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Firefox crashes

Every time I type into the search bar of firefox it crashes and causes a hike in CPU usage, about 70% just for Firefox. Crash still happens in safe mode. Crash ID: bp-9a4… (read more)

Every time I type into the search bar of firefox it crashes and causes a hike in CPU usage, about 70% just for Firefox. Crash still happens in safe mode. Crash ID: bp-9a49b566-de96-427c-aaea-ddea91170912

Asked by TheThaumgurist 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Audio playback interrupted when Firefox CPU usage increases

When I have a video playing in the background (for example a Twitch stream) and use Firefox in a way that causes 100% CPU usage (for example navigating a Google Maps 360°… (read more)

When I have a video playing in the background (for example a Twitch stream) and use Firefox in a way that causes 100% CPU usage (for example navigating a Google Maps 360° view or scrolling a complex website excessively) I get interruptions and even repetitions of short bits of the playing sound. This issue started after updating to Firefox Quantum and is quite annoying. Is this a known issue? Any potential workarounds? I'm currently using 58.0.2 (64 bit) on Windows 10 16299.

Asked by floele 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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I GIVE UP!!! The recenbt versions of Firefox are slow, use 90% of CPU, overheat the CPU, can't play streams, lost passowrds.

I have had it! The current version of Firefox sucks!! Have been with Netscape from the beginning and then Firefox, have participated in the beta programs, but the bull sh… (read more)

I have had it! The current version of Firefox sucks!! Have been with Netscape from the beginning and then Firefox, have participated in the beta programs, but the bull shit answers for issues shows irresponsibility for the product. I've had it. Moving to Opera and Google Chrome. Sorry folks.

Asked by David 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Random Firefox process is using 25% of my CPU

Pretty much as the title says, going into task manager I see a Firefox process constantly using around ~25% of my CPU at all times as shown by the attached photo; The CPU… (read more)

Pretty much as the title says, going into task manager I see a Firefox process constantly using around ~25% of my CPU at all times as shown by the attached photo; The CPU is a quad-core 3.2Ghz i5 3330, Ending the task means that the process stops without causing any changes to Firefox, no tabs close or videos crash which only makes me wonder to what it's used for and why is it hogging my CPU.


Thanks in Advance, Deinsti

Asked by Deinsti 2 years ago

Last reply by Happy112 2 years ago

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firefox is eating up memory and laptop's fan is always working because of it

I have been using Firefox for more than 10 years now. it is the best browser out there. However, starting from last year I have been noticing that my computer's fan is al… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for more than 10 years now. it is the best browser out there. However, starting from last year I have been noticing that my computer's fan is almost always working which takes too much of my battery and I figured that Firefox is the main issue (I did so many research and tests %100 sure). Later, I herd about the new Firefox quantum, and decided to wait and not switch to another browser. the new one was released and I installed it the very first day. I was super happy that it's much faster and use less memory than other browsers (that's right). However, lately (about a month) I noticed the same the fan is always working again, so I check the task manager and found my dear Firefox quantum acting up again even though 3 taps are opened.


I really need help with this issue to stay using Firefox, I am tired of this issue and really considering switching to another browser because this is just not good at all. and I could not find any way to fix it. please see the attached pic it's just unbelievable.

Asked by moom 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Why does my Macbook fan come on watching videos with Firefox but not Chrome?

The main reason I still use Chrome is to keep my laptop fan from turning on when I watch YouTube videos. This then leads me to use Chrome for other reasons as well. I wou… (read more)

The main reason I still use Chrome is to keep my laptop fan from turning on when I watch YouTube videos. This then leads me to use Chrome for other reasons as well. I would prefer to use Firefox, but I don't like it when my fan turns on. My Firefox is up to date according to me preferences page.

I have tried unchecking "Use hardware acceleration when possible" and restarting Firefox, but the fan still comes on.

What's the solution?

Asked by Geisshardt63 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago