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since the last update does firefox stop functioning after 1 minute with everything I do

Since the last update Firefox doesn't work properly anymore, after one minute it stalls. I did fresh up, so all my adjustments are gone. But it still stalls. I have to fo… (read more)

Since the last update Firefox doesn't work properly anymore, after one minute it stalls. I did fresh up, so all my adjustments are gone. But it still stalls. I have to forceclose firefox. And can start it again. as soon as I play a youtube film it stalls again, or google agenda, I allowed pop-ups, so at least it got started, but after doeing 3 things in it firefox stalls. Can I put it back on the version before?

Asked by Sabine2 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox 63 very slow to load pages

I'm having over a month now a very very very slow Firefox. I tried several things, like resetting firefox, complete uninstall and install, deleting every trace of the pro… (read more)

I'm having over a month now a very very very slow Firefox. I tried several things, like resetting firefox, complete uninstall and install, deleting every trace of the program from my PC, sfc /scannow , installing the beta version or the nightly, but nothing worked so far.

A few weeks ago when I uninstalled and installed again, it seemed to work just fine, but a few days later the problem came back, and stayed. The program IS responsive, but the pages take ages to load. It's seem slow to establish the connection and the slow to transfer the data. The same pages on chrome and even better on edge are very fast.

I'm using Windows 10 64bit, 16GB RAM, on a Ryzen 7 CPU with a 1050Ti GPU. Any ideas?

Asked by slay2012 1 year ago

Last reply by slay2012 1 year ago

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Firefox is doing something to my connection that translates in lag spikes

I first noticed this in Overwatch (OW) but also with Diablo 3. These are the only games I play online. OW has a inbuilt tool to look at it's network connection. It shows … (read more)

I first noticed this in Overwatch (OW) but also with Diablo 3. These are the only games I play online. OW has a inbuilt tool to look at it's network connection. It shows that about every 5 secs, ping spikes. There might be other stuff happening, like some loss, but I can't say for sure. This translates into choppy gameplay which is unbearable for online FPS. If you look at the attached image, you see that the spikes go to 128 ms. I normally run 44 ms.

This symptom does not start immediately and I haven't been able to check how long it takes to start. It does go away if I close firefox down.

I tried to: - remove all addons - close tabs until only home/empty tab was left - removing/reinstalling firefox.

Nothing really worked.

I am running the latest version of Windows 10 (1803) with the latest version of Firefox 63.0.3. All 64bit.

Asked by animismus 1 year ago

Last reply by animismus 1 year ago

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Firefox using very high amounts of memory and locking up.

It's not letting me upload the pics on this form so I put them here: https://imgur.com/a/y05qiAC Over the past month I have been noticing that Firefox just absolutely run… (read more)

It's not letting me upload the pics on this form so I put them here: https://imgur.com/a/y05qiAC

Over the past month I have been noticing that Firefox just absolutely runs wild with memory allocation. If you look at these screenshots you can see it hogging over 17GB of ram...

Over the weeks I have tried a few things, one of them was a clean reinstall with no existing profile folder. Is there a way for me to limit the maximum amount of usable ram or find out what exactly is doing this?

Asked by slayerh4x 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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When the YouTube sidebar is shown (on the left) it makes Firefox say "A webpage is slowing down your browser"

Ever since I upgraded to Firefox Quantum this has happened: Whenever i'm on a YouTube page where the sidebar (where you see Subcriptions, Saved/Your Playlists, etc.) it a… (read more)

Ever since I upgraded to Firefox Quantum this has happened: Whenever i'm on a YouTube page where the sidebar (where you see Subcriptions, Saved/Your Playlists, etc.) it always makes Firefox Quantum freeze and say "A webpage is slowing down your browser."

Clicking "Wait" does nothing and just makes the error pop up again after a few seconds. I have to click "Stop It" to make it fully load. This doesn't seem to happen on a video page as, for me, the sidebar isn't shown when I'm on a video page.

Is there any reason it is doing this? YouTube worked fine before I upgraded to Quantum, and now it seems like YouTube doesn't want to work with Quantum correctly?

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit.

Asked by VeeTHis 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Keyboard typing in forms lag

Sometimes the typing in forms lag. I will type then characters will be missing and/or very slow to show up. I refresh Firefox through Troubleshooting Information which … (read more)

Sometimes the typing in forms lag. I will type then characters will be missing and/or very slow to show up. I refresh Firefox through Troubleshooting Information which seem to help, but the problem starts back up again after a short while.

This problem does not happen in other browsers or when I bring up notepad up.

Asked by carebriane 1 year ago

Last reply by carebriane 1 year ago

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Firefox much slower compared to other browsers on MacBook Pro

Hi there. After years of not using Firefox, I decided to give it another try and installed it on my 13 inch Mid 2010 MacBook Pro. It's the latest Firefox release (63.0.… (read more)

Hi there.

After years of not using Firefox, I decided to give it another try and installed it on my 13 inch Mid 2010 MacBook Pro. It's the latest Firefox release (63.0.3) and I notived that it is still a lot slower compared to other browsers. Pages loading slower, videos are choppy, and it also seems to use more power and memory.

So I decided to do some tests not to rely only on my observations, and it seems that I'm right. I'm using the latest Mac Os High Sierra 10.13.6 with SSd drive and 8GB of RAM.

I googled some browser tests, and I found this website: https://browserbench.org and ran all 4 tests available, and compared it to the latest version of Safari (12.0.1), the latest version of Chrome (70.0.3538.102) and here is what I found:

Firefox: Motion Mark: 49.13 Speedmeter: 21.5 Ares-6: 207.57ms JetStream: 62.505

Chrome: Motion Mark: 54.58 Speedmeter: 27.4 Ares-6: 72.39ms JetStream: 62.919

Safari: Motion Mark: 98.79 Speedmeter: 34.5 Ares-6: 58.29ms JetStream: 85.729

As you can see, the Firefox performance is rather poor, and it's been like that on my MacBook since I remember. I thought this new Quantum one will be much better, but I'm very disappointed.

Why is this happening? Why is Firefox so slow? I'd appreciate your thoughts on this.

Best

Asked by waveman 1 year ago

Last reply by waveman 1 year ago

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Firefox and Thunderbird not responding when attempting to manage files

when I try to download a file, from a web link, with firefox, I see a flashing of the icons on the desktop wallpaper and then firefox hangs until I click on the applicati… (read more)

when I try to download a file, from a web link, with firefox, I see a flashing of the icons on the desktop wallpaper and then firefox hangs until I click on the application windows and appears the "not responding" message on the upper blue bar . The only thing left is to close the application by clicking on the x or by ctrl-alt-del and terminating. Same thing happens if clicking on "menù file --> open file" or it trying to Open file from the "Import and backup" button of the bookmarks library window. In addition, Firefox hangs also when clicking on the Menù "Options" tab.

A very similar thing happens with thunderbird when I try to attach files to new messages that I am composing: desktop flashing and software hangs and I have to terminate it. If i open preferences to browse the

I have tried many solutions for Firefox and for Thunderbird, including safe mode, OS safe mode, Refreshing, uninstalling both of them and reinstalling after deleting every profile folder to be sure to reinstall from schratch. I tried portable versions, uninstalled antivirus (at the moment I am running no antivirus at all ! ), updated video card NVidia quadro NVS440 drivers.

I posted a similar question about thunderbird on this forum here but I am getting convinced that the problem is about how mozilla products interact with explorer file dialog window since I essentially get the same problem when trying to work with files.

I saw a similar question here exept for the fact that I have thunderbird out of order too.

So far I couldn't figure out how to solve all this. Hope someone can help me because I have been using firefox and mozilla for more than 10 years now and would like to continue.

Thanks in advance. Bye

Asked by indebu 4 years ago

Last reply by indebu 4 years ago

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Firefox 57 memory leak on some websites

Everyone I know, and many reporters, here, are having memory leak problems. Hopefully, this will be repeatable, for you: - Run ff, with a single tab, and go to: weather.… (read more)

Everyone I know, and many reporters, here, are having memory leak problems. Hopefully, this will be repeatable, for you: - Run ff, with a single tab, and go to: weather.com, - run Task Manager, and watch cpu head toward 90%, and memory all get consumed.

This is on a Win10 box, clean install, with new install of FF57, and no add-ons. Same issue on Win7 box, which has worked fine, for many years, until 57 came along.

(posted from Win7 box)

Asked by MusicLovr 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Firefox Won't do Anything

I had been having problems with firefox since a few months ago. When I opened it, it worked really good, but two or three hours later it got reeeally slow, and when check… (read more)

I had been having problems with firefox since a few months ago. When I opened it, it worked really good, but two or three hours later it got reeeally slow, and when checking the Windows Task Manager it said that Firefox was using about 2.5 RAM GB and I had to restart Firefox. The real problem started when I got sick of the previous issue and tried to fix it. and what kind of fixed that problem was refreshing Firefox (reinstall it didn't worked and I say "kind of fixed it" because only made the problem to take a bit longer).

I was so happy that I got like 5 hours on Firefox but then it got slow again and tried to restart it but... Firefox didn't do anything, just kind of freezd in the start (see image below). In this stage, won't even try to load anything, if I type an address and press enter, it won’t do anything, I can open the menu and open tabs, windows and private windows but all of them are the same. The only way to close firefox is by this menu (the X button in the top right corner doesn’t work). I can’t even load the add-ons page, nor the settings page. I have access to the help menu to refresh firefox but that fixes the problem only for one session (if I close and/or restart firefox, the problem returns).

