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Firefox 4 seems to have a memory leak.

I have used Firefox 3.x for some time on a XP machine. Never any problems. It is a machine that I keep running for weeks on end without rebooting. It is a workstation but… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I have used Firefox 3.x for some time on a XP machine. Never any problems. It is a machine that I keep running for weeks on end without rebooting. It is a workstation but rather old.

After upgrading to Firefox 4 I get problems with memory. The machine has 2Gb of RAM. I have four tabs open in FF4, about the same as I usually have had in the past. Two of them are now pinned.

When I reboot Firefox it take about 90Mb. But after half a day that is up to 400Mb. I open and close tabs during the day. After another reboot cycle memory usage is again down.

Looks like a memory leak.

Asked by JAC@Mozilla 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by jajones 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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cannot open a pdf

Hi I am having problems opening a pdf file in Firefox. I have Firefox v4.0.1. When i attempt to open the file it gives a blank page. I can open the file successfully in I… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hi

I am having problems opening a pdf file in Firefox. I have Firefox v4.0.1. When i attempt to open the file it gives a blank page. I can open the file successfully in Internet Explorer 8. I am using Windows XP Professional. I have had problems with Adobe Plugins in Firefox in the past so i use Foxit Reader to open PDFs. I can open the pdf file successfully in Foxit Reader. I have the Foxit Reader Plug-In for Mozilla 1.0.1.1117 enabled.

thanks

Asked by richlaughlin 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by Hasan 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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Firefox opens two icons in dock when I launch it. Why?

Whenever I launch Firefox 4, two Firefox icons appear in my dock. Why does this happen and how can I have just one icon launch? I'm using a Mac. This happened Every ti… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Whenever I launch Firefox 4, two Firefox icons appear in my dock. Why does this happen and how can I have just one icon launch? I'm using a Mac.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I installed Firefox 4 on my iMac

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by blueskies238 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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Open letter, FireFox 4 is a mistake!

I've been a FireFox user since the original Mozilla 0.9something beta, and I have been happy with it. Until now. FireFox 4, it seems, was rushed and released long before … (மேலும் படிக்க)

I've been a FireFox user since the original Mozilla 0.9something beta, and I have been happy with it.

Until now.

FireFox 4, it seems, was rushed and released long before it was ready. It locks up. Frequently. In all sorts of different circumstances (downloading, browsing, watching video streaming, restoring after a crash, attempting to clear the download list, etc..). More often than not, I have to close it using the Windows Task Manager. It eats memory. Seriously, do you really expect a browser to consume up to and over 1 GB of memory and people to keep using it? The little add-ons are nice, but with the core functions so flawed, they are of little use.

If you google "i hate firefox 4" you get over 16,900,000 results! That's a public relations nightmare for any company! Do the devs here realize or even care about the damage being done now to their reputation? With extreme dissatisfaction numbers like that, they're going to be bleeding market share, if they haven't already! Even as I was typing this, with the Ask a New Question page the only thing I have open, FireFox locked up for a few moments.

After over a decade of using and support FireFox and it's ancestors, I'm going to be giving IE 9 a try.

Asked by Fitzstewart 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by frog_belly1 8 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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Firefox 5 is slow, unresponsive, hangs constantly

Ever since I upgraded my Windows 7 desktop to Firefox 5 it has been a nightmare! It hangs, freezes, is unresponsive more often than working. I have to us my laptop, still… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Ever since I upgraded my Windows 7 desktop to Firefox 5 it has been a nightmare! It hangs, freezes, is unresponsive more often than working. I have to us my laptop, still on FF4, to post this or risk being totally grey before I could finish posting. I see by the comments that I am not alone in having this problem, but do not see any offered solution. Do I have to revert to FF4 to use my desktop or is a solution forthcoming?

Asked by slywlf 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by py2k66 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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"Something is trying to trick Firefox into accepting an insecure update. Please contract your network provider and seek help."

the above message appeared while I was viewing a website

Asked by foxandmoose 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by mogra 8 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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Scroll from mouse wheel not working after some time on FireFox 4

i'm having a problem in firefox 4 which is starting to bug me the scroll with in firefox 4 when doing it from the scroll wheel on my mouse stops working. the only way i h… (மேலும் படிக்க)

i'm having a problem in firefox 4 which is starting to bug me

the scroll with in firefox 4 when doing it from the scroll wheel on my mouse stops working. the only way i have found to get this to work again is restart firefox. never had this kinda problem in the old ones. works fine in IE ( :-( )

Is this a bug with in the new firefox 4?

mouse drivers etc are up todate

Thanks

Asked by matt077 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by johnmatthesen 8 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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how to save tabs when closing firefox 4

I have just upgraded from Firefox 3.6.x to Firefox 4. I had assumed that the new version would use the same settings as the previous one but it doesn't The previous one a… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I have just upgraded from Firefox 3.6.x to Firefox 4. I had assumed that the new version would use the same settings as the previous one but it doesn't

The previous one always asked if I wante tabs saving when I closed it but this version (4) does not.

Is there a way of making it ask?

Asked by chriscs62 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by MacNimer 8 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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When I download a program, It appears as downloaded in the download box, but when I click it, It says it's a Binary File & won't open it, When I try to search for the program, nothing appears, How do I get Firefox to allow me to run other programs?

This problem fails for EVERY Program I try to download. In the download, it shows it has been downloaded. It gives the size, the website where I got it from. When I ri… (மேலும் படிக்க)

  • This problem fails for EVERY Program I try to download.
  • In the download, it shows it has been downloaded. It gives the size, the website where I got it from.
  • When I right click, it just gives me options to delete it off the list
  • When I first try to download it, it will cancel automatically, I have to go back and click refresh on the download.

Asked by samwaida 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by Xircal 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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Firefox 4 is NOW supported by the latest HP Simplepass application by Egistec.

We are very happy to tell you there is good news. The latest version of HP SimplePass(7.0.74.0) has already supported FireFox4 and IE9. Please follow below these step ins… (மேலும் படிக்க)

We are very happy to tell you there is good news. The latest version of HP SimplePass(7.0.74.0) has already supported FireFox4 and IE9.

Please follow below these step instructions: 1. Uninstall current HP SimplePass on your computer. 2. Install HP SimplePass and try again.

Hint: The latest version of HP SimplePass is available for download at http://www.egistec.com/websitedownload/patch/bioexcess/HPSimPlePass7.0.74.0.zip

Note: Before you will uninstall HP SimplePass, you can backup the data of Online Account. How to backup the data of Online Account: a). Open the Control center. b). Select “General Settings -> Data Backup Settings” c). Click “Browse…” to select a place to put your backup file. And input backup password and Hint. d). Check “Online Account data” option. And then Click “OK”. Backup data successfully. After reinstalling HP SimplePass, you can restore the backup file. How to restore the data of Online Account: a). Open the Control center. b). Select “General Settings -> Data Restore Settings” c). Click “Browse…” to select your backup file. And input backup password. d). Click “OK”. Restore data successfully.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further assistance.

Yours Sincerely EgisTec Customer Services

Asked by AntonB 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by ljssr 8 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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Why aren't the monospace fonts displaying fixed length whitespace in Firefox 4?

I have written several applications for browser-based DNA sequence analysis that rely on the fixed glyph width of monospace fonts to insure proper alignment of DNA sequen… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I have written several applications for browser-based DNA sequence analysis that rely on the fixed glyph width of monospace fonts to insure proper alignment of DNA sequences and the protein(s) they encode. Because exact alignment is necessary, the page contents are presented within the scope of a <pre> style directive. In Firefox 4 the space character has a smaller glyph width than other characters, creating misalignment that severely reduces the accuracy and intelligibility of the page. The problem does not appear to be font-specific.

Since the original post I have created a test page that demonstrates the problem here. The page passes in Safari5, Chrome11, IE9 and fails in FF4.

Asked by brianseed 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by okarge 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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How on earth do I find all the answers to my previous question?

I have many answers to my original question, how on earth do I find all my answers? I went through all the ones posted but cannot find any answers that I am suppose to h… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I have many answers to my original question, how on earth do I find all my answers? I went through all the ones posted but cannot find any answers that I am suppose to have 13 hours ago.

Asked by Vickie 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by samadams 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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"ask" is always the default search engine in my search pane, even when I remove it and have "Google" replace it. How can I permanently get rid of it?

I want to have Google be the default search engine that shows up in my search pane in the upper right corner of my screen, rather than "Ask". Could you please tell me ho… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I want to have Google be the default search engine that shows up in my search pane in the upper right corner of my screen, rather than "Ask". Could you please tell me how to have this happen? Thank you.

Asked by StevenB07734 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by David McRitchie 8 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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Firefox 4 on mac 'snow leopard' (10.6.7) won't open new windows - only tabs

I upgraded a couple days ago, and just noticed that I cannot open a 'new' window, only tabs in the original window that opens when I initially click the FF icon. I've tri… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I upgraded a couple days ago, and just noticed that I cannot open a 'new' window, only tabs in the original window that opens when I initially click the FF icon. I've tried both command-N and clicking file/new window from the menu. If I right-click a tab and select 'move to new window' the tab just goes away - no new window appears. New tabs open without an issue. I've rebooted, but it doesn't help.

I'm running macbook pro 13", 8g ram/1t drive - shouldn't be resource starved. Doesn't appear to matter what else (if anything) is running. The only plug-in I've installed is Adblock.

My previous installation (3.something - was current) 'lost' all my plugins somehow - they showed in the list, but wouldn't run; I removed them all but it wouldn't let me re-install any (I forget the error). That seemed to all get fixed when I upgraded to 4; adblock installed and runs like normal. Not sure if there is any relation, but thought I'd mention it.

Thoughts?

Asked by chappel 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by ultranaut 8 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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plugin container exe shows up several times in task manager the longer i run firefox and seems to multiply when i shut firefox down.

too many plugin container exe running anything from 2 to twelve at any one time. how do i stop this. some of them show only a small mem usage 216k whilst others can show … (மேலும் படிக்க)

too many plugin container exe running anything from 2 to twelve at any one time. how do i stop this. some of them show only a small mem usage 216k whilst others can show 26,000k.

it gets worse when i shutdown firefox the plugin container seems to multiply like ants at a picnic often taking up to a minute before they all start to dissappear.

Asked by evilsid 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by Mr Soda 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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Why Do Certain Websites display fonts wrong in Firefox 4?

Some fonts on certain sites display wrong and I can't seem to fix it. I have clear type turned on. I've attached a link to an screen grab to show my issue. Any help appre… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Some fonts on certain sites display wrong and I can't seem to fix it. I have clear type turned on. I've attached a link to an screen grab to show my issue. Any help appreciated.

Asked by Sterz84 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by dionf 8 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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can no longer acccess Hotmail via Firefox. Get "Default.aspx" message from http;//sn114s.snt114mail.live.com

I can no longer access Hotmail via Firefox. Get pop up message "Default.aspx from http;//sn114s.snt114mail.live.com. Running Win Xp service pk 3 Firefox v 4.0.1 … (மேலும் படிக்க)

I can no longer access Hotmail via Firefox. Get pop up message "Default.aspx from http;//sn114s.snt114mail.live.com.

Running Win Xp service pk 3 Firefox v 4.0.1

Asked by chuckandramona 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by BayTheMoon 9 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு