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Flash taking up too much RAM.

I enjoy playing Flash based browser games but they've been running slow recently. I opened my computer's task manager to see what was going on and noticed that as I kept … (read more)

I enjoy playing Flash based browser games but they've been running slow recently. I opened my computer's task manager to see what was going on and noticed that as I kept playing, the amount of RAM being used by Flash kept going up. All the way to 1.5 GB of RAM. I think that flash is saving pieces of game data that are not necessary. Anyone know how to make it stop doing that?

Asked by CyanLink 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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FF 29 sometimes will not start. Popup with an error message.

Hi. With FF 29, I frequently get a popup message saying that "Firefox is already running" and I have to kill that process and restart the browser under XP. Is anyone else… (read more)

Hi.

With FF 29, I frequently get a popup message saying that "Firefox is already running" and I have to kill that process and restart the browser under XP. Is anyone else experiencing this problem?

Thanks.

Asked by Compumind 6 years ago

Answered by John99 6 years ago

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Within minutes [sometimes seconds], Firefox starts using more and more cpu time - up to 95% or more. We have no viruses or other malicious programs running.

I have run multiple virus checkers, cleared caches and cookies, checked for other malware, adware, keyloggers, and have not found anything malicious at all. Rebooting doe… (read more)

I have run multiple virus checkers, cleared caches and cookies, checked for other malware, adware, keyloggers, and have not found anything malicious at all.

Rebooting doesn't stop the CPU hogging. In fact, if you kill Firefox in Task Manager, and the click on "Restore Previous Session", a lot of the time it immediately starts hogging the CPU. Sometimes even with only ONE open tab. Why can't you give us control over active content on a page by page [tab] basis? The universal shut off all active content is NOT a good solution.

Can you not keep active content on a page locked until the user decides to play it [and only have the top tab content be allowed to be active]? Maybe have a specific icon indicating an item wants to run. It's bad enough when the audio from an ad starts playing over the music you were listening to, but this resource hogging, lockup situation has gotten out of hand.

Running all active content on all pages does nothing but diminish the experience for users.

Firefox is my preferred browser, but at this point it runs slower than Explorer, which is beyond sad. It does appear now to have one big similarity to Explorer -- you have been throwing so many patches at it that you have degraded the performance of the program by many orders of magnitude. Some of these patches are probably like Explorer's too -- fixing a problem with a patch that creates other problems that need to be patched which creates other issues, etc, etc, etc.

When I first started using Firefox, it was head and shoulders better than the other browsers. Then you introduced the "plug in container" that really tied resources up -- and still does now from time to time, on top of the other resource hogging. Now you have two instances of Firefox running in Task Manager and both instances want to grab as much CPU time as possible - and in between them they get all available time.

At the very least, give us a way to find and kill off the particular script that is eating the CPU time.

In case you need some system info from us, we are running Windows 7, have a 64bit operating system using an Intel Duo processor at 2.8Ghz, with 4.0Gb RAM.

Any help on how to resolve this would be welcome.

Asked by StopAdobeFlash1 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Since FF 69 starting (not loading!) web sites frequently needs more than 10 seconds under Xubuntu

Since FF 69 the starting (not the loading!) of websites frequently lasts more than 10 seconds under Xubuntu. The tab remains empty during this waiting time, while no sign… (read more)

Since FF 69 the starting (not the loading!) of websites frequently lasts more than 10 seconds under Xubuntu. The tab remains empty during this waiting time, while no sign of the loading process can be seen: The tab header shows no title, only the URL. The animated loading icon of the tab header is not shown. The status bar shows no activity. For about 5 to 20 seconds it looks like the tab is frozen. (See hardcopy.) This phenomenon occurs irregularly, but repeatedly, approximately with 10-20 percent of all calls, regardless of the requested URLs. It typically occurs piled within a random period, that lasts between a some seconds and several minutes. It also happens in safe mode, regardless of the used profile (even an unmodified new profile) and both in private an non-private windows. As far as I can judge, the troubleshooting Information shows no abnormalities. There are no issues with the internet connection. I've been using Firefox trouble-free for more than 10 years, but this phenomenon only occurred since Firefox 69.0.

Asked by ebfried2000 10 months ago

Answered by ebfried2000 6 months ago

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Laggy Firefox

I am facing two issues with Firefox. I am using Firefox on Macbook Pro 2017 with i7 processor and 16GB Ram, but after importing all my bookmarks from chrome its laggy lik… (read more)

I am facing two issues with Firefox. I am using Firefox on Macbook Pro 2017 with i7 processor and 16GB Ram, but after importing all my bookmarks from chrome its laggy like when i move mouse hover the bookmarks its animation response time is slow ie :- Moving cursor up and down the blue animation strip its bit delay comparatively mouse cursor movement.

Secondly i am having issue with YouTube, when i am double click on YouTube video to full-screen its give blank screen for a sec its bit annoying i think it need to fix.

Asked by Iqubal Singh 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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firefox slowing it self down

firefox seems to have a new update or their is a new problem as of today, I just started getting the message' a web page is slowing down your browser ' how ever upon chec… (read more)

firefox seems to have a new update or their is a new problem as of today, I just started getting the message' a web page is slowing down your browser ' how ever upon checking it is this new process slowing down web pages and making them crash. web pages that had no issues before now have issues, how do I turn this new value added feature off as it is junk. No I am NOT going to refresh firefox again as that caused more problems not less. HAHAHAHA it just said these stupid forums are slowing down the browser now, and as annoying as it is, that is funny. who ever programmed this new update fails, their own test.

Asked by RNARC1 3 years ago

Last reply by Rafael Lecuona 2 years ago