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Why is Firefox using too much ram and how to fix it?

Firefox according to task manager is using around 3gig of ram. I'm having trouble clicking on anything because there is a delay. I've uninstalled what few add-ons i had a… (read more)

Firefox according to task manager is using around 3gig of ram. I'm having trouble clicking on anything because there is a delay. I've uninstalled what few add-ons i had and no improvement. My pc is Intel I59400f running windows 10 with 8 gig ram plus gtx1660 super with 6gb ram too

Asked by james_t_mumu 1 hour ago

Backup profile from a PC and restore to a MAC

Hello I would like to backup my whole Firefox profile a PC and restore to a MAC. I know it works from PC to PC but I want to knoz how to do it from PC to MAC. Thanks a… (read more)

Hello

I would like to backup my whole Firefox profile a PC and restore to a MAC.

I know it works from PC to PC but I want to knoz how to do it from PC to MAC. Thanks a lot

Didier

Asked by didier9 1 hour ago

The Options Page is Unreadable

The options page and addons pages are almost completely unreadable. For several weeks they have rendered as white text on a very light gray background. I thought that thi… (read more)

The options page and addons pages are almost completely unreadable.

For several weeks they have rendered as white text on a very light gray background.

I thought that this was a temporary bug that would be cleaned up in the usual way.

Using 78.4.0esr on Windows.

Is there any fix for this?

It is there whether or not I have my usual theme which I have used for several years now, change to an alternative theme or turn off themes altogether. In safe mode the screens are sometimes usuable but that requires turning off all addons. Doing the same without going into safe mode has no effect on this.

Any advice?

Asked by FF Sync 3 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Bixolon printer no longer printing in Firefox after update

After the latest Firefox update my Bixolon printer no longer prints receipts out of our Lightspeed POS system. It will print receipts if I am using Chrome or MS Edge so … (read more)

After the latest Firefox update my Bixolon printer no longer prints receipts out of our Lightspeed POS system. It will print receipts if I am using Chrome or MS Edge so it is a Firefox problem. I tried the about:config, print_printer delete and still have the problem. If I go into Control Panel and do a test print it prints fine. This is a Firefox problem and I need a fix that works!

Asked by marcush73 3 hours ago

Last reply by Jonathan Watt 2 hours ago

Address bar search and suggestions not working

I updated firefox with the Update Manager in Linux Mint to version "82.0+linuxmint4+ulyana". The address bar doesn't give any suggestions (for example when partially typ… (read more)

I updated firefox with the Update Manager in Linux Mint to version "82.0+linuxmint4+ulyana".

The address bar doesn't give any suggestions (for example when partially typing "you", "youtube.com" used to show up) and search doesn't go to google search anymore. If I enter just one word as the search term and press enter, it takes 5-6 seconds and I am taken to that website (for example searching "facebook" takes me to facebook.com). Searching something gibberish like "asdasd" takes me to a page to buy that domain). Searching something with a space in it like "asd asd" and pressing enter doesn't do anything. Even clicking the "Go" arrow doesnt do anything.

My history is there in the histroy tab and all the suggestions options in preferences are already set.

Asked by prateek.saini.1999 23 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

Website access denied error

I just started having this problem a few days ago prior to the latest FF update. I'll be browsing around and on some websites, all the sudden when I click on a navigatio… (read more)

I just started having this problem a few days ago prior to the latest FF update. I'll be browsing around and on some websites, all the sudden when I click on a navigation link, I get this Access Denied error. I've tried disabling all add-ons, totally shutting down my VPN, double checked my firewall settings, cleaned out my cookies and internet cache and even updated FF to the current version.I know these few websites (so far) are active, so after doing more researching, I've come here to see if anybody else has any ideas. I would appreciate it

Gregg

Asked by mrbassman1252 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

Content of toolbar popup of an addon is not rendered or not visible.

Hi, i recently have a issue, where most of the addons don't show the content of their defined popup. I do the following sequence. - open firefox - add a addon - add it t… (read more)

Hi, i recently have a issue, where most of the addons don't show the content of their defined popup.

I do the following sequence.

- open firefox - add a addon - add it to the toolbar - click on the icon to access its popup

The popup is then opened and the outline of it's size is most likely correctly calculated, but the content is missing.

The reference Addons are passff, with no Content SakaKey, with an partial rendering HTTPSEverywhere, with the full content and the expected behaviour.

I tried to reset the browser via the about:support page, no change. I restarted in safe mode. That was kind of pointless, because without addons, there are no icons to click at^^.

I created a fresh profile, also no change. So i downloaded the latest nightly, started with a fresh profile, and installed one addon, still not working.

I fickled with the browser-style property in the manifest.json of passff, and set it to true, but again it still shows no content.

What is most likely missing on the shared data, i run Ubuntu 20.04 with i3 as a window manager.

Has anyone a idea what i am missing?

Asked by Manu.Bernza 3 hours ago

Secure connections without exceptions is forcing use of other browsers

Please bring back "exceptions" to security blocks. We are being forced to use alternate browsers due to lack of connection exceptions. I could bring up and use a site, bu… (read more)

Please bring back "exceptions" to security blocks.

We are being forced to use alternate browsers due to lack of connection exceptions. I could bring up and use a site, but could NOT cancel a monthly recurrent charged membership due to FF connection "security" impositions.

I had to use Microsoft Edge to stop my credit card from being charged.

When you do not allow exceptions, you are absolutely dictating what we are "allowed" to connect to, as well as forcing the use of other browsers.

If some people are too stupid to have internet security, and too stupid to know better than to go to websites they do not know to be secure, and make an exception anyway, So be it on them. The rest of us do not want to be handicapped, having to jump through hoops to complete our business.

Asked by BertD FireFox 3 hours ago

when I try to open troubleshooting information, it sends me to an empty tab.

I was having a problem where whenever i used google search, it would use yahoo instead. I saw a fix for this that resetting the browser is a way to fix it, but i need to … (read more)

I was having a problem where whenever i used google search, it would use yahoo instead. I saw a fix for this that resetting the browser is a way to fix it, but i need to get into troubleshooting information first. however, whenever i try to get into troubleshooting information, it sends me to a blank white tab with not url. I would really appreciate help because I'm getting annoyed with this.

Asked by Itsahill 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Firefox not launching (crashing) after update 82.0

We use Firefox as our company default and it has been running fine. This morning our devices started updating to version 82.0 and now it will not re-open. We get the foll… (read more)

We use Firefox as our company default and it has been running fine. This morning our devices started updating to version 82.0 and now it will not re-open. We get the following in event viewer:

Faulting application name: firefox.exe, version: 82.0.0.7592, time stamp: 0x5f8738dd Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 10.0.18362.1049, time stamp: 0xb5beef21 Exception code: 0xc0000409 Fault offset: 0x00000000000a1170 Faulting process id: 0x504 Faulting application start time: 0x01d6a79d51cff95a Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll Report Id: a6b172b9-a2b5-4bc0-a874-22a48b48aa06 Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID:

When trying to uninstall from Program and Features we get the following NSIS error (attached).

Asked by dirkvdm85 11 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

Firefox 82.0 always defaults to blank pages when printing now.

Hi, at our workplace we use Firefox exclusively for our point-of-sale system and as such, print lots of reciepts and labels. We updated Firefox to version 82.0 this morni… (read more)

Hi, at our workplace we use Firefox exclusively for our point-of-sale system and as such, print lots of reciepts and labels. We updated Firefox to version 82.0 this morning and now nothing prints correctly by default. When opening print preview, no matter what, it's a blank page. I have adjusted the settings in about:config, reset the print settings, messed with margins, etc. Basically every possible suggested fix for the problem I could find. After multiple hours, we still cannot get anything to print from Firefox UNLESS you go into the print settings, and click "preferences" in the Windows dialogue box (even if you don't change a single thing), only then will it work perfectly every time. This isn't an acceptable option though as we need it to work rapidly and automatically each time though the browser.

Our printer is set up correctly, up to date drivers, etc. All programs in windows will print fine, Chrome and Edge print fine, so I'm assuming it's specifically a Firefox issue. This is a receipt printer, and I noticed Firefox defaults to 8.5x11 size paper despite it using standard 73mm receipt paper. But, like I said, no matter what the preview is a blank page and that's what prints.

I'm stumped on this one. Printer is a TSP100 if that matters. Help!!

Asked by skunkrivercycles 6 hours ago

Last reply by Jonathan Watt 5 hours ago

Can't view video on Firefox after latest Firefox update. Help appreciated.

Can't view videos on Firefox, just a blank square where video would play. Since the latest Firefox update, but often happens after a Firefox update. Can play and view wit… (read more)

Can't view videos on Firefox, just a blank square where video would play. Since the latest Firefox update, but often happens after a Firefox update. Can play and view with other browsers. Help appreciated.

Asked by voltairine 6 hours ago

secure conex fail

message received this evening. however, signed in without problem earlier today: "Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to secure.capecodfive.com… (read more)

message received this evening. however, signed in without problem earlier today: "Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to secure.capecodfive.com. PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem."

have previewed help topics particular to this problem, but not finding exact phrase. this is my online banking account. i use it regularly and often. i wanted to transfer funds. i have contacted the bank customer service, advised to clear cache and cookies, but no luck. FF autoupdates, Win7 not applying updates, prefer not using Win10.

i am over the hill and picking up speed, but need hand-holding at this point. moz help has helped before with good results. thanks for the life-preserver! elise bowen, cape cod

Asked by notanotherhero 5 days ago

Last reply by notanotherhero 6 hours ago

garbled text display towards end of long page

Hi! For quite some time I run Firefox in KDE over wayland using Gentoo package. Recently I enabled webrender to fix bad flickering while loading sites, and while that wor… (read more)

Hi!

For quite some time I run Firefox in KDE over wayland using Gentoo package. Recently I enabled webrender to fix bad flickering while loading sites, and while that worked I now see garbled text display towards the end of longer web pages. I do not remember which Firefox version it was when I switched on webrender, but the issue persists through a few recent Firefox upgrades till my current 81.0.2 (this is Gentoo linux build)

Attached screenshot is of the bottom of this page https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/ChangeLog-5.8.15 While top of page is always good looking, garbled text starts somewhere towards the end of page.

I'm not sure if this is a new issue or the same one as in bug 1667534.

Is there any easy option to fix this, or this should be filed as new bug?

Asked by igor.v.kovalenko 2 days ago

Last reply by igor.v.kovalenko 7 hours ago

Attachments

About four or five days ago my computer will not let me use Firefox to send attachments. Instead, the only way I can send attachments now is via "Microsoft office client … (read more)

About four or five days ago my computer will not let me use Firefox to send attachments. Instead, the only way I can send attachments now is via "Microsoft office client virtualization handler" - whatever that is. Is this legit? Did you authorize this? Thanks - Gary Carter - Port Orford Oregon

Asked by gcarter123 8 hours ago

Update win 10 20H2 firefox problems

I installed the windows update for Windows 10 20H2, and I'm getting graphical artifacts on websites and firefox home page. This can be see on google maps while moving aro… (read more)

I installed the windows update for Windows 10 20H2, and I'm getting graphical artifacts on websites and firefox home page.

This can be see on google maps while moving around the map.

Tried on Microsoft edge and didn't happen

Is there an ETA to fix this?

My Firefox version is 83.0b2 (64-bit).

And I'm on the latest drivers for my graphics card.

Asked by malakiax07 12 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 hours ago

Can't change print paper size

Hi, So the default paper size for the printer keeps on defaulting to letter. When we require A4. In previous versions this could be fixed by changing paper_data to 9. How… (read more)

Hi,

So the default paper size for the printer keeps on defaulting to letter. When we require A4.

In previous versions this could be fixed by changing paper_data to 9.

However on the latest version of Firefox this option is no longer there. Instead it is replaced with print_paper_id. I have tried different values and this will not work.

Any ideas on how we can get this to default to A4 as the paper size?

Thanks.

Asked by rog3 10 hours ago

Last reply by rog3 9 hours ago