Firefox is using far too much RAM

Wow... I just updated and am trying to use Firefox as my default browser yet again, however, yet again, it's RAM usage is ruining an otherwise good relationship. Why does… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Wow... I just updated and am trying to use Firefox as my default browser yet again, however, yet again, it's RAM usage is ruining an otherwise good relationship. Why does this browser guzzle RAM so hungrily? I had to reboot it as I couldn't type any longer, without waiting every few letters before seeing them on the screen, and I've got 60 Gigs of RAM. But Firefox was using 22 of them!

This has obviously been an ongoing issue for years, both from my experience, and the 2,000 threads that come up in response to this issue. Come on guys, it can't be this impossible to create a functional browser that is more RAM efficient, what's the problem?

Oh, and it sure would be nice, given 2,000 results from my search, to be able to filter them by date. I'm using version 84, so threads dealing with version 50 or so, aren't going to be of much help...

Asked by StevenCee 4 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by FredMcD 2 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Firefox + Bing homepage = loads of khrap

I am using firefox 84.0.1; I have my home page set to bing.com I am not smart enough to know where this stuff is coming from, but I have a lot of spam that I never want t… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I am using firefox 84.0.1; I have my home page set to bing.com

I am not smart enough to know where this stuff is coming from, but I have a lot of spam that I never want to see on my Bing homepage. Examples:

- Bing Homepage Quiz - Get the new Bing wallpaper app - Join "Give with Bing" - Male Bing yours - transform your hompage...

Does anyone know how to get rid of this bloat? Some of us have never made it to the high speed information superhighway and are still stuck on the data dirt road. Thanks

Asked by dmcentee 5 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 5 நாட்கள் முன்பு

How do I respond to emails??? How do I find where I asked the question & get responses???

Firefox is slow when clicking links to other pages and using search engines. Opening a new blank tab is not an issue.

Asked by randymitchell 4 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by Dieter 1 வாரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Bookmarks defaulting to last bookmark location for no reason.

So, I just noticed today that my bookmarks section is acting oddly. Normally it brings up the option for where to send a bookmark. But randomly, I've seen it suddenly swi… (மேலும் படிக்க)

So, I just noticed today that my bookmarks section is acting oddly. Normally it brings up the option for where to send a bookmark. But randomly, I've seen it suddenly switch to just defaulting to the last bookmark location. For example, I want to bookmark something in a bookmark folder I have specific for things related to writing, but when I go to bookmark the site, the first thing that comes up is the location I created for youtube videos. What exactly is going on here, and how do I fix that?

Asked by Marc7 4 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 2 வாரங்களுக்கு முன்பு

firefox pop up reminder

I will pay any programmer 1000 US $ to give me a solution to permanently disable update firefox reminder that i see every day will make a contract thank you Tim timwhiten… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I will pay any programmer 1000 US $ to give me a solution to permanently disable update firefox reminder that i see every day will make a contract thank you Tim timwhiteny@gmail.com

Asked by timwhiteny 2 வாரங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by FredMcD 2 வாரங்களுக்கு முன்பு

on-screen keyboard

Since the last update from Firefox to my tablet (Windows 10), the on-screen keyboard is displayed briefly when you select it in the toolbar, but then disappears again imm… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Since the last update from Firefox to my tablet (Windows 10), the on-screen keyboard is displayed briefly when you select it in the toolbar, but then disappears again immediately, making an entry impossible! This phenomenon only occurs with Firefox, all other browsers and programs work perfectly with the on-screen keyboard!

Asked by Billroth2 2 வாரங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by HenricuzHotmail 2 வாரங்களுக்கு முன்பு

who decides these terrible ideas to change the basic way FF works?

Thanks to terrible, productivity-sucking changes in the basic functions of the FF browser, I have started using other browsers. First - FF updates far too frequently - al… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Thanks to terrible, productivity-sucking changes in the basic functions of the FF browser, I have started using other browsers. First - FF updates far too frequently - almost daily. No option to block update notifications. Never know if it's something trivial, an important security fix, or a major interface change. The 'what's new' page is always incomplete. 2nd - FF downloads software surreptiously through the sneaky "normandy" back door and inserts feature changes irregardlessly. Doesn't matter if you explicitly selected NO to enrolling in studies. Users can't get a straight answer on how to disable Normandy. Named after the Allied stealth invasion of Europe, it does the same thing to our computers. 3rd- FF caters to fringe techie desires with an onslaught of unwanted or unsuable additions that bloats the software, uses up CPU, or inserts intrusive attention-seeking diversions. I am forced to spend too much time after each update to investigate how to shut off unwanted surprises as well as unannounced alterations to my option settings. For example, if I press the mute button on my keyboard a very large media window pops up and takes over a sizeable chunk of my computer screen. It cannot be resized. It has no close button. Took hours to find out how to disable this. 4th-FF developers seem to expect users to have the newest computer equipment, huge display screens, and lot's of extra memory. If not, too bad. 5th - the recent puzzling, arrogant changes to the basic print function is evidence of that mindset. FF developers say they aren't going to let users revert to the normal "classic" small foot-print pulldown menu on the left side of the screen to preview, set up headers, etc. Too bad if the open window is too narrow to view this new intrusive, real estate consuming right hand display. Too bad that you can no longer simply seamlessly interact and accomplish the task. Too bad that the FF developers think they know better than you that you should change the way you work. 6th Reader view is an obscure feature. I do not want to be forced to use it. I do my best to strip out or ignore the overwhelming number of pictographs competing for my attention, 7th - I can no longer see URLs in the address bar. You've truncated them. I am forced to cut and paste them into a text editor to see them in their entirety. 8th - Firefox hangs video streaming sites like peacocktv.com. Windows Taskmanager shows that FF forces CPU and hard drive usage to 100%. 9th -There is no mechanism to escape, break, or interrupt FF's failed video stream. How sad that Microsoft's obnoxious Edge browser is better at video streaming. It uses far less system resources on the same video streaming site. AND doesn't hang the OS. It's likely FF's new unwanted capability to launch multiple picture in pictures - which I don't use - hogs resources. 10th- How about beta testing using 'normal' non-super techie /gamer users? 11th -FF disabled user Feedback. I stopped updating Firefox. Not trustworthy.

Asked by plew29881 1 மாதத்திற்கு முன்பு

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 3 வாரங்களுக்கு முன்பு

inability to connect to bank website with Firefox

Long time user. Recently while trying to enter my Banco de Costa Rica site, the Connect just spins endlessly. I enter by using Last Pass. Have tried entering all manually… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Long time user. Recently while trying to enter my Banco de Costa Rica site, the Connect just spins endlessly. I enter by using Last Pass. Have tried entering all manually, same result. Called bank, they asked what browser I used and said the problem was specific to Firefox, I used Google Chrome, no problem entering site, but pain in the *ss. Have used firefox for 12 to 15 years, would like to stay, but need full functionality

Asked by cozpop 3 வாரங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 3 வாரங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Firefox "Print Preview" has disappeared from the File menu in 84.0.2

Hi, Somehow while searching for this solution on the web. I got my answer in a foreign Firefox. The answers posted to this solution are in English but all the other butto… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hi,

Somehow while searching for this solution on the web. I got my answer in a foreign Firefox. The answers posted to this solution are in English but all the other buttons are according to Goggle translate are in Lithuanian. How can I see this whole page in English?

I was able to answer a couple of people but if I search in my USA profile, none my posted questions or answers include the ones from the Lithuanian Firefox.  Just curious if I could see them here somehow. 

Amylogamy

Asked by Amylogamy 3 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by jscher2000 3 வாரங்களுக்கு முன்பு

constant updates disrupt settings

hi, i'm mostly interested in getting some help with creating my settings/preferences to stay the way i want them. every time there's a update, my personal settings get wi… (மேலும் படிக்க)

hi, i'm mostly interested in getting some help with creating my settings/preferences to stay the way i want them. every time there's a update, my personal settings get wiped out and i have to start all over again. there was a time when FF offered a way to leave some updates out and select the ones we wanted. now, it's all blanket updates. many times i lose important tabs and files. it's annoying. the way these updates are coming in i cringe each time i see the notice. and then there are times they get done automatically.

what's a mother to do?

many thanks for your consideration!

Asked by sallyoakley55 3 வாரங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by Scribe 3 வாரங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Firefox keeps redirecting http to https, and I need to tell it not to for a specific site

I have an ssh tunnel that I am using to access an AWS ElasticSearch instance running in AWS, so that I can see Kibana in my browser. The tunnel is necessary because acce… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I have an ssh tunnel that I am using to access an AWS ElasticSearch instance running in AWS, so that I can see Kibana in my browser. The tunnel is necessary because access is only allowed through a specific jump/gateway host that we have setup (this is very standard).

I used to be able to access this just fine with http://localhost:9200/_plugin/kibana But then ElasticSearch updated something to require that the 'HOST' header contain the original host, ie: search-blahblahblahblah.us-east-1.es.amazonaws.com

Ok, no matter, I'll just add an entry to my hosts file: 127.0.0.1 search-blahblahblahblah.us-east-1.es.amazonaws.com

Now, I can curl just fine, and using Chrome works just fine too: http://search-blahblahblahblah.us-east-1.es.amazonaws.com:9200/_plugin/kibana

But every time I try to use Firefox, it replaces the http with https, which obviously doesn't work because the tunnel is to port 80.


Yes, I realize that *.amazonaws.com is owned by Amazon and they have an SSL cert.

I have read a similar ticket, here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1209387 The acceptable answer in that ticket seemed to be to use a different domain for local development, which shouldn't be too hard to do, but in my case this is not a usable answer.

I should be able to override Firefox and tell it not to change a URL that I have put into it, at least for specific sites.

Asked by veqryn 3 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by garth4 1 மாதத்திற்கு முன்பு

Is it possible to officially download old versions of the browser?

(I have bad English, sorry.) Hello! May I ask? Is it possible to officially download older versions of the FireFox browser? And at the same time that they work and open s… (மேலும் படிக்க)

(I have bad English, sorry.) Hello! May I ask? Is it possible to officially download older versions of the FireFox browser? And at the same time that they work and open sites. Just, I have an old netbook, in general, all new browsers do not work well. Thank you in advance for your answer!

Asked by Киря 1 மாதத்திற்கு முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 1 மாதத்திற்கு முன்பு

new print menu terrible

The latest version 84.0.1 for Mac now opens a new print menu, which is terrible. How do I force it to go away and permanently default to "print using the system dialog",… (மேலும் படிக்க)

The latest version 84.0.1 for Mac now opens a new print menu, which is terrible. How do I force it to go away and permanently default to "print using the system dialog", which "Firefox help" never heard of. I can't find any way to get rid of it. It is a hateful change to Firefox, I hate it and my sister is in tears. She hates computers anyway. Seniors can't handle these dramatic changes.

Asked by jmaroon452 4 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by plew29881 1 மாதத்திற்கு முன்பு

Customizing my page

I used to be able to move the topics up or down the page to soot my liking,, like edit,, move the post up or down the page,,, now I only get , customizations coming soon?… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I used to be able to move the topics up or down the page to soot my liking,, like edit,, move the post up or down the page,,, now I only get , customizations coming soon??? what happen?

Asked by Foxfire 4 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 மாதத்திற்கு முன்பு

Read Cookies

I used to be able to see what the cookies were storing. When I tried to do that just now I only have the choice to delete it or not. What happened to viewing them? … (மேலும் படிக்க)

I used to be able to see what the cookies were storing. When I tried to do that just now I only have the choice to delete it or not. What happened to viewing them?

Asked by tomhogan1 1 மாதத்திற்கு முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 1 மாதத்திற்கு முன்பு

Incessant Update Notifications

I want to find out how to stop incessant update notifications on a MacBook Pro. Respectfully, please no lectures about just going ahead and updating or how I should keep … (மேலும் படிக்க)

I want to find out how to stop incessant update notifications on a MacBook Pro. Respectfully, please no lectures about just going ahead and updating or how I should keep my browser updated. We all make personal choices about how we want to manage our technology. I googled this first and found so many other people asking the same question, but no firm solutions. As you know, in preferences I have the option to allow automatic updates or to first be asked before updating, but it's a Morgan's Fork. If you don't allow automatic updates - which is out of the question - then they are going to bug the pee out of you until you update. That makes me dig my heels in deeper. Either I find a way to turn off these annoying notifications or I am done with Firefox. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Asked by George 1 மாதத்திற்கு முன்பு

Last reply by amylastlast123 1 மாதத்திற்கு முன்பு

Bookmark importer from Chrome

I have recently migrated back to Firefox from Chrome. I followed the instructions to import my bookmarks and forgot that I was logged into my work chrome account, so thos… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I have recently migrated back to Firefox from Chrome. I followed the instructions to import my bookmarks and forgot that I was logged into my work chrome account, so those bookmarks were imported. When I followed the same procedure using my personal google account, the procedure did not work. Is there a way to import bookmarks from multiple google accounts into Firefox? Any help here would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Asked by jakestar 1 மாதத்திற்கு முன்பு

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 மாதத்திற்கு முன்பு