I tried all what is said here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-and-diagnose-firefox-problems but didn’t work or worked just for one session (reinstall, refresh and new profile solutions work for a single session, but the problem with the RAM persists, doesn't even work with safe mode).

I tried the solution given here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1021896 but won’t work not even for a single session. I neeeeeed help! Thanks!

Asked by Raaul 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Which process should I end to kill Firefox 57.0?

Occasionally, any piece of complex software will stop responding, and need to be forcibly shut down. I had such an event today when the right-click (context) menus and t… (read more)

Occasionally, any piece of complex software will stop responding, and need to be forcibly shut down. I had such an event today when the right-click (context) menus and title-bar menus wouldn't appear. However, since upgrading to FF 57, I now see about 6 Firefox tasks and 6 firefox.exe processes in the Task Manager (Windows 10).

I like the feature of being able to restart Firefox (after killing it) and have my previous session restored, but the processes aren't really distinguishable in Task Manager, so I don't know which one to end/kill. I had to kill a few of them today before I stumbled upon the "main" process and Firefox disappeared. Can you help me to identify the main process for next time?

Asked by azinyk 2 years ago

Answered by azinyk 2 years ago

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Adobe Flash causing Firefox to hand and not respond.

I'm using adobe flash on manual activation and it's causing Firefox to hang indefinitely. Disabling Hardware Accel cause Firefox to be unusable. Please help. I have no id… (read more)

I'm using adobe flash on manual activation and it's causing Firefox to hang indefinitely. Disabling Hardware Accel cause Firefox to be unusable. Please help. I have no idea what went wrong.

Asked by henryho96 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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My Heritage website is very slow using Firefox.....

......so I have been forced to make Chrome my default browser ( I prefer FF) as I like to use split screen with other genealogical websites. I caled MY Heritage but they… (read more)

......so I have been forced to make Chrome my default browser ( I prefer FF) as I like to use split screen with other genealogical websites. I caled MY Heritage but they couldn't help. Any suggestions?

Asked by rogtut 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How do I fix unresponsive scripts on FF33

Last day, on many websites the whole firefox just get stuck and then shows unresponsive scripts. When I was looking for answers here, i've got it too with unresponsive wi… (read more)

Last day, on many websites the whole firefox just get stuck and then shows unresponsive scripts. When I was looking for answers here, i've got it too with unresponsive wiki-min.js?build=5ad5886:1. I really think it has something to do with upgrate to FF33 since it never happened before and it's ok in IE and Chrome. So, what to do with it?

Asked by igamenir 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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somthing is running in the background

The blue circle constantly flickers - telling me there is something running in hte back ground. this causes the computer to be slow and videos and graphics are very slow… (read more)

The blue circle constantly flickers - telling me there is something running in hte back ground. this causes the computer to be slow and videos and graphics are very slow to open - if at all.

Asked by bfpapa6 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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CPU spikes - temporary 100% CPU usage, even with add-ons disabled

Hello, I've been getting huge CPU spikes in the past month(s). I don't remember exactly when it started, but at least 3 weeks ago. Firefox completely freezes, which means… (read more)

Hello,

I've been getting huge CPU spikes in the past month(s). I don't remember exactly when it started, but at least 3 weeks ago. Firefox completely freezes, which means I'm not even able to check the about:performance tab to see what's causing the spikes. The first uploaded image shows a frozen tab, all my tabs look like this.

This also happens in safe mode, with all add-ons disabled and a default configuration. I haven't tried completely reinstalling FF yet, as I was hoping an update would fix this. The second uploaded image shows the output from the top command during such a spike.

What can I do to better diagnose the problem? Are there external tools I can use to find the source of the problem?

I'm running FF 66.0.3 on an up-to-date Ubuntu 18.04.02, on a Lenovo T480s with an i7-8550u and 16G of memory. Can I provide any other useful information?

Thanks!

Asked by LazyRedWolf 1 year ago

Last reply by LazyRedWolf 1 year ago

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When I try to start Waterfox, Firefox loads anyway. I have them both and want to use Waterfox when I don't need my Norton Toolbar. How do I make it work?

I suppose I need two profiles, one for Firefox, one for Waterfox. What is the best way to accomplish this without creating a mess. I have installed both, and want to b… (read more)

I suppose I need two profiles, one for Firefox, one for Waterfox. What is the best way to accomplish this without creating a mess. I have installed both, and want to be able to use both, simultaneously if possible.

I did find the article on Using the profile manager to create.... at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles

but it's not enough to move forward confidently. Right now, the default seems to be firefox. attempts to load waterfox load firefox.

Thank you. BTW, I have all my plugins on "Ask first". Incredible change in speed, and no more 'hang's' and crashes.

Asked by Tom 6 years ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 6 years ago