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Firefox creates almost 200 processes on exit, 100% CPU

Hello, When I close Firefox after the last update (current installed version: 112.0 x64 Windows 10), Firefox creates almost 200 processes (in the latest case 177), each… (read more)

Hello,

When I close Firefox after the last update (current installed version: 112.0 x64 Windows 10), Firefox creates almost 200 processes (in the latest case 177), each using from 17 MB to 65 MB RAM (except one that is using over 200 MB - I guess the main one) using 100% CPU for about half a minute, and in that my PC is unusable - everything hangs. It takes a bit more time to close all of them.

Any ideas what could be wrong and how to fix it?

Thank you.

Asked by Red-Herring 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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PASTE Option

What Happened To The PASTE Option, When You Are Composing A New Email In Outlook  ? If You Copy Something, Then Right Click I… (read more)

What Happened To The PASTE Option, When You Are Composing A New Email In Outlook  ?

If You Copy Something, Then Right Click In The Message Section Of The Email, You Do Not Get The Drop Down Menu With PASTE As An Option.

You Only Get The PASTE Option When You Right Click Into The SUBJECT Line.

Asked by j3rowell 1 year ago

Answered by sugarmarc 11 months ago

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text coding

I run a simple website. gcessa.org. Until recently I was able to import a .doc or .docx document converted to a text document into the site and it loaded like one would e… (read more)

I run a simple website. gcessa.org. Until recently I was able to import a .doc or .docx document converted to a text document into the site and it loaded like one would expect. Lately the characters ', ", and - have been resolving as a �. There might be others I'm not aware of. Which means the characters are not found in the codex. What do I need to do to resolve this issue. I believe it started after one of the last two updates. I don't see this happening in edge or chrome.

Thanx

Asked by petecovert 1 year ago

Answered by petecovert 12 months ago

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Disable Firefox Spell Check Underline

Is there a way to permanently disable red underlining from Firefox spell check? This has only started occurring since an update to Firefox 110 (now on 112), but there se… (read more)

Is there a way to permanently disable red underlining from Firefox spell check? This has only started occurring since an update to Firefox 110 (now on 112), but there seems to be no way to make it go away. I've unchecked the spelling box in preferences, and killed off things in about:config:

extensions.spellcheck.inline.max-misspellings 0 layout.spellcheckDefault 0 services.sync.prefs.sync.layout.spellcheckDefault false services.sync.prefs.sync.spellchecker.dictionary false

I'm using Mac Monterey, and have the global spell check turned off for that. This seems to be a problem specific to Firefox, as it doesn't happen in Chrome (spellcheck off) or Safari. I'd like to remove this entirely, since it's distracting to have it second guessing me whenever I'm typing. The main reason I use Firefox is that it gives me the ability to control many things, particularly in combination with UBlock, but I'm unable to make any progress in removing this persistent work disruption.

Asked by bhendrix2 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I write a script to restore all my preferences after an update?

Mozilla is great at pushing out every possible new update, no matter how trivial. Every time it does, I have to reset everything. I've been doing this since Firefox 6. I… (read more)

Mozilla is great at pushing out every possible new update, no matter how trivial. Every time it does, I have to reset everything.

I've been doing this since Firefox 6. I've learned to store all my about:config tweaks in a file so I can quickly copy, paste and reset them on each update. I've included the various program settings I want, too, so I don't have to think and try to remember what each one means and what I want. I use userChrome.css to set some of my display settings, but I'm not very familiar with it.

Is there some script, program, add-on, or other method to convert this time intensive restoration of my settings every month or so for all the new updates. I'd love to find some form of a "registry.reg" type file that would work on Firefox and/or Thunderbird.

If there's something out there, I'm positive a LOT of others would want it, too.

Asked by Doc 1 year ago

Answered by Doc 1 year ago

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Firefox 112.0 logs out all tabs on exit

My Firefox recently updated itself to version 112.0 - since then, when I close all its windows and then run FF again, on all websites opened in tabs (e.g. Facebook, Googl… (read more)

My Firefox recently updated itself to version 112.0 - since then, when I close all its windows and then run FF again, on all websites opened in tabs (e.g. Facebook, Google Search etc.) I am logged off. In previous FF versions, my logged-in status was preserved between individual FF runs. Firefox not only logs me out of all sites, but also logs me out of the LastPass extension, which also stayed logged in in previous Firefox versions. Anyone knows what is going on? I dont want to have to relogin to all sites each time...

Asked by microworks 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to easily disable annoying PKCS#11 pop-up when Yubikey is plugged in

Hi, I am using Firefox for Linux, and whenever my yubikey is plugged in, firefox will start bothering me for a pkcs#11 password. It always happens on start-up but it get… (read more)

Hi,

I am using Firefox for Linux, and whenever my yubikey is plugged in, firefox will start bothering me for a pkcs#11 password. It always happens on start-up but it gets relentlessly annoying if I happen to be on a site which potentially utilizes certificate auth, which I do not use this yubikey for.

I do however use it for 2fa, which does work perfectly fine.

How do I permanently stop whatever Firefox process keeps bothering me about this PKCS#11 password for functionality that I never use?

Asked by Dave 11 months ago

Answered by Dave 11 months ago

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Firefox Memory Leak Microsoft

Hi. When opening the Microsoft Website (answers.microsoft.com) i experience some memory leaks. See photo for details. Someone knows why? … (read more)

Hi. When opening the Microsoft Website (answers.microsoft.com) i experience some memory leaks. See photo for details.

Someone knows why?

Asked by SuperFurias 11 months ago

Answered by SuperFurias 11 months ago

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Bing has 'invaded' my computer and substituted itself as the search engine with Firefox - I do not want Bing

My search engine page when I click on FF changed to Bing this morning. I installed Avast Virus Remover yesterday, and nothing else. All methods given on all the answer … (read more)

My search engine page when I click on FF changed to Bing this morning. I installed Avast Virus Remover yesterday, and nothing else. All methods given on all the answer pages did not work (do not find the link) or I do not know how to get to the command (e.g. Tools - xxxx - xxx - which tools?) I can't open FF so I can't use any of its options, unless there is a way to open FF without this Bing thing.

Win 10. I ran all the AV's and malware programs and they found nothing because I really do not surf a lot. I can't say which version of FF because I can't open FF

Thanks

Asked by sarel222 1 year ago

Answered by sarel222 1 year ago

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1, Strange formatting of <B> inside <PRE>, and 2, Unexpected formatting of bogus <D> element

FFox 112.0.2 (64-bit) running in Linux Mint 20.3 Una. 1, Strange formatting of <B> inside <PRE>. When using the default monospace font inside a <PRE> e… (read more)

FFox 112.0.2 (64-bit) running in Linux Mint 20.3 Una.

1, Strange formatting of <B> inside <PRE>. When using the default monospace font inside a <PRE> element, adding <B> elements disrupts character spacing. A screen shot is attached. "wheat" & "purple" are the colors. They are set in a CSS file. Here is the source HTML:

<PRE class="white">
// (1/240) sec-per-char +-all-strides-------------------------->
<B class="wheat">24pps</B>                // <B class="purple">(Aa______)(Bb______)(Cc______)(Dd______)</B> source pps
<B class="wheat">_hpps(Aa..Dd)</B>        // <B class="purple">(A_______)(B_______)(C_______)(D_______)</B> source top hpps
                     // <B class="purple">(a_______)(b_______)(c_______)(d_______)</B>        bottom hpps
<B class="wheat">(AaBbBcCdDd)=60hpps</B>  // <B class="purple">(A_-20%)(B_________+60%)(C_-20%)(D_-20%)</B> target top hpps
                     // <B class="purple">(a_-20%)(b_-20%)(c_-20%)(d_________+60%)</B>        bottom hpps
<B class="wheat">]30'1.001htfps</B>       // <B class="purple">[A+a___][B+b___][B+c___][C+d___][D+d___]</B> target htfps
                     //                 ================         combed</PRE>

<This character spacing disruption is surely a bug.>

<2, Unexpected formatting of bogus <D> element.> elements to (bogus) <D> elements in the source HTML. The result? The colors were retained and the characters became aligned.>

<What do you think of 1 & 2? Can you test in other browsers -- I can't.>

<Thanks for Your Thoughts,> Mark.

Asked by Mark Filipak 11 months ago

Answered by Mark Filipak 11 months ago

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Reorder extensions

I want to re-order the add-ons / extensions in the toolbar shared with the search bar. Customize toolbar only has functions/icons related to the operation of Firefox. I w… (read more)

I want to re-order the add-ons / extensions in the toolbar shared with the search bar. Customize toolbar only has functions/icons related to the operation of Firefox. I want to customize the extensions toolbar, but how?

In the add-ons page, I can remove, disable, or enable extensions, but I cannot change the order of them.

As an example, there is an add-on for my Firefox account that is leftmost in the bar of extension icons. I would like to move it all the way to the right. Again, how would I do that?

Thanks for your help.

Asked by alizabgold 11 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 11 months ago

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Extremely high Cpu usage after firefox update

Hello, I hope someone can help me. Ever since I updated firefox, my cpu is almost at 100%. With only 2 or 3 tabs open. I updated from version 106.0.2 to 112.0.2. Before … (read more)

Hello, I hope someone can help me.

Ever since I updated firefox, my cpu is almost at 100%. With only 2 or 3 tabs open. I updated from version 106.0.2 to 112.0.2. Before this update, I could have several tabs open, up to 10 and the computer would run fine. Now with 3 tabs open, it gets really slow. And I can hear my desktop suffering (the fans go to full speed). When checking the task manager, firefox is taking all the memory and the cpu usage is almost at 100%. I have to keep restarting firefox.

The conditions are the same. The only thing that changes was updating firefox. I already searched for ways to reduce the firefox cpu usage, but nothing changed.

Is there a way to fix this? Or how can I go back to an older version of firefox? Because I'm afraid my computer will die from simply opening 3 tabs.

Thank you in advance.

Asked by Dark_mustard 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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After yesterday my youtube search button isn't working anymore on mouseclick

Hey all, I have a very weird problem after yesterday. So I was on Youtube and I pressed the search button and a pop-up came from Firefox. I don't know anymore what it … (read more)

Hey all,

I have a very weird problem after yesterday.

So I was on Youtube and I pressed the search button and a pop-up came from Firefox. I don't know anymore what it was and I just clicked on something. After that my Youtube search button is't working anymore when I click it with my mouse. When I enter a text and press my enter button it still works.

When I go to another browser or use Firefox Incognito mode it also works. When I log out of my account, it works. When I use a new profile it works.

So I installed Firefox and reinstalled it again. Installed my add-ons again and tested it again. And it worked again. But from the moment when I logon on Youtube website with Firefox it DOESN'T work anymore.

This simply drives me crazy lol. So it works on 99% of the time only when I use Firefox on my account even with a new profile my search button doesn't work again.

Could this be a Firefox setting within the Youtube website or a Firefox permission thing which isn't carried over from a new profile?

I don't know how on earth I could fix this issue and I'm hoping someone here could help me with the setting inside Firefox that could make my Youtube search button work again on my left mouse click.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Focusstman 1 year ago

Answered by Focusstman 1 year ago

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How to get rid of "1.0" in center of video?

When watching videos on streaming services (e.g. Netflix) a "1.0" is placed in the center of the screen. How do I get rid of it? (I don't want it ANYWHERE on my screen.… (read more)

When watching videos on streaming services (e.g. Netflix) a "1.0" is placed in the center of the screen. How do I get rid of it? (I don't want it ANYWHERE on my screen.) Thank you for your help.

Asked by CindyDarcy 11 months ago

Answered by CindyDarcy 11 months ago

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password recovery

My laptop crashed last night I had to reboot windows. I had a lot of passwords saved on my firefox browser How can i recover these passwords? I need them to run software… (read more)

My laptop crashed last night

I had to reboot windows. I had a lot of passwords saved on my firefox browser How can i recover these passwords? I need them to run software for college

Sincerely Ben Martens

Asked by MartensBen 12 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 12 months ago

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Print Preview freezing/crashing tab with column layout

Hi, I'm developing a webapp that's designed for print. It uses a "pinterest style" layout to have a column grid of objects with variable heights, and the print styles avo… (read more)

Hi, I'm developing a webapp that's designed for print. It uses a "pinterest style" layout to have a column grid of objects with variable heights, and the print styles avoid breaking these items over the page barrier. (In fact, there are two grids on the page, one after the other). The website looks and works fine on screen, and both screen and print work great on Chromium browsers. But on Firefox, using ctrl+P or developer tools' print view causes the page to hang and the tab to ultimately crash.

I know it has something to do with handling the grid layout CSS as the print preview worked fine until I made the change from a traditional row-grid to a column-grid.

The site creates a variable amount of content based on user options at the top of the page. If the content generated is quite small (avoiding a page break?), the print preview works fine. In the link below, I've included some GET variables to guarantee a long amount of content to reliably reproduce the issue.

The site in question.

Asked by jb44 11 months ago

Answered by EGV 11 months ago

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Deleting All Bookmarks At Once

I have followed these instructions for deleting all bookmarks at once but Firefox isn't responding to these commands so I have to delete each bookmark individually. To de… (read more)

I have followed these instructions for deleting all bookmarks at once but Firefox isn't responding to these commands so I have to delete each bookmark individually. To delete a lot of bookmarks at once, use the Library dialog. Either: * Ctrl+Shift+b * Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks In the left panel, click Bookmarks Menu. In the right panel, click the top item you want to remove, then press Shift+End to select all the way to the bottom, then right-click > Delete.

Asked by wdhughes2462 12 months ago

Answered by TechHorse 12 months ago

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Making Card Payments Issues

Hi, I use Firefox daily, but since the last update I'm unable to make card payments on websites and I'm having to use Chrome as a backup. Up until the update everything … (read more)

Hi,

I use Firefox daily, but since the last update I'm unable to make card payments on websites and I'm having to use Chrome as a backup. Up until the update everything was fine and there were no issues making payments on the Royal Mail and Asda websites. When I click the pay button on these sites, the payment window does not open up.

I've tried disabling all addons/extensions to no avail.

Regards Andrew

Asked by fair-trickit 12 months ago

Answered by fair-trickit 12 months ago

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Stop redirect warning and just automatically redirect.

I've been lead to believe in previous editions of firefox you could turn off the redirect message and instead just allow firefox to redirect. However now (as of 112.0.1)… (read more)

I've been lead to believe in previous editions of firefox you could turn off the redirect message and instead just allow firefox to redirect.

However now (as of 112.0.1) i can't find any way to do this. I repeatedly get redirect message and i would prefer the browser just do the redirect instead of having my click a link. I know exactly where the redirect is coming from and i have no problem with it and i don't need it to have a warning.

Asked by Neopopulas 1 year ago

Answered by Neopopulas 12 months ago