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Hardware Acceleration is causing my desktop pc to freeze when enabled. Using latest 58.0.2 X64bit ver.

Hardware Acceleration is causing my desktop pc to freeze when enabled. Using latest 58.0.2 X64bit ver. whole browser is lagging when scroll up or down the page with hea… (read more)

Hardware Acceleration is causing my desktop pc to freeze when enabled. Using latest 58.0.2 X64bit ver. whole browser is lagging when scroll up or down the page with heavy graphic contents if I disable it. this is first time I experiencing this problem.

Asked by Xtffox 3 years ago

Answered by Xtffox 3 years ago

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Firefox is using 100% HDD and 70% CPU even in Safe Mode

Firefox (latest version, 43.0.4) is causing my HDD to run between 98% and 100% all the time and making heavy CPU demands too, fluctuating between 30% and 70% CPU being us… (read more)

Firefox (latest version, 43.0.4) is causing my HDD to run between 98% and 100% all the time and making heavy CPU demands too, fluctuating between 30% and 70% CPU being used by Firefox. I've tried clearing my cache and cookies etc. No change. And I've tried starting Firefox in Safe Mode. Again no change.

Tried disabling my Internet Security software (McAfee). Again no change.

Google Chrome doesn't do this and Microsoft Edge doesn't do this, so it's definitely associated with Firefox.

Running a PC with Windows 10 (64-bit Pro version 1511 with all subsequent updates installed).

After stopping Firefox in Windows Task Manager everything returns to normal. (0% HDD usage and 4% CPU usage.)

Help!

Asked by PeterKinloch 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Killing battery on new Apple M1 13" MacBook Pro

Has anyone else reported severe battery draining on a new M1 chipped MacBook Pro? I noticed that the battery was draining as quickly or quicker compared with the one in … (read more)

Has anyone else reported severe battery draining on a new M1 chipped MacBook Pro? I noticed that the battery was draining as quickly or quicker compared with the one in my old 2014 15" MacBook Pro. I checked Activity Monitor and saw that the CPU utilization for the Firefox WebExtensions process was consistently north of 99%, even while I was doing nothing.

I've switched to using Safari and I'm now getting the incredible battery life I expected having read all of the reviews for the new M1 laptop.

I've been using Safari (on battery, with the screen at full brightness) for over an hour now and it hasn't moved from 100% yet.

This morning it went from fully charged to below 20% in less than five hours with brightness at 50% or less for half of that time. I'm sure I can't be the only new MacBook user who has noticed this?

Please fix the problem Mozilla as I'd much prefer to use Firefox vs Safari but not if it kills battery time like this.

Asked by i_a_henderson 10 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 10 months ago

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How Come So Much Memory Usage

Windows 7 64-bit Desktop. Firefox 58.0.2 I had 3 tabs open. While browsing my computer slowed to a crawl. I have experienced this many times. Even disabled my two addons … (read more)

Windows 7 64-bit Desktop. Firefox 58.0.2

I had 3 tabs open. While browsing my computer slowed to a crawl. I have experienced this many times. Even disabled my two addons with the same result. What can I do?

See the screenshot.

Asked by rwmol 3 years ago

Answered by rwmol 3 years ago

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100+% cpu

FF uses 100+ CPU on my otherwise totally fast up-to-date MacBook. This, despite doing all the fixes suggested, repeatedly. It has gotten so bad that it constantly overhea… (read more)

FF uses 100+ CPU on my otherwise totally fast up-to-date MacBook. This, despite doing all the fixes suggested, repeatedly.

It has gotten so bad that it constantly overheats my Mac, causes my fan to go on full blast non-stop, even when it's in the background, so I basically have to stop using it.

Mozilla needs to get serious and overhaul this heavy-use browser.

Asked by seeclear 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Stream video loads CPU

What has happened with Mozilla? A month ago, there were no problems when watching stream video 1080p 60fps. But now it is impossible to do it: constant and long freezes. … (read more)

What has happened with Mozilla? A month ago, there were no problems when watching stream video 1080p 60fps. But now it is impossible to do it: constant and long freezes. I have noticed that CPU load is almost 100% when watching stream. I have recorded the system parameters for 10 minutes for the same stream via Mozilla and Edge and the difference is great (see the attached files). I do not know what parameters were a month ago for Mozilla but definitely I never noticed any problems. Hope this info will be helpful to fix the problem.

Asked by Aleksei 4 years ago

Answered by Aleksei 4 years ago

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Power supply fan speed increases

I launch Firefox and access the website. The destination website is simple, rich, regardless of type. A few seconds after the website is displayed, the number of revoluti… (read more)

I launch Firefox and access the website. The destination website is simple, rich, regardless of type. A few seconds after the website is displayed, the number of revolutions of the power supply fan increases and the sound of the fan increases. And although the temperature of the power supply unit does not change greatly, the rotational speed of the fan is nearly doubled. As soon as I close the Firefox window it starts to slow down.

I endure the noise of fans and use Firefox for 20-30 minutes continuously. At this time, even if the user does not operate it, the fan rotation speed maintains the high-speed range just by leaving the window open and leaving. As soon as the window is closed, the speed drops.

This doesn't happen with other web browsers. This happens even if I recreate the profile.

--- Firefox 66.0.5 (This has been confirmed to occur from 66.0.), macOS 10.14.5, Mac Pro 2010

Asked by Gonfox 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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= Macbook gets HOT - Fan races FF stops - uses 100% + of CPU ?

Hello everyone: I got this macbook 13" early 2008 Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Graphics Intel GMA X3100 144 MB Software Mac OS X… (read more)

Hello everyone:

I got this macbook

13" early 2008 Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Graphics Intel GMA X3100 144 MB Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G63)

Firefox 39.04

I have personas and classic theme restorer installed so I can have the tabs not be on top, and a non moving squirrel picture on the frame. I got the computer used last year, maybe the year before, It's been lightning fast, but I use it for business social media stuff, 30 twitter pages open to monitor hashtag pages. while loading other pages I get script slow errors,

The computer gets HOT the fan is beginning to make noise because it always runs. Even if I open one ONE ebay page (in FF) and let it sit there, it will within 20 seconds stop responding and get HOT. As I write this on safari the machine is running fine fan at slow idle, room temp 82 Humid no A/C.

The computer was wiped, new OS NEW FF 39 new when I set up this machine. When using FF along with Safari or Photoshop 12 I think, they can all be on and working, but FF will freeze, the others will work, and the fan runs so fast it lifts the machine off the table.

I have read and tried so many of the message board fixes, including the about:config tell the flash player not to load in each page repeatedly if not used, no help. I take a screen pic, and then restore it to original if it don't work. Something about a plug-in container. Activity monitor also says FF uses more than 450MB ram Really….? Normal….? 1 tab…? Well safari has 418 MB …..

Done some of the fix it's on the FF help pages, turned off plugins safe-mode still spins up the turbines. Not installed a new FF as there does not seen to be a real fix in doing that from what I have read.

Had this machine for a while, use to work fine, lightning fast, no fan unless watching a movie, now I don't even try using youtube…..

No other add-ons readers, tool bars etc. installed. Ever. I basically do the same thing all the time. Also for some reason even though flash is always manually updated, videos even GIF's on twitter now place an error in the center of the post "your browser does not support video playback"

How can the dam thing use more than 100% of the cpu resources anyway……? WTF ???? Using some of the CPU from tomorrow ????? Some kind of payday loan FF has for the CPU ????

Load_payday_CPU_firefox_interest-rate_120%_  :true  ??? Where is it ?


I can load other info if anyone gives me an idea where to get it terminal, activity monitor, air traffic control, what have you.


Thanks.


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Asked by squirrelboy09 5 years ago

Last reply by John99 5 years ago

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Firefox 57 memory leak on some websites

Everyone I know, and many reporters, here, are having memory leak problems. Hopefully, this will be repeatable, for you: - Run ff, with a single tab, and go to: weather.… (read more)

Everyone I know, and many reporters, here, are having memory leak problems. Hopefully, this will be repeatable, for you: - Run ff, with a single tab, and go to: weather.com, - run Task Manager, and watch cpu head toward 90%, and memory all get consumed.

This is on a Win10 box, clean install, with new install of FF57, and no add-ons. Same issue on Win7 box, which has worked fine, for many years, until 57 came along.

(posted from Win7 box)

Asked by MusicLovr 3 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 3 years ago

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How can I decrease processor overheating? Mostly by Shockwave

Hi, there! I am close to Firefox more then 10 years, but the last one I see that Firefox overload my old Macbook A1260 C2D processor and overheat it. Mostly it appears u… (read more)

Hi, there! I am close to Firefox more then 10 years, but the last one I see that Firefox overload my old Macbook A1260 C2D processor and overheat it. Mostly it appears using Adobe Sockwave. May be anyone can recommend any other plugin instead of it. It seems possible, just because Chrome is more friendly browser to my Mac :(

Asked by Oleg-Sentia 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox 42.0 slamming the CPU

Hello all! It seems recently I have been having some major issues with Firefox. Namely the fact that, when playing video, the CPU usage goes through the roof. What could … (read more)

Hello all! It seems recently I have been having some major issues with Firefox. Namely the fact that, when playing video, the CPU usage goes through the roof. What could be causing this and what can I do to fix this? I appreciate any help anyone has to offer.

I also tried this with AdBlock off, same result.

Specs are: Core i5 4200U 4GB RAM 1080p screen Windows 10

Asked by TheGhzGuy 5 years ago

Last reply by TheGhzGuy 5 years ago

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Excessive RAM used by Firefox

I'm getting a strange jump in memory use by Firefox. I'm monitoring Firefox memory use with the add-on called "Memory Restart." I keep 13 pinned tabs on my browser (they … (read more)

I'm getting a strange jump in memory use by Firefox. I'm monitoring Firefox memory use with the add-on called "Memory Restart." I keep 13 pinned tabs on my browser (they always load at boot-up). Those 13 tabs take up around 140MB of RAM. I also tend to keep around 50-100 tabs in my browser (I used Session Manager). But when I boot up, none of those tabs open until I click on a specific tab. See screen shot -- this is how my Firefox session typically boots.

After all the pinned tabs load Memory Restart shows around 140MB in use. About 10 seconds later I get a "flash" on the screen with a yellow banner under the tab section that says "Firefox memory has increased by more than 669MB since last refresh interval" (see image). Something is causing Firefox RAM use to jump immediately from 140MB to 669MB about 10 seconds after all my pinned tabs load. What could be causing this immediate large chunk of RAM use, even though none of the non-pinned tabs have been selected. ???

Asked by JoshClegg 5 years ago

Last reply by gslrider 4 years ago

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Firefox eats up 25% of my CPU and over 50% of my memory; the problem persists for several minutes after I close Firefox, and the fixes I found haven't worked.

Whenever I open Firefox it eats about 25% of my CPU and over 50% of my memory, even if I have nothing else running and only have one tab open with no active content. At … (read more)

Whenever I open Firefox it eats about 25% of my CPU and over 50% of my memory, even if I have nothing else running and only have one tab open with no active content. At times it gets up over 1 million KB of memory usage. This persists for several minutes after I close Firefox. In addition, I have searched Firefox support for other solutions and nothing has worked to reduce this.

Asked by OCyrus 5 years ago

Last reply by OCyrus 5 years ago

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Firefox path not shown in task manager + excessive memory leaking = malicious?

A paranoid thought, but I'm looking for some feedback. I'm aware Firefox is a memory hog and there's some kind of memory leak situation, but it can easily get up to 2.5 G… (read more)

A paranoid thought, but I'm looking for some feedback.

I'm aware Firefox is a memory hog and there's some kind of memory leak situation, but it can easily get up to 2.5 G of the "private working set" memory.

I recently noticed Firefox doesn't have a value for its "Image Path Name" in the windows task manager. Coupled with the high memory use, does this look at all suspicious?

The picture attached is a few minutes after Firefox was loaded. I have a session with about 60-70 tabs restored (the tabs themselves do not have the web pages loaded, its just visible in my tab bar with the name oft he site so when I click it, it will load the actual page).

The picture shows the memory at around 500mb - Sure, I have a lot of tabs, but is there really that much memory consumed by those tabs when they are functionally just bookmarks? This was a minute or two after Firefox was restarted.

The part that makes me feel paranoid is the path not showing up in task manager. Makes me think of some kind of trojan-horse type virus running off the process Firefox is identified on (if that makes sense?).

Somehow, with 18gb memory, Firefox can bog my system down after my computer's been running for a day. Am I expecting too much thinking it should stay "quick as a whip" for at least a few days?

Is any of this unusual or something I should look into closer?

Asked by tguillea 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox opening multiple processes in task manager and running like it's on a windows 3.11 machine

I have this problem it is so bad I have to surf with only 1 tab open and I have to wait for upto a minute before typing anything into a box say like a twitter box. And go… (read more)

I have this problem it is so bad I have to surf with only 1 tab open and I have to wait for upto a minute before typing anything into a box say like a twitter box. And god help me if I accidentally open a second tab My memory use goes thru the roof

Asked by DavidH1131 4 years ago

Last reply by Fiz 4 years ago

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pc hd runs at 100% when using firefox

It seems that over the last two months firefox has been causing my hd to run at 100% for long periods. I have followed advice on the internet and disabled a number of sea… (read more)

It seems that over the last two months firefox has been causing my hd to run at 100% for long periods. I have followed advice on the internet and disabled a number of searches within the pc settings that originally helped and also updated the power plan to high performance which initially helped.

Every hour or so my pc goes into a phase of running its hd at 100% to the point that I cannot even type in the search bar. Indeed it has taken over 30 minutes to finally get to the position of being able to type this query.

the pc is not that old and has light usage and all memory appears to be working fine. If this does not fix then I will have to go over to Chrome.

Asked by mikey1972 3 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 3 years ago

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Surface Book 2 - FF hangs or crashes

When I navigate to www.pcmag.com on my Surface Book 2. FF will hang or crash. I do not have this problem with other browsers on my laptop. Is this a known bug or do I nee… (read more)

When I navigate to www.pcmag.com on my Surface Book 2. FF will hang or crash. I do not have this problem with other browsers on my laptop. Is this a known bug or do I need to update something.

I am running the latest FF version with default settings, the only add-on is BitWarden.

Asked by Mezito 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Wondering if 65.0.1 has a memory leak? Had no issues with previous version. Memory seems to creep up and max out eventually.

Had no issues with previous version that I'm aware of. After reboot & update recently seems I have a problem. My usage habit is basically I've usually got hundreds of… (read more)

Had no issues with previous version that I'm aware of. After reboot & update recently seems I have a problem.

My usage habit is basically I've usually got hundreds of tabs up on a few different windows up to sometimes 10. Memory seems to creep up with browsing and doesn't really seem to go down even if I close a large number of tabs or whole windows now. A while back there was another version that would leak but it got fixed (within the quantum releases not the really old memory leak that was super bad.) Just wondering if maybe this version has a leak as well.

Side note: I DO love the crash recovery, because it works better than anything else. If I try to close all windows and then relaunch and restore session it never seems to recover everything. But if I crash it via task manager on purpose it has near 100% ability to restore. I'd rather not have to do it that way but it's what works. I'm a very heavy user and outside the norm a bit.

Asked by aeridyne 2 years ago

Last reply by Pj 2 years ago

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Kernel panic on startup?

I have a very strange and persistent kernel oops when I try to start FF 39.0, This is for a clean install with a new clean profile. Please understand this problem has sud… (read more)

I have a very strange and persistent kernel oops when I try to start FF 39.0, This is for a clean install with a new clean profile.

Please understand this problem has suddenly started to happen after months of working without any problem except for an occasional crash while watching programs from www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer. Following a particularly nasty occurrence I was forced to Ctrl Alt F3 login as root and reboot. (ie my X session was locked out) Now whenever I try to start FF 39.0 I get the kernel oops!

The command line result is below and a snippet from /var/log/messages is attached.

The exceeding odd behaviour is that I can run the old Fedora 17 package managed version 22.0 of FF without any problems. I also have a Google Chrome version which runs perfectly.

I have re-installed Firefox, and the flash plugin (11.2.202.468), and even the kernel!

I do not understand much of the following dumps, what can I do to illuminate the problem?

TIA Charles Bradshaw

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Command line result running 39.0 from the install directory:

[brad@p2800 firefox]$ ./firefox

Message from syslogd@p2800 at Jul 7 16:23:40 ...

kernel:[18148.112012] Process firefox (pid: 4215, ti=ece7a000 task=f192e900 task.ti=ece7a000)

Message from syslogd@p2800 at Jul 7 16:23:40 ...

kernel:[18148.112012] Stack:

Message from syslogd@p2800 at Jul 7 16:23:40 ...

kernel:[18148.112012] Call Trace:

Message from syslogd@p2800 at Jul 7 16:23:40 ...

kernel:[18148.112012] Code: 7d fc 89 ec 5d c3 90 8d 74 26 00 c7 43 34 00 00 00 00 b9 50 87 c0 c0 89 da c7 43 38 00 00 00 00 89 f8 e8 34 e8 ff ff 89 c6 eb 91 <0f> 0b 8d b4 26 00 00 00 00 8d bc 27 00 00 00 00 55 89 e5 57 56

Message from syslogd@p2800 at Jul 7 16:23:40 ...

kernel:[18148.112012] EIP: [<c04c0110>] __audit_syscall_entry+0xf0/0x100 SS:ESP 0068:ece7bfa4

Segmentation fault

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Snippet from /var/log/messages Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.111629] ------------[ cut here ]------------ Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] kernel BUG at kernel/auditsc.c:1772! Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] invalid opcode: 0000 [#7] SMP Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] Modules linked in: fuse lockd sunrpc nf_conntrack_netbios_ns nf_conntrack_broadcast ip6t_REJECT nf_conntrack_ipv4 nf_defrag_ipv4 nf_conntrack_ipv6 nf_defrag_ipv6 xt_state nf_conntrack ip6table_filter ip6_tables arc4 rt2800usb uvcvideo rt2x00usb rt2800lib rt2x00lib snd_hda_codec_idt videobuf2_vmalloc videobuf2_memops mac80211 videobuf2_core videodev snd_hda_intel cfg80211 snd_usb_audio snd_usbmidi_lib snd_hda_codec media snd_rawmidi snd_hwdep snd_seq rfkill serio_raw crc_ccitt iTCO_wdt iTCO_vendor_support lpc_ich snd_seq_device mfd_core mperf snd_pcm i2c_i801 dcdbas snd_page_alloc snd_timer snd soundcore e100 mii microcode binfmt_misc hid_logitech_dj i915 video i2c_algo_bit drm_kms_helper drm i2c_core Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] Pid: 4215, comm: firefox Tainted: G D 3.9.10-100.fc17.i686.PAE #1 Dell Inc. Dell DV051 /0JC474 Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] EIP: 0060:[<c04c0110>] EFLAGS: 00210202 CPU: 0 Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] EIP is at __audit_syscall_entry+0xf0/0x100 Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] EAX: 40000003 EBX: ecda9800 ECX: b535bc51 EDX: 00000021 Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] ESI: 00000001 EDI: f192e900 EBP: ece7bfb0 ESP: ece7bfa4 Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 00e0 SS: 0068 Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] CR0: 80050033 CR2: b302b680 CR3: 307eb000 CR4: 000007f0 Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] DR0: 00000000 DR1: 00000000 DR2: 00000000 DR3: 00000000 Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] DR6: ffff0ff0 DR7: 00000400 Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] Process firefox (pid: 4215, ti=ece7a000 task=f192e900 task.ti=ece7a000) Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] Stack: Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] b535bc51 00000041 00000001 ece7a000 c09a82da 00000000 b6e338d4 00000041 Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] 00000001 00000061 00000021 0000007b 0000007b 00000000 00000033 00000021 Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] b76ea424 00000073 00200292 bf8e427c 0000007b 00000000 00000000 Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] Call Trace: Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] [<c09a82da>] sysenter_audit+0x1e/0x25 Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] Code: 7d fc 89 ec 5d c3 90 8d 74 26 00 c7 43 34 00 00 00 00 b9 50 87 c0 c0 89 da c7 43 38 00 00 00 00 89 f8 e8 34 e8 ff ff 89 c6 eb 91 <0f> 0b 8d b4 26 00 00 00 00 8d bc 27 00 00 00 00 55 89 e5 57 56 Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.112012] EIP: [<c04c0110>] __audit_syscall_entry+0xf0/0x100 SS:ESP 0068:ece7bfa4 Jul 7 16:23:40 p2800 kernel: [18148.214174] ---[ end trace 646e311cf2d23b89 ]---

Asked by bradcan 6 years ago

Last reply by bradcan 6 years ago

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Huge spike in Firefox Quantum's memory usage. Already followed basic troubleshooting steps, no improvement. Would like support from developers.

Dear Firefox Support, I've noticed a huge spike in Firefox Quantum's memory usage recenlty imgur.com/XCDtJy8 What do you think is the cause for this? Didn't install any … (read more)

Dear Firefox Support,

I've noticed a huge spike in Firefox Quantum's memory usage recenlty imgur.com/XCDtJy8 What do you think is the cause for this? Didn't install any new extensions or plugins, already ran scans with various antivirus/antispyware & registry fixer tools, they didnt detect any malware & fixed all registry issues. I also already cleared cache & cookies, saved data, refreshed & unistalled/installed Firefox Quantum multiple times, without improvement.

Normal usage until recently was about 300-500MB total, 50 MB per subprocess. Now is about 500MB PER subprocess (around 3-4 GB total) all the time. Is there a way you could look at some data or files from my Firefox installation to determine what is the cause for this memory usage increase? Maybe looking at the "about:memory" information to see what is making the processes use so much memory? I added the troubleshooting information to this question, and am willing to provide any other information you deem neccessary for troubleshooting purpose.

Thank you so much in advance, looking forward to hear from you!

Miguel

Asked by CyberChaosCrew 3 years ago

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