and rather loads the number format dialog. Please note that none of these behaviors are present in chrome and edge, where everything works as expected and documented by Microsoft - for both my addin and the sample. The taskpane opens as soon as i press the shortcut key for my addin or the sample's. I think firefox somehow ignores or doesn't remember the addin shortcuts most of the time. That's why it does nothing with my shortcut as it is not mapped to any excel or browser action. And it opens the number dialog for sample ignoring the sample shortcut because excel has an action against it. This also explains why both addin shortcuts work when one of them works as firefox starts to remember shortcuts for that session. What doesn't explain is why firefox doesn't store it all the time or why it keeps ignoring? If you want to reproduce, please try with the sample from microsoft. And please let me know if I can help in any way to identify the problem. Sorry for the very long message. I'm eagerly waiting for your response.

Asked by istiaq.ahmed.023 5 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 5 months ago

Home Page News Items

I just moved into a new Dell Laptop and downloaded the latest Firefox program and loaded it. I moved my Profile and all is good EXCEPT, the Home Page News Items listed o… (read more)

I just moved into a new Dell Laptop and downloaded the latest Firefox program and loaded it. I moved my Profile and all is good EXCEPT, the Home Page News Items listed on the previous Dell Laptop are gone. Running the same Virus Protection, I can't figure out how to get those news stories back. HELP!!

Asked by davepettingill 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Page Keeps Returning to Previous Pages

When I open a tab and go to a website, Firefox returns me to the previous page, no matter how many times I try to go back to my chosen site. For example: I open a tab an… (read more)

When I open a tab and go to a website, Firefox returns me to the previous page, no matter how many times I try to go back to my chosen site.

For example: I open a tab and my default page appears. I type in a website or click on a bookmark, and Firefox will get me there. However, the site I'm on won't stay; it keeps returning to the default page.

I've refreshed Firefox and reinstalled it, but no change. I put Firefox into Troubleshooting mode, but I didn't know what to do after that.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!

Asked by jodi.unsinger 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

View raw message

Today I was going to forward spam to reporting places. One must open View raw message. It would not open; Seemed rather proud of the fact that it had blocked a website … (read more)

Today I was going to forward spam to reporting places. One must open View raw message. It would not open; Seemed rather proud of the fact that it had blocked a website from opening something.

Brings me to my point: I have never understood the need to open View raw message, go to that new tab, control A, control C, go back to the tab with the email opened, click forward, control V.

I believe that IF ONE CLICKS FORWARD, all of that should be automatically done. Forward SURE IT IS USED FOR MANY OTHER REASONS OUTSIDE OF REPORTING OF SPAM. However SHOULDN'T YOU BE HELPING OUT WITH THE REPORTING OF SPAM?

Felix

Post Script: And why? Just why? Why should View raw message be blocked?

Asked by sevencomeeleven 6 months ago

Last reply by Terry 5 months ago

Firefox Browser settings

I have chosen a colorful garden theme for my new Firefox browser but now I can barely see my taskbar and any text above the taskbar. It is all very small and white. The … (read more)

I have chosen a colorful garden theme for my new Firefox browser but now I can barely see my taskbar and any text above the taskbar. It is all very small and white. The main screen area below is white. I would prefer black thicker text for that area but don't see how to do that in any of the articles I have found. I don't want to make all my text bigger, just the Firefox specific headers. Can anyone help?

Asked by cre8onlyluv 5 months ago

Last reply by Terry 5 months ago

Problem opening Firefox

Previously when I opened up Firefox it would go directly to my homepage. Now when I attempt to open it up I have to provide info and get permission on my cellphone. Why i… (read more)

Previously when I opened up Firefox it would go directly to my homepage. Now when I attempt to open it up I have to provide info and get permission on my cellphone. Why is this happening and how can I get it to work as it did before?

Asked by mrsammy7 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

Disable bottom-right corner scroll down button when in full screen

When watching Youtube in full screen, mousing over bottom right corner of the screen activates some kind of a miniscule scroll down button. I assume this is an issue with… (read more)

When watching Youtube in full screen, mousing over bottom right corner of the screen activates some kind of a miniscule scroll down button. I assume this is an issue with Firefox since it does not occur in other browsers. I want to disable this functionality so when instinctively navigating to the bottom right corner I disable full screen, not scroll down.

Asked by alpha6667 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago