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Latest Firefox uses THREE TIMES as much RAM as Firefox 3.6, and is slower to boot.

My laptop has limited RAM - about 2GB. Of the browsers I've tried (Chrome, Safari, Firefox), Firefox uses the least RAM, but it still uses around 1GB of RAM to display ab… (read more)

My laptop has limited RAM - about 2GB. Of the browsers I've tried (Chrome, Safari, Firefox), Firefox uses the least RAM, but it still uses around 1GB of RAM to display about 10 tabs (gmail, facebook, reader, and assorted other websites) - this seems insanely high.

Thinking back, this didn't seem to be a problem "back in the day", so to speak, so I tried installing Firefox 3.6 again.

Lo and behold, with the same addons and the same tabs open, Firefox 3.6 is using 300MB of RAM where Firefox 21 used 980MB of RAM. In addition, navigation is noticeably snappier in Firefox 3.6 - probably because it doesn't have to page to disk as often (which would often lock up my computer using Firefox 21).

I thought that newer versions were supposed to improve memory performance, not triple the required memory...

Asked by charlesangus 7 years ago

Last reply by user633449 7 years ago

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Stop FF calls out to IP address 72.21.91.19 every 15 minutes

Why does FF call out to the IP address 72.21.91.19? I found that the IP is part of Edgecast and seemed to be possibly related to FF live bookmarks and/or the latest hea… (read more)

Why does FF call out to the IP address 72.21.91.19? I found that the IP is part of Edgecast and seemed to be possibly related to FF live bookmarks and/or the latest headline live book mark.

But FF is still trying to go to that IP even after the live bookmark was removed. It tries to do this every 15 minutes and sometimes more often.

Currently I am blocking that IP with my firewall. This seems to be a privacy & security problem. But I have not found a way to completely block live bookmarks. This ONLY happens if FF is open and happens regardless of what site the browser is or has been visiting.

This is an older system and FF ver 3.6.28 ( it's a good old stable W2k OS system). FF is using NoScript, Ghostery, & ADP. The system passes all virus checks, including Malware Bytes and Super AntiSpyware.

tia for help with this Sam177

Asked by Sam177 6 years ago

Answered by Sam177 6 years ago

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I live in Mountain View. How do I contact a live person?

I can bring my Macbook Pro running Firefox 22.0 on Snow Leopard to your offices on Castro Street. That would be the fastest way to demonstrate the "crash" that consistent… (read more)

I can bring my Macbook Pro running Firefox 22.0 on Snow Leopard to your offices on Castro Street. That would be the fastest way to demonstrate the "crash" that consistently occurs. I've been a Systems Programmer at Stanford for over 41 years, and I've written code for which I've received Copyright protection. NOTE: I'm sending this from another computer running Firefox 3.6.28, which is NOT the version that's crashing. Contact me via the mailto-link on my Google Home Page at <https://sites.google.com/site/dickguertin/home> .

Asked by DICKGUERTIN 7 years ago

Answered by DICKGUERTIN 7 years ago

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webmail does not work with 12.0 or higher. programmers tired of too many, frequent new versions. 3.6 now gives me constant "stop script" messages. help!

using 3.6. Webmail will not work correctly with anything higher. The programmers say there are too many and too frequent updates to firefox and will not try to stay curre… (read more)

using 3.6. Webmail will not work correctly with anything higher. The programmers say there are too many and too frequent updates to firefox and will not try to stay current. there are no plans to make our webmail compatible with later versions. suddenly, firefox is freezing and giving me a "stop script" message, Stopping script usually fixes the problem, but its happening more and more frequently. I am NOT using yahoo toolbar.

Asked by lrice 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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Whenever I start Firefox I get two windows, One is my regular home page, the other is a Mozilla plug-in check.

Everytime I open Firefox I get two tabs starting. One is my regular homepage and the other is https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/. I fixed the one plug in I wanted… (read more)

Everytime I open Firefox I get two tabs starting. One is my regular homepage and the other is https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/. I fixed the one plug in I wanted to fix but now I can't get rid of the plugincheck tab. The "Automatically check for updates" is disabled in the Tools-options-advanced-updates section of FFox but the extra tab persists.

Asked by aokruhm 8 years ago

Answered by Stav 8 years ago

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Having issues with 24. Can't figure out what version I had before 24. Where can I find this?

Not to be whiney, but 2-3 times a year, these FF updates make everything go haywire. I don't have the patience to go through every issue and find solutions for them all r… (read more)

Not to be whiney, but 2-3 times a year, these FF updates make everything go haywire. I don't have the patience to go through every issue and find solutions for them all right now. I just want to go back to a working version, the version I had immediately before 24. But I don't know which version that was. I deleted FF and installed 3.6.28, but it has even more issues. Is there a place to find the versions I've used, or if anyone has similar problems and knows which previous version worked perfectly, can you please let me know which it was? Yes, I'm still using XP and yes I know I should update it. I'm getting a new computer for Christmas and won't need to "fix" all these things, so just want to continue with what I had for the remaining 2 months.

The issues I'm talking about is that my bookmark toolbar barely functions. My link to email does not work, I've lost the icons for half my bookmarks...

Please, what was the last good version?

Thanks

Asked by Shyla 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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My website is accessible via Internet Explorer but not Firefox? It is a simple jpeg image being used as a home page.

No matter whether I am using FireFox on MAC or Windows my new posted home page is not showing up when I access the domain. The home page in question is only a jpeg image … (read more)

No matter whether I am using FireFox on MAC or Windows my new posted home page is not showing up when I access the domain. The home page in question is only a jpeg image labeled index.html in the prime directory. The jpeg or "home page" is accessible and is coming up correctly in IE. I am checking it on a desktop MAC and a Windows 7 laptop. Again the home page is only one file.

www.2-49drycleaning.com

Asked by CraigHarkey 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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Mozilla should be able to provide adequate alternatives for extensions become unsupported through extreme high release frequencies

Hello Firefox Fans, I have Firefox 3.6.28 still running daily on my PC under WinXP. Do not ask how old it is. The one and only reason I haven't updated yet is that my fav… (read more)

Hello Firefox Fans,

I have Firefox 3.6.28 still running daily on my PC under WinXP. Do not ask how old it is.

The one and only reason I haven't updated yet is that my favourite extensions does not work on newer versions. It's a very time-consuming process to find, install, and configure them, and since Firefox's main release frequency is constantly increasing, I can never tell how often will I have to do the same task of several hours in the future, if I want my Fox to be up-to-date.

This is why I do not update.

A few weeks before I ghosted my OS and tried to update Firefox to the latest of that time, but the results were so poor that I restored the full backup quickly.

One reason why I do not put my extension list here in the first post initially is that I think it's not the proper way to get the missing info I need if I have to compose a forum post, interact with others and wait for answers to get my Fox being updated properly. The other reason is that I do not post because I want my problem being solved by others, but rather wondering the community's opinion about my question.

Updating Firefox properly is a very time-consuming and annoying process.

Opinions welcome :-)


Peter Borosnyay (36) computer programmer

Asked by Peter B. 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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Corporate environment, no rights to update software, Plug-in check is a pain - how to prevent it?

The Plug-in check page has been appearing every time I start Firefox for the last couple of weeks. I'm in a corporate environment and have no rights to download any softw… (read more)

The Plug-in check page has been appearing every time I start Firefox for the last couple of weeks. I'm in a corporate environment and have no rights to download any software. Yes, our versions of software are old. No, I can't do anything about it. Just get out of my face, please... Too much to ask?

- And by the way, I don't like the hoops you make me jump through before I can ask this question, or the unhelpful replies that are all that is offered for the question about the Plug-in Check screen.

Asked by SueBoyde 8 years ago

Answered by SueBoyde 8 years ago

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Is there an addon to block Firefox update notifications?

So Firefox has always been annoying when it comes to updates, and now it has a daily window that pops up unless I update, which will interrupt me if I'm playing a game, o… (read more)

So Firefox has always been annoying when it comes to updates, and now it has a daily window that pops up unless I update, which will interrupt me if I'm playing a game, or watching a movie. I don't NEED to break my addons and there is no advantage for me to update, only disadvantages so I am wondering if there is an addon or plugin for Firefox 3 that will block update notifications.

Asked by Metalsand 8 years ago

Answered by Kartikaya Gupta 8 years ago

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How can I permanently turn off out-of-date warnings since I'm stuck with the old machine I have

I'm stuck with OS 10.4 and can't update Firefox or plug-ins any further. Keep getting -- over and over! -- warnings from Firefox. How can I turn those off permanently? … (read more)

I'm stuck with OS 10.4 and can't update Firefox or plug-ins any further. Keep getting -- over and over! -- warnings from Firefox. How can I turn those off permanently?

Asked by paulrswan 8 years ago

Answered by egg. 8 years ago

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YouTube muted after Flash upgrade

Following a recent Flash upgrade, I cannot hear sound on YouTube videos. I can still hear sound on the FF video test page, here: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon… (read more)

Following a recent Flash upgrade, I cannot hear sound on YouTube videos. I can still hear sound on the FF video test page, here: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/navigational-sounds

So I went to this help page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/No%20sound%20in%20Firefox?s=sound+youtube&r=0&e=es&as=s

On that page, it references a Windows function called "Volume Mixer". The screenshot shows three applications in the Volume Mixer function, these are called "System Sounds", "Mozilla Firefox" and "Plugin Container for Firefox".

I only have the one called "System Sounds". The other two are missing. Why is this so, and how do I reinstate them? On the Microsoft forum, they tell me that applications are added here automatically.

Another forum suggested the plugin was blocked by my firewall. This is not so. And yet another forum suggested that I disable crash protection using an about:config setting: there is no way I am going to do that.

Asked by Pendle 8 years ago

Answered by Pendle 8 years ago

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I have upgraded as far as my computer will go , but it still asks me to upgrade, how do I get it to stop?

I have a MAC and cannot upgrade the operating system. Firefox keeps asking me to upgrade and I cannot. How do I stop it from asking me every single time I go to a differe… (read more)

I have a MAC and cannot upgrade the operating system. Firefox keeps asking me to upgrade and I cannot. How do I stop it from asking me every single time I go to a different page?? Same with google and gmail. I cannot upgrade anymore. How do I stop it from asking all the time?

Asked by cindyorch 8 years ago

Answered by cindyorch 8 years ago

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Problems with Firefox 16, no homepage shown when starting firefox, bookmarks not shown, slow loading, adress missing, no going back while browsing

I installed firefox 16 on my laptop, before that I had version 15 and everything was just fine. after insalling the update, some problems came up. first, there is no home… (read more)

I installed firefox 16 on my laptop, before that I had version 15 and everything was just fine. after insalling the update, some problems came up. first, there is no homepage shown when I start firefox, even though I picked that in the options

second, my bookmarks-toolbar is not shown, I have to disable and enable the bookmark-toolbar to see my bookmarks, that is due every time I close firefox and open it again

third, it seems to me that pages load slower, every new page needs a few seconds to appear, using version 15 page loading was much faster

fourth, there never appears the adress of the internet-page I go to, it always just says "go to a website" so it is much harder to find out the adress of the site

fifth, when I go from one page to another, I can not go back but have to look for the site, for example when I look something up on google and pick a page to look at, to go back to my search results I have to start the search again

I hope there are some solutions for my problems

Asked by kathar 8 years ago

Answered by John99 8 years ago

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Firefox 3 crashing - Having to use FF3 due to ALPS scroll not working in anything else

Have had to stick with FF3 as everytime I try to new updated version the ALPS touchpad scrolling function doesn't work on my Acer 5738Z. I have made sure drivers are all… (read more)

Have had to stick with FF3 as everytime I try to new updated version the ALPS touchpad scrolling function doesn't work on my Acer 5738Z. I have made sure drivers are all up to date and everything else is in order but no luck. Have tried many different methods posted on the forums but still no luck.

Now all of a sudden FF3 now keeps crashing every 10 minutes or so.

I do prefer FF but this inconvenience is getting way to much and am going to have to you IE for the time being until someone can tell me a solution. Below is just a few of the crash IDs Ive been having of late.

Asked by davenpearsall 8 years ago

Answered by davenpearsall 8 years ago

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Extraction of Firefox 4.0 setup.EXE failed - corrupt file- what to do now?

I downloaded this setup file and when I tried to run it from my downloads window, the extraction failed due to it being a corrupt file. Is there another source for this f… (read more)

I downloaded this setup file and when I tried to run it from my downloads window, the extraction failed due to it being a corrupt file. Is there another source for this file as well as the other file in the Firefox 4.0 English US folder?

Asked by JohnGade 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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Force Update 24 april

My preferences for automatic update is unchecked. Will the force update of 24 april overrule these preferences? I don't want to update version 3.6.28 due a medical softwa… (read more)

My preferences for automatic update is unchecked. Will the force update of 24 april overrule these preferences? I don't want to update version 3.6.28 due a medical software that I use.

Asked by Oldskool2012 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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I want to prevent the message "your plugins are not uptodate" from appearing after each refresh of the browserpage

Yes, I know I have a 7 year old iMac with a stone-age CPU. Yes, I know the OS X 10.4 is outdated. Yes, I am aware that my version of Firefox is no longer supported. Yes, … (read more)

Yes, I know I have a 7 year old iMac with a stone-age CPU. Yes, I know the OS X 10.4 is outdated. Yes, I am aware that my version of Firefox is no longer supported. Yes, I know that some of the plug-ins are outdated.

But the system works well enough for me, believe it or not, and on this hardware newer versions just don't work. So why remind me every time I refresh the browserpage of these obvious facts? This is extremely annoying, very user-unfriendly.... (I almost used words that should never be used in the public space.)

This way of pushing people into abandoning something that is still perfectly workable does in my mind not correspond with the values that Apple and/or Mozilla say to maintain, things like "focussing on user satisfaction" and "taking care for the environment".

Please tell me how to switch off these messages. Do not suggest me to install Ubuntu on my Mac. I am about to do that already.

Thanks in advance, fellows.

P.S. Those nasty people that might try to hack my machine do not need to know which plugins and versions are on it, so I don't list them here. If they bother to find out, they probably know more details already than I can provide.

Asked by Quercus_petraea 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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Where the heck is Plugin Container.exe?

For whatever reason, Plugincontainer.exe is not starting up at all. Why is it not showing up? I'm pretty sure that my build of Firefox should have it, since it's been a f… (read more)

For whatever reason, Plugincontainer.exe is not starting up at all. Why is it not showing up? I'm pretty sure that my build of Firefox should have it, since it's been a feature for a good while. This is getting annoying because without it, my browser crashes far more often.

Asked by Milliard 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago