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Huge memory leak from FF is causing my computer to shut down

Hello all, I have been experiencing a critical issue with FF for more than a year now and even though I reported it via the FF crash reporter numerous times it never got … (lire la suite)

Hello all,

I have been experiencing a critical issue with FF for more than a year now and even though I reported it via the FF crash reporter numerous times it never got fixed so I figured I would report it here.

The issue could be summarized as follow: browsing the website mixcloud.com triggers a memory leak from FF that eventually causes my whole computer to shut down if FF cannot be "force[d] to quit" in time.

Here is a more detailed description I sent to Mixcloud support last year:

"Often times when I open a new page/tab on the website the loading freezes and after a few seconds a yellow warning notification pops up on the upper part of the screen asking: "a web page is slowing down your browser. What would like to do?” with the two following options available: "Stop it" or "Wait". If I click "stop it" the loading will indeed stop and I just have to refresh the page again to continue browsing normally. The troubles begin if I click "wait" or do nothing: the overall memory usage of Firefox will then increase seemingly exponentially and after only a few minutes the whole system will become unresponsive and I will have to hard reboot my computer or it will reboot by itself. This is extremely annoying as you can imagine as every time that happens I lose all unsaved data in the process! Strangely enough this issue sometimes even occur without any notification displayed or freeze happening in the first place: I would be browsing a few Mixcloud pages then switching to another website and after a couple of minutes I would notice that the memory usage is increasing although no Mixcloud page is open any longer... In both cases the only solution I found is to quit/force to quit Firefox as soon as possible to prevent it (and the system) to become unresponsive. Closing the application always resolves the issue and I can see the memory usage of the overall system subsequently dropping sometimes from up to 95% to 40% in the Activity Monitor app. Again I would like to stress that I have been experiencing this issue ONLY on Mixcloud and that I have no other memory related issue on my computer nor with Firefox in general."

Mixcloud support reply at the time: "this is linked to some issues we've been experiencing but our team are busy working on a fix for". 10 months later nothing changed...

The same issue happened again this very morning: I opened a Mixcloud link from google results and even though I immediately closed it, 5 minutes later the RAM usage was at 93% and I struggled during 10 minutes to "force to quit" FF as the whole computer was becoming increasingly unresponsive. I can provide a crash report from this morning but would prefer not to display it publicly.

Please investigate this leak. It is becoming more and more frustrating to deal with as the time goes by.

Demandé par entwined2 il y a 2 mois

Dernière réponse par FredMcD il y a 1 semaine

How to add addons to the toolbar

Hello, I am new to firefox. so, when i install an addons they doesnt show up in the toolbar. how can i add those addons to the toolbar. this might be a silly question but… (lire la suite)

Hello, I am new to firefox. so, when i install an addons they doesnt show up in the toolbar. how can i add those addons to the toolbar. this might be a silly question but please do help me.

Demandé par Alok il y a 1 semaine

Dernière réponse par FredMcD il y a 1 semaine

Box Model Highlight

Hi, I am using Firefox Developer Edition and I am always using DevTools. While I was working, box model disappeared. Can anyone help me? Basically what i want to say is,… (lire la suite)

Hi, I am using Firefox Developer Edition and I am always using DevTools. While I was working, box model disappeared. Can anyone help me?

Basically what i want to say is,

In this video feature name called Box Model disappeared. [Mozilla Org]

Demandé par mehmetali.kus il y a 1 semaine

Dernière réponse par cor-el il y a 1 semaine

Tabs Become Unresponsive

Hi all, Currently on the latest beta on macOS Big Sur v11 beta (20A5364e). Crashing of tabs has at least been resolved since previous versions but I am having an endless … (lire la suite)

Hi all,

Currently on the latest beta on macOS Big Sur v11 beta (20A5364e).

Crashing of tabs has at least been resolved since previous versions but I am having an endless usability issue. I can have 2-5+ tabs open and clicking on the tab itself appears dead/unresponsive. Clicking a few more times (in different areas of the tab) or selecting another tab then switching back results in the tab being selected/usable/active again.

I am unable to find any common way to replicate this or reason for it - the sites in the tabs are always very much different. It's not the web site that becomes unresponsive as even when opening multiple 'new' tabs, the same issue can occur without even loading a site.

Detailed version info included.

Demandé par david348 il y a 3 semaines

Dernière réponse par cor-el il y a 2 semaines

Flash zoomed after v81.0 update

After installing the 81.0 update, any flash page I go to is zoomed to the maximum and not able to unzoom. See if this page does that for you: https://radar.weather.gov/ra… (lire la suite)

After installing the 81.0 update, any flash page I go to is zoomed to the maximum and not able to unzoom. See if this page does that for you: https://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=FWS&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

Demandé par michael232 il y a 4 semaines

Dernière réponse par philipp il y a 2 semaines

Firefox cannot download updates

Every day I get a Firefox popup that says, "Firefox cannot download the latest version. Download the latest version and we will help you install it". Sometimes the popup … (lire la suite)

Every day I get a Firefox popup that says, "Firefox cannot download the latest version. Download the latest version and we will help you install it". Sometimes the popup appears immediately after I open my browesr, and sometimes it appears after I've been using the browser for several hours.

I've been doing the daily download and install, but I want to know what's causing this. I'm using a Late 2015 21.5" iMac running macOS Catalina Version 10.15.7. Firefox is Version 82.0b4, set as default browser with automatic updates turned on. I've been running Beta versions of Firefox for >2 years and have not had problems with updates before this. Thanks for any suggestions and solutions!

Demandé par bert_ruden il y a 3 semaines

Dernière réponse par cor-el il y a 2 semaines

Re-Enable Blocked Add-on

I have an older addon that was disabled. it's no longer supported and won't be updated. I'd like to reenable it anyway. I'm well aware of the general "risks" involved and… (lire la suite)

I have an older addon that was disabled. it's no longer supported and won't be updated. I'd like to reenable it anyway. I'm well aware of the general "risks" involved and prefer to have use to my tools.

"Download has been disabled due to security or stability issues." The best I can see is that the inclusion of optional search bar changes is the culprit. I'd be more aware however the admin on the report has hidden the comments and the bug-report is a bit lacking.

I would prefer not to turn off all add-on verification unless I absolutely must. But that's the point I've now reached. I'm using FireFox 82.0b3 on MacOS 11 Thanks.

Demandé par lostinlodos il y a 3 semaines

Dernière réponse par jscher2000 il y a 3 semaines

How to use 'Block Site' extension , need Docs ?

Hello & Thanks ; I installed 'block site' but cant find any Docs in how to use it , Even on its own site . I am particularly interested in its 'reverse mode' and its… (lire la suite)

Hello & Thanks ; I installed 'block site' but cant find any Docs in how to use it , Even on its own site . I am particularly interested in its 'reverse mode' and its login password . Pls , where can I find Docs ? Thanks

Demandé par vmars316 il y a 3 semaines

Dernière réponse par cor-el il y a 3 semaines

Kid safe site List , make FF safe for kids ?

Hello & Thanks ; Win 10 Is there a way to make FF safe for kids . I have written a Kid-Safe-Browser in vb.net 2019 .vb , but it uses IE11 , which has to many limitat… (lire la suite)

Hello & Thanks ; Win 10 Is there a way to make FF safe for kids . I have written a Kid-Safe-Browser in vb.net 2019 .vb , but it uses IE11 , which has to many limitations . So I am looking at FF . Is there already something in FF for this , or is there already an extension for this . A list of allowable sites , if not in list then can't get there ?

Thanks for your Help...

Demandé par vmars316 il y a 3 semaines

Dernière réponse par cor-el il y a 3 semaines

default search engine

Why am I now having Bing show up as my default search engine when opening Firefox? I don't want Bing but can't find any way to remove it. My settings are such that Yahoo … (lire la suite)

Why am I now having Bing show up as my default search engine when opening Firefox? I don't want Bing but can't find any way to remove it. My settings are such that Yahoo should show upon opening the browser and Google is set as my default search engine. I've uninstalled, reinstalled, check settings, etc. but I still get the damn Bing showing up as my home page and search engine. Any help would be appreciated.

Demandé par terrys4362 il y a 3 semaines

Dernière réponse par FredMcD il y a 3 semaines

Media control bug

Firefox 81, media control function has a bug. All the sites that I use work with it normally. Except VK. Controlling functions like pause, prev or next are working ok. Bu… (lire la suite)

Firefox 81, media control function has a bug. All the sites that I use work with it normally. Except VK. Controlling functions like pause, prev or next are working ok. But system media pad always shows title and cover only of the very first track has been played.

Demandé par 1ector il y a 4 semaines

Dernière réponse par jscher2000 il y a 4 semaines

Firefox profile not accessable or can't be found

Since installing Big Sur on my iMac I, when I click on a url in a Apple Mail email I get the "profile not accessible" message. If Firefox happens to be running when I cl… (lire la suite)

Since installing Big Sur on my iMac I, when I click on a url in a Apple Mail email I get the "profile not accessible" message. If Firefox happens to be running when I click on the link it will work.

I've tried all of the suggestions for fixing this issue to no avail.

Just wondering if anyone else is having the same problem with Big Sur?

Demandé par Dennis il y a 4 semaines

Dernière réponse par FredMcD il y a 4 semaines

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shortcut for switching browser windows?

Hello, I urgently ;-) need a shortcut to switch between open browser windows. It seems to be one of the basic ones, but is nowhere to be found. Solutions using Tilde do n… (lire la suite)

Hello,

I urgently ;-) need a shortcut to switch between open browser windows. It seems to be one of the basic ones, but is nowhere to be found.

Solutions using Tilde do not work for me becuse it's not available on my Apple keyboard.

Why not use Command +< or Command + > respectively, like many other apps do?

And why not at least let me configure that in a simple fashion myself???

Thanks for any solution!

Demandé par 200cm il y a 6 mois

Dernière réponse par artist3 il y a 4 semaines

MSN does not load properly.

MSN does not work correctly.The slide show does not show the arrows that enable one to move back and forward. This has been going on for a few updates now. Also the refr… (lire la suite)

MSN does not work correctly.The slide show does not show the arrows that enable one to move back and forward. This has been going on for a few updates now. Also the refresh/stop button does not always work. I have to use Opera to get onto email and to read any news/articles on MSN.

Demandé par toniwalker10 il y a 1 mois

Dernière réponse par FredMcD il y a 1 mois

PDFs are always downloaded and local copy opened instead of in-browser

Hello, at some point in the recent updates (with FF 80? I can't say as I have skipped a few updates over summer and only recently updated again to the most recent Beta), … (lire la suite)

Hello, at some point in the recent updates (with FF 80? I can't say as I have skipped a few updates over summer and only recently updated again to the most recent Beta), the way in which my Firefox browser handles PDFs has changed. After quite a bit of research and scouring through other threads I haven't been able to find a way to reverse it. I do hope there is...

-PREVIOUS BEHAVIOUR- 1) When I clicked on a link to randomsite.com/example.pdf, FF would open the PDF within the browser, either in the same tab or (if I requested it) in a new tab or window. The URL line would show "randomsite.com/example.pdf 2) The only exception was where a website had forced the PDF to be downloaded, in which case the dialogue asking me how I wanted to open the file would appear. In earlier days, in that case I had to pick Adobe or Preview or similar, more recently the dialogue also allowed me to open the file in Firefox. In that case, the URL line would show the local URL, i.e. "file:///Users/Michael/Downloads/example.pdf"

-CURRENT BEHAVIOUR- 1) What now happens is for any PDF I click on whatsoever, Firefox forces me to download it. Depending on what I put in about:preferences, I either get the dialog window asking me to make a choice, or it directly opens a new Firefox tab, but crucially it still downloads the file and shows me the local URL of it.

-WHAT I WOULD LIKE- A way to revert to the previous behavior where for 90% of PDFs, I never downloaded them but just viewed them in-browser. I look at a large number of different PDF files online every day for my work and I certainly don't want to download all of them and having to de-clutter my download folder all the time.

-WHAT I HAVE TRIED- - I went to "Applications" in about:preferences. I can set the relevant entries for PDF files to "Always ask" or to "Open in Firefox" but even with the latter set, it still downloads them and opens the local copy, rather than not saving a local copy in /Downloads/ at all. - I have checked in about:config and "pdfjs.disabled" is set to "false" as it should be

I don't think I have any extensions or add-ons related to PDFs, in any case I haven't installed any new ones recently.

Any clues appreciated, my overflowing Downloads folder is grateful.

Demandé par mbimmler il y a 1 mois

Dernière réponse par jscher2000 il y a 1 mois

Potentially Unwanted Programmes as Firefox Extension.

Hi, Malware and Adware scanning fetched two results and they are associated with Mozilla Firefox. I attach two screenshots. Please solve the problem. Thanks. … (lire la suite)

Hi,

Malware and Adware scanning fetched two results and they are associated with Mozilla Firefox. I attach two screenshots. Please solve the problem.

Thanks.

Demandé par ajhareendran il y a 1 mois

Dernière réponse par FredMcD il y a 1 mois