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Firefox eating my memory & PC performance

Hi, since the last update, Firefox is taking a huge amount of memory and slowing everything else on my PC right down. Right now this support tab is the only webpage I hav… (read more)

Hi, since the last update, Firefox is taking a huge amount of memory and slowing everything else on my PC right down. Right now this support tab is the only webpage I have open, yet you can see in the screenshot there are 31 Firefox processes running, and over 1G of memory being taken. I've followed all the help threads and taken the steps in them - it's made no difference. Please can you help me find a way to tame Firefox. Also - I'm really not an IT expert at all so please can you tell me in very simple language :)

Asked by markgarylambert 10 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 months ago

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background processor freezing computer

I have to go into task manager to stop background processors from freezing my computer. Closing background processors in disk and memory. Sometimes there are as many as 1… (read more)

I have to go into task manager to stop background processors from freezing my computer. Closing background processors in disk and memory. Sometimes there are as many as 10 background processors running but it seems to be a only a few and can't tell which one's until I figure it out. Sometimes I can by the amount of usage. I have to do this several times as I use my computer.

Asked by jarekorn 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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MULTIPLE PROCESSES ARE KILLING ME!!!!!!!

Listen folks, I like many, many others are sick and tired of MULTIPLE PROCESSES!!!..They werent necessary before why now!!!!!???? I dont want to keep buying the latest an… (read more)

Listen folks, I like many, many others are sick and tired of MULTIPLE PROCESSES!!!..They werent necessary before why now!!!!!???? I dont want to keep buying the latest and greatest PC everytime somebody decides to take up all my RAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have ruined firefox!!!! now you have taken away the true and false settings for it!!!!!....Why???...each process for tracking for the NSA, FBI, etc???? stop the madness and get back to what made you popular....SPEED!!!!!!!! I DONT WANT WINDOWS # 234!!! I DONT WANT A NEW PC!!!! STOP TRYING TO CONTROLL US!!!

Asked by imagsusman 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox v90 is a MEMORY HOG!

I just installed the latest v90 upgrade. I get at least 5 sometimes as many as 7 instances of Firefox running simultaneously. Look at my screen shot of the Task Manager..… (read more)

I just installed the latest v90 upgrade. I get at least 5 sometimes as many as 7 instances of Firefox running simultaneously. Look at my screen shot of the Task Manager...Holy Sh*t! I attempted to downgrade back to v89, but Mozilla has made this option unbearable ...have to recreate your profile, all your passwords, cookies and bookmarks, an incredible hassle. Stuff like this just shouldn't happen.

Definitely NOT a well-thought out release.

Guess I'll be migrating to Chrome sooner than I thought!?

Asked by Phil 1 year ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 year ago

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FF slowing my online activity

Why does FF show 5 windows in the Task Manager when I have only one FF window/tab open? FF is using 50% (one gig+) of memory even though there is only one FF window/tab o… (read more)

Why does FF show 5 windows in the Task Manager when I have only one FF window/tab open? FF is using 50% (one gig+) of memory even though there is only one FF window/tab open. This is slowing my computers online activity—sometimes greatly. Is there a way to fix this, other than not using FF?

I am using FF 84.0.2 (64-bit) with a 64-bit PC. All critical and security updates are up to date and the machine seems to be free of any malware.

Thank you for your help.

Asked by fastfood 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago