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Why is Firefox using so much memory for GPU processes?

Hi there, I have noticed that my Win11 Asus laptop is always short on RAM (16GB available), with Firefox taking up a significant amount even with only a few tabs open. … (read more)

Hi there, I have noticed that my Win11 Asus laptop is always short on RAM (16GB available), with Firefox taking up a significant amount even with only a few tabs open.

As you can see by the attached image, when I go to 'about:processes' it shows that GPU processes alone are taking up nearly 1GB of memory, with the only tab running being the 'about' page. I only have 6 extensions (uBlock Origin, Zotero, Containers etc) none of which are meant to be RAM intensive.

What are these GPU processes that are running, and how can I reduce the memory used by them?

Thank you.

Asked by Jordan Mccullough 1 month ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 month ago

left click on mouse disabled when viewing my accounts on HSBC website

looks like a problem with Firefox as no problem when using a different browser e.g. Opera. Also cannot log onto Nextdoor.co.uk using Facebook to log on. Again works fine … (read more)

looks like a problem with Firefox as no problem when using a different browser e.g. Opera. Also cannot log onto Nextdoor.co.uk using Facebook to log on. Again works fine on Opera

Asked by Bruce Bolton 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

URL is broken in firefox

Any links from rcsearch.ru to aliexpress is broken in firefox, but works in another browsers. For example click any aliexpress link here rcsearch.ru/-c48920. … (read more)

Any links from rcsearch.ru to aliexpress is broken in firefox, but works in another browsers. For example click any aliexpress link here rcsearch.ru/-c48920.

Asked by welcome-to-semiconductor-hell 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

YouTube isn't working with my Firefox profile - best way to fix?

Whenever I go to youtube, it fails to work and leaves an error in the console similar to Uncaught Error: Constructing ytd-app: [Exception... "File error: Corrupted" ns… (read more)

Whenever I go to youtube, it fails to work and leaves an error in the console similar to

Uncaught Error: Constructing ytd-app: [Exception... "File error: Corrupted" nsresult: "0x8052000b (NS_ERROR_FILE_CORRUPTED)" location: "JS frame :: https://www.youtube.com/s/desktop/050e6796/jsbin/desktop_polymer_enable_poly_si.vflset/desktop_polymer_enable_poly_si.js :: kCb :: line 9877" data: no]

I've determined that I can fix the problem by deleting my Firefox profile. I'd prefer to avoid this since there's a lot of useful history there. Is there a more targeted fix the problem I'm seeing?

Asked by matt218 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Disable "reCaptcha"

This has started to happen whenever I try to do a Google search. I type in something into the search box and before I can go any further I'm hit with having to go throug… (read more)

This has started to happen whenever I try to do a Google search. I type in something into the search box and before I can go any further I'm hit with having to go through reCaptcha. This is a major pain in the butt. How can I disable this?

It doesn't happen when I use other search engines - just Google.

Thanks... any help would be appreciated!!!

Asked by bobbyt9999 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Download issues

Dear Friends at Firefox, There is only one reason that i'm using Firefox less and less ; because of the download files options. When i choose the option to download… (read more)

Dear Friends at Firefox,

There is only one reason that i'm using Firefox less and less ; because of the download files options. When i choose the option to download to a particular location, inspite of that, most files get down loaded to the firefox download folder and i always have to go there and then copy or move it out to a location desired.

There is no easily vavilable info about that.

Would request some info and help for the same. i have tried all that i could from the current browzer settings and it has not helped.

Been a loyal fan of Firefox and would love to have this resolved.

Thank you,

Ashish

Asked by ashman1998 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Downloading report results in xlsx or pdf are blocked at first and when released they are corrupted

Since the last upgrade of firefox to version 125 we cannot download anything anymore from our internal servers using firefox. At first the download is blocked because of … (read more)

Since the last upgrade of firefox to version 125 we cannot download anything anymore from our internal servers using firefox. At first the download is blocked because of an insecure source (but the server is on our internal LAN). Then when we choose to allow it anyway, the file always is corrupted. That means we cannot save any report results anymore.

I already tried to uninstall firefox and install an earlier version (124) but the result was the same.

Please help to solve this issue asap

Asked by Louis 1 month ago

Last reply by Agent virtuel 1 month ago

red outline for firefox primary password prompt

After the last update my primary password prompt box is outlined in red. It was never outlined in red before the update. I cannot find any information for this issue. … (read more)

After the last update my primary password prompt box is outlined in red. It was never outlined in red before the update. I cannot find any information for this issue. Anyone else experiencing this anomaly (at least it appears to be one since no one has reported it). Thanks

Asked by Phillip G 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

When searching with google it always opens a new Tab with some not working Address

When searching with google it always opens a new Tab with some not working Address. Whether i just search or click on pictures or look at a picture more in detail it alwa… (read more)

When searching with google it always opens a new Tab with some not working Address. Whether i just search or click on pictures or look at a picture more in detail it always opens this tab: Look at picture: At this point it is really annoying and in the settings of the browser i don't seem to find a solution. Please help.

Asked by Politiv Christoph 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Update 125.0.1 (64 bit) tabs disappear

After updating to 125.0.1 (64 bit) all my existing tabs were wiped out. Restoring the tabs does not solve the problem. Every time I close Firefox the tabs disappear. … (read more)

After updating to 125.0.1 (64 bit) all my existing tabs were wiped out. Restoring the tabs does not solve the problem. Every time I close Firefox the tabs disappear.

Asked by Robert Gates 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Entered text in a website search box has no reponse. Works in Firefox Troubleshoot Mode.

When I enter text in Firefox 125.0.1 for Netgear's firmware download page at https://www.netgear.com/support/download/ to search for "GS108Ev3" Ethernet Switch, I get no … (read more)

When I enter text in Firefox 125.0.1 for Netgear's firmware download page at https://www.netgear.com/support/download/ to search for "GS108Ev3" Ethernet Switch, I get no response. It works in Firefox Troubleshoot Mode and works with Chrome Browser.

Asked by Mike J 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Emails

Outlook is not working properly in Firefox. Works fine in other browsers but I prefer Firefox. It is only showing the first 20 or so e-mails, will not show e-mails in a… (read more)

Outlook is not working properly in Firefox. Works fine in other browsers but I prefer Firefox. It is only showing the first 20 or so e-mails, will not show e-mails in any other box, i.e sent etc.

Asked by HDIVER 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

bookmark import

To upload/import bookmarks into Firefox, the file extension of JSON is required. However from old crashed computer, I exported bookmarks in Excel. Please help. Thanks … (read more)

To upload/import bookmarks into Firefox, the file extension of JSON is required. However from old crashed computer, I exported bookmarks in Excel. Please help. Thanks

Asked by howard53 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

whatsapp privacy

So Mozilla supports privacy rights- and I've supported Mozilla for that reason- but they want Whatsapp to be censored for "misinformation" ? How does that go togeth… (read more)

So Mozilla supports privacy rights- and I've supported Mozilla for that reason- but they want Whatsapp to be censored for "misinformation" ? How does that go together? Whatsapp was supposed to be encrypted and not even Whatsapp was supposed to know the content of messages. How would they know about misinformation? And how do they get to decide what's misinformation now?

Asked by Elke's Firefox 1 month ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 month ago

I cannot post comments to any Youtube video

The comment windows are present but do not function. The youtube hosts are accepting comments from other folks. I wonder if some Firefox settings need adjustment so I c… (read more)

The comment windows are present but do not function. The youtube hosts are accepting comments from other folks. I wonder if some Firefox settings need adjustment so I can participate. If you reply I hope it goes straight to my email address as I nmay not find this site easily/again.

Asked by howaya@aol.com 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Firefow shortened amount of available homepage shortcuts

Firefox decided to remove the total amount of homepage shortcuts. For months, it allowed for 4 rows and 8 columns, with blank "Add Shortcut" shortcuts. This allowed me to… (read more)

Firefox decided to remove the total amount of homepage shortcuts. For months, it allowed for 4 rows and 8 columns, with blank "Add Shortcut" shortcuts. This allowed me to organize or split my shortcuts better. This morning, it decided to move all shortcuts together. As per the "Before" and "After" screenshots attached.

Usual disclaimers: Firefox 125.0.1 (64-bit) on Windows 10 No Config edits No extensions currently installed manipulate, affect or otherwise influence shortcuts

Please advise.

Asked by RC PD 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

DRM woes

Had to replace FF with Chrome in order to play DRM content on my W11 laptop. I get message saying you are downloading remedy, but nothing ever changes. Would prefer to co… (read more)

Had to replace FF with Chrome in order to play DRM content on my W11 laptop. I get message saying you are downloading remedy, but nothing ever changes. Would prefer to continue 15+ year relationship with FF, but seems like youre abandoning capabilities for DRM video content?

Asked by BobCat 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago