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Firefox crashes because low free left RAM!

I have many tabs like 200-300. Firefox crashed today. I also have 4GB page file on top of that. Strange! After I restarted Firefox it was using only 6.8GB RAM. Perhaps me… (read more)

I have many tabs like 200-300. Firefox crashed today. I also have 4GB page file on top of that. Strange! After I restarted Firefox it was using only 6.8GB RAM. Perhaps memory leak. BTW if I have browser.cache.disk.enable set to false. Is page file still used?

Thanks for help.

Asked by empleat 3 months ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 2 months ago

Using restore bookmarks hangs firefox

So i accidentally started a restore bookmarks by a misclick, this caused my firefox to hang so i had to kill the process. now all my bookmarks were gone, i have tried to … (read more)

So i accidentally started a restore bookmarks by a misclick, this caused my firefox to hang so i had to kill the process. now all my bookmarks were gone, i have tried to restore them using both the import and backup firefox has, ive tried to convert a previous json file into sql but that only worked partly, firefox just starts hanging indefinitely whatever recovery method i try. i tried deleting the sqlite and favicon files mentioned in other posts but that didn't help either

Asked by Tomi199 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

How to edit the ask a question question in the ask now page?

Several times now I post a question and I get this long running horizontal scroll. I have firgured this out the time prior - a while ago - but now I must deal with it aga… (read more)

Several times now I post a question and I get this long running horizontal scroll.

I have firgured this out the time prior - a while ago - but now I must deal with it again and I do not wish to test this at this time or ever again.

Does anyone know why this is happening. The message should look like a standard text page. I am editing the text in notepad and paste into the message board. I use one long run-on sentence for each paragraph. So, I do not know why some of these lines should become encapsulated in code while others do not.

Why is this even an issue to occur and why is there not a description on this page on how to use this editor?

Asked by GIlbert Bigelow 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 months ago

Hulu seems utterly broken on FireFox

I can watch Fubo, Netflix, Disney etc on FireFox - HOWEVER I have deleted history, cache, installed the latest Firefox beta app and I cannot progress past the home screen… (read more)

I can watch Fubo, Netflix, Disney etc on FireFox - HOWEVER I have deleted history, cache, installed the latest Firefox beta app and I cannot progress past the home screen of Hulu. I can watch Hulu on Microsoft Edge but would much prefer to use FireFox. I even updated to the latest NVidia Driver with no success.

I have changed bout every setting that might possibly restrict Hulu under options/preferences. Sure have not found the elixir.

Do I sit tight waiting for Mozilla to get it handled or look up a Shaman?

Asked by rlsomrak 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

Poczta o2 does not load - solution

There was a previous thread covering this topic, but the solution suggested hadn't really worked - clearing cache and cookies did not solve the problem. For anyone strug… (read more)

There was a previous thread covering this topic, but the solution suggested hadn't really worked - clearing cache and cookies did not solve the problem. For anyone struggling with the same problem, I wanted to leave the working solution where they could find it.

Disable adblock on poczta.o2.pl.

I use Adblock Ultimate. When it was on, the log-in page showed up fine, but as soon as I pressed "log-in", all I could see was a solid block of background colour. Disabling adblock just on that one page solved the issue immediately.

Thank you all for your time! :)

Był poprzednio stworzony wątek na ten temat, ale rozwiązanie które tam było zaproponowane nie działało - wyczyszczenine "ciasteczek" i cache nic nie zrobiło. W razie gdyby ktoś inny jeszcze miał ten sam problem, postanowiłam zostawić rozwiązanie gdzieś, gdzieby mogli je znaleźć.

Wyłącz adblocka na poczta.o2.pl.

Ja osobiście używam adblock ultimate. Kiedy go miałam włączonego, mogłam się zalogować bez problemu, ale jak tylko kliknęłam "zaloguj", nie widziałam nic więcej niż tylko kolor tła. Wyłączenie adblocka tylko na tamtej jednej stronie zdziałało cuda.

Dzięki za wasz czas! :)

Asked by emilyelizabethfowl 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

How to clean urlbar? (from extension)

I want to create extension which will clear the urlbar after visiting some sites (for personal use). I predicted to use Window.location API, and write blank string, but … (read more)

I want to create extension which will clear the urlbar after visiting some sites (for personal use). I predicted to use Window.location API, and write blank string, but it's read-only. What API's i should use for it?

Asked by spellman395 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 months ago

Constant unresponsive pages/scripts etc

I am constantly frustrated by unresponsive pages / script warnings etc using Firefox. This never used to happen on previous builds -- I am using the latest 86.0 -- but … (read more)

I am constantly frustrated by unresponsive pages / script warnings etc using Firefox. This never used to happen on previous builds -- I am using the latest 86.0 -- but these occur so often that I am about to say goodbye to Firefox. This does not happen when I am using Chrome and other browsers.

I have been through all of the suggested steps to deal with these unresponsive script/page issues, and none has worked.

Would appreciate any help on this, but as I say I am about to leave Firefox at this point for Chrome and other browsers.

Thanks in advance...

Asked by darobin 3 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

Print Preview 86.0 too small to see. Also other print features now very difficult

My print preview is no longer available, and the new one is too small to see what's on the page. It's useless! Also, simplify page is gone (I understand "Reader View") is… (read more)

My print preview is no longer available, and the new one is too small to see what's on the page. It's useless! Also, simplify page is gone (I understand "Reader View") is the work-around. Also, it's many extra clicks to get to my system print controls to print properly.

Solving the print preview too small would go a long way towards keeping Firefox usable. The other things could certainly use fixing, however.

Thanks in advance! L.

(I have restored the old functionality temporarily with print.tab_modal.enabled preference set to false. Thanks community for showing me to do so! See https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1322623 if you want to know how.  However, usually Firefox takes these options away soon.  )

Asked by Ellis Eff 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 months ago

Why does FF forget 'always do this' settings from session to session?

whenever FF opens/saves a particular file type, i set the 'Do this from now on' button for that file type or when i download a link that passes to a handler application, … (read more)

whenever FF opens/saves a particular file type, i set the 'Do this from now on' button for that file type or when i download a link that passes to a handler application, i click the 'always do this' button on the little toast dropdown. i do this because, shocker, i ALWAYS WANT FIREFOX TO DO THAT. but when i close the session, either manually or via reboot, when i launch back into FF, it asks me all over again for the same things.

now this crap has been a problem since time immemorial (since FF 26, IIRC) and it's always broken. when the hell is this going to be fixed, now that we have ONE MORE dialog that stupidly asks us to set a pref it has no intention of keeping?

somebody is gong to say 'make a new profile' or 'refresh FF', but none of that has ever worked and it doesn't work now because i've literally just setup six brand new machines and ALL OF THEM have this behaviour, ranging from Firefox, Firefox Nightly, Firefox Focus, right to Firefox Developer Edition. all of them fresh, right out of the box.

if anyone knows how to make this bloody behaviour stick, please let me know, otherwise the dev team needs to just remove the ask... or fix it and make the blasted thing do its job. >:(

Asked by ian sebryk 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Turning Off Safe Search

So I need to search up certain websites and etc. But it tells me this website is restricted and when i turn safe-search off it goes back on again. If you can i need a sol… (read more)

So I need to search up certain websites and etc. But it tells me this website is restricted and when i turn safe-search off it goes back on again. If you can i need a solution for this I need a more simple way.

Asked by Paxmc10 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 months ago

multiple instances of firefox, but should only be one..

I discovered this issue this evening, no idea how long it's been going on. I opened Task Manager to see if a program was running (not firefox) . Firefox WAS open, and … (read more)

I discovered this issue this evening, no idea how long it's been going on. I opened Task Manager to see if a program was running (not firefox) . Firefox WAS open, and I had one window open in firefox.. BUT next to Firefox, was (7) so I expanded. It showed 7 instances. With only 2 programs open, (firefox and task Manager) the amount of memory it was using was surprising.. Using 64 bit version of Firefox, 86.0

I tried "ending task" on the instances that were using 0% CPU, but I was only able to close 2-3 before ALL of them closed. I would then reopen and it would be 6, 7, or 8 instances I tried 3 times.

Can someone enlighten me as to why it is doing this? 

Screenshot below

Asked by irishangel61 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 months ago

GOOGLE DRIVE DOWNLOAD ISSUE

We can't download a file from GOOGLE DRIVE on Firefox and Firefox Nightly but we can download on GOOGLE CHROME. PLEASE SOLVE THIS PROBLEM ! ! ! Our firefox version is 87 … (read more)

We can't download a file from GOOGLE DRIVE on Firefox and Firefox Nightly but we can download on GOOGLE CHROME. PLEASE SOLVE THIS PROBLEM ! ! ! Our firefox version is 87 and 88(Latest now). Also SOME EXTENSIONS are seeing LAGly.

Asked by fatihuluefe 3 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

Several sites (FAFSA, Turbotax) say they don't support browser, but list Firefox as supported.

I'm using a MacBook Air with OS 10.15.7, and I've updated Firefox several times. It tells me it's running version 86. However, when I try to access certain websites lik… (read more)

I'm using a MacBook Air with OS 10.15.7, and I've updated Firefox several times. It tells me it's running version 86. However, when I try to access certain websites like Turbotax or even a reader app, it tells me my browser is unsupported. These sites always list Firefox as a supported browser under a list of: try these browsers instead. If I click on the Firefox link they give me, it takes me to the Firefox download page. I've even tried uninstalling Firefox and re-installing it. No luck. Anyone out there have a solution?

Asked by lamont_weniger 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

print page in browser

in one of the recent previous versions it was possible to print the webpage e.g. to pdf. when there was a lot of other info/characters on the preview, you could choose to… (read more)

in one of the recent previous versions it was possible to print the webpage e.g. to pdf. when there was a lot of other info/characters on the preview, you could choose to simplify the page and a lot of text over text was gone, now it that not possible anymore; print web pages is gobbled up to that the basic web text is not readable anymore. Would it be possible to get this 'simplify page' back on the new print window? I have not a screenshot with that option to show, sorry for that. Thank you in advance. Theo

Asked by adfly1 3 months ago

Last reply by Jonathan Watt 3 months ago

auto open and jump to other URL

hi: when i open the firefox browers, it auto open the "http://dq7.dhwz333.top" html, and then jump to "https://www.hao123.com/?tn=95184454_hao_pg". This is not my wish,i… (read more)

hi:

 when i open the firefox browers, it auto open the "http://dq7.dhwz333.top" html, and then jump to "https://www.hao123.com/?tn=95184454_hao_pg". This is not my wish,it trouble me.

when i input the “about:support” in the address window, i find that image below. How can i deal the problem, i can receive your replay using 707697339@qq.com,thanks.

Asked by 707697339 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 months ago

Firefox 86 "Total Cookie Protection": I want no "automatic exceptions"

Quoted from: https://www.theregister.com/2021/02/24/firefox_cookies_86/ ..."it's Total Cookie Protection With Some Exceptions, Handled Automatically" ..."Meanwhile, Googl… (read more)

Quoted from: https://www.theregister.com/2021/02/24/firefox_cookies_86/ ..."it's Total Cookie Protection With Some Exceptions, Handled Automatically" ..."Meanwhile, Google and its ad tech frenemies are racing to develop various Privacy Sandbox proposals so they can implement behavioral ad targeting"

I don't WANT exceptions! Behavioral ad targeting is exactly what I'm trying to avoid. I don't want Google shaping my searches and influencing my opinions by "telling me what I want to hear"...it thinks! Total Cookie Protection sounded exciting until I read this. How do we force it to work "without automatic exceptions"?

I was excited about this new feature because it might allow me to stay logged in to sites like Google and Amazon without their infamous tracking and search-shaping. If not this setting is pretty useless.

Asked by gggirlgeek 3 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 3 months ago