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Can Firefox be optimized for google docs

When I bring up a spreadsheet online in google docs Firefox starts dimming the screen, others tabs run slow. The screen dimming will last, for 2-3 minutes, and then clear… (read more)

When I bring up a spreadsheet online in google docs Firefox starts dimming the screen, others tabs run slow. The screen dimming will last, for 2-3 minutes, and then clear up, 2-3 minutes later it will dim again. The fewer tabs I have helps, but not the answer. IMO the problem has gotten worse over the few upgrades. I have an HP 2000 Laptop, CPU 1300.000 MHz, memory 7586 MiB.

Thx, Larry

Asked by l6griffin 5 years ago

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How to permanently fix firefox slowness(lag)? Everything is VERY temporary ONLY.

I've tried EVERYTHING I can find on here to fix the lagging of my firefox. It mostly does it after I've had it up for few hours and/or when I have Raidoloyalty on. I get … (read more)

I've tried EVERYTHING I can find on here to fix the lagging of my firefox. It mostly does it after I've had it up for few hours and/or when I have Raidoloyalty on. I get paid to listen to them so it not working really is pissing me off! Everything I've read and tired works for like MAYBE a month and then it's right back to doing it again. I am NOT going to constantly go back and do all that stuff EVERY month! I shouldn't HAVE to. Isn't there a way to fix this permanently? or at least fix it for 6 to 8 months or something?

Asked by Lilith33 3 years ago

Answered by Lilith33 3 years ago

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How Come So Much Memory Usage

Windows 7 64-bit Desktop. Firefox 58.0.2 I had 3 tabs open. While browsing my computer slowed to a crawl. I have experienced this many times. Even disabled my two addons … (read more)

Windows 7 64-bit Desktop. Firefox 58.0.2

I had 3 tabs open. While browsing my computer slowed to a crawl. I have experienced this many times. Even disabled my two addons with the same result. What can I do?

See the screenshot.

Asked by rwmol 2 years ago

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After Feb ~12th, Firefox freezes until a page fully loads

Sometime after around Feb 13th, I think I might have rebooted for a Windows update and now Firefox pages completely lock up until the entire page loads. To be more specif… (read more)

Sometime after around Feb 13th, I think I might have rebooted for a Windows update and now Firefox pages completely lock up until the entire page loads.

To be more specific, I can still switch tabs, open menus, etc... but I cannot interact with anything on the page itself like click links, type in text fields, right click to get the context menu... but if I switch to another tab, I can interact with that page just fine. In addition, while the page is frozen like that, I can't use the back button either, but clicking it (or using the back button on my mouse) will make the browser go back only after the page fully loads.

Why is this bad? Some pages can take 10 to 20 seconds or even more to load! So even though I can see the link I want to go to almost immediately, I have to wait until every picture is done loading before I can click it.

In addition, things like the dropdown you get on google as you type in the search box will freeze the page when you select them. For example, I go to google, I type "Firef" then click the Firefox autocomplete. The entire page freezes for a couple of seconds before the screen is cleared and goes white and then it starts loading the next page.

Other things I've noticed, those google captcha things where you click the checkbox for "I am not a robot"; those can take over 15 seconds to load and freeze up the page PLUS clicking the checkbox ALSO freezes the page again for another 15 seconds.

This happens in safe mode too and with all addons disabled.

Asked by uglycat 2 years ago

Answered by uglycat 2 years ago

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Firefox recently started freezing every time I (a) try to open options (b) try to download a file (c) try to export bookmarks (d) try to move a bookmark around

Firefox within the last month has started freezing every time on a Windows 7 laptop every time I try one of the above actions. I have tried "refresh Firefox", safe mode, … (read more)

Firefox within the last month has started freezing every time on a Windows 7 laptop every time I try one of the above actions. I have tried "refresh Firefox", safe mode, uninstall/reinstall, nothing seems to help. Can't open prefs so I have not been able to turn off hardware acceleration. However, I was able to set up Firefox Sync which let me get my bookmarks to another PC and it looks like make setting changes on that PC affects this copy of FF so I <think> I've also tried turning off hardware acceleration. Nothing works. Especially frustrating that the options freeze. Firefox has worked for years on the affected laptop, is there anything I can do except give up and switch to another browser?

Asked by caraquenatb 5 years ago

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Keyboard seems to not work for several minutes on newly opened tab / site

Firefox version: 58.0.2 (64-bit) OS: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS When I open new tab or call some site from bookmarks etc. keyboard seems to not work for a while... I noticed that… (read more)

Firefox version: 58.0.2 (64-bit) OS: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

When I open new tab or call some site from bookmarks etc. keyboard seems to not work for a while... I noticed that although cursor seems to be in the in the input item which I clicked with mouse - it actually looks like it moving very rapidly between other input columns. Most obvious it is in gmail - but generally this problem is the same for all newly opened websites. I had to wait for at least 30 seconds but usually more - after this time problem is gone and I can input text without any problems. I tried to google for solution but so far without any useful results....

Asked by josmac69 2 years ago

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firefox quits responding halfway through loading a page using Windows 10

I've tried both version 40 and 42. Every time I try to load a webpage, Firefox quits responding part way through. I've gone through add-ons. I went through all the help a… (read more)

I've tried both version 40 and 42. Every time I try to load a webpage, Firefox quits responding part way through. I've gone through add-ons. I went through all the help articles and nothing worked. The problem started after installing Windows 10 and often happens on Politico and Fox News. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. After the uninstall I scanned the registry with ccleaner

Asked by Thrasher70 4 years ago

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not responding while playing Farmville 2

While playing FarmVille 2 foxfire keeps hanging - says at top "not responding". I can load game and play for a few minutes but then hangs. Sometimes it hangs right after … (read more)

While playing FarmVille 2 foxfire keeps hanging - says at top "not responding". I can load game and play for a few minutes but then hangs. Sometimes it hangs right after loading. Will not come back so I have to quit foxfire. I have been having the problem in last several weeks but yesterday it got really bad. I usually only had to restart foxfire once to get it to work. I have tried refreshing foxfire. Also disabling hardware acceleration. My plugins are up to date. My computer is only 1.5 years old and I have windows 10. I can play FV2 on Google Chrome and MSN edge but both are slow and jerky. I really prefer foxfire over the other ones.

Asked by ahushagen 4 years ago

Last reply by geraa48 4 years ago

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Why does Firefox 40 fail to connect after a session offline?

I often spend a long time offline, updating website pages locally. When I then try to go online, Firefox just says "Done" but fails to connect to anywhere. This isn't aft… (read more)

I often spend a long time offline, updating website pages locally. When I then try to go online, Firefox just says "Done" but fails to connect to anywhere. This isn't after clicking "work offline" - should I?

Asked by 2101bob 4 years ago

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Why does Firefox get into an infinite loop for "mac_plugin_interposing_child_OnShowCursor"?

I get infinite loops in Firefox from certain webpages. I tried Safe-Mode, and couldn't even get to the main site causing an infinite loop in Firefox (Apple Bug Reporter)… (read more)

I get infinite loops in Firefox from certain webpages. I tried Safe-Mode, and couldn't even get to the main site causing an infinite loop in Firefox (Apple Bug Reporter), but could get there in Chrome or Safari. I used Activity Monitor to Get Info for Firefox, and then took a Sample. There were 375 instances of "mac_plugin_interposing_child_OnShowCursor", along with 107 instances of "DumpCompleteHeap". This problem is occurring on three separate Macs running the same or different versions of Firefox. One is 10.5.8 (Leopard) with FF 16.0.1. The other two are Mac 10.6.8 and Mac 10.10.5, each running FF 41.0.2 (latest FF). This infinite loop has also occurred in at a kp.org site where I was trying to view a doctor's profile. I have a 1647 line Sample.Firefox.txt that shows what happened in Safe-Mode attempting to get to Apple Bug Reporter. That file is 217Kb in size, and I'm willing to attach it to an email to Mozilla.

Asked by DICKGUERTIN 4 years ago

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Video issue on twitch/youtube

Hello, i have a problem with Firefox, i watch many stream / video while gaming, the video start shaking back and isn't smooth at all . It usually start happen when i laun… (read more)

Hello, i have a problem with Firefox, i watch many stream / video while gaming, the video start shaking back and isn't smooth at all . It usually start happen when i launch a game and the cpu have a big load. I haven't this issue with chrome or edge. It happen on twitch and YouTube. I love Firefox but i can't use it for that issue, very frustrating for me.

I recorded the issue: https://vimeo.com/268910891

Asked by M4dDan 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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firefox is often downloading full bandwidth

Hi there i've this problem: Since i've reinstalled firefox 2 weeks ago after formatting pc , firefox is slower then it was before and when i go to a website often it stay… (read more)

Hi there i've this problem: Since i've reinstalled firefox 2 weeks ago after formatting pc , firefox is slower then it was before and when i go to a website often it stays for at least 3 min downloading at full bandwidth (15 mb/s) after fully loading it. It also is very slow in loading websites compared both to firefox pre formatting and chrome for example.

Sometimes the downloading appears randomly, even after 20-30 minutes of idle computer (i know cause my brother complains about internet lagging)


I've tried to go to the same website from chrome and firefox and chrome doesn't have the downloading issue to excluse it is a website issue.

i've 55.0.3

extensions: download them all download them all anticontainer ublock origin vlc context menu

Thank you for help

Asked by thepatriot87 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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What is going on, Firefox is crashing, Freezing, and now using all my ram.

First thing, why is there no "register button" on the forums, tell your UI guys this IS confusing, not might be confusing, you have to go through this question submission… (read more)

First thing, why is there no "register button" on the forums, tell your UI guys this IS confusing, not might be confusing, you have to go through this question submission to register at the forums. Been on the Web since I started hosting a BBS in 1988, I should not be confused. I should be browsing the forums right now looking for the right thread to get some help in. Wonder where this will be posted? I don't know, because this is confusing.

As I'm typing this my characters are freezing ever 15 seconds or so. Is there something wrong with the current build? I've had crashing and "not responding" problems for the last month and a half. Have removed all plugins and Add-ons (not cool at all) and then re-installed, twice if you include today. You see, since the last update, which I thought might be a bug fix, Firefox is now using most all of my ram, usually about 3.2 GB of it, no matter if there is 4 tabs or 15 (which I would NORMALLY have in my browsing, so I no there was a point where Firefox had no problem with this). That sounds like a memory leak to me. My question is: Is there something wrong with Firefox right now? Seccurity Essentials and MBAM both say I"m virus and malware free, which would make 4 years of being virus and malware free, I make an effort to browse smart, so I'm pretty sure that's not it. I'm attaching a link to a Screenshot I put in my dropbox of the threads tabs of Process Explorer, what are all these threads? Why is firefox running all these Threads at once. Is this normal? I cannot use Firefox right now, is there something wrong on my end or your end?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8jtofcfn0wfybor/FFThreadsOpen.JPG?dl=0

Thank you, Adam.

Asked by Spladam 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Website opens slowly on Firefox.

Hi! My website opens very slowly on Firefox , both on pc and mac. Homepage opens relatively fast, but it goes very slowly from there Chrome etc works fine. Please help … (read more)

Hi! My website opens very slowly on Firefox , both on pc and mac. Homepage opens relatively fast, but it goes very slowly from there Chrome etc works fine. Please help

Asked by Huchub 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox suspends/hung while openning new tab - Quantum v58.02

Hi Firefox keeps on suspending when switching between different tabs (already opened or new tabs). When the FF is hang I can do nothing in the FF, but I can operate on th… (read more)

Hi Firefox keeps on suspending when switching between different tabs (already opened or new tabs). When the FF is hang I can do nothing in the FF, but I can operate on the Windows (8.1) without issues.

I have already tried: - Put new Firefox portable - the same issue - Close other tabs - Disable EMET for Firefox - Prevent accessibility services from accessing your browser set to True - Security.sandbox.content.level set to 2 - Disable add-ons plugins and start in safe mode

Nothing of above helps. I would appreciate If you could provide the solution. I attached Troubleshooting information.

Asked by essential 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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RAM usage

Hello, I recently moved to Firefox from another browser and I am very pleased with it. My usage is that my computer remains on 24/7 with the browser open. I saw a parag… (read more)

Hello, I recently moved to Firefox from another browser and I am very pleased with it. My usage is that my computer remains on 24/7 with the browser open. I saw a paragraph in the help docs:

"Firefox's memory usage may increase if it's left open for long periods of time. A workaround for this is to periodically restart Firefox."

However this can be inconvenient when you have several tabs open that are logged in to various sites for work, which also retain state which is not restored when the browser is restarted.

Over a few days the memory "leaking" (?) is mounting up significantly as per attached. In summary:

Pre close - system RAM usage 12.5GB Post close browser - system RAM usage 8.1GB (4.4GB drop!!) Re-open browser with same tabs - system RAM usage 8.7GB (actually 9.0GB after all tab views were accessed and put back into the state they were in before closed)

From this simple test I can see that 12.5GB - 9GB = 3.5GB was hogged by the browser and not actually required.

As a developer I am interested to understand the reason for this memory leaking. Is there anything I can do while the browser is open to free it up? Or cause it to not "leak" in the first place?

Thanks,

Andrew

Asked by megawhite 1 year ago

Last reply by TECH192 1 year ago

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Firefox crashes second time for java select file applet for MACOS

We have one application where we have java applet program to select and upload file form the desktop to the server. While pressing first time "SELECT FILES" button, it w… (read more)

We have one application where we have java applet program to select and upload file form the desktop to the server. While pressing first time "SELECT FILES" button, it works fine, but for the second time it crashes. I tried finding issue with my code but it is working fine on all other browser. The moment I press select files second time, the waiting wheel keeps on rotating till my application crashes.

Asked by Anshuk 5 years ago

Last reply by Anshuk 5 years ago

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Facebook.com seems to be always laggy and makes whole browser slow. (firefox latest version) recently.

but m.facebook runs smoothly and sound. and all other sites works normally. I have already removed all the cache and history and still no solutions. Note: i have only two… (read more)

but m.facebook runs smoothly and sound. and all other sites works normally. I have already removed all the cache and history and still no solutions.

Note: i have only two add ons enabled (idm and add block)

Asked by nikelmaharjan 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

I just installed windows 10 and now firefox doesn't work right = very slow, it was fine before

I just upgraded my computer to a 1 tb hard drive and installed windows 10. Now firefox doesn't work right, example: I go on Facebook or another site and when I try to typ… (read more)

I just upgraded my computer to a 1 tb hard drive and installed windows 10. Now firefox doesn't work right, example: I go on Facebook or another site and when I try to type a post I have to type 2 or 3 letters, then wait several seconds for them to appear. I have re-position my cursor and type 2 or 4 more letters and wait again. Can this be fixed?

Asked by paul160 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 months ago