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Firefox 4 is unusable due to excessive Memory usage - when is the fix?

There are just so many people complaining about Firefox 4 - all with the same basic problem - Firefox 4 consumes far-too much memory and appears to increase memory usage … (read more)

There are just so many people complaining about Firefox 4 - all with the same basic problem - Firefox 4 consumes far-too much memory and appears to increase memory usage over time.

So far I have heard NOTHING from Mozilla regarding this problem.

Have Mozilla identified the problem? Is there a work around? When will there be a permanent fix?

Asked by IanSeale 9 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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Vimeo videos do not display, YouTube & DailyMotion do

Cannot see Vimeo videos in Firefox 9.0.1 on Windows 2000 (SP4). This is so whether they are on Vimeo's website or embedded elswhere. Have cleared cache and restarted in S… (read more)

Cannot see Vimeo videos in Firefox 9.0.1 on Windows 2000 (SP4). This is so whether they are on Vimeo's website or embedded elswhere.

Have cleared cache and restarted in Safe Mode with all add-ons dissabled.

First discovered the problem on the following page, but have looked at various pages on Vimeo's site.

http://wordpress.org/news/2012/01/help-stop-sopa-pipa/

Asked by Randall 8 years ago

Last reply by Randall 8 years ago

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I keep getting a pop-up that tells me to upgrade my operating system. How do I turn this pop-up off?

There's an annoying pop-up that loads every time I start Firefox. It tells me to upgrade my operating system, as the latest version of Firefox doesn't support it. But i… (read more)

There's an annoying pop-up that loads every time I start Firefox. It tells me to upgrade my operating system, as the latest version of Firefox doesn't support it. But it's the most advanced version of the OS my system will cope with, so that's not an option.

How do I turn the pop-up off?

Asked by uncle_wilf 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Flash Player Plugin disappearing from FireFox 11.0 - 4 times a day

Hi, I need to state first that I am using w2000 SP5. This is a clean install, with no male ware. I understand that the OS is not supported. But, my other computer has … (read more)

Hi,

I need to state first that I am using w2000 SP5. This is a clean install, with no male ware. I understand that the OS is not supported. But, my other computer has a defective motherboard and unable to replace it now.

I am using the last version of Firefox that was available for w2000, ( ver 11.0 )

I have modified Firefox NOT to UPDATE plugins. (Because new plugins don't; work in W2000.Firefox 11.0)

I have installed the last version of Flash that works in W2000 also. ( fp_10.1.102.64_and_9.0.289.0_archive )

All works as normal. No crashes. No issues.

Except, that the install magically disappears as a plugin from Firefox.

It disappears 3 or 4 times a day. Usually after I open Firefox a few hours later.

But, it is still in installed Programs list on computer.

I have been re-installing it every time, which is VERY annoying.

I have disabled Flash from automatic updates also.

There must be something that is checking to install a new version, and deleting my current install.

But, I can't find it.

I have tried many versions of flash, and all do the same thing.

So, I believe the problem is in Firefox.

I am posting my problem at Adobe also.

Please help me. TIA

Asked by DigitalDave_ 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Hidden windows opened in firefix by website infomoneyservice.com

After running firefox a long time, i close it. But it appeared that it was still opened using a large part of memory. I kill firefox, then reopen it, and 4 windows open w… (read more)

After running firefox a long time, i close it. But it appeared that it was still opened using a large part of memory.

I kill firefox, then reopen it, and 4 windows open with blank pages on the website infomoneyservice.com.

It appears these pages were opened before, but in an hidden way, and they don't show in history.

It happened to me 5 or 6 times since 1 week before i wa able to reproduce some symptoms in a systematic way.

I think this problem is also related to some interceptions of google results.

URL of affected sites

http://infomoneyservice.com

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by nemesisinnotts 10 years ago

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How can I restore these settings ?

navigation buttons are grayed out - red x is missing from tabs........web pages will not show images..................the image cannot be displayed......contains errors. … (read more)

navigation buttons are grayed out - red x is missing from tabs........web pages will not show images..................the image cannot be displayed......contains errors.

Ni idea why this has suddenly happened.

Thank you

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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The 'Recently-accessed pages' button has disappeared. How to get it back?

There was untril very recently a 'Recently-accesssed' (or 'Most-frequently-accessed') button at top left of the screen. This has disappeared - it was very useful and I wo… (read more)

There was untril very recently a 'Recently-accesssed' (or 'Most-frequently-accessed') button at top left of the screen. This has disappeared - it was very useful and I would like to get it back.

Asked by Angus.Ross 8 years ago

Answered by Hasan 8 years ago

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V 12 Firfox creates 1,000nds of .TMF in temp folder never deletes them

Using V12 Firefox with MS windows 2000 Pro Unknown to me is Firefox makes as many as 2 .TMF ( not .tmP) per minute and only a check of hard drive found over 15,000 .TMFs… (read more)

Using V12 Firefox with MS windows 2000 Pro Unknown to me is Firefox makes as many as 2 .TMF ( not .tmP) per minute and only a check of hard drive found over 15,000 .TMFs in a temp directory sucking up over 900 MEG bytes of hard drive !

Shutdown of laptop, reboot, etc or using MS to clean unused files, nothing deletes these .TMP other then me now going to temp directory and deleting them

With my business I am on internet like 14 hours day, 7 days a week so Firefox is used most of the time

I have found no setting in Firefox including cache settings but know no other program is doing this and monitoring temp directory while using Firefox I can see these .TMF files being made/saved about 22 to 70 K bytes in length.

Also why is Firefox not supporting MS windows 200 pro for newer version to V 12 I have now to be installed ?

Asked by jrvette1 7 years ago

Last reply by Gamenut 6 years ago

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About:config. I could use a tip here

Please can someone tell me where I have to adjust FF about:config so that the Indian character sets are switched on. Right now all character sets, Japanese, Thai, Chinese… (read more)

Please can someone tell me where I have to adjust FF about:config so that the Indian character sets are switched on.

Right now all character sets, Japanese, Thai, Chinese and what not are being displayed fine. The only ones that are not displayed are all Indian letters although I have them all in my Arial Unicode MS character set.

Asked by Eireann 10 years ago

Last reply by Eireann 10 years ago

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Make firefox use Java 5

My computer uses windows 98se and the latest version of Java that will work on this machine is 5 22. I can not update to a higher Firefox or Java or OS. How can I make my… (read more)

My computer uses windows 98se and the latest version of Java that will work on this machine is 5 22. I can not update to a higher Firefox or Java or OS. How can I make my fire fox 3 6 28 work with java 5. It always says that my plug in is blocked and I can not enable it.

Asked by mike_z 7 years ago

Last reply by kobe 7 years ago

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Effectiveness of User agent (useragent)

Hello to everybody :o) several websites, i.e. YouTube, Facebook and Google, detect the actual version of Firefox despite the fact I set a different version number (more … (read more)

Hello to everybody :o)

several websites, i.e. YouTube, Facebook and Google, detect the actual version of Firefox despite the fact I set a different version number (more recent) by means of the "User Agent Switcher" plugin.

So my question is twofold:

1) how can I change the "fingerprint" of my Firefox effectively, in order to make *any* website recognize the version number which I set (and not the real one)?

2) how those websites do detect the ACTUAL identity of a given browser, despite the changes to the User Agent string that one may have made by means of a switcher?

Thank you in advance to all you folks!

Asked by Compaq 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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How do I unblock a plugin that Firefox has disabled "for my protection"?

I want to use the QuickTime plugin for Firefox, but version 7.1 is blocked, and version 7.2 doesn't support Windows 2000. I'm fine with running 7.1; the risk is very sma… (read more)

I want to use the QuickTime plugin for Firefox, but version 7.1 is blocked, and version 7.2 doesn't support Windows 2000.

I'm fine with running 7.1; the risk is very small, and I'm willing to accept it. Or does someone have another solution?

Asked by bstrider 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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Firefox will not print at all to my HP PSC 750 printer and loses all formatting when trying to print to Brother HL-5240 printer

I have no problem with either of my printers when printing from either Avant 11.7 or IE 6.0.2800.1106 but can not print from Firefox 3.6.13 (or earlier). When trying to … (read more)

I have no problem with either of my printers when printing from either Avant 11.7 or IE 6.0.2800.1106 but can not print from Firefox 3.6.13 (or earlier). When trying to print to the HP PSC 750 inkjet printer, a "Printing" dialog box appears, showing Title: xyz and a progress meter showing 100% but this is being overlaid almost immediately by a second dialog box stating "An unknown error occurred while printing" and, while the printer continues saying "printing", no printing will take place.

When trying to print to the Brother HL-5240 laser printer, printing will occur but all formatting is lost and what comes out is a block of unintelligible running text.

What can/must I do to get Firefox to print correctly to my two printers?

Asked by SurfriderJ 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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Firefox 4 is slow, it hangs and uses far-too much memory

I've just had to roll-back to Firefox 3.6.16. For those with a similar problem, here's the link: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-older.html Firefox 4 became unus… (read more)

I've just had to roll-back to Firefox 3.6.16. For those with a similar problem, here's the link: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-older.html

Firefox 4 became unusable. Firefox 3.6.16 is using about 110,00k of memory - but Firefox 4 was using, typically 160,000k but anything up to 200,000k causing my machine to hang as it struggled to find the memory.

The weird thing about the memory use was that it just kept on climbing - just a couple of tabs open, nothing special, but you watch the memory usage keep stepping on in about 200k increments.

There appears to be a major memory leak in Firefox 4, and until it is rectified it really is, for me, completely unusable. I had to use explorer to download 3.6.16 it was that bad.

Asked by IanSeale 9 years ago

Last reply by IanSeale 8 years ago

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words run into places they should not be, and several layers of text show up in the same place

Ok, so when I go to places like twitchy or chicks on the right, the graphics and text on the page bleed into where they should not be. Right now I am having a hard time … (read more)

Ok, so when I go to places like twitchy or chicks on the right, the graphics and text on the page bleed into where they should not be. Right now I am having a hard time typing because I see in the text box the text at the top of the page here. (Another kind of problem with firefox chang category.

Asked by Ricci 8 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 8 years ago

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email link in file tab dropdown not working? "error 404 not found" what is fix? have refreshed firefox multiple time without success

this started happening last year, multiple refreshes do not correct error, 'sorry the page you requested was not found', please 'Yahoo! - 404 not found' please help, Ed. … (read more)

this started happening last year, multiple refreshes do not correct error, 'sorry the page you requested was not found', please 'Yahoo! - 404 not found' please help, Ed.

Asked by egennr 5 years ago

Last reply by egennr 5 years ago

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How can I view actual urls of items in the Restore Session tab ?

Restore Session tab lists windows and tabs with descriptive words for the web page. It does not list the actual urls. There are times I'd like to save those urls instead … (read more)

Restore Session tab lists windows and tabs with descriptive words for the web page.

It does not list the actual urls.

There are times I'd like to save those urls instead of opening them, in order to access them perhaps later rather than open them all up on restore, which can slow things down.

These were not urls I put into bookmarks.

They are probably in history but seems like a lot of effort to go thru all of history to find each one.

==> Are these actual urls somewhere in the sessionrestore file or some other file or database in the profile ? That file is large and complex and unless there is some well defined section where the restore session url list is, it won't be easy at all to find those urls in it.

Asked by suntime 4 years ago

Last reply by suntime 4 years ago

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FireFox 3.6.16 wants to update to 3.6.18

FireFox 3.6.16 want sto update to 3.6.18 (45 minutes), but when I tried to download it at the library (under 1 minute) I got 3.6.19 - is that compatible with Win2000 and … (read more)

FireFox 3.6.16 want sto update to 3.6.18 (45 minutes), but when I tried to download it at the library (under 1 minute) I got 3.6.19 - is that compatible with Win2000 and 56k? What other differences are there?

Asked by lynn98109 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago