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Firefox 23 uses 1.2 GB of RAM with 4 tabs open!

I just checked task manager, since my computer was running a bit slow, and found firefox to be using nearly 1.2 GIGABYTES of RAM, with only 4 tabs open + Chatzilla for IR… (read more)

I just checked task manager, since my computer was running a bit slow, and found firefox to be using nearly 1.2 GIGABYTES of RAM, with only 4 tabs open + Chatzilla for IRC. I have Skyrim running at the same time, and it is using LESS RAM than Firefox is!

I've tried disabling plugins, to the point where I only have the Flash and Adobe PDF ones running, I had to disable the plugin container since it crashes repeatedly (Usually at least once every couple of days). I tried using the "Free Memory" options in about:memory, and they do literally nothing to reduce the RAM usage. It's normally between 400 and 600 MB (Which is still insanely excessive for a browser). Closing Chatzilla only reduces the RAM usage by about 10-15 MB, so it doesn't seem to be the problem.

How in the name of all that's sacred is a browser using more RAM than a modded version of Skyrim?


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Asked by r.helsdon 8 years ago

Last reply by John99 7 years ago

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what does The requested URL was rejected. Please consult with your administrator. Your support ID is: 17000598679359569722 mean?

I am getting this block to a website that I have been using successfully for years. Last successful access was 8 hours ago. Now this error appearing. I have deleted cooki… (read more)

I am getting this block to a website that I have been using successfully for years. Last successful access was 8 hours ago. Now this error appearing. I have deleted cookies and cache but problem still appears when trying to enter address.

Asked by mwpsongs 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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When I open a new tab, it's no longer a 'New Tab' but it opens a 'Conduit search' webpage. I did not install that. How do I remove it?

When I open a new tab, I no longer get a blank page. Instead, this link opens automatically. search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT3319766&octid=EB_ORIGINAL_CTID&SearchSourc… (read more)

When I open a new tab, I no longer get a blank page. Instead, this link opens automatically. search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT3319766&octid=EB_ORIGINAL_CTID&SearchSource=69&CUI=&SSPV=&Lay=1&UM=2&UP=SPBE0988F4-A2BC-4595-B005-51E70B9E0B94 I did nothing to make this change and I don't recognize it at all. I am concerned that my computer may have a virus, so I will do a scan. How do I remove the above link and make it stop appearing when I open a new tab? I just want a blank page.

Asked by theBreezNeez 7 years ago

Answered by theBreezNeez 7 years ago

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Since new Firefox update Yahoo mail is not properly displaying

Recently got updated Firefox v.26.0 and I have noticed the yahoo mail when opened could not be displayed properly. Text is scattered on screen and it also show "Your scre… (read more)

Recently got updated Firefox v.26.0 and I have noticed the yahoo mail when opened could not be displayed properly. Text is scattered on screen and it also show "Your screen elements are hidden from view. Press Esc or move pointer to the center of the screen to return to Mail." Even if i press Esc or move pointer nothing happen.

I wonder why this is happening? I also want to test the problem in MS Internet Explorer but I do not know how could I disable Firefox temporarily.

Any advice will be much appreciated.

Thank you

Asked by Ari94 7 years ago

Last reply by juneisland5 7 years ago

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Firefox 29 is full of problems.

- Session restore brings up tabs that I had closed before closing Firefox. Sometimes it even selects a tab that I didn't have selected when I closed it. - Leaking memory … (read more)

- Session restore brings up tabs that I had closed before closing Firefox. Sometimes it even selects a tab that I didn't have selected when I closed it.

- Leaking memory like nobody's business. It went from 500 MB to 1.5 GB overnight (i.e. while it was "idling" minimized on the desktop).

- The config.trim_on_minimize setting is missing. Why is this?

- When the memory usage gets above ~1 GB (FYI, this is a guess), I start seeing problems with Firefox displaying web-page graphics and even, in one instance, shutting down text input on a web page (this was within Facebook).

- Randomly crashes for no apparent reason. FYI, this happened after I updated to Firefox 28 as well.

None of these problems ever happened before I upgraded to Firefox 28 and 29. I'm very close to abandoning Firefox altogether if these problems are not resolved promptly and permanently. In other words, I've nearly had enough of this. Whatever happened to "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"?

Asked by robbyrob 7 years ago

Last reply by John99 7 years ago

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Firefox not loading tabs from last session

A few days ago I set up my laptop from scratch after a long time of not using it. In the process, I set up Firefox Sync to link it to my desktop's browser. This is the on… (read more)

A few days ago I set up my laptop from scratch after a long time of not using it. In the process, I set up Firefox Sync to link it to my desktop's browser. This is the only thing I have changed recently. However, after rebooting my laptop, I noticed that whenever I closed the browser and reopened it, it would not restore my previous tabs. Of course the options are set to restore my tabs from last time. Even the manual options to restore my previous session from the history menu are greyed out. And perhaps more bizarre of all, when I click the 'x' button to close the browser, I have to click it twice to close it - clicking it once does nothing. Firefox is the only application experiencing this odd issue.

I thought it was just my laptop and decided it was too much of a headache to worry about for now, since I rarely use that. I've been going about my business as usual on my desktop for the past few days with no issue...until I booted up my computer this morning and found the same situation. None of my tabs (and I had numerous tabs across multiple tab groups that I've been using with no problems for months!!), when I close and reopen the browser it still doesn't remember what was open when I closed it, and once again I have to click the close button twice for it to take. The 'restore session' options in the history menu are once again greyed out.

Everything else appears fine - all my add-ons are still there, and it's still recording my history when I open new pages and close the browser. It's just not restoring the tabs. This is extremely frustrating to me as someone who ALWAYS has several tabs open at any given time. At least on my desktop, Firefox says it's up to date, so that shouldn't be an issue (I thought maybe a browser update could fix it). Is there anything I can do to fix this, preferably recovering my previous sessions in the process? I lost quite a bit and I'm not too happy about that...but even if recovery is impossible, can I at least fix it so it retains my session history going forward? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by nandoman89 7 years ago

Last reply by Dagur 7 years ago

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Can't watch ANY videos in Firefox

I'm running Firefox 59.0.2 64-bit on my PC. I have extensions for AdBlock, Honey, and LastPass. In addition to the two plug-ins provided by Mozilla in this version of F… (read more)

I'm running Firefox 59.0.2 64-bit on my PC. I have extensions for AdBlock, Honey, and LastPass. In addition to the two plug-ins provided by Mozilla in this version of Firefox, I have added Flash Player (re-installed several times).

I can't see ANY videos at all. No YouTube, no types of video at all.

I've refreshed my Firefox totally (and don't want to do that again any time soon!).

I've looked at "solutions" provided online, and nothing has worked.

Will someone give me the exact setup that should allow me to watch videos? Right now, when they come up, I get a spinning circle until finally some type of error message appears. The error message differs depending on where I'm watching the video. For example, If I'm trying to watch a YouTube video, I see the still picture that accompanies the video. When I click on the "play" arrow, I get: "An error occurred. Please try again later. Playback ID: pcGJXEDjuz-BRuBz" If I try to watch something on, say, the Weather Channel site, I first see the still picture. When I click to "play", I see a black screen with a small blue square in the center with the Weather Channel logo.

I did have a big Microsoft update a few nights ago, but I have no idea what changed there.

Bottom line: I have no idea what has happened to my video. What has changed since Firefox 58?

Asked by brorat 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Firefox memory leak causing slow and stuttery performance

So recently my Firefox browser has been leaking memory like crazy going up to 1.7 GB in used RAM. It starts off fine when I first open it, but progressively gets worse ov… (read more)

So recently my Firefox browser has been leaking memory like crazy going up to 1.7 GB in used RAM. It starts off fine when I first open it, but progressively gets worse over time, making scrolling a choppy and painful task. This started with version 28.0 but I've since upgraded to 29.0 and the problem persisted. I've done hours of research on the problem and have tried all the following solutions, to no avail:

- Turning off hardware acceleration/smooth scrolling/auto scrolling - Creating a new profile - Completely uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox - Running it in safe mode (still lagged, even in safe mode!)

Has anyone found any real solution to this problem?

Asked by fzieba 7 years ago

Last reply by ninjawriter222 6 years ago

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How do I change or correct my firefox location

Whenever I use a website which uses my location it puts me somewhere in the UK m idlands, far away from my actual location on the south coast. How do I correct this pleas… (read more)

Whenever I use a website which uses my location it puts me somewhere in the UK m idlands, far away from my actual location on the south coast. How do I correct this please?

Asked by seagull104 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Firefox won't load certain pages (such as Google.com) but works in windows safe mode with networking.

Firefox safe mode does not solve the issue. Disabled and also uninstalled antivirus and firewall and did not help. Disabled all startup items except the ones known not to… (read more)

Firefox safe mode does not solve the issue. Disabled and also uninstalled antivirus and firewall and did not help. Disabled all startup items except the ones known not to cause the problem. Other browsers such as Chrome has no problems. Mozilla Thunderbird also will not connect.

Asked by idgassfy 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Firefox is not opening correctly

Hi today I opened my linux installation and Firefox is only getting a window with the text: <toolbarbutton id="UITourTooltipClose" class="close-icon" <… (read more)

Hi today I opened my linux installation and Firefox is only getting a window with the text:

             <toolbarbutton id="UITourTooltipClose" class="close-icon"
</pre>

I tried to run from the console with the --MOZ_LOG_FILE flag and the generated file has absolutely no text in it.

Some information about my system: kernel: Linux localhost.localdomain 5.7.7-1-default #1 SMP Wed Jul 1 19:03:27 UTC 2020 (cba119b) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

OS: openSUSE 20200715

DE: KDE 5.72.0 / Plasma 5.19.3

Version: 78.0.2-1.1 (according to zypper info MozillaFirefox command)

Asked by Gresthol 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired.

Last night I did the new firefox update and every since then I have been getting the following error on multiple sites. Including Tumblr, Google, yahoo mail, and many oth… (read more)

Last night I did the new firefox update and every since then I have been getting the following error on multiple sites. Including Tumblr, Google, yahoo mail, and many others.

"Network Protocol Error

Firefox has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired.

The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because an error in the network protocol was detected.

   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem."

I have tried searching out the answer on here and most said to just clear out the cache which is what I did and I am still receiving the error at random times on different sites. I can refresh and the site will load but then if I got to another page of the same website or a different site the error will just appear again. Thanks in advance!

Asked by AshiaNicole26 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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After a refresh, almost all https sites give NS_ERROR_NET_INADEQUATE_SECURITY

It is not giving me an Advanced button or an "I know the risks" button, or any other way to respond. Among the sites that won't load is mozilla.org. This is what the win… (read more)

It is not giving me an Advanced button or an "I know the risks" button, or any other way to respond. Among the sites that won't load is mozilla.org.

This is what the window says when I try to visit almost any https site:


Your connection is not secure

The website tried to negotiate an inadequate level of security.

www.mozilla.org uses security technology that is outdated and vulnerable to attack. An attacker could easily reveal information which you thought to be safe. The website administrator will need to fix the server first before you can visit the site.

Error code: NS_ERROR_NET_INADEQUATE_SECURITY


I looked at the troubleshooting information, "Important Modified Preferences", but there were no security.* preferences mentioned, or any mention of SSL/TLS.

I tried refreshing again but same result.

Oddly, app.napster.com loads OK (but I can't get it to play any music).

Using 57.0.1, 64-bit, Fedora 27, Linux kernel 4.14.8.

Asked by Blob2 2 years ago

Answered by Blob2 2 years ago

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How to stop Firefox from auto refreshing every 10 seconds

I have read and applied all the fixes from previous responses to this problem and nothing works. Scrolling through Facebook is a nightmare with the page re-loading every… (read more)

I have read and applied all the fixes from previous responses to this problem and nothing works. Scrolling through Facebook is a nightmare with the page re-loading every 10 seconds, and creating a visual disturbance on screen. Please advise a permanent fix. Thanks

Asked by GaynorFoster 3 years ago

Last reply by guigs 3 years ago

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Firefox unable to open Google, Facebook and other bugs.

As of around 1 week ago, I can no longer access facebook, any mozilla/google related page however I can still access the google search engine by entering the 197.1.1 code… (read more)

As of around 1 week ago, I can no longer access facebook, any mozilla/google related page however I can still access the google search engine by entering the 197.1.1 code thing (not very pc literate).

My problem is whenever I type google.com or facebook.com into the url, nothing actually happens, the url looks like it seeking than it just revert back to whatever url I was on before. I can access youtube but the comments section is just loading but thing actually shows up. If I try to open firefox help page a new window would open but it is just blank even though I can see the see the address in the url. I can however open trouble shooting page and about firefox but none of the others page in the help option.

I have tried reverting firefox to default and restart firefox with no addon without any changes. I have tried ipconfig /flushdns and also resetting my host file from mrfixit as well as scanning for malware from malbytes, adaware and spybot and none of them made a difference at all.

I am currently using firefox 26, OS Windows 7 64bit.

Asked by brianroo 7 years ago

Last reply by guigs 7 years ago

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Add on icons not showing next to the search bar.

So when I turned on my computer today I opened Firefox, and it updated like it does. Normally, this isn't an issue. When I opened it up today, however, all of my addons w… (read more)

So when I turned on my computer today I opened Firefox, and it updated like it does. Normally, this isn't an issue. When I opened it up today, however, all of my addons were disabled. I re-enabled them, but it didn't quite go back to normal. Normally, I keep the Adblock Plus and YouTube HD addons to the right of my search bar. But for whatever reason, I just can't get them to show like they're supposed to. Now, there's a magnifying glass on the right part of my search bar that wasn't there before, and anything I put to the right of the search bar is hidden and only accessible by clicking on the little arrow button and finding it in a context menu. I don't want the arrow button, I want the addons to be visible in the pane next to the search bar. And if anyone knows how to get rid of the magnifying glass, that would also be appreciated. Also worth mentioning is that the only addons I have that affect UI are Classic Theme Restorer and TabMixPlus.

