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what are the different values for this preference "browser.cache.disk.capacity"?

on some websites it says -1 tells Firefox to automatically determine the size of the cache based on your physical disk and setting it to 0 would effectively disable any d… (read more)

on some websites it says -1 tells Firefox to automatically determine the size of the cache based on your physical disk and setting it to 0 would effectively disable any disk cache entrys.

so are this informations true and if not, how do i still let firefox automatically determine the size of the cache based on my physical disk?

Asked by max.matter01 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 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 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Mozila Tab

Hi Mozilla Suport teams, i am currently using the mozilla for the developer version and the app runs flawlessly, and i love it. But i have some suggestion for the develop… (read more)

Hi Mozilla Suport teams, i am currently using the mozilla for the developer version and the app runs flawlessly, and i love it. But i have some suggestion for the developer at mozilla to make a tab that can group the tab into a fresh tab like the google chrome has, and since i open so many tab in this browser, i would absolutely love it where the feature of grouping tab is available for me, so i can group them in name and leave it there, rahter than open up more than 10+ tabs in a window. Thank you so much

Asked by nokromanx 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 months ago

The ribbons containing the tabs and the search bar are taking up too much of my screen height, how can I make them smaller?

'I want to reduce the height of the two ribbons, (the tabs ribbon and the search navigation ribbon) at the top of my browser so that they do not take up as much height of… (read more)

'I want to reduce the height of the two ribbons, (the tabs ribbon and the search navigation ribbon) at the top of my browser so that they do not take up as much height of the screen display. How can I do that?

Asked by david.bauman78 6 months ago

Last reply by Terry 6 months ago

firefox will not open

ty for your help the lastest MS update 2 days ago12/13/23 on my pc is preventing me from opening firefox regular or private browser. I downloaded new firefox … (read more)

ty for your help the lastest MS update 2 days ago12/13/23 on my pc is preventing me from opening firefox regular or private browser. I downloaded new firefox intalled same results. i have other friends who had this happen to aswell and thought for sure ms would fix or a fix would be on this site. so im surprised on no posts. must be millions of us out here in the dark. please help david

Asked by David Barrows 6 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Console popping up frequently for no reason in recent weeks

In the last three or four weeks, while typing a reply in gmail or making a comment in Youtube, for instance, a console window pops up at the bottom of the screen. Very an… (read more)

In the last three or four weeks, while typing a reply in gmail or making a comment in Youtube, for instance, a console window pops up at the bottom of the screen. Very annoying. Never happened until recently. I can't figure out how to make it stop. I will NEVER need to use the console window.

Asked by davelukasek 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

how to unload inactive tabs in firefox?

i'm currently writing my own firefox user.js configuration and now i'm at the topic "unloading inactive tabs" like microsoft edge does. so what are the preferences for t… (read more)

i'm currently writing my own firefox user.js configuration and now i'm at the topic "unloading inactive tabs" like microsoft edge does.

so what are the preferences for this kind of topic?

i want inactive tabs which have not been used for more than 5 minutes to be unloaded.

chatgpt gave me this "browser.tabs.unloadAfterDelay" preference but this one doesn't even exist in the about:config preferenes, would it still work if it doesn't even exist?

Asked by max.matter01 6 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Tabs keep shifting positions upon opening

When I restart my Windows 11 Asus ProArt PC or my browsers reopen, the positions of my tabs will shift around. Sometimes the last open tab will move into position one fro… (read more)

When I restart my Windows 11 Asus ProArt PC or my browsers reopen, the positions of my tabs will shift around. Sometimes the last open tab will move into position one from wherever it was. Other times the repositionings seems random. I had an issue where I needed to reboot 3 times and in one of 4 windows a huge chunk of tabs repositioned in reverse order. I want certain tabs aligned next to others for my workflow. This doesn't happen all of the time if I have been in a window but it happens more often than not.

I have my browsers set up with Tab Session Manager to open one tab next to another. I also made a change a while ago to where if I type in a different website within a tab it will open within that tab instead of opening a new one. I only open a new tab if I want to.

I also find that despite having different sites having been opened in the same tab once I come back to a new session the previous tabs I'd opened there are gone and only the new one remains. That is less of a problem than tabs simply repositioning themselves wherever they choose. But if that is a clue to what is going on, there it is.

Asked by Paul Cigno 6 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Access to my prior emails on gmail

I was told I had to change my gmail account to whatever system you have now. I believe I have taken all the necessary steps, but would like to know how I access the emai… (read more)

I was told I had to change my gmail account to whatever system you have now. I believe I have taken all the necessary steps, but would like to know how I access the emails I had on the old gmail account.

Asked by Connie de la Vega 6 months ago

Last reply by Terry 6 months ago

why does this preference still work..?

the preference "browser.contentblocking.category" does still work although it isn't existing in the about:config settings anymore(was removed as it seems) but how and why… (read more)

the preference "browser.contentblocking.category" does still work although it isn't existing in the about:config settings anymore(was removed as it seems) but how and why does it still work?

Asked by max.matter01 6 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Help! My Wordpress site is stuck on the preloader when I open on firefox

This isn't happening on chrome, just on Firefox. My website is stuck on the preloading animation. I used WP Smart Preloader to make a preloader screen and I use Elementor… (read more)

This isn't happening on chrome, just on Firefox. My website is stuck on the preloading animation. I used WP Smart Preloader to make a preloader screen and I use Elementor Pro.

Asked by utilisdesign00 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Why are so many features which used to be visible by default now hidden in about:config?

The File -> Page setup option used to be visible by default. Now I have to dig into the "hazardous" about:config menu to enable it. This was available by default for… (read more)

The File -> Page setup option used to be visible by default. Now I have to dig into the "hazardous" about:config menu to enable it. This was available by default for years (decades?). Why is it now hidden away from average uses who may not need or want to mess with the custom prefs? Feels like Firefox is becoming more difficult to use rather than easier.

print.prefer_system_dialog and print.show_page_setup_menu seem like really basic features that the average user would want by default. Both require a trip into about:config now.

Asked by jbuzz 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

can't access a web page.

I can't access this web page: www.fivelakes.settlement.com. This comes up: Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the server at www.fivelakes… (read more)

I can't access this web page: www.fivelakes.settlement.com. This comes up:

Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

We can’t connect to the server at www.fivelakes.settlementaccount.com.

If you entered the right address, you can:

   Try again later
   Check your network connection
   Check that Firefox has permission to access the web (you might be connected but behind a firewall)

Asked by akhenaton_50 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

Why is this domain always crashing my entire ShellUI for twenty to thirty minutes?

Mozilla, this is unacceptable! You are letting this one domain crash my entire ShellUI.exe for twenty to thirty minutes. ACLJ It is trying to make runtime crash every p… (read more)

Mozilla, this is unacceptable! You are letting this one domain crash my entire ShellUI.exe for twenty to thirty minutes. ACLJ It is trying to make runtime crash every program. What do you care? Note: Open the site in a sub-system. This is the only site that every crashes on any legal G. S. Windows 11. Will you do anything to fix this huge bug?

Asked by Benjamin_Minney 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

how do run firefox 100% on software?

my hardware is very outdated already and i wanna try if my firefox runs better without any hardware acceleration like running fully on software. i don't think that just … (read more)

my hardware is very outdated already and i wanna try if my firefox runs better without any hardware acceleration like running fully on software.

i don't think that just simply disabling the hardware acceleration in the settings disables the entire hardware acceleration because there are way more about:config preferences which are related to hardware acceleration.

Asked by max.matter01 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago