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Firefox consumes too much RAM, caused by js

I'm having problems with Firefox consuming too much RAM memory. Several people are complaining about this but I did some further research before posting here, using about… (read more)

I'm having problems with Firefox consuming too much RAM memory. Several people are complaining about this but I did some further research before posting here, using about:memory, and I found out that js-non-window and js-main-runtime are causing this.

When I start up a blank Firefox session I immediately have an allocation of 260MB of RAM. About 75-80% of this is taken up by those two js (javascript?) processes.

After opening about 10 tabs with different webpages the RAM usage has gone up to about 750MB. During the time the tabs are open most of the extra MB's are consumed by the window-objects (40MB per page, still seems quite a lot to me for just a news site with one article...) but after closing them the memory usage didn't go down and it transferred to the two already mentioned js processes. This transfer to the js processes is not always the case, it seems to happen only if I open a lot of tabs, let's say 10+ perhaps.

I tried disabling Javascript using the plugin SettingSanity, but this makes browsing quite uncomfortable of course and worst of all it doesn't solve the problem. The mentioned processes keep using the same amount of RAM.

I have this exact same problem on all my computers and laptops so it can't be a coincidence. Is there nothing I can do about this? Is this under investigation? How can a browser with 10 web pages open need almost 800MB of RAM?

And please don't answer "install more RAM". The pc I have most problems with has 2GB of physical RAM and I really do think that opening 10 web pages should be possible on such a computer. Doing the same in Internet Explorer consumes less than half the amount of RAM memory.

P.S: I sent this query using IE because I could't get to this page in Firefox. The "Ask This" button didn't work...

Asked by davyvr 7 years ago

Answered by kobe 7 years ago

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What is Temp File etilqs xKTXRBvWnu6?

Every time I open my Firefox browser Win Patrol reports a hidden file. I'm using XP Pro with SP2 and they are always in C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Te… (read more)

Every time I open my Firefox browser Win Patrol reports a hidden file. I'm using XP Pro with SP2 and they are always in C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp. These files always have etilqs as the prefix with the last group of numbers and letters changing at the next time I open Firefox. This is beyond inconvenient, it is more annoying almost harassment, having to respond to WinPatrol's report. There is no way to ignore it in Win Patrol's settings so I have to either uninstall Win Patrol or Firefox. Do you know what these hidden temp files are and how I can stop them from being a constant nuisance every time I try to use Firefox? Thank you for any help you can give me.

Asked by nomad103 7 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 7 years ago

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Problem with Java 7 update 51

I can't verify my Java 7 update 51 version, but i need it so i can watch movies online on www.vojvodinanet.com . Firstly, i can't verify Java on my computer after install… (read more)

I can't verify my Java 7 update 51 version, but i need it so i can watch movies online on www.vojvodinanet.com . Firstly, i can't verify Java on my computer after installing, i tried to restart firefox and computer and it's the same. In add-ons it says Java Deployment Toolkit 7.0.510.13 10.51.2.13 (disabled) and there is no option for activating, so please can you tell me what should i do?

Asked by Bizz999 7 years ago

Answered by Bizz999 7 years ago

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My firefox has been invaded by somethinng called Save Pass and I can't get rid of it -- it's really interfering with my computer,.!!!! Help!!!

It has taken over the Firefox page and displays all sort of links in spite of my queries -- in fact, it's trying to interfere as I'm typing this. I tried to uninstall it… (read more)

It has taken over the Firefox page and displays all sort of links in spite of my queries -- in fact, it's trying to interfere as I'm typing this. I tried to uninstall it but it won't uninstall. Am I angry? You betcha!

Asked by KayD1010 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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After clicking on link, Firefox opens 2 duplicate address tabs of that link.

After clicking on link, Firefox opens 2 duplicate address tabs of that link. Here is the the website: http://www.hifishark.com/search?q=sony On the right side of page, Wh… (read more)

After clicking on link, Firefox opens 2 duplicate address tabs of that link. Here is the the website: http://www.hifishark.com/search?q=sony

On the right side of page, When I click on SHOW, 2 duplicate address tabs of that link open. I have been on this site before and 1 tab would normally open.

I think this started to happen when I clicked on "Restore Default Set" in the Customize Toolbar window.

This does not happen with IE or Chrome browsers.

The SHOW link from above website, seems to be the only link that this is happening. When I right click on SHOW and click on "Open Link in New Tab" 1 tab opens.

No change when in safe mode.

Does this happen for anyone else?

Any ideas appreciated.

Thanks,

Asked by jorb 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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My plugins advise that Adobe Acrobat needs to be updated; however, when I try to update, I receive a message saying "already installed."

I do not know what version I have, nor do I know how to find out. I do not understand any of the technical language used in the solutions already given for this problem.… (read more)

I do not know what version I have, nor do I know how to find out. I do not understand any of the technical language used in the solutions already given for this problem. I try to update but it won't let me! I do restart Firefox but the red UPDATE NOW notation remains on my plugin status page.

Asked by VioletQ 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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How can I permanently delete the "Pass Show" PUP program?

I keep getting these annoying links that are double-underlined in my browser web-sites. I have disabled the Pass Show add-on. I have uninstalled the Pass Show program usi… (read more)

I keep getting these annoying links that are double-underlined in my browser web-sites. I have disabled the Pass Show add-on. I have uninstalled the Pass Show program using the XP Control Panel and reset Firefox from the Troubleshooting menu but the pass show double-underlined links keep showing up.

Asked by Chindi 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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The address isn't valid problem when opening new tab

when opening firefox (i usually crash it to close under task-manager) it reloads all the tabs as it should. But when opening a new tab i get "The address isn't valid" i … (read more)

when opening firefox (i usually crash it to close under task-manager) it reloads all the tabs as it should. But when opening a new tab i get "The address isn't valid" i have tried all the option settings for start up blank homepage and last opened. i have tried all the suggestions in the other treads, reset..about:config i do wish there was a document giving detailed info for all those settings when in about:config and search newtab,,the only user setting(not defaut) is browser.newtabpage.storageVersion;1 and i have tried 0,1,2,3,4,5 no change even restarting in between. Have done re-intall, reset, safe mode, to no avail the tab operates normally after the error ,,i.e. i can start typing in address bar and even the auto complets works..i just restarted fz and it did an update to 27.0.1 that didnt fix it either.. i miss the fx default page that has recent thumbnails.

Asked by smurfxyz 7 years ago

Answered by smurfxyz 7 years ago

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Adobe flash player keeps crashing

Hi, I am not IT savvy, so hope I can explain this well enough. I use Firefox as my default web browser, but reluctantly feel I need to move away because I cannot resolve … (read more)

Hi, I am not IT savvy, so hope I can explain this well enough.

I use Firefox as my default web browser, but reluctantly feel I need to move away because I cannot resolve a problem I have with Adobe Flash crashing regularly every day.

I have restarted Firefox, but the problem is still there. Same when I restart my laptop.

I have even reset Firefox, following instructions in a thread I found on here. The problem went away for a few days, but is back again. This is so frustrating. Friends tell me to give up on Firefox, like they have, but I'd rather find a solution if I can.

I don't watch videos, so typical sites I have problems with are eBay, Facebook and 'Street View' on Google Maps.

Other info......I am in the UK and my laptop uses Windows 7. I have checked the Firefox Plug-In page, and all my plug-ins are showing as up to date.

Please help.

Vikki

ha.

Asked by VikkiFox 7 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago

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How do I remove sites from the Flash plugin's "Allow and Remember" list?

My Flash plugin (version 12.0.0.44) is set to "Ask to Activate". I accidentally gave a site "Allow and Remember" permission when I meant to click "Allow Now", and now I c… (read more)

My Flash plugin (version 12.0.0.44) is set to "Ask to Activate". I accidentally gave a site "Allow and Remember" permission when I meant to click "Allow Now", and now I can't figure out how to undo it. I've pretty much eliminated Flash itself as the location of this setting. How can I set that site back to asking every time?

Asked by dalek955 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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How to reset the "do this automatically for files like this frome now on" when saving a file, how to reset that?

I have accidentally select the "do this automatically for files like this from now on" when opening a file. Now, every time I'm opening a file, it will automatically ask … (read more)

I have accidentally select the "do this automatically for files like this from now on" when opening a file. Now, every time I'm opening a file, it will automatically ask where to save it. I would like to opening it first. How to reset? Thank you.

Asked by melanie90 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Google large font problem

Hello, I have a problem with google serach results.Sometimes the font is large, but sometimes its normal. Its realy annoying.I tried with deleting my cookies only for goo… (read more)

Hello, I have a problem with google serach results.Sometimes the font is large, but sometimes its normal. Its realy annoying.I tried with deleting my cookies only for google, and my font gets to normal but after a while it comes again large.I read about this and i tried another solution deleting content-prefs.sqlite file in firefox profile folder but the result was temporary.

Asked by Georgi.Valkov 6 years ago

Answered by NoahSUMO 6 years ago

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I can´t open local html files with firefox as from yesterday. Why is that. No mater what local html file I double click I´m sent to my preset hp.

I have a hp www.allatidersforlag.se and when I´m working on an updating I have always double clicked my html files- But as from yesterday, no matter which local html fil… (read more)

I have a hp www.allatidersforlag.se and when I´m working on an updating I have always double clicked my html files- But as from yesterday, no matter which local html file i click i get to www.allatidersforlag.se Hope you can help me solve the problem.

Sincerely Ulf Widding Sweden

Asked by ulfw47 7 years ago

Answered by iamjayakumars 7 years ago

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Which values do I need to edit for increasing mouse wheel scroll speed?

It seems like there are a couple of entries which you can tweak to increase the scroll speed: - mousewheel.default.delta_multiplier_y - general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.du… (read more)

It seems like there are a couple of entries which you can tweak to increase the scroll speed:

- mousewheel.default.delta_multiplier_y

- general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS

- mousewheel.enable_pixel_scrolling

- mousewheel.min_line_scroll_amount

- mousewheel.acceleration.start

I'm not sure if there are more available however, these are the ones I've tested.

As a result, which entry is the best to edit for increasing scroll speed?

Asked by Kanade_ 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Why is the "Reset Firefox" button missing??

I have several FF preferences and add-on preferences that will not stay after a restart. I set them, but after I quite and restart FF, the old settings are back. I duti… (read more)

I have several FF preferences and add-on preferences that will not stay after a restart. I set them, but after I quite and restart FF, the old settings are back. I dutifully followed the mozilla support-site instructions and tried all options to fix the issue:

1) check for locked preferences--nope, not locked 2) User.js overides -- no such file 3) Reset Firefox to default -- not possible "reset" button is completely missing

I've used the reset several times, now, which was quite disheartening. But, it is very suspicious that I cannot find the reset button at all, now.

Someone seems to have asked this before, but the answer to just make a new profile was horrifying. Either this button is supposed to be there or it isn't. If it is supposed to be there, then this is an extremely serious security problem. Something is wrong and I must find out what. Why is this happening?

Asked by porcelain_mouse 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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I updated Java but Mozilla Plug-in Page indicates it's not

I updated to the latest version of Java when Mozilla Plug-in page indicated it was outdated yesterday. I usually don't have a problem when I download and update. In this … (read more)

I updated to the latest version of Java when Mozilla Plug-in page indicated it was outdated yesterday. I usually don't have a problem when I download and update. In this instance, it went fine and I double checked over at the Java website and it says I have the current version installed which is Version 7 Update 51. Even where you go to uninstall/install programs has it correctly as does my add-on page which indicates I did it yesterday as well. My Avast anti-virus shows it's the new version too. After I re-booted the Mozilla Plug-in page is still saying it's not updated. I'm not going to worry I know it's done correctly but wondered then how do I know when another version is up if this one hasn't been taken care of. I think Mozilla needs to check their plug-in page. Just wondered if this happened to anyone else that has updated it and the plug-in page didn't show the change. Thanks! Debbie

Asked by Debrajean 6 years ago

Answered by Nuts4Mutts 6 years ago

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mozilla firefox (not responding) 27

I have recently changed to mozilla firefox 27. to update my windows 7 vista and constantly it keeps freezing and saying not responding and i have to wait to carry on, I a… (read more)

I have recently changed to mozilla firefox 27. to update my windows 7 vista and constantly it keeps freezing and saying not responding and i have to wait to carry on, I am not great on computers and need help as simple as possible so i understand please someone help.

Asked by clare6666 7 years ago

Answered by KUMARESAN.C.S 7 years ago