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Firefox on Windows 10 Loads Multiple Versions of the Same Tab, Limiting Memory (RAM)

Several weeks ago, because it seemed to be a Gmail-tab-only problem, Firefox Support advised us to contact Gmail Support. It is now clear that the problem is with the Fir… (read more)

Several weeks ago, because it seemed to be a Gmail-tab-only problem, Firefox Support advised us to contact Gmail Support.

It is now clear that the problem is with the Firefox browser. The attached screenshot shows an example of an affected tab.

Please fix this. Multiple versions of the same tab waste RAM and other memory, especially on a limited-memory device such as a laptop.

Asked by JandNL 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

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Double spacing in Menus is back :'-(

A few months ago Firefox decided to double space all the items in menus. Reading through the forums many people didn't like this because of the amount of space that the m… (read more)

A few months ago Firefox decided to double space all the items in menus. Reading through the forums many people didn't like this because of the amount of space that the menus now take up. Fortunately there was a work around, by setting 'browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled to false they returned to normal

This morning Firefox my got upgraded and the double spacing problem is back again. However there appears to be a bug with the setting and the menus won't return to normal. I'm now stuck with stupidly large menus that won't fit on the screen and lots of painful scrolling.

Does anybody have an alternative workaround until this is fixed?

Asked by stormcloud 2 months ago

Last reply by chrisjsevans 1 day ago

Media Key functionality intermittent

Periodically Firefox will stop accepting media key input from my keyboard, the media keys continue to function for Chrome (neither are open at the same time, when functio… (read more)

Periodically Firefox will stop accepting media key input from my keyboard, the media keys continue to function for Chrome (neither are open at the same time, when functionality fails in Firefox, I open chrome to test if the keys are working) media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled is set to true, have swapped it to false and back, restarted, double and triple checked the physical media keys. Sometimes Firefox will just accept the media key input, and sometimes it won't

Asked by takashi1532 2 months ago

Last reply by soapmuncher 1 day ago

Firefox App

Every time I shut down my computer, Firefox needs to download all over again when I power up my computer. I need to sign in and start the sync all over again. After I … (read more)

Every time I shut down my computer, Firefox needs to download all over again when I power up my computer. I need to sign in and start the sync all over again. After I customize my bookmarks on Firefox, these do not remain stable once I power up the computer and open up the Firefox App again. It always seems like it's downloading the app for the first time. Syncing is a mess. Is there any way I can keep this application stable even after I shut off and power up the computer again?

Asked by Nancy Rubino 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

How can I get search engine "Wikipedia (en)" back?

How can I get the english wikipedia back instead of the search page of the infamous sleazy big company? My distribution updated Firefox from 78.13.0 esr to 91.2.0 esr. At… (read more)

How can I get the english wikipedia back instead of the search page of the infamous sleazy big company?

My distribution updated Firefox from 78.13.0 esr to 91.2.0 esr.

At each larger update Firefox deletes the search engine for the English language Wikipedia -- maybe because my interface languge is German and I have the German language Wikipedia installed. Up to now it offered in the search field to add the English Wikipedia when I was on this page. But not anymore.

Asked by drickes 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

Open tabs list in no order whatsoever!

I truly cannot fathom why a browser, in this day & age, cannot put the list of open tabs & windows in the drop-down menu, in even SOME KIND OF ORDER! But no, it'… (read more)

I truly cannot fathom why a browser, in this day & age, cannot put the list of open tabs & windows in the drop-down menu, in even SOME KIND OF ORDER! But no, it's nothing more than a long list, impossible to filter in any way, that is not in chronological, alphabetical, order of most recent used, no option to list via website or page title, etc. This is so ridiculously frustrating, along with the molasses lack of speed in opening up windows or tabs, that I'm on the verge of just chucking this entire app, for good. Why do our state-of-the-art advanced technological devices and apps, feel more like we're going backwards, and not forward??

Asked by StevenCee 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Proton needs a "kill" switch

The proton changes might make for a better smartphone experience, but it really trashes operations on computers. In case you are wondering why firefox's share of the brow… (read more)

The proton changes might make for a better smartphone experience, but it really trashes operations on computers. In case you are wondering why firefox's share of the browser market continues to slide, upgrades like "proton" are the main reason.

Asked by dvdmaven 3 days ago

Answered by Seburo 3 days ago

Firefox doesn't remember username, but remembers password

On this site: https://www.orange.pl/twojekonto/zaloguj I can't force firefox to remember username (no problem with remembering password on next step). In older Firefox wi… (read more)

On this site: https://www.orange.pl/twojekonto/zaloguj I can't force firefox to remember username (no problem with remembering password on next step). In older Firefox without WebEx there was addon which allowed to manipulate forms to prepare proper autocompletion data. This addon is not supported with WebEx anymore due to lack of proper functions. Instead Firefox Dev Team claims that mechanism built in current Firefox is enough for such tasks and mentioned addons are not needed. Seems it is wrong thinking.

I tried different approaches to save username for mentioned site but without success.

Asked by zygdresze1 3 days ago

Firefox causes 100% CPU usage when opening couple tabs at the same time!!!

I Am on desktop: i5 9600KF (high performance mode) 16GB 3200mhz ram NVME... Windows 10 Pro x64 Firefox last stable When I open Firefox tabs aren't loaded all at the same … (read more)

I Am on desktop:

i5 9600KF (high performance mode) 16GB 3200mhz ram NVME... Windows 10 Pro x64 Firefox last stable

When I open Firefox tabs aren't loaded all at the same time, but they are suspended. So after that: when I switch between 6 tabs quickly - they start to open at the same time. And CPU usage skyrockets to 100% LOL! Given I Am on high end PC - this is joke! I was using chrome and had hundreds of tabs and Chrome doesn't even suspend them by default. They open all at the same time I think!

So there is something wrong! I tried troubleshooting mode and it was the same problem!

Thanks for help!

Asked by empleat 1 month ago

Last reply by empleat 4 days ago

double space on bookmarks

Since version 91, now all my bookmarks are doubled spaced and this is too large. I want to go back the way it looked before with single spacing between the bookmarks. … (read more)

Since version 91, now all my bookmarks are doubled spaced and this is too large. I want to go back the way it looked before with single spacing between the bookmarks.

Asked by pcote1 2 months ago

Last reply by frfx 6 days ago

Firefox window size upon launch

A lot of Windows applications launch with the size of the window as it was when closed. Every time I Iaunch Firefox, I have to resize the window to fit my needs. Doesn'… (read more)

A lot of Windows applications launch with the size of the window as it was when closed. Every time I Iaunch Firefox, I have to resize the window to fit my needs. Doesn't Firefox preserve those conditions for the next time the application is launched?

Thank you for your time.

Asked by npdnxv 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Forgetting cookies...?

FF seems to keep forgetting what I call "legitimate" cookies. For example: For websites I use daily without a login, like Accuweather, every few days I get their "Accep… (read more)

FF seems to keep forgetting what I call "legitimate" cookies. For example:

  • For websites I use daily without a login, like Accuweather, every few days I get their "Accept our cookies?" messages.
  • For sites that allow an on-going login, I need to re-login frequently. Not daily, but certain not months later.
  • I have a financial site that allows me to set only certain devices may be recognized. Today it said a device I use weekly or so is no longer recognized.

There is an old thread that may be relevant: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1309877

But several issues: That thread is closed, even though this bug is still going. Also it only covers Windows and I could use help with Windows & iOS versions.

Could "Tracking Protection" level come into play? I had it set to Standard but noticed recently it was Strict. I think Firefox changed that, not me, but I can't be 100% positive. Meanwhile I changed it back to Standard but so far the issue remains.

Thank you,

Joe

Asked by Birdbrain 1 month ago

Last reply by Birdbrain 1 week ago

Firefox 91.0.2 not retaining cookies/site data despite still being there

I have the latest Firefox update, and noticed that if I delete one site's cookie, then the cookies for other sites, my logins, and site data just disappear when I go onto… (read more)

I have the latest Firefox update, and noticed that if I delete one site's cookie, then the cookies for other sites, my logins, and site data just disappear when I go onto the site despite it still being in the data when I check Settings.

One example is if I delete Twitter's cookies and then go to Discord, I'm somehow logged out of Discord, and some other sites loose my settings despite the fact that they are still there in the data untouched.

I have tried adding these sites to the Exceptions list, but the same thing still happens. I am not in Private Browsing Mode (nor have I ever used it), and I don't have Firefox set to delete cookies/site data when closed.

This started happening sometime after I updated to 91.0.2. I'm not sure if the update broke something or there's some other issue going on.

Asked by Felis-2 1 month ago

Last reply by Felis-2 1 week ago

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Version compatible with MAC Lion OS

What is the last Firefox version that works with MAC Lion OS X 10.7.5? I have a study program of that vintage that plugs into firefox and the version on the computer now … (read more)

What is the last Firefox version that works with MAC Lion OS X 10.7.5?

I have a study program of that vintage that plugs into firefox and the version on the computer now is 3.0.10 (from year 2009 and the program does not work with it.

The program is compatible with Lion OS X 10.7.5 but the Firefox version is too old.

The version 3.0.10 on the computer does not work well with most sites or crashes. The intent is not to expect to browse, just be new enough for this program for its dedicated use.

Asked by breckwngs 1 week ago

Answered by James 1 week ago

Youtube does not work well in Firefox

That, simply YouTube does not work well with Firefox, among the problems we have that it is possible to log in to YouTube in a normal way, but immediately and frequently … (read more)

That, simply YouTube does not work well with Firefox, among the problems we have that it is possible to log in to YouTube in a normal way, but immediately and frequently in the use of the page the information and interface displayed is that of someone who does not log in, for Therefore, you cannot comment, you cannot save videos in lists, it is a problem that makes me no longer use Firefox but I want to use it again.

I have tested this on other computers and the problem is the same.

What is happening?

Thanks

Asked by Ikiam 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

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synce lost my bookmarks

Hello, I signed in to Firefox on a new computer and it appears to have synced to the new computer, overwriting and erasing all my bookmarks. I use Firefox at work because… (read more)

Hello, I signed in to Firefox on a new computer and it appears to have synced to the new computer, overwriting and erasing all my bookmarks. I use Firefox at work because I need to move through several computers. Firefox allows me to bring my bookmarks with me to each station. Now it appears I may have erased all my bookmarks by syncing this new computer, not the other way around as it always has. Please help me recover my bookmarks.

Asked by metro.sayre 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago