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I can't turn off the 'browser.tabs.unloadOnLowMemory'

I followed the instructions at [[Unload inactive tabs to save system memory in Firefox|https://mzl.la/3AdRbLx]] but I still occasionally see the tab refresh when I select… (read more)

I followed the instructions at [[Unload inactive tabs to save system memory in Firefox|https://mzl.la/3AdRbLx]] but I still occasionally see the tab refresh when I select it. I start with a search on Bing, click an article to open a tab, follow links from there, back to the first tab and select another. I repeat this until there are several tabs open. Sometimes the page refreshes when I switch back to one that I previously reviewed. Is that controlled by the option browser.tabs.unloadOnLowMemory? if so, it doesn't appear to be working. [Edit] - The last time this happened I checked my system and found 10gig used of 64gig installed. I'm using the most current version of FF 120.0.1 on Windows 11 Pro v 22H2.

Asked by mikebaker193 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

website access

I have been using my banks website, www.lbandt.com, for years. Suddenly firefox cannot find the website, what is the problem? Have to have access or can't use firefox. … (read more)

I have been using my banks website, www.lbandt.com, for years. Suddenly firefox cannot find the website, what is the problem? Have to have access or can't use firefox.

Thanks

Asked by cecilfannin 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 months ago

Firefox keeps crashing

I am having issues with Firefox crashing at various times though out the day. It always starts out fine, but at some point it just stops responding and I have to close t… (read more)

I am having issues with Firefox crashing at various times though out the day. It always starts out fine, but at some point it just stops responding and I have to close the browser and reopen it. This happens at least once a day and it does it on different units (my LG Laptop, Dell Desktops (2 different units-1 at work and 1 at home), Surface Pro 9, my Dell laptop), so I know it is not the unit, it is something in Firefox! My Dell laptop runs Windows 10, all the others run Windows 11. Please look into this and provide a patch. Thank you!

Asked by Martyn Charron 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

sessionstore -type handling for indivdual sites like Ancestry (default\https+++)

Hi: I do genealogy and often have 20 or more WINDOWS (not tabs) open simultaneously. I also rapidly type, copy/paste, between windows, etc. and can instantly detect s… (read more)

Hi:

  I do genealogy and often have 20 or more WINDOWS (not tabs) open simultaneously.  I also rapidly type, copy/paste, between windows, etc. and can instantly detect slowdowns - especially irksome when the mouse disappears for seconds while the system is working.  I keep history and cookies...reminds me of pages I've already looked at when color change is enabled.
  After crashing a hard drive, I finally realized that Firefox was accessing the disk WAY too much.  Even with the system static (no page changes or updates), it was continually writing to disk.  Occasionally, it would take over the disk system for seconds.  Over time (years), as you guys improved, it became less significant; just broken up into lots and lots of small accesses.  Researched quite a bit...
  Started with increasing the sessionstore interval, but still was an issue.

To solve MOST of the problem, I saw a help note. I created and set to FALSE

browser.sessionstore.enabled

Plus modified several other sessionstore items This helped a lot...

   BUT this did NOT regulate sqlite storage for third-party stuff.

This is probably handled and hidden under another config section/ keyword (not called 'sessionstore', but '??thirdpartystore??' or what?) The following profile files are still handling a LOT of writes. I use Ancestry as example (the worst offender actually), but applies to other sites also.

.default-release\storage\default\https+++www.ancestry.com\ls\data.sqlite-journal ...
or occasionally
\https+++accounts.google.com ...

Just for these accesses, looking at 100k writes every second, like pulses. This is with only one window open and a static (no change) page. What changes on a genealogy page that requires updating every second = this is a list of dead people?? Finally, my question(s): What config sections and "keywords" handle these third party writes? Any clue/hint on how to eliminate?

Thanks

Asked by 2jenksal1 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

cannnot set up proxies

When trying to set up proxies in firefox, I typ in about:config i accept the risk and continue and get this message: Changing these preferences can impact Firefox perform… (read more)

When trying to set up proxies in firefox, I typ in about:config i accept the risk and continue and get this message: Changing these preferences can impact Firefox performance or security. And I cant go any further. Please advise.

Asked by richd3654 4 months ago

Last reply by Terry 4 months ago

Account Recovery

Hello, I can't access my account anymore, this one was created by linking the mail address used for the account which apparently i never did. I tried every password i co… (read more)

Hello,

I can't access my account anymore, this one was created by linking the mail address used for the account which apparently i never did. I tried every password i commonly used and none of them worked, so I think that this one was auto-generated and then saved, in my firefox account... What is really killing me is the 7 years of bookmarks and password that are locked behind this password, i can access the account by password recovery but that would defeat the purpose since I just learned that its linked to my data. I just changed my OS back to windows so file recuperation is gonna be a pain/impossible. The way i understand things i have to make my peace with all the websites I accumulated for years (and also the PWs) or wait and don't touch my PC because the firefox folder that was deleted was on the same HDD that i used for the new OS. Of course all of this wouldn't be a problem if I didn't have had a problem to my phone and send it back to the constructor for the warranty, which means if I'm not mistaken that my account just lost it's last link to me, except the auto-destruction button. Is starting to learn cryptography my best bet to reach my account ? Or is there something I didn't cover and there still a way ? Please tell me it's still possible.

Asked by Chouma L'low 5 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 5 months ago

Audio on certain sites plays for a split second then mutes, or doesnt play at all.

while using the site https://animesuge.to/home and using any server other than filemoon, the audio will either play for split second and then mute, or it wont play at all… (read more)

while using the site https://animesuge.to/home and using any server other than filemoon, the audio will either play for split second and then mute, or it wont play at all. The video itself plays fine. i tried it using other browsers and it works fine, it only happens while using firefox. i tried turning off all extensions and running in troubleshoot mode but neither of these helped.

Asked by Aagris 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Firefox freezes

I have just reinstalled windows and then Firefox. If I click settings then a menu item it just freezes. I have uninstalled and reinstalled. Using Windows 11 Pro 22H2. … (read more)

I have just reinstalled windows and then Firefox. If I click settings then a menu item it just freezes.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled.

Using Windows 11 Pro 22H2.

Any suggestions?

Asked by Trevor Appleton 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

Scrambled Text when printing document from a web based application.

When I try to print a check from QBO, the text for the check is scrambled. If I try this incognito, it works. I have also experienced this when trying to print documents … (read more)

When I try to print a check from QBO, the text for the check is scrambled. If I try this incognito, it works. I have also experienced this when trying to print documents from web applications.

Asked by craig.andersen 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Firefox tells me to close program because Firefox is already running

Firefox tells me to close program because Firefox is already running. When I close Firefox then re-open Firefox: same message. When I check Firefox in Task Manager, there… (read more)

Firefox tells me to close program because Firefox is already running. When I close Firefox then re-open Firefox: same message. When I check Firefox in Task Manager, there are anywhere from 6 instances of FF running and sometimes up to 24. Something needs fixed.

Asked by Mike Wick 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

Dealing with profiles

I started Firefox and left the room. When I returned it asked me if I wanted to "Refresh" Firefox. I said yes. Now I have lost my bookmarks, history, etc. I have a profil… (read more)

I started Firefox and left the room. When I returned it asked me if I wanted to "Refresh" Firefox. I said yes. Now I have lost my bookmarks, history, etc. I have a profile from a backup. But learned I can't just move it into "Profiles" directory.' I've tried removing/reinstalling Firefox, etc. etc. As it is now, I have a Firefox that tries to start, but says "your profile can't be loaded." How do I reinstall my backups and history, etc.? I have RTFM, but it just dug me in deeper.

All help's appreciated. (Will be away until tomorrow morning) -Dennis

Asked by drister 4 months ago

Last reply by Terry 4 months ago

Firefox not loading email images among other things

Recently, in the past month or so, I have been having issues with my VPN addon Private Internet Access, my email provider Shortwave, and loading numerous websites. I trie… (read more)

Recently, in the past month or so, I have been having issues with my VPN addon Private Internet Access, my email provider Shortwave, and loading numerous websites. I tried troubleshooting it for a few weeks individually but it took a full Firefox refresh last week to get things working again. And it took only another week for everything to stop working again. The images in my emails are no longer loading (same issue as before), but they load in Gmail and I can download the emails properly, my VPN addon crashes and can't stay logged in same as before, and websites such as Nextdoor (I hate the drama but love the free goods) won't load the items for sale same as before.

I don't want to have to refresh every week, especially since I this is the computer I use for work and the amount of things I have to log back into is insane.

Asked by Stormy 5 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 5 months ago

YouTube

No, They are Blocking me the only way I can watch it is in troubleshooting mode, AND HAVE disabled the adblockers'. Secondly, I do not like your new Relay. Now my passwo… (read more)

No, They are Blocking me the only way I can watch it is in troubleshooting mode, AND HAVE disabled the adblockers'.

Secondly, I do not like your new Relay. Now my password manager will not work! Thank you, M Kay Thrush

Asked by M. Kay Thrush 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago