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high CPU usage

after updating to firefox 29 and then 29.0.1, the cpu usage that firefox are using are insane, it ranges between 50%-100% cpu usage. and it happens even on normal non fla… (read more)

after updating to firefox 29 and then 29.0.1, the cpu usage that firefox are using are insane,

it ranges between 50%-100% cpu usage.

and it happens even on normal non flash tab,

besides even if the site is using flash, i am using flash block and adblock plus,

so anykind of flash material wont play or uses cpu.

please fix this ASAP, because firefox has now gone from useable to resource hog,

oh and i don't like the new look, because firefox has become more similar to chrome on User interface,

and i don't use chrome, because i don't like the UI, and now firefox tried to be chrome twin ?

i think that's all, thanks in advance.

edit : fixed some typo

Asked by DM789 6 years ago

Answered by DM789 5 years ago

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Why can't I block google's cookies? Everytime I select their domain to be blocked, their cookies STILL show up when I check 'Show Cookies.' Not cool..

I've done -both- selecting & blocking the domain name of Google for prefs, etc from it's website AND using the Firefox security options page and typing in Google's d… (read more)

I've done -both- selecting & blocking the domain name of Google for prefs, etc from it's website AND using the Firefox security options page and typing in Google's domain name then selecting it to remove its cookies. But every time I check the "Show Cookies" tab, google is STILL there in the cookie list even after I've done all this stuff. What must I do, what secret domain name must I type to ensure Google doesn't track me?

I'm already using DuckDuckGo as my sole search engine so there is NO reason why google should be able to attach cookies to me as I am NOT USING GOOGLE. Please help.

Thank You! EarthGrrl

Asked by EarthGrrl 6 years ago

Answered by steve2017 5 years ago

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I downloaded an add-on to have firefox reset itself everytime I close/reopen. Now I want to remove it. It's not listed as an add-on. How can I get rid of it?

I downloaded an add-on to have firefox reset itself every time I close and reopen it. Now I want to remove it, but it's not showing as an add-on. How can I get rid of i… (read more)

I downloaded an add-on to have firefox reset itself every time I close and reopen it. Now I want to remove it, but it's not showing as an add-on. How can I get rid of it?

Asked by loulou_77 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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How to change color of blank white background that shows before sites load?

The trick used to be to place a line in a UserChrome.css file. There was an update quite some time back and it seems Firefox doesn't even use this file anymore so I'm rig… (read more)

The trick used to be to place a line in a UserChrome.css file. There was an update quite some time back and it seems Firefox doesn't even use this file anymore so I'm right back to seeing these eye-melting blank white pages on my monitor for a brief moment and then Firefox loads whatever site/page I clicked on.

Please tell me everybody isn't just living with this.

Asked by Taffer 6 years ago

Last reply by Taffer 5 years ago

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Firefox randomly crashes once or twice a day

Ever since a recent update in April (I forget which version) Firefox crashes randomly ever 2-5 days. Prior to the update Firefox almost never crashed on me. The crash rep… (read more)

Ever since a recent update in April (I forget which version) Firefox crashes randomly ever 2-5 days. Prior to the update Firefox almost never crashed on me.

The crash reports don't seem to have anything in common:

bp-3ea7b63f-974e-4e86-866f-f61222140611 bp-91a9e01e-da64-4707-8a71-f72ab2140610 bp-ca9750b5-9fdd-4a3b-84f9-379a02140605 bp-230e266f-753e-45d5-9e77-19f862140602 bp-3652b2d5-727f-4ab9-af5a-d78002140520

(plus about 2 dozen more reports since April 16.

Asked by charonn0 6 years ago

Last reply by mikecorbeil 6 years ago

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Adobe Flash Player and Shockwave crashing has disabled my computer

I have downloaded a second flash player and it is still the same. Firefox has been crashing daily for a few weeks. I noticed that your adblocker plus was updated 6/4. Si… (read more)

I have downloaded a second flash player and it is still the same. Firefox has been crashing daily for a few weeks. I noticed that your adblocker plus was updated 6/4. Since then I have almost no use of firefox, because the Adobe flash player 13.0.r0 and Shockwave crash notices are constantly popping up. Could that update have something to do with why the flash players are not working? Below are an example of the crash details. Thanks for the help. I prefer your browser, but this has made it non-functioning.

In trying to fix it, a window came up that asked would I like to change it back to a previous working image, which was Windows XP. Although this computer is Windows 7, I clicked the box yes, and said I wanted it to work like Windows XP. I see in your Operating System below, that it reads Windows Xp, but this computer is actually Windows 7. I can't find that menu to change unclick and change it back, so that it is working as Windows 7.

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH

 Application Name:	FlashPlayerPlugin_13_0_0_214.exe
 Application Version:	13.0.0.214
 Application Timestamp:	5359c61d
 Fault Module Name:	StackHash_27eb
 Fault Module Version:	0.0.0.0
 Fault Module Timestamp:	00000000
 Exception Code:	c0000005
 Exception Offset:	6c2b92cd
 OS Version:	6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
 Locale ID:	1033
 Additional Information 1:	27eb
 Additional Information 2:	27eb358fe674a6f15dafe56d42bb9bf3
 Additional Information 3:	2f06
 Additional Information 4:	2f06c18113e6d7c00e6b91fa1fde84b6

Read our privacy statement online:

 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=104288&clcid=0x0409

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:

 C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

Asked by WtrLily 6 years ago

Last reply by Moses 5 years ago

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Firefox is taking up a lot of space in drive somehow

so i have been starting to use Firefox again while these past moths i have been using it obliviously a lot of cache from different sites build ed up but it definitely ca… (read more)

so i have been starting to use Firefox again while these past moths i have been using it obliviously a lot of cache from different sites build ed up but it definitely can't be 5gbs of it (not ram) so after i cleared Firefox cache and etc i got my 5 gigs back but recently again i lost 900mbs i checked the file (in the directory it is located at) its only few mbs,i think it is 60mb or something but where is all this data stored? and what is going on and the day i cleared my cache it is becasue it was not responding a lot

help,please

Asked by Sharif Sircar 6 years ago

Last reply by Sharif Sircar 6 years ago

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memory leak

Like so many others, I find the ongoing and worsening memory leaks a real disappointment -and now getting worse since V28 on both of my W7 machines. I am now on FFox V30… (read more)

Like so many others, I find the ongoing and worsening memory leaks a real disappointment -and now getting worse since V28 on both of my W7 machines.

I am now on FFox V30, and while it starts out at about 300MB, after a few hours it grows to be typically 2.xGB.

I have run the about:memory several times, but don't know how to use the results to any advantage. It appears that about 7 tabs each use about a 1/3-GB of memory.

I typically will have 5-6 windows open, a total of 20-30 tabs.

I have seen several threads on this, but none with any resolution, and dating back to V4 (about 2006)!

Is there any hope, or way to resolve, or just need to jump to Chrome?

Asked by guthrie 6 years ago

Last reply by ninjawriter222 5 years ago

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Since downloading 29.0.1 I can no longer cut, copy and paste. So frustrating!!!

I often copy and paste items into website forums with no problem. However, since I upgraded to 29.0.1 I can no longer do that and it's so frustrating. I have tried doi… (read more)

I often copy and paste items into website forums with no problem. However, since I upgraded to 29.0.1 I can no longer do that and it's so frustrating. I have tried doing the extra steps of clicking on your copy and paste items but that doesn't help. I even tried uploading the AllowClipboard Helper but that didn't work either. I never needed that add-on in the past.

This is ridiculous.

How do I revert back to version 28? It worked fine but you just had to go ahead and "fix" it and I hate the new version. I was able to download the Classic Theme Restorer which helped a lot but some things I could not make like the version 28.

Asked by karenbills 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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How do I ZOOM images only?

The view/zoom / FULL option merely resizes the whole page "frame" and causes the page to become larger than the size of my screen (and there seems to be no scroll, either… (read more)

The view/zoom / FULL option merely resizes the whole page "frame" and causes the page to become larger than the size of my screen (and there seems to be no scroll, either).

I want to ZOOM only the images

Using add-on NoSquint to automatically set a zoom level for each page.

Asked by VerizonSucks 6 years ago

Last reply by VerizonSucks 6 years ago

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Firefox crashes

It's working now but won't be for long. Soon I will continuously start getting the mozilla crash report. Refresh does not fix it, fresh reinstall does not fix it. i have … (read more)

It's working now but won't be for long. Soon I will continuously start getting the mozilla crash report. Refresh does not fix it, fresh reinstall does not fix it. i have made an image file of my C drive prior to the problem so I reinstall my C drive to fix it. This will last maybe one day before the problem comes back. System is windows xp, internet security is Kaspersky, latest version.

Asked by jrbtrail 4 years ago

Answered by user633449 4 years ago

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FF 29 havoc...how to fix or revert?

Once again, a FF update just drives me crazy and wastes my time. So, I update to FF 29.1 (When will I ever learn?) My preferred theme--no longer compatible. Forecast Fox-… (read more)

Once again, a FF update just drives me crazy and wastes my time.

So, I update to FF 29.1 (When will I ever learn?)

My preferred theme--no longer compatible. Forecast Fox--no longer compatible.

I see no "refresh" or reload button any more. Where did it go? How do I get it back? I also see no "STOP" button. How do I get that back?

I once went to the trouble of putting tabs on bottom (below the toolbars...not the bottom of the page) But the new "upgrade" wipes that out. Thanks! Nothing like constantly having to redo the same things. How do I do that in the new version?

I want my status bar back, too. I like putting certain things at the bottom--particularly Fox CLocks and Forecast Fox (oops!). Where did it go? Things that used to be there are now up near the search/url box, taking up space I do not want consumed there.

I saw a note on opening up extensions and selecting Classic Theme---but it's not there to select. So, I'm reading an instruction on selecting Classic Theme but there is no classic theme to modify. So, I have to download something to get back to where I was?

Perhaps we can simplify this. If it takes this much effort to make the new version look like the old version, maybe I should just have the old version. How do I revert back to the last version and get rid of this new design with the least amount of fuss and effort?

Asked by monsieurms 6 years ago

Answered by monsieurms 6 years ago

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Tabs opening on their own, attempting to connect to "About:xxyyzz"

Starting about a week ago, seemingly at random tabs will open on their own. They always try connecting to the URL mentioned in the title. Now, this obviously won't resolv… (read more)

Starting about a week ago, seemingly at random tabs will open on their own. They always try connecting to the URL mentioned in the title. Now, this obviously won't resolve because that isn't a valid URL. This only seems to happen when firefox is already open, and isn't affected by running firefox in safe mode. I've ran some scans and haven't found anything, I've been through my startup processes and nothing is amiss there either. I feel I should also mention that this is only happening in firefox, I've left Internet Explorer open for a few hours to see if anything would happen and nothing did. Funnily enough it's just happened in the time it's taken me to type all of this out. That's about all I can think to add. I hope someone can get to the bottom of this.

Asked by SWZT 6 years ago

Last reply by xPhaze 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes on a Regular Basis

Hey, As the title says - I seem to be experiencing this a lot & was wondering if anyone could help solve my problem please. Crash ID: bp-c2b9b286-b6f9-417e-a558-5b40… (read more)

Hey,

As the title says - I seem to be experiencing this a lot & was wondering if anyone could help solve my problem please.

Crash ID: bp-c2b9b286-b6f9-417e-a558-5b40f2140525

Asked by Portmanteau 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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I had Google as the default search engine when I used the address bar to search, but Yahoo has hijacked this function and I can't reset Google as default.

Firefox 29.0.01 Windows 8.1 There doesn't appear to be an easy way to reset the default search engine to be used in searches in the address bar. Am I missing something… (read more)

Firefox 29.0.01 Windows 8.1

There doesn't appear to be an easy way to reset the default search engine to be used in searches in the address bar. Am I missing something?

And also, why can Yahoo hijack this function, making itself the default search engine?

Asked by gcraighammond 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Why does plugin check show me an 'unknown plugin' with no description?

I check to see if my plugins are up to date. The response includes two entries labeled 'Unknown Plugins': Plugin Status Action [blue lego brick] Intel web comp… (read more)

I check to see if my plugins are up to date.

The response includes two entries labeled 'Unknown Plugins':

Plugin Status Action

[blue lego brick] Intel web components {...} unknown [? Research] [blue lego brick] {this field is blank! ..???} unknown [? Research]

The first is bad enough: if it's 'Intel', how can it be 'unknown'?

... but the second is worse: how can one 'research' an 'unknown' something where there is no text description about it?

Thanks for listening.

Asked by pendantry 6 years ago

Last reply by pendantry 6 years ago

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Firefox 29 does not always close process on exit.

I am using Firefox 29.0.1, and it fails to end the process after opening Gmail. I am using the standalone Linux build on Ubuntu 10.04. All add-ons have been removed, and … (read more)

I am using Firefox 29.0.1, and it fails to end the process after opening Gmail. I am using the standalone Linux build on Ubuntu 10.04. All add-ons have been removed, and the theme is set to default. I have deleted the default profile and created a new one. I have also cleared browsing history, cookies, cache, etc., and reset Firefox.

During normal browsing, the process will close in about 1 second after exit. After checking Gmail, the process hangs continuously. I have waited for over 5 minutes for the process to close in Firefox 29, but I eventually had to kill it. This bug occurs every time I check Gmail. I have tested the latest Beta version, and the problem persists. I have also modified the History settings as mentioned in other posts, but the process still remained after exit. Please advise if additional information would be helpful.

Asked by and17 6 years ago

Last reply by cparke 5 years ago

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When I start a Firefox session, it tries to 'restore from crash' but there was no crash

When opening a new session, Firefox (29.0.1) tries to restore a previous session -- even though I have that setting disabled NOR was the last session ended by crashing. S… (read more)

When opening a new session, Firefox (29.0.1) tries to restore a previous session -- even though I have that setting disabled NOR was the last session ended by crashing.

Sometimes it's the session immediately previous, but sometimes it reopens pages that I haven't visited in over 24 hours.

Asked by PhydeauxSpeaks 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago