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all my bookmarks have disappeared

All my bookmarks disappeared after Firefox did an update. I have read all the articles and looked at all the solutions I can find on here and nothing seems to work. Whe… (read more)

All my bookmarks disappeared after Firefox did an update. I have read all the articles and looked at all the solutions I can find on here and nothing seems to work. Where did they go? WHY did they go? I want them back.

Asked by Tirsh 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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RAM usage

Hello, I recently moved to Firefox from another browser and I am very pleased with it. My usage is that my computer remains on 24/7 with the browser open. I saw a parag… (read more)

Hello, I recently moved to Firefox from another browser and I am very pleased with it. My usage is that my computer remains on 24/7 with the browser open. I saw a paragraph in the help docs:

"Firefox's memory usage may increase if it's left open for long periods of time. A workaround for this is to periodically restart Firefox."

However this can be inconvenient when you have several tabs open that are logged in to various sites for work, which also retain state which is not restored when the browser is restarted.

Over a few days the memory "leaking" (?) is mounting up significantly as per attached. In summary:

Pre close - system RAM usage 12.5GB Post close browser - system RAM usage 8.1GB (4.4GB drop!!) Re-open browser with same tabs - system RAM usage 8.7GB (actually 9.0GB after all tab views were accessed and put back into the state they were in before closed)

From this simple test I can see that 12.5GB - 9GB = 3.5GB was hogged by the browser and not actually required.

As a developer I am interested to understand the reason for this memory leaking. Is there anything I can do while the browser is open to free it up? Or cause it to not "leak" in the first place?

Thanks,

Andrew

Asked by megawhite 1 year ago

Last reply by TECH192 1 year ago

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Somehow I have been logged out of Firefox sync, and have lost all my saved passwords! I can not remeber my password, and it wants to delete all my bookmarks!

I need to get back my save logins! And it says to reset my password I will lose everything!! How can this happen? I can not find anywhere were I can contact anyone! HELP!… (read more)

I need to get back my save logins! And it says to reset my password I will lose everything!! How can this happen? I can not find anywhere were I can contact anyone! HELP!!

Asked by jay-jay99 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Auto spell check is placing random carriage returns in messages sent using iNotes.

We use IBM's iNotes product for internal e-mail. Within approximately the last eight weeks we've been encountering random carriage returns added to the messages we send… (read more)

We use IBM's iNotes product for internal e-mail. Within approximately the last eight weeks we've been encountering random carriage returns added to the messages we send when auto spell check is enabled. If we disable auto spell check or use a different browser (Google Chrome and Apple Safari was tested) the problem disappears. The problem seems to disappear for a short time if we clear the Firefox cache.

I've been working with IBM support regarding this problem and they're convinced the problem is related to Firefox. Has anyone else encountered this problem?

Thanks, Bob

Asked by bdushok 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Unable to login to Firefox and FF will not send confirmation email

I have tried resetting my password with "Forgot password" and have also tried "Forgot Username". Have tried each at least 10 times over several days and have never receiv… (read more)

I have tried resetting my password with "Forgot password" and have also tried "Forgot Username". Have tried each at least 10 times over several days and have never received an email.

Had to create a new account to get an email. Something is SERIOUSLY wrong.

Asked by DevMan 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox doesn't save all my logins/passwords - How can I manually add a website w-login and password?

Under privacy and security - forms and passwords - I have checked "Ask to save logins and passwords" - Many times - when visiting a new site - the dropdown that asks if I… (read more)

Under privacy and security - forms and passwords - I have checked "Ask to save logins and passwords" - Many times - when visiting a new site - the dropdown that asks if I want to save - does not appear - and/or - the login is there - but the password is not saved. "Password Editor" in add-ons is not compatible with my version of Firefox - Without going crazy - there should be a way - under this setting - "privacy and security" - to Manually add a web-site with login/password. And if not - why not?

Asked by PoconoJohn4106 1 year ago

Last reply by Andrew S Hatton 1 year ago

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We are a school trying to connect with more than 8 simultaneous users using the same username and password

We are a school trying to connect with more than 8 simultaneous users, using the same username and password, when dialing user No. 9, user No. 1 wiil be removed? The pro… (read more)

We are a school trying to connect with more than 8 simultaneous users, using the same username and password, when dialing user No. 9, user No. 1 wiil be removed? The problem does not occur with "Internet Explorer or Chrome, what do I do?" Bjarne IT support, KonTiki school bjarne.irlind at kontiki-skolen dk mobil tlf: + ....

Asked by EgoBjarne 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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bloqué par https://dtc6wskaamp8b.clounfront.net

Hi, How is it possible that this site can block my browser and that I have to go to the task manager and close Firefox? Can you tell me how I can block this site? I don't… (read more)

Hi, How is it possible that this site can block my browser and that I have to go to the task manager and close Firefox? Can you tell me how I can block this site? I don't have a virus on my computer I use Avast and Malwarebyte Premium. Thank you for your help. Regards Michel

Asked by Michel_Tanguy 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How do I get Firefox to behave as if I have less RAM?

I use Firefox on Windows and Firefox tries to use too much of my system's RAM. I know this is for performance reasons BUT there is very little performance gain. This beha… (read more)

I use Firefox on Windows and Firefox tries to use too much of my system's RAM. I know this is for performance reasons BUT there is very little performance gain. This behavior is fine for users who only run Firefox and little else. BUT I use other memory intensive apps not only Firefox so Firefox using up lots of my RAM is very bad for my use case.

On a system with lots of RAM when I use gmail and Facebook on Firefox the firefox processes can bloat to more than 2.5GB! And it actually seems to start getting slower at that point.

But if I run Firefox in a Windows Virtual Machine with only 1.5GB RAM and start using gmail and Facebook a lot the largest firefox process only gets to a max of 750MB. So that is proof that Firefox can actually work with less RAM without crashing.

How can I get Firefox to behave as if the system has less RAM (e.g. just set a max RAM limit) without to resorting to running it in a VM? I have tried stuff like Process Governor but Firefox tends to crash when it hits the limit instead of running the GC. In contrast on a virtual machine with less RAM Firefox doesn't seem to crash and just uses less RAM.

Is there also a way to get Firefox to automatically do what the about:memory "Minimize memory usage" button does, when it starts to go past a memory usage threshold?

Asked by vefeve 1 year ago

Last reply by Pj 1 year ago

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Youtube Slight Hiccup in Playback

Though YouTube videos play well, every 10-30 seconds or so, there's a frame or two where it goes back a quarter to half of a second. I've tried using the h246ify plugin a… (read more)

Though YouTube videos play well, every 10-30 seconds or so, there's a frame or two where it goes back a quarter to half of a second. I've tried using the h246ify plugin addon, but it changed nothing. I see problems with video and audio playback are quite common in Firefox, but I haven't seen too many in Quantum (especially something so little as a random stutter). Any help is greatly appreciated, though it's not a very game-breaking problem (I've had this issue since Quantum came out and I installed Windows).

Asked by CJBurkey 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Every time i start firefox my bookmarks dissapear

My bookmarks have all disapeared since firefox upgraded,i have tried all options but none work,i am aware of sync but it only retrieves the one's on my phone and when i r… (read more)

My bookmarks have all disapeared since firefox upgraded,i have tried all options but none work,i am aware of sync but it only retrieves the one's on my phone and when i restore them the next time i log on they are gone,HELP!

Asked by tonytucks 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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bookmarks page preview

another 'let's develop something for the sake of developing' update that nobody seems to have asked for. what is the point of seeing a screengrab of the page you are book… (read more)

another 'let's develop something for the sake of developing' update that nobody seems to have asked for.

what is the point of seeing a screengrab of the page you are bookmarking?

and then - in case you forgot what you just did a second a go - you are reminded that it was 'saved to Library!' oh yeah? do you take your users for idiots?

how do I disable or remove these annoyances.

Asked by whatnot 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I created a user name and password, but when I used them right away I got a message saying incorrect

When I used this user name and password right away after creating it, I got a message saying incorrect. So I could not even pose my question. And I have another question… (read more)

When I used this user name and password right away after creating it, I got a message saying incorrect. So I could not even pose my question. And I have another question.

Asked by Studentoflife 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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I entered the wrong age (5 Years old) bei creating an Mozilla browser account and can't finish registration. What should I do. I am old enough for doing it.

Dear community, I entered the wrong age (5 Years old) bei creating an Mozilla browser account and can't finish registration. What should I do. I am old enough to be able … (read more)

Dear community, I entered the wrong age (5 Years old) bei creating an Mozilla browser account and can't finish registration. What should I do. I am old enough to be able to create it. Thanks a lot for any advises.

Asked by MB007 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Can't select items on Dell.com (Dell XPS 15 Customization) page with Firefox 62.0.3 running on Windows 7 Pro 32 bit. Page works correctly with Chrome.

I have Firefox 62.0.3 (with * Shockwave Flash 31.0 r0) installed on my Dell Latitude 6510 running Windows 7 Pro 32 bit. I searched (with google) for Dell XPS 15 and foun… (read more)

I have Firefox 62.0.3 (with * Shockwave Flash 31.0 r0) installed on my Dell Latitude 6510 running Windows 7 Pro 32 bit. I searched (with google) for Dell XPS 15 and found a number of interesting configurations on the dell.com web site. Selecting one of these I then tried to customize the configuration, but none of the options buttons on the page (e.g. Select Windows 10 Pro instead of the default Windows 10 Home OS) work. Further, about 90% of the time after selecting the config option to change the page will freeze and then after a bit FF will crash with a "Gah! ...." message. I thought it was the Dell web page that was screwing up until I loaded the Chrome browser, did the same search and found that everything on the Dell page worked as expected. Hence I suspect some problem with FF 62.0.3 (or maybe Adobe Flash??).

Here is the exact URL that I was trying to interact with that FF crashed or failed to work correctly on

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/cty/pdp/spd/xps-15-9570-laptop/dycwb1651h?cid=310435&st=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI28a19oqK3gIVDI_ICh0jnQhXEAQYASABEgJaPfD_BwE&lid=5860376&ptaid=aud-339243926551:pla-388097301284&VEN1=spNqusC7B,183144151912,901pdb6671,c,,DYCWB1651H,41387734718,aud-339243926551:pla-388097301284&VEN2=,&pgrid=41387734718&dgc=st&dgseg=dhs&acd=1230980731501410&VEN3=810704618536863973

Asked by mikec540 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How long would it take changes made to bookmarks on one device to sync and be reflected on another device? (same Mozilla account signed in on both devices)

I changed a couple names of my bookmarked pages so that it would shorten the pop-up menus and sub-pop-up menus that appear whenever I hover over different folders of "Boo… (read more)

I changed a couple names of my bookmarked pages so that it would shorten the pop-up menus and sub-pop-up menus that appear whenever I hover over different folders of "Bookmarks" I've saved. I'm seeing those changes reflected on the device on which I made them but not on my other computer where I'm also signed in to the same Mozilla account.

Any idea why those changes aren't syncing and being reflected across all my devices? Or... how long do such changes typically take to sync?

Thanks! -Nate

Asked by illumiNate 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox wants to open advertizing tabs when I click link

Firefox has begun opening a new tab, when I click on a link, e.g. a new article in the Times and then asks if I will allow it. These are usually ads or questionnaires wh… (read more)

Firefox has begun opening a new tab, when I click on a link, e.g. a new article in the Times and then asks if I will allow it. These are usually ads or questionnaires which I do not want to open. But I have to jump to that new tab to close it. This is an annoying nuisance, and did not use to happen.

Asked by HarveyNoordsy 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago