Leaving a single webpage open for an extended period of time causes progressively more memory usage to the point where Firefox becomes unresponsive

I've observed that leaving certain websites open seems to consume an ever-increasing amount of memory in Firefox over time. The large resource usage eventually causes my … (read more)

I've observed that leaving certain websites open seems to consume an ever-increasing amount of memory in Firefox over time. The large resource usage eventually causes my system to become unusably slow.

For example, I was keeping an eye on Firefox's internal task manager while reading this Encyclopaedia Britannica article. Initially, the page only used about 100 MBs of memory, but as I left the page open longer (~20 minutes) and scrolled down to load more content, it eventually grew to greater than 3 GBs. Since I only have 8 GBs of RAM available on my computer, this causes Firefox (and the computer itself) to become slow and unresponsive until I close the offending tab or Firefox altogether.

Encyclopaedia Britannica isn't the sole website I've observed this sort of high memory usage issue with, but I seem to be able to replicate the issue consistently with some longer articles. Could anyone confirm if they can replicate this behavior? I'm using a relatively new install of Windows 10 and Firefox (with no add-ons installed), but I'd much appreciate it if someone could confirm this isn't something specific to my computer.

I've attached an image of the Windows task manager showing the high RAM usage. I've also attached an image of Firefox's task manager after closing the tab using so much memory to demonstrate that I only have a couple other tabs open, and they are not resource intensive.

Assuming this is an issue with the website, would an AdBlocker or NoScript help to mitigate the resource usage?

Asked by t.r.ernst 5 days ago

email update

I have had to change my email address and have tried to update after I have logged in under my old email account. This request sends a message to my old email account in… (read more)

I have had to change my email address and have tried to update after I have logged in under my old email account. This request sends a message to my old email account in order to proceed, however I am not able to receive emails on the old account. I have tried to create another account with my new email address however message states I am already signed in. There seems to be no way to sign out. I understand I may receive email responses however I will not be able to access them.

Asked by simon.hey1 4 days ago

Uninstall Firefox using a command in SCCM

Hi all, Has anyone know how to uninstall Firefox via SCCM using the a command under the Deployment type or any other way using an application deployment? Any tips welcome… (read more)

Hi all, Has anyone know how to uninstall Firefox via SCCM using the a command under the Deployment type or any other way using an application deployment?

Any tips welcome!

Thank you,

DannyC.

Asked by dcastaneda1 4 days ago

Firefox 80 internal error on attempting to play youtube audio

When attempting to play youtube audio, firefox 80 on Mint 18.3 fails with these messages: [Child 11503, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: 7f167cbabcc0 OpenCubeb() fai… (read more)

When attempting to play youtube audio, firefox 80 on Mint 18.3 fails with these messages: [Child 11503, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: 7f167cbabcc0 OpenCubeb() failed to init cubeb: file /build/firefox-YY44jc/firefox-80.0+linuxmint1+sylvia/dom/media/AudioStream.cpp, line 330 [Child 11503, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: Decoder=7f16773f1000 [OnMediaSinkAudioError]: file /build/firefox-YY44jc/firefox-80.0+linuxmint1+sylvia/dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachine.cpp, line 3891 [Child 11503, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: Decoder=7f16773f1000 Decode error: NS_ERROR_DOM_MEDIA_FATAL_ERR (0x806e0005) - RefPtr<MediaSourceTrackDemuxer::SamplesPromise> mozilla::MediaSourceTrackDemuxer::DoGetSamples(int32_t): manager is detached.: file /build/firefox-YY44jc/firefox-80.0+linuxmint1+sylvia/dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachine.cpp, line 3470 [Child 11503, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: 7f1673a5f980 OpenCubeb() failed to init cubeb: file /build/firefox-YY44jc/firefox-80.0+linuxmint1+sylvia/dom/media/AudioStream.cpp, line 330 [Child 11503, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: Decoder=7f166ccc6400 [OnMediaSinkAudioError]: file /build/firefox-YY44jc/firefox-80.0+linuxmint1+sylvia/dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachine.cpp, line 3891

Asked by feralurchin 4 days ago

Favourites

I changed password for my Firefox profileas I realized some intrusions in my andoid J Core 2. Since the new logon all favourites disappeared. I can I find them again?giuc… (read more)

I changed password for my Firefox profileas I realized some intrusions in my andoid J Core 2. Since the new logon all favourites disappeared. I can I find them again?giucaimmi@gmail.com

Asked by Tenzin 3 days ago

How to block addon-installation but allow "build-in" addon openh264 ?

Hello, in our company we use firefox esr 78.2 and have blocked the installation of add-ons with our gpo-settings. But we need the openh264-codec-plugin to work (for video… (read more)

Hello,

in our company we use firefox esr 78.2 and have blocked the installation of add-ons with our gpo-settings. But we need the openh264-codec-plugin to work (for video conferencing). Is there a chance to only allow / whitelist the openh264-plugin, so firefox can complete this codec-installation ?

We need something like the chrome-policy ExtensionInstallWhitelist: https://www.chromium.org/administrators/policy-list-3#ExtensionInstallWhitelist

thanks in advance and greetings from germany

Asked by it.service 3 days ago

How to get the Pocket Articles on a New Browser Page

I used to get articles from various sources as tiles on every new browser page I opened which were pretty interesting. I opened Firefox to find the articles gone and repl… (read more)

I used to get articles from various sources as tiles on every new browser page I opened which were pretty interesting. I opened Firefox to find the articles gone and replaced with a search bar. How do I get the articles back please, I looked it up and I think they are articles from Pocket? I don't want to go to Pocket or make it my home page just want th new browser with the tiles like previously. Appreciate your help.

Asked by mohammed.alkubaisy 3 days ago

how do i export tags in addition to bookmarks

hello, the exported file contains just the bookmarks and the tags do not show up. i would like to export the tags also. please advice how to do so. is there an add-on whi… (read more)

hello,

the exported file contains just the bookmarks and the tags do not show up. i would like to export the tags also. please advice how to do so. is there an add-on which does this?

thanks & regards

Asked by Ajit Deo 3 days ago

Firefox update to 80.0.1 will not register add-on to access Foscam FI9928P

The latest Firefox (80.0.1) doesn't recognize or allow installation of the add-on (amba_5.1.0.13_win--1548386245064.exe) to be able to view my security camera (Foscam FI9… (read more)

The latest Firefox (80.0.1) doesn't recognize or allow installation of the add-on (amba_5.1.0.13_win--1548386245064.exe) to be able to view my security camera (Foscam FI9928P). Prior to the update, I was able to access the camera just fine. Now I have to use Chrome or IE to be able to view camera web interface.

I am not sure what the Mozilla folks changed, but it really stinks to not be able to use FFox with my security cameras.

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Is there a fix for this issue?

Asked by ddenby 3 days ago

Why Firefox enforces by default extensions like Amazon, Bing, eBay, Google ?

It's a simple question: Why Firefox enforces by default extensions like Amazon, Bing, eBay, Google ? What really these extensions do? Paradox#1: Firefox enforces to use t… (read more)

It's a simple question: Why Firefox enforces by default extensions like Amazon, Bing, eBay, Google ? What really these extensions do?

Paradox#1: Firefox enforces to use those totally insecurity and unreliable companies! Paradox #2: Firefox don't even show those extensions mentioned above! Paradox #3: Even when I remove them from "Options->Search Engines" these ones keep being enabled and hidden! Paradox #4: Third party program needed to manage those Firefox hidden extensions! I Disable all above extensions by "CCleaner" and: Paradox #5: they comes back by default in every Firefox damn update!

I wish I'm wrong I would pleased if someone explain in an article, or even in few words, why all those. I think Mozilla should detailed explain.

Thanks in advance and Sorry for my English.

Asked by AntonyMan 3 days ago

Post update Firefox from old 32 bit version, missing saved login and password on lockwise

Dear Support team, I have updated my very old firefox 32-bit browser may be from version 49 to latest version 80. Post migration, i am unable to see my old saved login an… (read more)

Dear Support team, I have updated my very old firefox 32-bit browser may be from version 49 to latest version 80. Post migration, i am unable to see my old saved login and password. I saw other post talking about login.json file which i can seee in current profile holding about 100 ids but same not listed on login password screen from lockwise. I saw that it talk about with login.json it requires key3.db but seems old version don't have it or i dont have it in my profile folder. I know my master password from old browser. So, is there any way to get all my logins restored in updated new browser. Please guide me.

Many thanks for your help.

Regards, Nilesh

Asked by nileshbchauhan 3 days ago

Firefox hangs when I open inspect element on some websites

When I open inspect element on some pages, FF is hanging and I am not able to edit the styles in that page. It works fine on other browsers like Chrome. Also FF uses more… (read more)

When I open inspect element on some pages, FF is hanging and I am not able to edit the styles in that page. It works fine on other browsers like Chrome. Also FF uses more amount of CPU when I browse those pages.

I have disabled all the addons and tried but it still hangs.

Asked by rajan6295 3 days ago

Impossible to make firefox work

Hy, I've just instal firefox on my IMAC 27 Midd2011 on High Sierra after a re install of the system. Since I can't do anything. Firefox start after a long time and then n… (read more)

Hy, I've just instal firefox on my IMAC 27 Midd2011 on High Sierra after a re install of the system. Since I can't do anything. Firefox start after a long time and then nothing happen. Even if I click on a menu, nothing happens. I tried the different procedures with the help and reinstall it after reboot but nothing changes; I always have an "empty" window. If you have another idea, I am interested. Thank you so much

Asked by sev.coutaud1 3 days ago

Every webpage I visit shows on Highlighted, Bookmarks and Top Sites!

I have no time to kill all these unnecessary things! I can't find any needed bookmark in this avalanche! My work makes me visit a lot of pages every day and now I am abso… (read more)

I have no time to kill all these unnecessary things! I can't find any needed bookmark in this avalanche! My work makes me visit a lot of pages every day and now I am absolutely buried in this ocean of urls that I had to visit only once. The disaster happened after the upgrade to 80.0.1 (64 bit). I tried to forbid Highlighted and Top Sites and use Pocket for the bookmarks I need but it is awfully uncomfortable. What am I to do?

Asked by goodwordland 3 days ago

My default profile is changing each time I open another profile

Hello, How can choose a default profile forever ? I'd like to set a profile as the default one but whenever I open another profile, Firefox sets it as the new default pro… (read more)

Hello,

How can choose a default profile forever ?

I'd like to set a profile as the default one but whenever I open another profile, Firefox sets it as the new default profile so when I open a link, it opens it in the new one instead of the default profile I've set.

I've tried to set the profile.ini file as read-only but Firefox crashes when opening a new instance.

Thank you.

Regards,

Asked by olilau 3 days ago

Folder Icon Missing When Using "file:///X:/Path" (v80.0.1)

When I use the Firefox v80.0.1 browser and enter a file: URL (i.e. "file:///X:/Path" ), the folder icons are missing from the sub-folders (subdirectories). All other icon… (read more)

When I use the Firefox v80.0.1 browser and enter a file: URL (i.e. "file:///X:/Path" ), the folder icons are missing from the sub-folders (subdirectories). All other icons appear to be present. The folder icons were present in past releases, so it appears to be this release. Is anyone else experiencing this?

Asked by John 3 days ago