Slow Firefox

System: MSI B640 Tomahawk. I5 10600KU 32GB RAM Video: MSI 3070 X3 System Drive: 250GB fast Samsung SSD, with 50% free. System OS: W10Pro_x64 21H1, Defender, no Firewall,… (read more)

System: MSI B640 Tomahawk. I5 10600KU 32GB RAM

Video: MSI 3070 X3

System Drive: 250GB fast Samsung SSD, with 50% free.

System OS: W10Pro_x64 21H1, Defender, no Firewall, no extra AV. Firefox_93.0_x64

Network: TYPE: Dedicated FIBER LAN Provider: Telenet Account Type: FIBER_200 Plus +


Addons: Adblock + µblock FBPurity Block Sender New Tab Override Cookie Manager and Cookie quick Manager Auto-High-Quality for youtube Ant Downloader Video Downloadhelper Cute Save Button WebP Image Converter Translate Web Page

Additional Information: Open Pinned Tabs: In between 25 and 60, depending on my current activities.

Tried: Disabling each add-on until all were off. Safe Start. Nothing helps.

Understandings: 1) No browser is made to run up to 60 open tabs (possibly even more)!!! 2) I run a "plethora" (compared to most users) if add-ons; these also bring the use speed down. 3) Resource used: 2GB (with "mere 30 pages" open.

BUT: DESPITE that: I ALSO understand that, considering my system and Network Type, it should not even be problematic with 200 pages open at once. 2GB over 32GB of RAM? Not the slightest issue (and it often runs at 4GB RAM in use). My CPU never runs half high, even when I have like 60 pages open: Should not be an issue then either. My Video Card has plenty resource over as well when at highest for me usage." Again, it should be no issue. My Fiber Netware? Telenet BVBA, Mechelen Test results: Ping: 5ms Jitter: 2ms Download: 904.2 Mbps Upload: 038.3 Mbps Not the best, not the worst, but for simple browsing, more than, I would assume, plenty.

So, what gives, what is the issue? No extreme strain on the system, no background high-resource issues, sure: one or two add-ons in Firefox but these as well do not strain my system, no AV issues, no Firewall issues (I turned that off, I fail to get the need for one as a house-dog-tree user), yet slow performance. Also, while 30'ish tabs running, 2GB used of RAM? My my, what the hell do they do as Site Admins to have these amounts (and NO, I do not do porn, thank you.  :P I am well aware of other people having insane issues surfing porn, as I helped many of these folks)? Sure, Deviant is a larger one that is open, being a graphical site, but like Quora, FB, Hot- and G-Mail and similar, these ain't, so to get a 2GB usage is weird, I would assume. I said, assume: yes, I am not specifically an internet know-all, I know of networking as a former NOVEL Netware Supervisor under UNIX (also Spupervisor), but Networking in a company is not the same as internet.

So, what is going on, why is my browser so slow? Having turned of all and 1 page open it's lightning fast, but now ... So, it is the open tabs, and the add-ons, though when turned off, I see no real difference. Brings it to tabs. How come, it is this "heavy", even for my system, please?

Thank you. Xog.

Asked by Xogroroth 1 week ago

Last reply by Xogroroth 4 days ago

Automatic calls to many Google services on launch (Windows 10, desktop)

Hello! Something in my Firefox installation seems to be making several Google network (google.com / forcesafesearch.google.com / www.youtube-nocookie.com / m.youtube.com,… (read more)

Hello! Something in my Firefox installation seems to be making several Google network (google.com / forcesafesearch.google.com / www.youtube-nocookie.com / m.youtube.com, and a couple of others) calls shortly after launch. I have a DNS sinkhole, so that is how I can see.

I have a few reputable extensions (or should be, from EFF, Firefox itself, or Ublock Origin), but it also happens in safe mode. I went through a good chunk of this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-stop-firefox-making-automatic-connections and still the calls occur

I am on Windows 10, with FF v93.

Thanks very much!

Asked by hiciya6568 1 week ago

Last reply by hiciya6568 4 days ago

How do I disable the "Forget About This Site" warning?

The latest update added a new warning to the "Forget About This Site" feature. I use this sometimes, and when I saw this warning for the first time yesterday, I knew it w… (read more)

The latest update added a new warning to the "Forget About This Site" feature. I use this sometimes, and when I saw this warning for the first time yesterday, I knew it was going to be a pain in the arse. I understand it's useful to some people, but I do not want to see it every time. How do I disable this warning?

Asked by David_H23 1 week ago

Last reply by David_H23 3 days ago

v2 and v4 icc profiles, Firefox is failing

I was disturbed to find in a test for v2 and v4 icc support from the color.org website (International Color Consortium), "Is your system ICC Version 4 ready", which Firef… (read more)

I was disturbed to find in a test for v2 and v4 icc support from the color.org website (International Color Consortium), "Is your system ICC Version 4 ready", which Firefox failed.

I found out that what the ICC refers to as "system" references browsers. My computer is an iMac OS X 10.13.6 and my Firefox is v93. The test is https://www..color.org/version4html.xalter. There is a link that brings the test up in PDF, which I think is necessary as the link itself seems to be only a picture.

Other photography sites have pointed this use of the word "system" out for, in my case, Safari and Chrome for instance. I tried Safari and ran the PDF test. It passed. I tried Firefox again (and again) it failed every time. Other people have had the same result, as in the following quote, "...Houston we have a problem...".

One of the most helpful websites I have found for this, mostly from fine photography sites, was https://gregbenzphotography.com/photography-tips/how-to-setup-proper-color-management-in-a-web-browser. This website had six tests for browsers. Firefox passed every test except test #6. Using Safari, it passed all including test #6. You could try it with Chrome.

This website, and many others, suggested a Firefox enabling correction that starts with typing into a Firefox address bar about:confg click, and after some scary warnings, type in gfx.color_management.mode (set to 1), click, then gfx.color_management.enablev4 (set to true), click, then gfx.color_management.rendering_intent. (set to 1 relative colorimetric--or to 0 for us Philistines). Restart Firefox.

Didn't work, Firefox still failed. I tried this many times, same result. Read the last sentence of the Summary on that website.

I'm sad to do this, but sending my even relatively elementary images to an outside printer, using PDF/X1a to KDP or IngramSpark for instance, I'll use Safari because I don't trust what Firefox might do. If anyone knows a way for Firefox to pass muster with the ICC, I will gladly use it.

Asked by John 1 week ago

Last reply by John 3 days ago

Searching through the adress-bar opens new Tab.

A few moths ago, when you visited a website and then typed some new search-term in the address-bar, you used to be able to search right in that tab. Now a new tab opens u… (read more)

A few moths ago, when you visited a website and then typed some new search-term in the address-bar, you used to be able to search right in that tab. Now a new tab opens up and you get moved there.

While programming, i search for a lot of stuff. Switch to Firefox -> Ctrl+L -> type search-term is the fastest way i found to search for whatever I need. Problem is: now my browser clutters itself by always opening new tabs instead of just reusing the one i don't need anymore.

So my questions would be this:

  1. Is it possible to restore the old behaviour of staying within your one tab?
  2. If there is some other shortcut that allows for searching without moving to a new tab?

(I also tried Ctrl+K and Ctrl+J. Both still open a tab when you already are on a website.)

Asked by Fortorin 4 months ago

Last reply by Fortorin 2 days ago

Google pages fail to load at random intervals

Firefox will randomly stop resolving google search results. At random times, no search entered at the top url bar will resolve. The browser will just change the text in t… (read more)

Firefox will randomly stop resolving google search results. At random times, no search entered at the top url bar will resolve. The browser will just change the text in the bar, and then won't do anything else. If there is a Google page already open, it won't load any links from the results. Google.com won't even load. This typically lasts about 2-5 minutes.

I've seen this in both Windows and Linux. Linux Builds I've tested were the Flatpak from flathub, the snap, the Fedora Repo, and the Tarball binary. They all had the same result after a while of using it. This also happens on both my home network as well as my work network.

I have cleared my profile by manually deleting the folder in appdata or in ~/.mozilla, and tested with no extensions and no setting tweaks. The only tweak I made is disabling DNS over HTTPS. If I change the default search engine to DuckDuckGo or something else, It no longer happens. but that's because it's not trying to access a google domain.

I have attached a gif of my issue.

Asked by Joshua 1 week ago

Last reply by Joshua 2 days ago

Copying text from the URL bar which is NOT the URL actually only copies the url

This probably seems like a silly gripe, but when copy-pasting text, say from a website into a Google Doc, I used to often paste it into the URL bar first, then copy it to… (read more)

This probably seems like a silly gripe, but when copy-pasting text, say from a website into a Google Doc, I used to often paste it into the URL bar first, then copy it to paste into my Doc, because that was a quick easy way to remove formatting from the texts (hyperlinks, bold, etc.).

At some point relatively recently, this changed. Now when I paste a chunk of text into the URL bar and either cut or copy it from there, what I get when I paste it is just the URL of the page I'm on. The text I'd pasted into the URL bar might STILL BE THERE when I hit ctl+C and ctl+V but what gets pasted is the URL of the page that actually is nowhere to be seen. Is there a way around this or do I just have to take longer to remove formatting from pasted text now? Thank you for any info!

Asked by iamnotian 6 days ago

transfer bookmark to new PC

Not all bookmarks were transferred to my new PC with Sync, only the ones on the bookmark toolbar. I have lots of other bookmarks. I exported them from my old laptop als… (read more)

Not all bookmarks were transferred to my new PC with Sync, only the ones on the bookmark toolbar. I have lots of other bookmarks. I exported them from my old laptop also (html file), but that hasn't worked either. What should I do?

Asked by nancyleedecatur 6 days ago

HiDPI Screenshots Too Big

I regularly capture screenshots of pages at 1440 x 900 on a 5K iMac. When I paste these images somewhere they appear as 2880 x 1800. I've tried messing around with the se… (read more)

I regularly capture screenshots of pages at 1440 x 900 on a 5K iMac. When I paste these images somewhere they appear as 2880 x 1800.

I've tried messing around with the settings, but can't seem to find a way to make the final image 1440 x 900. Setting the DPR only seems to work if it's at 2. If it's at 1, the screen shot is the right dimension, but is missing 75% of the image.

Even though I'm on a HiDPI screen, I would love to be able to capture a 1440 x 900 screen and have the image actually end up being 1440 x 900. Is there a trick to this?

Asked by christian_mills 6 days ago

78.15 ESR will force you to update?

On the release notes of 78.15 is states: This is the final planned ESR78 release. Eligible users will be automatically updated to the ESR91 release on November 2. Never s… (read more)

On the release notes of 78.15 is states: This is the final planned ESR78 release. Eligible users will be automatically updated to the ESR91 release on November 2.

Never saw this kind of text from mozilla before. Does this mean that unlike previous versions, 78.15 will no longer give you the option to decline automatic updates?

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/78.15.0/releasenotes/

Asked by kvcfsqgu 6 days ago

Need help to set duckduckgo as default for all tab.

Need help to set duckduckgo as default for all tab. (Ctrl+Shift+A) > Extensions , here i am not able to find the override option. My Firefox Version is 93.0 X64 (windo… (read more)

Need help to set duckduckgo as default for all tab.

(Ctrl+Shift+A) > Extensions , here i am not able to find the override option. My Firefox Version is 93.0 X64 (windows 10 home X 64) 

I tried to see if i can update firefox but it says already is updated.

Please help!

Asked by subhashishchatterjee100 6 days ago

Run firefox from cron

Hello, I’m using firefox-dev under debian linux and since last updates my cron script that was supposed to open a certain url in firefox at a regular schedule stopped wor… (read more)

Hello,

I’m using firefox-dev under debian linux and since last updates my cron script that was supposed to open a certain url in firefox at a regular schedule stopped working.

I do export DISPLAY=:0 than run firefox $url and all was fine previously but now I always received a message : “Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To use Firefox, you must first close the existing Firefox process, restart your device, or use a different profile.”

You can easily reproduce by running : sudo -u $(whoami) /path/to/firefox-dev/firefox https://www.google.com

Can somebody explain what is checked by firefox and why it consider it is not responding instead of just open my url in a new tab ?

Asked by ecornely 6 days ago

Won't play YouTube audio

I'm bringing a problem, but I'm also bringing a solution. At least the solution that worked for me. There are at least a couple Mozilla threads on this, but they didn't s… (read more)

I'm bringing a problem, but I'm also bringing a solution. At least the solution that worked for me.

There are at least a couple Mozilla threads on this, but they didn't solve my problem.

If you have no audio in YouTube, or some particular Firefox tab, go up to the specific tab that you're not getting audio in.

As you move the mouse to the Red play button which is YouTube's logo, if my fix is the right fix for your particular lack of sound, you will see it turn to a Muted speaker icon. Left-click that muted speaker so that it unmutes!

To reiterate, evidently Firefox has the ability to mute or not mute a single tab! Also, you may see the word MUTED in the area immediately below and to the right of the Red play button, helping you to know what's going on. The thing is, the Muted speaker icon ONLY appears if you've Mouse'd over it, which I think is suspect programming.

Asked by gaines.rob 6 days ago

Firefox dropdown menus and toolbar popups inconsistently work

Both drop-down menus (e.g., the drop-down for "Which topic best describes your question?") and popup menus for add-ons in the bookmark bars work inconsistently or not at … (read more)

Both drop-down menus (e.g., the drop-down for "Which topic best describes your question?") and popup menus for add-ons in the bookmark bars work inconsistently or not at all. The right-click menu and the 3-bar menu often fail to work on the first few tries, but eventually open. (And in the case of the 3-bar menu, it often opens without certain options, like "Settings," "More tools," and "Help," though these usually appear after waiting a few seconds.) Other menus, like drop-down menus on website or several pop-ups for addons, don't work at all, no matter how many times I try.

The issue isn't solved by starting in Troubleshooting mode (insofar as they can be reproduced -- some things, like the add-on popups, can't be since the add-ons are disabled) or by clearing the cache.

I'm running Firefox Nightly 95.0a1 (2021-10-06) (64-bit) on Arch Linux, though the same issue seems to affect Firefox 93.0.

Thanks very much in advance for any help.

Asked by raghav1 6 days ago

Printing with HP Envy 7640 pages print 2 inches to the right no matter how I set margins?

I am trying to print some pages from within my Firefox browser which is updated daily.And no matter what settings I choose for page width, margins, orientation or scale/f… (read more)

I am trying to print some pages from within my Firefox browser which is updated daily.And no matter what settings I choose for page width, margins, orientation or scale/fit to page the pages print way to the right and half the information is not printed. This happens when I choose to print the whole pages as well as when I choose to print my selection. I went to the new about support page (which I hate as I cannot change settings like I used to be able to change them) and I cleared the printer settings as was suggested in the Firefox help section and that had no affect/effect on the printing issue. I have wasted half a ream of paper trying to figure out how to deal with this on my own and have just filled my trash receptacle! Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated. And you could throw in (if you like) a tip on how to change settings in the new about: support/config pages) Thanks very very much!

Asked by MrBeepa 6 days ago

secondary email address doesn't display.

I added a secondary email address, but it doesn't display. After waiting several days, I tried adding again, but it wasn't accepted with the message email address already… (read more)

I added a secondary email address, but it doesn't display. After waiting several days, I tried adding again, but it wasn't accepted with the message email address already exists. It still doesn't display. I have reviewed the on-line instructions and followed them precisely. The instructions do not cover this issue.

Any suggestions or assistance appreciated.

Asked by Henry D 6 days ago

Add ons.

Hello, I uploaded a Add on Theme, It says Firefox Browser Add-ons and it says " Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt." What do i do? The link to … (read more)

Hello, I uploaded a Add on Theme, It says Firefox Browser Add-ons and it says " Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt." What do i do? The link to it is https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/mix-of-colours/

Asked by masonjlee2809 6 days ago