Here is a screenshot: http://imgur.com/a/yqWAc

Asked by DanMan9 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Firefox crashes literally all the time. Why?

Firefox (Version 29.0) keeps crashing on me several times per day. I have done the following to try and fix it but it still crashes. I was better off on the Aurora it see… (read more)

Firefox (Version 29.0) keeps crashing on me several times per day. I have done the following to try and fix it but it still crashes. I was better off on the Aurora it seems.

Add-Ons: I tried disabling them but Firefox still crashed. I only have 2 extensions installed.

Plugins: I have checked all my plugins and it says that Adobe Acrobat (Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.9) is vulnerable but when I go to update it, Adobe tells me that I already have the latest update installed. The same thing for Java Deployment Toolkit 7.0.550.14 & Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U55. I go to update them and Java tells me I am already up to date.

Reinstall & Safe Mode: I have completely uninstalled then re-installed Firefox along with trying Firefox in Safe Mode. It still crashes.

Crash Reports:

  • bp-aa93bed4-37c8-425e-a9ba-4b9242140507
  • bp-3a2d79c7-a613-419f-aa12-c6c9d2140507
  • bp-abe6f72c-eb62-4547-863b-3ab0d2140507
  • bp-6fc2234f-8bae-4848-857f-811442140505

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanyone have any idea why this keeps happening?

Asked by HamlinRacing 7 years ago

Last reply by HamlinRacing 7 years ago

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[SOLVED]Firefox won't play any video from this domain

This problem is driving me crazy! It was working until few days ago. I can't watch any videos from this website/domain: http://redeglobo.globo.com/videos/ Things I've tr… (read more)

This problem is driving me crazy! It was working until few days ago.

I can't watch any videos from this website/domain: http://redeglobo.globo.com/videos/ Things I've tried: - private browsing - safe mode - new profile/refresh - portable version - uninstall/reinstall - older versions - uninstalled kaspersky/windows defender is disabled - HOSTS file is clean(Windows 7 x64)

The thing is, the ads load but not the video content. If the ad is long, an error message appears while the audio is still playing in the background. Another computer in the same network plays them fine. All other browsers can play these videos, this problem only happens in Firefox. I've tested a virtual machine in this same computer and then it works. Is there anything else I can do to try to fix this?

Firefox console shows these errors: Cross-Origin Request Blocked: The Same Origin Policy disallows reading the remote resource at https://vodstreaming02a.video.globo.com/r90_720/v7/e8/93/1e/7164945_1e25dd21ab308227e9961ad4c2a44399a4dc60ff/7164945-manifest.ism/7164945-manifest-audio_por_1=128025-video_por=1967000.m3u8?hls_client_manifest_version=4. (Reason: CORS header ‘Access-Control-Allow-Origin’ missing).

[error][hlsjs: unrecoverable network fatal error.] Object { evt: "hlsError", data: {…} } player.min.js:1:1237298

[error][player_error] Object { description: "hls error: type: networkError, details: levelLoadError, response: {\"code\":0,\"text\":\"\"}", level: "FATAL", origin: "hls", scope: "playback", raw: {…}, code: "hls:networkError_levelLoadError", UI: {…} } player.min.js:1:1237298

Asked by anitoad 2 years ago

Answered by anitoad 2 years ago

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[Firefox 26] Download box

Hi, i just update today to firefox 26, and with my surprise the download box disappear, then i click on the download option (ctrl + j) and the bookmark open. Are you devs… (read more)

Hi, i just update today to firefox 26, and with my surprise the download box disappear, then i click on the download option (ctrl + j) and the bookmark open.

Are you devs out of your mind?

I use firefox for years and i love the separate download minibox where i can manage all my downloads, see the download speed, pause, resume and so on, why the hell you remove the best feature of your browser with this crappy bookmark/history integration no one ask? I really don't get it.

Please consider to revert this awfull change, at least make it optional so if i want to use the old download box i can use it.

If nothing will be done i'm forced to remove firefox from my pc and install chrome, after all these years with FF is a shame that you put in bad features like these withourt asking your community before.

Really disappointed, hope you revert the change.

Asked by Fnights 7 years ago

Last reply by Fnights 7 years ago