HTML Import not working

Hi, HTML import function is not working. Trying to copy bookmarks to a new computer. Briefly get the activity indicator, when I click on "Import Bookmarks from HTML" and … (read more)

Hi, HTML import function is not working. Trying to copy bookmarks to a new computer. Briefly get the activity indicator, when I click on "Import Bookmarks from HTML" and then nothing happens. Would be ok with using the Sync function, as I do with others here, but afraid it will overwrite my current bookmarks.

Please help. Thanks. rickz@wi.rr.com

Asked by rickz1 2 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 minutes ago

Firefox needs a memory limit

Firefox needs a limit on memory usage. I was developing a tiny web page on Linux (PopOS) and accidentally created an endless loop in Javascript that ate memory (by growi… (read more)

Firefox needs a limit on memory usage. I was developing a tiny web page on Linux (PopOS) and accidentally created an endless loop in Javascript that ate memory (by growing an array). My entire OS became inoperable and had to be hard-rebooted. I was surprised this could happen due to Javascript (a sandboxed browser language), running in a web page (a sandboxed app) running in a Firefox browser that is supposed to protect users from the world wild web. One errant line of legal Javascript in HTML should not equate to a denial-of-service attack.

A sensible approach would be similar to the nice warning given when a script takes too much CPU, offering the user the choice to continue or stop the script when a tab exceeds some reasonable size: a fixed MB size, or say 10% of real RAM memory.

Ideally there should also be some hard limit calculated by Firefox according to the machine's available memory and Firefox's reasonable percentage of it. For example, maybe limit Firefox (all tabs combined) to 50% or maybe 75% of real memory, so that the O/S has a reasonable chance to remain operational so that a bad tab can be closed. Otherwise, Firefox could cause the O/S to lock up, resulting in data loss if there are tabs or other apps outside of Firefox that have unsaved changes.

Thanks for your consideration!

Asked by firefox1574 21 minutes ago

Last reply by jscher2000 15 minutes ago

Absolute waste of RAM

I'm pissed of. HOW??? HOW??? How a single browser can take 90% of the memory until freezing your PC, ON A LINUX MINT FOR GOD SAKE! With 16GB Memory! I saw people defendin… (read more)

I'm pissed of. HOW??? HOW??? How a single browser can take 90% of the memory until freezing your PC, ON A LINUX MINT FOR GOD SAKE! With 16GB Memory!

I saw people defending this saying that "uuuh, mozilla takes advantage of-" BS! It doesn't take advantage of nothing, it only wastes your ram and your time.

HOW DO I LIMIT THE RAM USAGE? I DON'T WANT FANCY PERFORMANCE TABS I WANT A DIRECT ANSWER ON HOW TO STOP FIREFOX WASTING MY RAM

Asked by Luan Himmlisch 3 weeks ago

Last reply by firefox1574 41 minutes ago

Enhanced Tracking Protection Setting

Hello. Current Settings: Enhanced Tracking Protection-Standard Without the Free Adblock installed. Goal: Minimize tracking and pop-up ads from appearing during my browser… (read more)

Hello.

Current Settings: Enhanced Tracking Protection-Standard Without the Free Adblock installed.

Goal: Minimize tracking and pop-up ads from appearing during my browser session:

Please answer each question separately:

Q1. Is the Standard option sufficient or should it be set to strict?

Answer:

Q2a. Does the Standard option OR the Strict option provide the features of an ad-block or does the free Adblock needs to be installed as well in order to receive full protection?

b. When I was about to install the Free Adblock, a warning came up asking me if it was the best adblocker and confirming that the extension would have permission to access my data from all websites, extend developer tools to access my data in open tabs, display notifications to me, access my browser tabs, and access browser activity during navigation/

Do I really want to install Adblock knowing all of the above details?

Answer:

Asked by Buddy2014 12 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

LOST BOOKMARKS

Hello! I have lost both my Firefox custom opening page, and all my accumulated Bookmarks, after an apparent Firefox Upgrade. I have ttried everything to recover my old Bo… (read more)

Hello! I have lost both my Firefox custom opening page, and all my accumulated Bookmarks, after an apparent Firefox Upgrade. I have ttried everything to recover my old Bookmarks, but cannot find them using the Bookmarks Menu. I have tried to locate these files using my Windows File Manager, but thery are nowhere to be found within my Firefox Folder in my main Hard Drive (C:\).

If these files are hidden, I/m not aware of that and I have selected to show all hidden folders or files. These old Bookmarks must be SOMEWHERE within my Firefox Folder, but WHAT must I look for? My problem does NOT seem to be covered within the Help files.

Thank YOu,

Alexander

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Asked by Sandy Gerli 23 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago

Camera won't load on one site

HI, All of a sudden my camera wouldn't load on a site I use frequently--the teletherapy platform for Psychology Today. (I'm a psychotherapist). I tried everything to fix … (read more)

HI, All of a sudden my camera wouldn't load on a site I use frequently--the teletherapy platform for Psychology Today. (I'm a psychotherapist). I tried everything to fix it, but nothing worked. I finally had the idea to switch browsers, and behold! it worked! So there is something about Firefox that suddenly disabled the video function for this particular site. The camera light is on, but the image does not load. It is not a problem with another video-conferencing platform I use (Webex) via Firefox, just a problem with Psychology Today. Please advise. I want to keep using Firefox for Pso Today, too, if possible.

Thank you. MBSwett

Asked by mbswett 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 hours ago

How do I keep a small WINDOWS NOTEPAD always ontop of Mozilla Firefox Browser Window

How do I keep a small WINDOWS NOTEPAD "always ontop" of Mozilla Firefox Browser Window -- instead of having to reopening it everytime I use the browser window?? So annoyi… (read more)

How do I keep a small WINDOWS NOTEPAD "always ontop" of Mozilla Firefox Browser Window -- instead of having to reopening it everytime I use the browser window?? So annoying and not very productive......

Asked by dklack 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 hours ago

Firefox constantly loses server - tried everything!

Ironically since around the last Firefox update (approximately)... maybe around 4-5 months or so, I'll be working in Firefox (my browser of choice for like 15 years) and … (read more)

Ironically since around the last Firefox update (approximately)... maybe around 4-5 months or so, I'll be working in Firefox (my browser of choice for like 15 years) and then all of a sudden, I'll try to open a tab to go to a new site, and "server not found" error. Suddenly Firefox is useless and won't load anything. Chrome works just fine, and so I know it's not an internet or wifi problem. So far the ONLY solution I can find is that I restart my machine. Sometimes this means I can use Firefox for a week, sometimes it's only a few hours before it happens again.

Here are things I've tried (and have not worked) based on various threads including Firefox's own help pages: 1) Tried to change network settings to "no proxy" 2) Ensured that the "network.dns.disablePrefetch" is set to "true" (also network.dns.PrefetchFromHTTPS). 3) Tried closing everything and exiting Firefox and restarting

All other solutions seem focused on OTHER problems (e.g., specific sites, all browsers don't work.) Any and all help would be more than welcome. I'm getting to the point that I'm going to just ditch firefox and port all my bookmarks over to chrome.

Asked by claire.arthur81 4 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 hours ago

How to get rid of dark mode on new tabs

Hello. My Firefox (PC) has just updated to version 93.0. The problem now is that whenever I open a new tab, it is in dark mode, and the entire page is black. Only the add… (read more)

Hello. My Firefox (PC) has just updated to version 93.0. The problem now is that whenever I open a new tab, it is in dark mode, and the entire page is black. Only the address bar is white and visible. I have New Tab Overide, and each new tab should open the Google home page. So something is going on... I have never set dark mode as a preference for Firefox or Windows. Thanks to whoever can help me. Florio

Asked by Florio 3 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 hours ago

Firefox browser

When I try to go to getpocket/my list nothing happens. Works fine on Opera. When I try to access my AOL account for the first time after opening the browser, I usually in… (read more)

When I try to go to getpocket/my list nothing happens. Works fine on Opera. When I try to access my AOL account for the first time after opening the browser, I usually initially get a message that AOL has misdirected, to "try again." No problem accessing AOL on Opera, so I don't think it's my computer.

Any information would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Asked by Soretta 9 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago

Slow Firefox

System: MSI B640 Tomahawk. I5 10600KU 32GB RAM Video: MSI 3070 X3 System Drive: 250GB fast Samsung SSD, with 50% free. System OS: W10Pro_x64 21H1, Defender, no Firewall,… (read more)

System: MSI B640 Tomahawk. I5 10600KU 32GB RAM

Video: MSI 3070 X3

System Drive: 250GB fast Samsung SSD, with 50% free.

System OS: W10Pro_x64 21H1, Defender, no Firewall, no extra AV. Firefox_93.0_x64

Network: TYPE: Dedicated FIBER LAN Provider: Telenet Account Type: FIBER_200 Plus +


Addons: Adblock + µblock FBPurity Block Sender New Tab Override Cookie Manager and Cookie quick Manager Auto-High-Quality for youtube Ant Downloader Video Downloadhelper Cute Save Button WebP Image Converter Translate Web Page

Additional Information: Open Pinned Tabs: In between 25 and 60, depending on my current activities.

Tried: Disabling each add-on until all were off. Safe Start. Nothing helps.

Understandings: 1) No browser is made to run up to 60 open tabs (possibly even more)!!! 2) I run a "plethora" (compared to most users) if add-ons; these also bring the use speed down. 3) Resource used: 2GB (with "mere 30 pages" open.

BUT: DESPITE that: I ALSO understand that, considering my system and Network Type, it should not even be problematic with 200 pages open at once. 2GB over 32GB of RAM? Not the slightest issue (and it often runs at 4GB RAM in use). My CPU never runs half high, even when I have like 60 pages open: Should not be an issue then either. My Video Card has plenty resource over as well when at highest for me usage." Again, it should be no issue. My Fiber Netware? Telenet BVBA, Mechelen Test results: Ping: 5ms Jitter: 2ms Download: 904.2 Mbps Upload: 038.3 Mbps Not the best, not the worst, but for simple browsing, more than, I would assume, plenty.

So, what gives, what is the issue? No extreme strain on the system, no background high-resource issues, sure: one or two add-ons in Firefox but these as well do not strain my system, no AV issues, no Firewall issues (I turned that off, I fail to get the need for one as a house-dog-tree user), yet slow performance. Also, while 30'ish tabs running, 2GB used of RAM? My my, what the hell do they do as Site Admins to have these amounts (and NO, I do not do porn, thank you.  :P I am well aware of other people having insane issues surfing porn, as I helped many of these folks)? Sure, Deviant is a larger one that is open, being a graphical site, but like Quora, FB, Hot- and G-Mail and similar, these ain't, so to get a 2GB usage is weird, I would assume. I said, assume: yes, I am not specifically an internet know-all, I know of networking as a former NOVEL Netware Supervisor under UNIX (also Spupervisor), but Networking in a company is not the same as internet.

So, what is going on, why is my browser so slow? Having turned of all and 1 page open it's lightning fast, but now ... So, it is the open tabs, and the add-ons, though when turned off, I see no real difference. Brings it to tabs. How come, it is this "heavy", even for my system, please?

Thank you. Xog.

Asked by Xogroroth 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago

Trying to open Firefox results in a blank window quickly opening and reclosing.

I just installed the Firefox browser using the installer on the official website. When I attempt to open Firefox, even as administrator, the window either quickly opens a… (read more)

I just installed the Firefox browser using the installer on the official website. When I attempt to open Firefox, even as administrator, the window either quickly opens and closes or doesn't open at all. I have no clue what is happening.

Asked by grayhoang 18 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 hours ago

Some things simply not showing / working

So sometimes when I'm browsing websites, elements simply don't load / work. For example, I'm trying to login to a service I own at PebbleHost but I cannot since the ReCap… (read more)

So sometimes when I'm browsing websites, elements simply don't load / work. For example, I'm trying to login to a service I own at PebbleHost but I cannot since the ReCaptcha does not show up. Also, signing in at NoIP didn't work about a week ago, does work now.

Asked by Osoa 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 hours ago

Firefox is giving me Troubleshooting Steps that don'e exist on my Firefox?

Ok so the question I was originally asking is why Firefox won't adjust to my computers Settings. For instance I have to Zoom to 150% to read my emails even though the min… (read more)

Ok so the question I was originally asking is why Firefox won't adjust to my computers Settings. For instance I have to Zoom to 150% to read my emails even though the minimum font size is set 20. So I went on the Help page and it kept giving direction do Refreshing the page, which I believe I've done before but the tutorial said they've changed the way it looks and where its at and unfortunately on my current, newest version, Firefox its nowhere. For starters, click on the 3 lines ie the Menu Bar on the right, good, then go down to Help, no Help listed in the Drop-Down Menu, No Troubleshooting, no More Tools? I am stuck? Ok under Share Data it says "safe-mode false" ?

Asked by sercouwis2004 22 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 10 hours ago