Firefox fills disk space to 0 bytes few times a day

Hello! I’ve been having quite strange problem with Firefox for a few months since version 80.X on clean Windows 10 (reinstalled from scratch after secure erase; the lates… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hello!

I’ve been having quite strange problem with Firefox for a few months since version 80.X on clean Windows 10 (reinstalled from scratch after secure erase; the latest 20H2 version with all updates installed). It’s worth to mention that I’ve been using Firefox like 15 years and never had an issue like this before.

Firefox just fills up system drive completely (50+GB to 0 bytes remaining) few times a day under active usage. It happens randomly and I can’t identify the reason. I also can’t find any actual files saved on disk because it seems to be related to NTFS cache. I’ve tried disabling the following settings with no success:

browser.cache.disk.enable cached-web-content_cached-web-content browser.cache.memory.enable browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled

And couldn’t find any solution unfortunately. I usually have 2 windows opened ("common" and private) with 10 to 30 tabs each which is not much at all for i7/16GB I believe. This problem is extremely annoying and seriously affects SSD life so I'd really appreciate if someone would help me to resolve it. Thanks in advance!

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Firefox freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds, even in Safe Mode. Task Manager shows one or two of firefox's sub-tasks as "Not responding" and CPU at 100%.

Pretty much title. Since about two weeks when I open firefox the browser freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds. Launching firefox in Safe Mode or disabling all ext… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Pretty much title.

Since about two weeks when I open firefox the browser freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds. Launching firefox in Safe Mode or disabling all extensions didn't help. When I open Task Manager during freezes it shows that Firefox is "Not responding" and when I open sub-tasks it's usually one or two causing the problem. When I close those either firefox closes completely or youtube or reddit crashes, leading me to believe it's something with those sites? Refreshing or reinstalling firefox hasn't helped. I'm on Windows 10 (all updates installed) and Firefox 84.0.1 (x64) as of the time writing this.

I hope someone can help and suggest something. I would hate to switch to another browser, but the problem has become unbearable.

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Firefox keeps chrashing (Ubuntu 18.04)

Hey, I have a problem with firefox, i'm using a MacBookPro2012 with Ubuntu 18.04. It wont start at all, not even in save mode (without extensions). I tried to deinstall i… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hey,

I have a problem with firefox, i'm using a MacBookPro2012 with Ubuntu 18.04. It wont start at all, not even in save mode (without extensions). I tried to deinstall it several times, but after the reinstallation it keeps crashing.

That's was the crash report says. I don't know what to do, can anybody help out?

AdapterDeviceID: 0x0166 AdapterDriverVendor: mesa/i965 AdapterDriverVersion: 20.0.8.0 AdapterVendorID: 0x8086 AvailablePageFile: 0 AvailablePhysicalMemory: 7821504512 AvailableSwapMemory: 1027600384 AvailableVirtualMemory: 11206725632 BuildID: 20210222142601 CrashTime: 1614936641 DesktopEnvironment: gnome FramePoisonBase: 9223372036600930304 FramePoisonSize: 4096 InstallTime: 1614674339 IsWayland: 0 IsWaylandDRM: 0 MozCrashReason: OOB Notes: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTSFP(D00-L1000-W00000000-T000) WR? WR+ OMTP? OMTP+3 libGL.so.1? libGL.so.1+ ProductID: {ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384} ProductName: Firefox ReleaseChannel: release SafeMode: 0 SecondsSinceLastCrash: 51498 StartupCrash: 1 StartupTime: 1614936641 TelemetrySessionId: 645bdb53-8049-4919-ab53-00995b6d316a ThreadIdNameMapping: 22039:"IPC I/O Parent",22040:"Timer",22041:"Netlink Monitor",22042:"Socket Thread",22043:"Permission",22046:"JS Watchdog",22047:"JS Helper",22049:"JS Helper",22050:"JS Helper",22048:"JS Helper",22051:"BGReadURLs",22054:"Cache2 I/O",22055:"Cookie",22056:"StreamTrans #1",22057:"Worker Launcher",22062:"GLXVsyncThread",22067:"Renderer",22069:"WRWorker#1",22071:"WRWorker#3",22074:"WRWorkerLP#2",22072:"WRWorkerLP#0",22073:"WRWorkerLP#1",22068:"WRWorker#0",22076:"Compositor",22075:"WRWorkerLP#3",22070:"WRWorker#2", Throttleable: 1 TotalPageFile: 17749499904 TotalPhysicalMemory: 16721899520 UptimeTS: .76795416 Vendor: Mozilla Version: 86.0

This report also contains technical information about the state of the application when it crashed.

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Firefox not working after update.

I recently updated Firefox, and it has stopped working completely. The address bar seems to be disconnected, and no bookmarks will open either. Not even settings will loa… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I recently updated Firefox, and it has stopped working completely. The address bar seems to be disconnected, and no bookmarks will open either. Not even settings will load. I had a second browser, and even after removing and reloading firefox, the problem remained.

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Firefox keeps randomly resetting

Every 2 to 3 days sometimes longer, Firefox will randomly reset itself and close out all windows and tabs to a single window and different search engine. Restore last ses… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Every 2 to 3 days sometimes longer, Firefox will randomly reset itself and close out all windows and tabs to a single window and different search engine. Restore last session is never available when this happens even though I have that selected and checked and it does work when I manually close out windows and tabs myself so i know that preference is selected. My search engine preferences are always reset and have to restore defaults as well. Mac os Big Sur 11.2

Thanks to anyone who can help me solve this sudden mystery. Long time user of firefox on macbook pro and mac towers.

Ronnie DiCicco

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downloads

Hello, Is this the end of firefox for me? I am a chess fan and download chessgames from this site. I log in on the chessbase site and OK. But suddenly this doesn't work a… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hello, Is this the end of firefox for me? I am a chess fan and download chessgames from this site. I log in on the chessbase site and OK. But suddenly this doesn't work anymore!! Strange because with microsoft edge it works!! Greetings harry

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Login isssues

Hi, I'm having login issues on a website. I use Firefox for my browser. I have a couple of add-ons and VPN. I have disabled them but it still does not work. I have tried … (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hi, I'm having login issues on a website. I use Firefox for my browser. I have a couple of add-ons and VPN. I have disabled them but it still does not work. I have tried Safari with no VPN and no joy there either. I have cleared all cookies, cache history, put tracking protection at standard and cleared cookies from the Profile Folder (read the article on Mozilla about this issue). I have taken Firewall off Mac and tried it withiut VPN. Still nothing. I have checked my ipad without vpn. I can login on that on Firefox (without vpn) but I want to use my macbook if possible.

It's strange because I managed to log in on the website first time no problem and then I logged out and back in again and it wouldn't accept the password change. it's for a course and the people organising it have reset the initial password again but I still can't log in (they can do it with my username as they have sent me a video showing me they can and saying that it must be my end).

I have previously had a login problem with another website with a 403 error but that works without vpn. This doesn't.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Proxy Settings

we have installed Firefox 85.0.2 (esr). we are working in home office with a vpn connection (citrix gateway). the system is set to use proxy settings with a script - ever… (மேலும் படிக்க)

we have installed Firefox 85.0.2 (esr). we are working in home office with a vpn connection (citrix gateway). the system is set to use proxy settings with a script - every time I start firefox new, it is set to "auto-detect proxy setting for this network" and I have no internet. Also with disabled vpn connection - i have to set the proxy setting to "no proxy" or "use system proxy settings" who sets the setting default to "auto-detect ..."? why is this not working in home-office

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Firefox 86.0 (64bit) crashes when try to print

Since the latest update to 86.0 (64bit) crashes when try to print. I solve the problem by deleting all printer settings in prefs.js. It appears again when try to print to… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Since the latest update to 86.0 (64bit) crashes when try to print. I solve the problem by deleting all printer settings in prefs.js. It appears again when try to print to a network printer with special German/Swedish characters in its name: "Värmdö".

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Graphical Corruption on ubuntu 18.04

I was using my browser just fine until today. Whenever i open it, the whole window becomes corrupted. Its impossible to read the screen when its in that state. However, w… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I was using my browser just fine until today. Whenever i open it, the whole window becomes corrupted. Its impossible to read the screen when its in that state. However, when i open it on safe mode, the screen its just fine. No corruption or anything. I already cleared the startup cache, closed tabs and checked for updates and nothing seems to work. I installed the snap version of firefox from ubuntu software and its just as corrupted as the integrated one. Please i need help. Here's the log from normal mode and safe mode

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Youtube 360° videos have purple/green tint

Anytime I try to play a YouTube video that is recorded in 360° it has a purple/green tint to it. When I try the same with Safari this does not occur, how do I fix this? … (மேலும் படிக்க)

Anytime I try to play a YouTube video that is recorded in 360° it has a purple/green tint to it. When I try the same with Safari this does not occur, how do I fix this?

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No longer able to print

Started yesterday March 1st. Linux Mint Firefox 86 Brother HLL 2300 printer Was working fine day before. Went to print and it stops after (it appears) to start sending… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Started yesterday March 1st. Linux Mint Firefox 86 Brother HLL 2300 printer

Was working fine day before. Went to print and it stops after (it appears) to start sending to the printer. Pops up an error message. Run diagnose and it returns with "The printers state message is "Filter Failed"

Prints fine with any other browser of software.

I have tired all the reset printers instructions on here. Including editing the config file.

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Cannot click okay on the download dialogue

Whenever I click on a file to download in Firefox the dialogue box pops up asking what I would like to do with the file. I can select Open or Save as usual, but no matter… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Whenever I click on a file to download in Firefox the dialogue box pops up asking what I would like to do with the file. I can select Open or Save as usual, but no matter what I press or how long I wait the ok button remains greyed out and unselectable. This means I can't download anything in Firefox which is very frustrating. Downloading works fine in other browsers.

So far I have run the refresh thing on Firefox which hasn't helped. I do not have any Parental Controls on as far as I know, this is a brand new computer, no children use any computers in this house and I have never activated anything like that. I have also cleared the downloads folder which had no affect either.

I just can't work out why it isn't working.

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Websites load slowly on Firefox

I've been having the problem of websites loading slowly on Firefox for a few days now. Firefox itself loads quickly, but opening Youtube for example takes a very long tim… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I've been having the problem of websites loading slowly on Firefox for a few days now. Firefox itself loads quickly, but opening Youtube for example takes a very long time.

I have this problem since I have a new internet line, yet this is most likely not the problem, since on chrome this problem does not occur.

As a solution I have cleaned firefox and even clean reinstalled it. However, the problem still occurs. I suspect that this is a problem related to my profile. Even opening it without addons does nothing.

Any ideas?

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Jumbled text

Every so often when I am browsing and go onto a website the text becomes all jumbled as if it can't read the font properly. This has only started happening recently. It d… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Every so often when I am browsing and go onto a website the text becomes all jumbled as if it can't read the font properly. This has only started happening recently. It definitely seems to be a font issue as when I copy the text and paste it into a document it reads perfectly and if I close the browser then open it again the text is back to normal. It seems to happen after I've been using the browser for a while.

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Import Logins from a csv file

Hi, My old install of Mint Mate 19.3 worked flawlessly until the recent FF upgrade to version 86. Then after the upgrade it would crash but only when I logged out or rebo… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hi,

My old install of Mint Mate 19.3 worked flawlessly until the recent FF upgrade to version 86. Then after the upgrade it would crash but only when I logged out or rebooted the OS. Hence I hadn't noticed an issue for a while. The crash happened also using firefox --safe-mode from the command line. Deleting profiles and restarting - crash. Uninstalling FF and re-installing - crash. So I bit the bullet and wiped my drive and installed Mint Mate 20.1

I imported my bookmarks and Imported my logins from a csv file and all worked until I logged out/rebooted and again FF crashed. I dug out a spare HDD and did a clean install of Mate. I didn't import logins and FF didn't crash when I logged out of Mate or rebooted. Once I imported logins from the csv file FF crashed again.

I installed Chromium and imported bookmarks and logins - it worked okay but I wanted to use FF so am at the point where I've spent a week troubleshooting this problem and have fallen behind in my workload. I just don't want to spend days installing / uninstalling etc. I could go round in circles, testing on the Live USB stick for example, I could try enabling signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled import my logins and then disable the option before closing FF and subsequently rebooting Mate and so on, but its getting tedious and for now Chromium works and I can get work done.

So, when I enable signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled and import my logins, all is well until I logout of Mate or reboot the OS. Then when I launch FF I get the Crash report. Running firefox at the command line gives this error -

ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 3776 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal...

nothing else. Same with firefox --safe-mode

Uninstalling, deleting my profile, rebooting the OS, reinstalling FF, same error, and that's without importing my logins. It appears that once the option in about:config - signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled has been used, its causing FF to crash.

I was going to do a clean install of Mint Mate and not update FF from version 84 to version 86 and test the older version to see if its version 86 causing this, which I suspect it is, since the problem also suddenly occurred on my old Mint Mate 19.3 install after an update...

Its possible my login.csv file is an issue, so I also exported the logins from Chromium instead after importing them from a FF csv backup and then imported the Chromium login csv back into a clean FF install and it crashed again... So after going around in these circles I decided to post here and pass the buck so to speak.

Perhaps later tonight or later this week if I get the urge I will try the clean Mint Mate install, not update FF to latest version, staying at version 84 and try the same thing to see if its the firefox causing the issue.

On a side note, once in a blue moon, instead of FF giving a crash report, it would offer to boot in safe mode or perform a clean startup. This would get FF going again until I closed it and started it, when it would crash again.

Cheers and have a good day :)

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Not loading any pages and cant can't open settings

Yesterday I was using Firefox normally (browsing, Discord, etc.). Today when I opened it, it wouldn't load any page. If I type something in the adress bar it will auto-co… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Yesterday I was using Firefox normally (browsing, Discord, etc.). Today when I opened it, it wouldn't load any page. If I type something in the adress bar it will auto-complete or show suggestions based on google, but when I hit enter, nothing happens. It doesn't even try to load anything. I also can't go into options. When I click on the options button, nothing happens. I am not running in any compatibility modes. I have tried reinstalling Firefox, didn't help. I am not using any add-ons. I have done several virus searches. Other browsers work fine. I'm running out of ideas now, that's why I'm doing this post.

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Firefox 84 - twitter/firefox get slower over time after reinstallation

Hi everyone, I'm on w7-64. I updated to FF86, and there were obvious problems with it, so I installed 84. Works fine, except that now I'm noticing twitter and facebook … (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hi everyone,

I'm on w7-64. I updated to FF86, and there were obvious problems with it, so I installed 84. Works fine, except that now I'm noticing twitter and facebook get slower over time. I didn't notice that before reinstallation of 84.

I just created a new profile and refreshed. Will monitor. But what is the usual issue when firefox is doing this? Basically its not releasing memory correct?

I tried useing Firemin (https://www.rizonesoft.com/downloads/firemin/), and there was a noticable difference with twitter and firefox. But I'd rather just fix the issue instead of using a bandaid if I can.

During the reinstallation of FF84, I did delete a few registry entries (I followed a page like this to do it (https://www.tenforums.com/browsers-email/164280-remove-firefox-completely-then-reinstall.html)). But I don't know how that could effect releasing memory.

I'll keep you updated, but does anyone have any insight?

Thanks!

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Suddenly Firefox created an extra empty window which cannot be closed

I guess it was the update to Firefox v. 86.0 here on Ubuntu that made Firefox create an extra empty window beside the session I always (re)open, which contains a large am… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I guess it was the update to Firefox v. 86.0 here on Ubuntu that made Firefox create an extra empty window beside the session I always (re)open, which contains a large amount of tabs. When I try to close the empty window Firefox gives a warning, that this will close my (many) tabs. That doesn't make much sense to me. And when another app, like Thunderbird, opens an URL, it is opened in the new empty window. I can add that I use some add-ons like Simple Tab Groups, Vertical Tabs Reloaded, AdBlock Plus and NoScript.

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