Massive memory leak

115.8.0esr (64-bit) This newest release has a massive memory leak. I know it's Firefox, because I look at the system monitor, and there are even more entries for firefox… (read more)

115.8.0esr (64-bit)

This newest release has a massive memory leak. I know it's Firefox, because I look at the system monitor, and there are even more entries for firefox.com running than usual. The first one on the top of the list is the biggest resource hog, and the next one is second. All the rest have something going on, but smaller. Looking at performance in the Windows Task Manager, under performance, the memory usage goes up. Right now, it's 5.35Gb of 16Gb. At worst, several days ago, it was at 12Gb. When I force close Firefox, the memory and usage goes way, way down, to a usable level.

I wrote last night. "Ed" someone got back to me, didn't quote my message, and said he was from another department. I DID EXACTLY THE SAME THING AS LAST NIGHT. I hit the blue button, which took me here, and he advised me to do today, which brought me here, AGAIN.

If this, again, goes to "restoring access to Mozilla accounts and subscription services such as Mozilla VPN", please be professional and forward it to the right department, possibly with my message quoted, as this is the second time I'm creating it, and only have my memory on which to fall back for the first time. The logical topic is "Fix slowness, crashing, error messages, and other problems".

At the same time, other releases have had big memory leaks, and they seem to get patched quickly.

Thank you again.

Asked by Apollyon48 2 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 hour ago

Google Meet "You can't join this video call" as a guest user

I am using Firefox as a browser to scrape data from Google Meet. However, while it works fine on Google Chrome, I encounter an error when using Firefox, which states: 'Yo… (read more)

I am using Firefox as a browser to scrape data from Google Meet. However, while it works fine on Google Chrome, I encounter an error when using Firefox, which states: 'You can't join this video call.'

Asked by Abhishek Negi 19 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 hour ago

firefox freeing W10 PC since last update

Last update of Firefox has caused the PC to freeze. Tried all "so called" fixes to no avail. Other browsers ( Chrome & Edge) worked fine. Tried uninstall and re-insta… (read more)

Last update of Firefox has caused the PC to freeze. Tried all "so called" fixes to no avail. Other browsers ( Chrome & Edge) worked fine. Tried uninstall and re-install Firefox with same results. Have had to restore the PC to the earlier version where there is no problems. Now working on the previous version and will not update again until problem is fixed. All ideas for a fix are welcome.

Asked by Mal Owen 9 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 hours ago

"About Firefox" box shows error message "Failed to check for updates".

I have a macbook pro running Sonoma 14.2.1. A few days ago I noticed the computer didn't update to the current version of Firefox when I attempted to do so after being pr… (read more)

I have a macbook pro running Sonoma 14.2.1. A few days ago I noticed the computer didn't update to the current version of Firefox when I attempted to do so after being prompted that an update was available. I went to "About Firefox" and saw the error message "Failed to check for updates". Please help. Thanks.

Asked by WILLIAM RAMIREZ 16 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 hours ago

YouTube videos that are too bright

I have a problem on YouTube where videos are too bright, but when i click for example to save that video to watch later it has normally saturated colors. And I'm using wi… (read more)

I have a problem on YouTube where videos are too bright, but when i click for example to save that video to watch later it has normally saturated colors. And I'm using windows. On photo example1 video is too bright, but on example2 it is normal. thanks for help

Asked by bartekarchacki8 3 months ago

Last reply by Bic 2 hours ago

Linux save dialog limitations

I've just tried to save something from firefox on linux(Manjaro KDE) and was baffled that there doesn't seem to be a way to manually enter the path and navigate to it in … (read more)

I've just tried to save something from firefox on linux(Manjaro KDE) and was baffled that there doesn't seem to be a way to manually enter the path and navigate to it in the save dialog. In addition to that, there are many locations missing and I can't seem to find a way to add new custom or favorites ones either.

All that combined means it was impossible to save my file directly to a network location, which is something I very often need to do. It just seems insane for such a basic feature to be missing and I've found a 4 years old thread about it meaning nothing has been done to fix this since? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1279125

The only way I can see would be to mount the network path(not a good solution for one offs) and navigate to it(a symlink can make it closer to one of the existing shortcut but still annoyingly require more clicks) every time but that's very tedious since most of my saving is on a specific server drive.

Asked by SamKook 15 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 hours ago

Intrusive popup: coupon2deal

Often, when I go to a website with a store, a website called "coupon2deal" (coupontodeal.com) will pop up. It will be at the beginning of my list of tabs, and it will hav… (read more)

Often, when I go to a website with a store, a website called "coupon2deal" (coupontodeal.com) will pop up. It will be at the beginning of my list of tabs, and it will have a miniature tab with no exit button (I need to right-click it to exit). I believe this may have started after I installed the Honey extension, a similar service, but it has not gone away after uninstalling Honey. I tried blocking the site, but the tab still pops up, just with the website blocked.

Asked by Sean M 8 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Inquiry on Password Security for website in Firefox

Dear Firefox Support Team, I hope this message finds you well. I'm Dr. Sobya owner of the sobya's skincare website. I'm seeking clarification on Firefox's password manag… (read more)

Dear Firefox Support Team,

I hope this message finds you well. I'm Dr. Sobya owner of the sobya's skincare website. I'm seeking clarification on Firefox's password management security, considering the prevalent practice of users saving passwords for convenience. I'm keen to know if Firefox has robust measures in place to safeguard sensitive information, addressing potential risks similar to those raised about other browsers like Chrome. Given our skincare focus and the trust our users place in us, assuring the safety of their credentials is paramount. A detailed response on Firefox's security protocols would not only alleviate user concerns but also enhance trust and credibility for our platform. I appreciate your prompt attention to this matter and look forward to your insights.

Best regards, Dr. Sobya

Asked by Umar alyani 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

Firefox 115.8.0esr - Need userchrome.css content for highlighting backgroung color of bookmarks in dropdown

Hi Firefox Community - I am using Firefox 115.8.0esr version. I had previous userchrome.css from older versions of firefox from 5 years back which does not work anymore.… (read more)

Hi Firefox Community -

I am using Firefox 115.8.0esr version. I had previous userchrome.css from older versions of firefox from 5 years back which does not work anymore.

Need userchrome.css content for highlighting background color of bookmarks in dropdown.

Can you someone provide me with this userchrome.css snippet to high bookmarks with background color in URL dropdown box?

Thanks - Tarun!!

Asked by Tarun Boyella 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

One drive

I want everything on my drive only. Not on cloud thru One Drive. I have tried searching but everything I find in incorrect. For example PC settings one drive etc. I can't… (read more)

I want everything on my drive only. Not on cloud thru One Drive. I have tried searching but everything I find in incorrect. For example PC settings one drive etc. I can't find anything that is correct for instructions. I don't even see anything that says as a one drive option. My next question is then what happens to everything that has one drive in the path where do they go? I don't want my local information saved anywhere other than my computer not a cloud somewhere. Is this something you can direct me to where I can solve this? Thanks

Asked by violets1040 7 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 hours ago

Context Menu: "This Frame -> Open in New Tab" does not preserve the private browsing container

If I right click on an iframe when browsing in a container tab, and select "This Frame -> Open in New Tab", the new tab is not in the same container as the source tab.… (read more)

If I right click on an iframe when browsing in a container tab, and select "This Frame -> Open in New Tab", the new tab is not in the same container as the source tab. In fact it is not in any container.

Whereas when middle-clicking on a normal link to open it in a new tab, the new tab is in the same container as the source tab.

Is this a bug? Seems like a bug to me. Surely we would want the new tab to use the same container as the source tab?

Asked by codaroma 7 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 hours ago

Email

Email from a specific site is not showing in my yahoo email inbox. I can do a search for it and a list of emails from that site shows up. What do I have to do and how do… (read more)

Email from a specific site is not showing in my yahoo email inbox. I can do a search for it and a list of emails from that site shows up. What do I have to do and how do I do it to make the email show up in my inbox?? Is there a way I can add it to firefox so its not blocked>>

Asked by GailUrban 7 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 hours ago

How to save images from Firefox with custom name ?

Hi , I often download photos from Firefox by topic to make videos. Is there any software or application on Firefox that can help me pre-name the image ? For example… (read more)

Hi , I often download photos from Firefox by topic to make videos. Is there any software or application on Firefox that can help me pre-name the image ?

For example: I'm looking for pictures of Trees and Sea

when I click to save image as for Sea images, it often gives random names and I end up having to rename the images to Sea-0001, Sea-0002

if a photo named Thailandbay-34636734-45747457

Therefore, my usual way is to write Sea- and copy the text

and when I save a photo when click to save image as, I will change the name in Hud , I paste it and it becomes

Sea-Thailandbay-34636734-45747457

and in my work file I'll sort the photos by name

So , is there any application on Firefox that allows me to preset the word Sea- ? That means every time I click save image as, the system will automatically name it Sea-Thailandbay-34636734-45747457

Thank you

Asked by W 6 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 hours ago

Sync not working due to a downed server

For now one week, I cannot sync my browser using Firefox sync. When checking the logs, I always see : Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync-788-us-west-2.s… (read more)

For now one week, I cannot sync my browser using Firefox sync. When checking the logs, I always see :

Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync-788-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/208380794/info/collections failed: [Exception... "The connection was refused" nsresult: "0x804b000d (NS_ERROR_CONNECTION_REFUSED)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available

I have tested on multiples wifi network and mobile data and still the same error. After checking, it seem that this server is down, and I don't know were to report this.

Is this the right place to report this or is it a thing I can do to fix that ?

Thanks

Asked by cfouche3005 10 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 7 hours ago

Bookmarks Toolbar

Since the last update of Firefox, I now have to right-click and select "alway Show" the Bookmarks Toolbar. Then it disappears when I go to a site!!! Please tell me this i… (read more)

Since the last update of Firefox, I now have to right-click and select "alway Show" the Bookmarks Toolbar. Then it disappears when I go to a site!!! Please tell me this is a glitch and you'll fix it soon because the toolbar always shiowes uder the search bar and this right-click-select is really anoying. I use a MacBook Pro runig Sonoma 14.3.1..... thx for your promp attention BZ

Asked by bill.zarges 12 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago

Private browsing zoom settings

I'm having a problem with websites not remembering my zoom percentage settings. The zoom settings were remembering on my administrator account until recently. The stran… (read more)

I'm having a problem with websites not remembering my zoom percentage settings. The zoom settings were remembering on my administrator account until recently. The strange thing is that zoom settings on websites ARE remembered in my standard user account on the same device. I am talking about private browsing only & after I close the session & reopen another Firefox session. Thank you

Asked by Tom_798 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago

"The connection has timed out....."

I have had no trouble using Firefox for many years and am able to access all/any websites excepting for one which upto a few months ago I had no trouble with. The one th… (read more)

I have had no trouble using Firefox for many years and am able to access all/any websites excepting for one which upto a few months ago I had no trouble with. The one that I am unable to access is

  https://www.scc-online.org 

and all I get is the "The connection has timed out.." comment on an otherwise blank screen. I have contacted the webmaster who says that I am the only one with this problem. My neighbour who uses MS Edge has no trouble in displaying the website. He uses the same ISP as I do but uses Windows 11.

The webmaster says that it might be that I am using Windows 7 64bit and that Firefox cannot handle this particular website. Alternatively he suggested that my ISP was the cause of the problem although I have been using the current ISP for over 20 years and have never had this type of problem.

I have three computers all with Windows 7 and Firefox and they all have the same problem.

Is there any help available for me as the information on the "website" is important and I do not wish to have to go to my neighbour to view the website?

Les Sondheim, Parksvville BC, Canada

Asked by lsondheim 12 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 8 hours ago

Firefox macOS Constant Crashes: no blob image template

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me figure out why Firefox continues to crash on my M-series Mac, when visiting certain websites. I am getting an error, no blob image temp… (read more)

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me figure out why Firefox continues to crash on my M-series Mac, when visiting certain websites. I am getting an error, no blob image template [ EXC_BAD_ACCESS / KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS ], on each crash. I've looked this error up, to little avail. Can someone please help diagnose some of these? Thank you in advance!

e0442e78-9ed4-4875-998f-6ff790240222 a2ae5006-07be-468c-b0d0-2c34c0240224 ee2b7825-9613-4ba6-af38-cfb6c0240224

Asked by czArmageddon 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 hours ago

Tab to Amazon search broken

Prior to a few days ago I could type "Ama" into the address bar and then press Tab to start search Amazon. However, it now goes to a recent history item instead (see imag… (read more)

Prior to a few days ago I could type "Ama" into the address bar and then press Tab to start search Amazon. However, it now goes to a recent history item instead (see image). How do I fix this?

Asked by LongDuck 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 hours ago