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Firefox using too much RAM

Hello, I've just downloaded firefox, making the switch from chrome. Doing so I've migrated a couple of tabs and extensions I had. Totally it was 50 tabs, with 6 extensio… (read more)

Hello,

I've just downloaded firefox, making the switch from chrome. Doing so I've migrated a couple of tabs and extensions I had. Totally it was 50 tabs, with 6 extensions, I've downgraded now with the switch and it's only 37 tabs and 2 extensions, even so firefox is using more ram than google by a large amount. With 50 tabs open, chrome was using 1.5gigabytes of memory. With the same 37 tabs and extensions, firefox is currently using 6 gigabytes of memory.

The tabs used are from reputable sources, so firefox shouldn't be breaking on these websites. The extensions I am using at the moment on firefox is, Ublock origin, Dark Reader.

As far as reputation goes, firefox should be using less Ram than chrome. Is there a setting I should know about to lower such performance issues? Firefox acceleration is ON.

Thank you for any answers.

Asked by jaxhagglund 11 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 11 months ago

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XULRunner Error: Could not determine any profile running in backgroundtask mode!

I recently installed new pc with fresh Firefox Developer Edition. Then I transfered the profile folder from old pc to the new pc. All bookmarks, addons, etc is there. Jus… (read more)

I recently installed new pc with fresh Firefox Developer Edition. Then I transfered the profile folder from old pc to the new pc. All bookmarks, addons, etc is there. Just the XULRunner popup appears only on the new pc. I uninstalled firefox on the new pc again and reinstalled it with profile cleaning. After profile cleaning firefox got faster and addons got removed. But the XULRunner popup keeps appearing. When I go to taskscheduler and trigger the "Firefox Developer Edition Background Update CA9422711AE1A81C" again, the XULRunner popup appears. Removing this taskscheduler and Firefox keeps readding it and the XULRunner popup are back. Any idea how I can get rid of the XULRunner popup?

Asked by simonbergi9 1 year ago

Answered by simonbergi9 1 year ago

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Removing the Extensions Puzzle Piece Icon?

I just updated to the latest version of Firefox, and all of a sudden I have a new icon, Extensions, that looks like a puzzle piece, I cant seem to be able to remove it...… (read more)

I just updated to the latest version of Firefox, and all of a sudden I have a new icon, Extensions, that looks like a puzzle piece, I cant seem to be able to remove it....at all.

Asked by Imot 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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As soon as a video is played in youtube firefox crashes

The main youtube page loads and displays ok. As soon as a video is played (even in preview), firefox crashes. I'm on Linux Manjaro. other websites with video work fine (f… (read more)

The main youtube page loads and displays ok. As soon as a video is played (even in preview), firefox crashes. I'm on Linux Manjaro. other websites with video work fine (for ex Vimeo) I tried disabling all my addons and plugins in the normal mode (not troubleshoot mode) and it still crashes. However, the troubleshoot mode works fine ! Refreshing firefox didn't fix the issue. I have another computer with Linux manjaro and firefox works just fine. I spent a lot of time trying to understand what's wrong but I really don't see why.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Asked by gdurrens 11 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 11 months ago

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Input Type from a CSV File is Recognized as Ms excel file

In the current Version of Firefox the input field is set to the wrong filetype if select an csv file. Open with Chrome and Firefox. Chrome set the file type to text/csv … (read more)

In the current Version of Firefox the input field is set to the wrong filetype if select an csv file.

Open with Chrome and Firefox. Chrome set the file type to text/csv Firefox to "application/vnd.ms-excel"

Working example open the consoel to see the output: https://codepen.io/GrizzlyStu/pen/YzjZjez

Asked by Grizzly 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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No Audio from Firfox. Not in Windows volume mixer

After start up Firefox I am not getting any audio. No other app nor browser has this issue. It does not show up in the volume mixer. I've made sure all apps, browser, dri… (read more)

After start up Firefox I am not getting any audio. No other app nor browser has this issue. It does not show up in the volume mixer. I've made sure all apps, browser, drivers, and windows are up to date.

Asked by birdville3000 12 months ago

Answered by birdville3000 11 months ago

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Windows 11 Audio fail, works on all other browsers

First time ever. Tested other browsers, sound works fine. Changed no settings when it suddenly went silent. Refreshed. Uninstalled/reinstalled. Nada/nothing. So to not fe… (read more)

First time ever. Tested other browsers, sound works fine. Changed no settings when it suddenly went silent. Refreshed. Uninstalled/reinstalled. Nada/nothing. So to not feel as if I've lost my hearing, I won't be using Firefox until there's a fix on their end, already tried everything suggested in troubleshooting and refreshed. It's just not playing well with Win11.

Asked by VeeVee 12 months ago

Answered by VeeVee 12 months ago

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Unable to download PDFs in embedded pdf.js viewer

Example Site: https://mcpsc.mo.gov/media/pdf/genesis-school-inc-revocation-hearing but I've had it happen on several sites. On this page, I am not able to click the down… (read more)

Example Site: https://mcpsc.mo.gov/media/pdf/genesis-school-inc-revocation-hearing but I've had it happen on several sites.

On this page, I am not able to click the download button built into the pdf.js viewer and have it download - it clicks and does nothing. If I right click in the frame and click "Show only this frame", then I can download the PDF using that same button. Any ideas?

Asked by FrigginMcMonster 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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i can't find my 'mozilla' directory in "appdata/roaming"

i somehow can't find the 'mozilla' folder in 'appdata/roaming'. i was trying to open my profile folder but it displays the message saying that it's 'unavailable'. i digg… (read more)

i somehow can't find the 'mozilla' folder in 'appdata/roaming'. i was trying to open my profile folder but it displays the message saying that it's 'unavailable'. i digged in further into the problem and found out that i had no such mozilla folder in appdata. is there any way to fix this problem? or am i just missing something?

Asked by MNK 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Stop auto importing history from other browsers

I am a game developer. I work about 12 hours a day, in Chrome. It is my main browser. When I installed firefox, I was asked to "import" cookies and such. I did. Which has… (read more)

I am a game developer. I work about 12 hours a day, in Chrome. It is my main browser. When I installed firefox, I was asked to "import" cookies and such. I did. Which has been a terrible headache. All of the bookmarks and everything from Chrome came with it, which I already had in firefox, since I've had it for years. But, I thought since this is a brand new computer that I needed to do that. Fast-forward a couple of weeks and now EVERY time I open up firefox, all 10 million history links are in history.

I use firefox to unwind and watch movies. I don't want 10 million links to work in front of where I left off in binge watching Seinfeld.

I've tried everything and followed instructions and STILL, all history from Chrome shows up in firefox. It is infuriating. AND uninstalling and reinstalling did nothing. The setting is already in the account to import from Chrome to firefox. I've removed addons and extensions as well. Nothing has worked.

Asked by boundlessenterprise 10 months ago

Answered by willjoe24421 10 months ago

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Firefox crashes since upgrade to MacOS Ventura Version 13.0.1 (22A400)

Since the OS upgrade, any portal that I open (especially the ones that I have my user id and password saved) crashes. One crash report can be found at https://crash-stats… (read more)

Since the OS upgrade, any portal that I open (especially the ones that I have my user id and password saved) crashes. One crash report can be found at https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/7d671357-2d98-4bbc-b177-4029e0221221

I have tried disabling add-ons/ exensions, disabling auto-fill, downgrading security, reinstalling (even the ESR edition), deleting Firefox files from the library/application_support - but it doesn't simply work. Not sure if this is an OS issue.

Any ideas would really help. Getting the below info on the about:crashes each time:

Crash Reason EXC_BAD_ACCESS / KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS Crash Address 0x0000000000000018

Asked by sowmik.sengupta 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Disable horizontal scrolling

Is there any way I can completely disable horizontal scrolling? I'm using a laptop with a trackpoint (lenovo x230, Windows 10) and it's not terribly accurate, which means… (read more)

Is there any way I can completely disable horizontal scrolling? I'm using a laptop with a trackpoint (lenovo x230, Windows 10) and it's not terribly accurate, which means scrolling whilst a youtube video is going often makes it track backwards or forwards, and another website I use uses a horizontal click to send me to the next page, which sucks. I would prefer to just be able to disable it entirely. Thanks!

I swear to god I used to have it disabled, just need to work out how again.

Asked by koco1 1 year ago

Answered by koco1 1 year ago

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Core Web Vitals in Firefox

Dear Firefox Team, good morning. I hope you are doing well and that you are all healthy. Guys... while looking for a way to measure the performance of our site, we cam… (read more)

Dear Firefox Team, good morning.

I hope you are doing well and that you are all healthy.

Guys... while looking for a way to measure the performance of our site, we came across the Core Web Vitals (CWV) some time ago. These are Google KPIs for measuring the user experience on a page (https://web.dev/vitals/#core-web-vitals). Unfortunately, some of the KPIs (like the Largest Contentful Paint or Cumulative Layout Shift) are currently only accessible using Chrome and it's preformance API. That's a pity, because there are also many people using Firefox who visit our site... and it would be interesting to have such KPIs as well.

In an article by Cloudflare (https://developers.cloudflare.com/analytics/web-analytics/understanding-web-analytics/core-web-vitals/) we recently learned that Firefox is also planning to expose the metrics used in the CWV... only the "coming soon" from the article is a bit vague. That's why I'm contacting you to get some more information on that topic. Do you perhaps know whether the topic is planned and will be tackled this year?

Thank you for your attention. Best regards, Carlos

Asked by carlos.cohen 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Blue border around elements when clicking them

Hi. After recent update I started to see issue where blue/white border is present when clicking web site elements. Ususally this kind of border is present if you select e… (read more)

Hi. After recent update I started to see issue where blue/white border is present when clicking web site elements. Ususally this kind of border is present if you select elements via keybaord but in this case it's present when clicking elements with mouse. It usually stop doing this if I close and reopen FF but not for long. Example is in posted screenshot. I have not altered my settings in any way.

Asked by Sunlighthell 11 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 10 months ago

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Firefox suggesting usernames - saved logins off

Firefox is suggesting usernames on multiple websites that I access regularly. However, I have the saved logins feature turned off in Firefox. When I access Settings >… (read more)

Firefox is suggesting usernames on multiple websites that I access regularly. However, I have the saved logins feature turned off in Firefox.

When I access Settings > Privacy & Security > Logins and Passwords - it shows all of these options turned off.

When I access Settings > Privacy & Security > Logins and Passwords > Saved Logins... - it indicates No Logins Found / No Synced Logins found.

I do have Firefox Sync turned on to sync between devices, but since it indicates "No Synced Logins" it doesn't appear this is coming from another device. I have checked multiple devices and found they all show "No Synced Logins"

Only happening in Firefox. I am not getting these suggested logins in Edge or Chrome.

Happening across all my Windows 10 and 11 devices that have Firefox sync enabled. 2 x Windows 11 Pro 22H2 (build 22621.819) 1 x Windows 10 Pro 22H2 (build 19045.2364)

Firefox 108.0 on all Windows devices, but it started before updating to 108.

I have not yet tried resetting Firefox - hoping to use that as a last resort.

Any suggestions on where else to look or what I should try?

Asked by bumgarb 11 months ago

Answered by bumgarb 11 months ago

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I am unable to log into any Microsoft 365 programs, (Microsoft 365, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft OneDrive) on the Firefox browser since installing Windows 11

I am unable to sign into Microsoft 365 services in Firefox. When I try to sign in on the Microsoft 365 Website, it doesn't sign in, it simply redirects me back to the web… (read more)

I am unable to sign into Microsoft 365 services in Firefox. When I try to sign in on the Microsoft 365 Website, it doesn't sign in, it simply redirects me back to the website. When I try to sign in from the Outlook login page, I get an error page saying "500 Something went wrong. Repeating redirects detected." Screenshot attached.

1. I was able to sign in with another browser. 2. I was able to sign in on a device running Windows 10. 3. I have cleared the entire cache and history on the Firefox browser - it didn't work. 4. I tried logging in with Firefox in Troubleshooting Mode - it didn't work.

I saw an archived thread from 10/28/2021 where @OthelloBloke had the same issue ("Microsoft 365 Signin on Office.com Doesn't Work After Windows 11 Update"). It didn't seem to have been resolved. It has been a while since Windows 11 came out. Has there been any resolution to this issue? Please help me fix it. Most of my activities are on Microsoft 365, and I prefer to use Firefox as my browser. But if this is ongoing I will need to abandon this browser in order to access my work.

Asked by kelenne 11 months ago

Answered by kelenne 11 months ago

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Getting unreadable text when website is using a font that isn't installed

Getting unreadable text when website is using a font that isn't installed (see attached screenshot). When I view the source in developer tools it uses Roboto (which I hav… (read more)

Getting unreadable text when website is using a font that isn't installed (see attached screenshot). When I view the source in developer tools it uses Roboto (which I haven't installed).

On my Mac, I have tried other browsers (Chrome and Safari) and they work fine. I have also tried this website with Firefox on Windows and it also works fine.

Asked by haszaidi 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Popup - allow

I have renewed my driver's license online and am ready to print the temporary version; however, when I click Print, I am told that I need to allow popups. I have no idea… (read more)

I have renewed my driver's license online and am ready to print the temporary version; however, when I click Print, I am told that I need to allow popups. I have no idea how to do this. I need help ASAP!

Asked by mcalileypad 11 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 11 months ago

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Imperva - Error 15

I have had 2 sites produce this error box in place of the target Web Site (See Picture). I have read previous topics about this and have followed the instructions with no… (read more)

I have had 2 sites produce this error box in place of the target Web Site (See Picture). I have read previous topics about this and have followed the instructions with no positive results. FYI, clearing the web site's cookies, clearing Cache and disabling Hardware acceleration.

The first was https://www.walmart.com. After leaving a "Feedback" 2 weeks ago it appears as if they were able to fix the problem. However, the site is not as important as my Medicare PPO provider. I tried loading previous versions of Firefox, but that did not help.

In both instances the LOL "support" people's response was to try a different Browser. So, I reluctantly loaded Google Chrome and it worked perfectly. From my perspective, this eliminates everything to do with my machine setup.

Below is the sign-on URL (not unique to me). Please note that this 668 character URL has not changed for over a year. It is just Aetna's adoption of the Imperva Security Firewall. Both my Winders 8.1 and Winders 10 machines produce the identical results.

https://www.aetna.com/AccountManagerV3/v/login?identityTransaction=VIhzS3Xx1ogw4rzQY5lXUvDYBtXFZiXttegdT9ffK%2FOZ8oTHnKbryvfgfagvpO0aknHiEN2hnELOIkjfz3eJNeBfKQ%2FUDo0hSJHhjsdZdJw0rkVj%2BFjAVYypzW5kRH%2FzzOlbxrN6KKpjWvagusMp%2BzwgQqvg5xvUkwLCs3MlD%2BkzHOTVKlu4GYxJgmzr3Y9NUdFGUI9PHurN4QxSyvXxNjJ4jSSL4NHuctvtQyV1fUh%2FOqpHJglcALQuuNeyQ1QncyKPZJYf5rj1DLC2zrxKX0VgVWQZfSbw5Pouiv%2FWfwWxArHPHcV5cXr3kI2j33C8dUl0Jdup0nvdVs%2Bxigzp%2BmMQUaHxaw3B7tiJ7eokyNMgvG4V5SPw9FL5j3mhwBAirx%2BmX7Yj0qDZZNRl8z1WcvHen8HwsDijtH4Sg%2FNdsuzhXIw8snHF6hUd4n3MbJerO8nRUdzKR%2BhNCNq%2FjeuQWmT1cyQ3QtmIXcL0ab42vk6or1SX5wG%2BIMF%2Bk6ZJQw8h&appname=NAV&branding=&skin=&language=&channel=web

Asked by Questor 11 months ago

Answered by Questor 11 months ago