Why do Firefox and Wndows Task mgr show such different values/

Firefox (84.0.2 x64) has recently become a memory hog to the point where my system (W7) slows to a point where it is unusable. I do not wish to spend an entire day (or mo… (read more)

Firefox (84.0.2 x64) has recently become a memory hog to the point where my system (W7) slows to a point where it is unusable. I do not wish to spend an entire day (or more) troubleshooting in the hope that I can make go away a problem that didn't exist 1 month ago do so how can I roll back to an earlier release (say the one running in december last year) which did not have any of these problems?

I attach two screen prints from a laptop (W7 12GBRam) running one instance of firefox with maybe 20 open tabs Windows Task Mgr which shows Firefox with 9 processes using around 5GB with one process using 2GB Firefox task mgr which shows 25 tabs using a total of around 0.5GB

Clearly the info in the firefox taskmgr is rubbish - or rather not reporting the same thing!

Asked by allizom1 1 week ago

Last reply by allizom1 6 days ago

Unable to migrate or restore OneTab and its data

None of the available migration or restore methods are capable of preserving OneTab data. In every case I have tried, OneTab is missing from the add-ons in my new install… (read more)

None of the available migration or restore methods are capable of preserving OneTab data. In every case I have tried, OneTab is missing from the add-ons in my new installation or profile. The only approach which achieved anything at all was to replace the entire .mozilla director under Ubuntu, but even this only displayed the OneTab page and its data on the first invocation of Firefox. Since the add-on was not present, the data was gone at the second invocation. However, repeating this process at least allowed me to export the OneTab data from *one* profile on the first invocation. Unfortunately, this method is completely useless under Windows, as are the recommended approaches of using Firefox sync (with sync turned on for add-ons) or replacing the contents of a newly created profile with the contents of an old or saved one. How can I properly backup and restore or migrate a Firefox installation, *including* my OneTab installation and data?

Asked by rsbrux 2 weeks ago

Last reply by rsbrux 6 days ago

Javascript Redirection Not Working

Hello, I have a web page that prints a document, and then redirects back to the main page. This website has always worked in every browser, and now in Firefox 84.0.2 it n… (read more)

Hello,

I have a web page that prints a document, and then redirects back to the main page. This website has always worked in every browser, and now in Firefox 84.0.2 it no longer redirects.

What changed in Firefox, and how do I get it redirecting again?

Here is a snippet of the code in question:

<script type='text/javascript'>

    var interval = setInterval(function() {
         if(document.readyState === 'complete') {
              clearInterval(interval);
              window.print();
         }
    }, 100);
    
    window.onbeforeprint = function() {
         window.location = 'https://www.mozilla.org';
    }

</script>

Asked by Fred 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Fred 6 days ago

Firefox 83 broke fonts on youtube (when hardware acceleration is enabled)

After updating to FF 83.0 something has changed in font rendering. Another update breaks something for me and another silence in changelog. When hardware acceleration is … (read more)

After updating to FF 83.0 something has changed in font rendering. Another update breaks something for me and another silence in changelog.

When hardware acceleration is enabled in firefox settings I observe that fonts which are overlayed on youtube videos have ugly chromatic aberration effect around them and they are much thinner than they should be. When I disable hardware acceleration they are fine - they look the same as on different browsers, for example Brave.

Is there any way to fix font rendering without need to disable hardware acceleration?

example images with description in attachment

Asked by Piterk 1 month ago

Last reply by Piterk 5 days ago

After update to firefox 80.0 pages sometimes load blank randomly

After update to firefox 80 sometimes random pages do not load. They open as blank white page with refresh button being inactive. Only way to solve this problem is close p… (read more)

After update to firefox 80 sometimes random pages do not load. They open as blank white page with refresh button being inactive. Only way to solve this problem is close page, open new tab and try to load this page again.

This is completely random, happening on all sites, opened from links on other sites, bookmarks or speed dial. No idea what could cause it. Maybe firefox has some problems with creating new process for new tab if my process limit is set to 1?

Asked by Piterk 3 months ago

Last reply by Piterk 5 days ago

Microphone Sensitivity is Low in Firefox

In the age of COVID and a switch to more remote work the dependency on online meetings has increased. The company I work for uses Google Apps for Business and has been us… (read more)

In the age of COVID and a switch to more remote work the dependency on online meetings has increased. The company I work for uses Google Apps for Business and has been using Google Meet for a long time, and I've never had any problems with it not working. Recently though, when I join a meeting using Firefox, nobody can hear me and it appears Firefox is not able to access my microphone. Here's what I've done to test:

1. Reviewed Windows 10 settings to make sure microphone input slider is up. 2. Checked other browsers, running Google Meet using Chrome works fine. (Note: everything was working before and I attempted to use Chrome to try out changing backgrounds. It seems like this is when my problems with Firefox began) 3. I've tested my microphone using https://www.onlinemictest.com/ initially it didn't appear to work, but if I tap on my laptop screen near the microphone I see lines showing activity, but it won't pick up voice. Using this same tool in Chrome works as expected. 4. I tested using Private Mode - Same results. 5. I tried clearing the startup cache - same results. 6. I tried using Safe Mode - same results. 7. Refreshed Firefox (using Troubleshooting Information screen (Refresh Firefox...)

I'm at the end of my rope trying to figure out what's going on, and why it only appears to be Firefox that's having a problem. Other apps like Zoom, and recording video using just the webcam on the computer also works fine.

Any help in getting this figured out would be appreciated. I try not to use Chrome if I don't have to, but switching to Chrome so I can join web meetings is a real pain.

Asked by david.rahija 2 weeks ago

Last reply by david.rahija 5 days ago

Two monitors: Toolbar menus cut off

Hello! I am using Firefox on my notebook with external monitor. When the external monitor is set up as the main display and above the notebook monitor, the toolbar popup … (read more)

Hello!

I am using Firefox on my notebook with external monitor.

When the external monitor is set up as the main display and above the notebook monitor, the toolbar popup menus in Firefox are cut off on the notebook monitor (≡ & addons like uBlock etc.), so only a small upper part of them is displayed. The ≡ menu can be fully operated in this case because it has scroll bars, the addons' menus do not.

If the notebook monitor is set up as the primary monitor or is not below the external monitor, the problem does not occur.

Disabling all addons does not cause any change.

The problem does not occur with other browsers either.

Would appreciate some help!

Martin

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Asked by Tanrim 1 week ago

Last reply by Tanrim 4 days ago

Google street view not working properly

I've noticed for about 2 weeks now, my google street view is not working like it used to. It some times will not respond and when it does respond it is very slow. I didn'… (read more)

I've noticed for about 2 weeks now, my google street view is not working like it used to. It some times will not respond and when it does respond it is very slow. I didn't used to have this problem, so maybe a new Firefox update or some other issue is causing then problem? How can I view my browser settings to see if some thing there is causing the problem? Hopefully, someone can help and cure the problem. Thanks,

Asked by sciencemagic 1 month ago

Last reply by sciencemagic 4 days ago

2 wat authentication

Hallo, I got a lock in the 2 wat authentication. I now my password but the e-mail with the verificationcode goes to a e-mail account from witch the password is within my … (read more)

Hallo,

I got a lock in the 2 wat authentication. I now my password but the e-mail with the verificationcode goes to a e-mail account from witch the password is within my passwallet of the Firefox account. Is their any workaround around thuis?

Renards Jeff

Asked by emile2 1 week ago

Last reply by emile2 2 days ago

How can I slim down my Firefox Profile?

I got a new computer and am moving my profile to new computer(W10 to W10). The old profile is 464MB, mostly in Storage/Default 234MB I think this is a lot and want to sli… (read more)

I got a new computer and am moving my profile to new computer(W10 to W10). The old profile is 464MB, mostly in Storage/Default 234MB I think this is a lot and want to slim it down. I want to keep bookmarks and have it auto recall previous sites I have visited. Can I keep the bookmarks and auto recall, but delete some of the files? These files are big also, places.sqlite, webappstore.sqlite, favicons.sqlite Thank you very much.

Asked by HnLA 1 week ago

Last reply by HnLA 2 days ago

When saving an edited PDF form the text is rendered exceedingly large

Greetings, I am trying to fill out a PDF form using Firefox's built in PDF viewer and form editor. I'm running Linux (Ubuntu) with Firefox 84. I am able to successfully v… (read more)

Greetings, I am trying to fill out a PDF form using Firefox's built in PDF viewer and form editor. I'm running Linux (Ubuntu) with Firefox 84. I am able to successfully view and "Open" the PDF within the browser, and even edit the text properly. However, upon saving or printing, the text gets rendered with a massive font size nullifying the ability to edit in browser. I've been trying to find some online resources without success, and can't seem to find others reporting a similar case.

I've disabled all extensions and restarted Firefox, but did not notice any change in behavior. Any tips for debugging? Attached are two pics of the PDF form while editing, and then the rendered PDF after saving.

Asked by dailyherold 1 week ago

Last reply by dailyherold 2 days ago

Now that I have removed adobe flash player, videos will no longer play. What can I do...?

I have to say that this has been the most frustrating issue that I have been unable to find any kind of help with. I am running W7 on this laptop (I do not know more than… (read more)

I have to say that this has been the most frustrating issue that I have been unable to find any kind of help with.

I am running W7 on this laptop (I do not know more than that), even W10 on my desktop, both with the most updated version of mozilla.

I have removed the adobe flash player, and now I cannot get any videos to play, like on CNN and other various sites. I just get the spinning wheel of nothing. It seems that only you tube is working, barely.

Am I missing something, is this open html5 crap supposed to just take over and everything will be okay.

Maybe someone, somewhere can post a layman's explanation on what is going on. If there are issues, how to fix them. I don't need anymore information telling me how to remove because it is dead. What I need is what is replacing it, how does it work, and where and what can I do to fix issues.

Searching for help here on this subject is just tedious. I get over 3000 replies, or what ever they are called here, but just nothing on an explanation of what is changed and or how it works, more like doesn't work.

What do I need to do in order to be able to watch/play videos online.

Any help would be very, very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by SHempsey 1 week ago

Last reply by SHempsey 15 hours ago

Firefox search engine settings keep resetting

I use Firefox on a Macbook. I configured the search (about:preferences#search) to include only one search engine: DDG. As a result, when the URL/search bar is focused, t… (read more)

I use Firefox on a Macbook.

I configured the search (about:preferences#search) to include only one search engine: DDG. As a result, when the URL/search bar is focused, the bottom bar with "This time, search with..." is not displayed. This is the expected behavior.

Starting about a month ago, it started exhibiting a bug: at random times, the search settings are getting reset. So whenever I open a new tab and focus the URL/search bar, the bottom bar with "This time, search with..." is appearing and displays four icons. When I go to search preferences, I see the same search engines that I removed a while ago.

This pattern has repeated about five times, and I'm getting tired of it. Is there a way I can make sure that Firefox remembers my preferences and doesn't reset them?

Thank you, Alex

Asked by Alex 6 days ago

Problem with version adapted for Macs based on Apple silicon

Hello, I downloaded the customized version of Firefox for Apple silicon based Macs and noticed a problem, the magnification icon (one of the three circles on each window)… (read more)

Hello, I downloaded the customized version of Firefox for Apple silicon based Macs and noticed a problem, the magnification icon (one of the three circles on each window) is compressed to the left and cannot be clicked (nor can it be seen). I'm pretty sure the problem happens because my computer is in Hebrew (I also set Firefox to Hebrew but this problem also happens in the English language of Firefox)

Asked by twmrsmy125 6 days ago

Last reply by twmrsmy125 6 days ago

problem with privacy autorizations on sites

i abitually open more sheets with varius pages of the same site (for example 4 pages of wikipedia) on some sites wher i have to consent the privacy i consent on the first… (read more)

i abitually open more sheets with varius pages of the same site (for example 4 pages of wikipedia) on some sites wher i have to consent the privacy i consent on the first page that i open but then i havce to consent on all the sheets i open, how can i make him understand that is the same sites and i alredy gave my consent? i tried to play with the options in pyvacy setting but the resuts don't change, i'm sure there is a way because if i stay in the same sheet it doesn't happen.

thanks

Rosa

Asked by rosa.cavadini 6 days ago

Can't open received *.xlsm files

Good day, all, I have a some problem. I received a *.xlsm file via e-mail, but when I click on it to download, firefox opens or saves it as *.xlsx I tried this operation … (read more)

Good day, all,

I have a some problem. I received a *.xlsm file via e-mail, but when I click on it to download, firefox opens or saves it as *.xlsx

I tried this operation in other browsers, and they worked correctly.

Could you please help me to solve this problem?

Asked by o4up 6 days ago

unable to get sync my bookmarks, logins, extensions, I am using Linux Mint and Firefox 84.0.2

Cannot sync my bookmarks, logins, extensions in Firefox 84.0.2. Same thing with Ubuntu 20.04 and now Linux Mint latest stable version. Any tips appreciated. Thanks … (read more)

Cannot sync my bookmarks, logins, extensions in Firefox 84.0.2. Same thing with Ubuntu 20.04 and now Linux Mint latest stable version.

Any tips appreciated. Thanks

Asked by atson.nakayama 6 days ago

Bookmark all synced tabs

Is there any way to bookmark all synced tabs? I'm trying to move my open tabs from my phone to my pc. I know you can right click a single synced tab and "Bookmark this ta… (read more)

Is there any way to bookmark all synced tabs? I'm trying to move my open tabs from my phone to my pc.

I know you can right click a single synced tab and "Bookmark this tab". But I would like to do it for all open tabs.

I know you can "Open all in tabs", but that is an awful solution due to lag and potential redirects.

Asked by xiazee 6 days ago