Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially

# Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially ## Intro and context Hello. I am a power user that works in software and web development. I have been using Firefox on… (xem thêm)

# Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially
## Intro and context

Hello. I am a power user that works in software and web development. I have been using Firefox on and on for most my life, but full time as my main browser since late 2018. One thing I love Firefox for is its lightness on memory compared to that of Google Chrome, and also its open web standards, open source, privacy, ethical owners, and customizations. I have been using Windows 10 up until July 9th 2020 before I switched to my first main Linux desktop. I have always kept my eye on CPU and RAM usage, as high CPU drains battery and running out of RAM results in a system crash. I actively keep many tabs open (less than 100 but more than 60) I ensure that they are light. I mostly have GitHub tabs open, but I keep a few other things open as well, mostly Wikipedia/wiktionary and duckduckgo tabs, a pcloud (file service) tab, but sometimes a youtube tab or two (rarely a reddit tab)

## Issue

I have been noting that garbage collection is getting exponentially worse over time. When I got my laptop, I was able to keep 2-3 fully packed profiles open at all times, and never having to close Firefox until shutdown (after about 12-16 hours uptime) I rely heavily on Firefox profiles for organization. It has been getting exponentially worse. Starting in late 2020, I had to reduce the max number of open profiles to 2, and in 2021. In early January, I had to start closing the profiles once a day to free up 2-3+ GiB of RAM (swap doesn't change much, that is the garbage data that isn't being cleared, it normally ends up at 800 MiB to 1.7 GiB by the end of the day) and now (as of January 22nd 2021) I have to close Firefox 2-3 times a day to prevent my system from getting overloaded, as Firefox eats through 1-2 gigabytes of RAM per hour, even when idle. I have noticed several processes titled `web content` that use 200-600 MiB each (there is usually 2-7 of them) I am wondering what I can do for Firefox to prevent high RAM usage. For reference, here is my main profile in idle mode:

Mozilla is refusing to let me upload images right now, so I will link them

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/MProfile1_Idle_1.22.2021.png

Here is my usual 2nd profile in idle mode:

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/MProfile2_Idle_1.22.2021.png

Here is the RAM and SWAP usage before my 2nd refresh today (uptime: 8 hours 46 minutes)

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/FF_GF_Open_1.22.2021.png

And here it is with Firefox and Nautilus closed (I forgot about nautilus before getting the first 2 pics, it uses a lot of memory depending on its usage):

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/FF_GF_Closed_1.22.2021.png

I have lately suspected that GitHub may have gotten heavier, or is sending too much data via AJAX methods, but I am not entirely sure.

    1. System specs

Device: `Dell XPS 13 9XXX`

Operating system: `Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)`

Linux Kernel version: `5.4.0-48-generic`

Processor type: `Intel Core i5 10th generation`

Processor specs: `Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 CPU @ 1.00GHz × 8`

Processor mode: `x64`

Desktop environment: `GNOME 3.36.1`

Windowing system: `X Desktop environment 11`

Memory: `7.4 GiB (8 GB)`

SWAP file: `2.0 GiB`

Firefox version: `84.0.1` - I haven't updated in a while due to fear of memory increase and instability

Number of Firefox profiles: `61` - no new profiles created since December 26th 2020

I am wondering what I should do about this. I work with hundreds of projects, so I can't close too many tabs, as it becomes hard to access and manage. I intend to close 16 tabs in the next month, as I am freeing up some projects.

***

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Menu bar dropdown blocks tabs

Running Firefox 82.0.3 on MacOS 11.0.1 (Big Sur) - If I go to full screen mode with Firefox, and then let my cursor get to close to the top of the window, it activates th… (xem thêm)

Running Firefox 82.0.3 on MacOS 11.0.1 (Big Sur) -

If I go to full screen mode with Firefox, and then let my cursor get to close to the top of the window, it activates the dop-down of the menu bar. That's supposed to happen. But the bar is blank (the menu bar items appear above it), and hides tabs. And sliding my cursor away, the bar does not go away. Stuck. And can't resize Facebook to regular view to get rid of it. Need to close it and start over.

Thoughts?

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Tab restore from backup copy doesn't work on version 88.0

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When I started Firefox today, there was no my tabs. I tried to restore them, but nothing happened. Any backup copy doesn't work, I have 'warning message', click "Ok" and then nothing happens. So, I lost all my tabs. Please, say, why can it happens?

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I updated my Firefox to version 88 as soon as it came out. Continued working and browsing as usual. 3 days in, browser won't connect > close and restart > error Fir… (xem thêm)

I updated my Firefox to version 88 as soon as it came out. Continued working and browsing as usual.

3 days in, browser won't connect > close and restart > error Firefox still running in background > wait for processes to close > re-open Firefox > "You've launched an older version of Firefox - please create a new profile / Exit"

Follow the instructions, setup my profile from scratch again, login to all my accounts and proceed to get back to work. Few hours later - Firefox notifies me a newer version is released and i need to update my browser.

Not too long after, Firefox is downgraded to 87 by itself and I repeat the same process over and over again.

I tried:

  • Full uninstall / clean re-install
  • Deleting all profiles and all Mozilla folders and reinstalling
  • Some fix that's supposed to allow me to use my ver.88 profile on ver.87

Something is making Firefox downgrade to 87 by itself - This happens while I am browsing/using Firefox and causes all connections to drop and the browser to Crash soon after.

Any thoughts?

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(Solved) Ctrl+Shift+R doesn't work

The Reload (override cache) shortcut Ctrl + Shift + R doesn't work on my browser, but Ctrl + F5 works fine Does anyone know how to fix this? I'm using the latest update… (xem thêm)

The Reload (override cache) shortcut Ctrl + Shift + R doesn't work on my browser, but Ctrl + F5 works fine

Does anyone know how to fix this?

  • I'm using the latest updated version 88.0 (64-bit)
  • The shortcut doesn't work in Private Browsing (Incognito) window either

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menu contextuel

Bonjour Depuis quelques jours j'ai un problème avec le menu contextuel de firefox lorsque je veux enregistrer une photo trouvée sur une page web : le menu contextuel cli… (xem thêm)

Bonjour Depuis quelques jours j'ai un problème avec le menu contextuel de firefox lorsque je veux enregistrer une photo trouvée sur une page web : le menu contextuel clic droit + lettre "s" renvoie sur deux entrées du menu contextuel  : Enregistrer l'image sous... (lettre s pour racccourci) et Choisir l'image comme fond d'écran (lettre s également) voir image jointe img01. J'utilise Firefox 88.0 64bits : voir img02. Jusqu'alors clic droit + lettre s au clavier ouvrait la boîte de dialogue enregistrer l'image. Je souhaiterais supprimer ce double emploi de la lettre s ou supprimer le menu contextuel "choisir l'image comme fond d'écran" dont je ne me sert jamais. Merci par avance pour votre aide

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Plus signs when searching from adress bar

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When searching for a phrase with an OpenSearch-Engine on DeepL, then plus signs "+" appear between words. You can get the Deepl Search-Engine from Mycroft.

Any ideas how to remove those plus signs in order to be able to translate phrases?

Observed on Firefox 88.0 on Ubuntu 20.10.

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launch of Firefox

Preamble: All program updates are accepted when proposed on any of my 2 PCs, Linux or Firefox and other programs. Situation: Many multiple instances of Firefox are lau… (xem thêm)

Preamble: All program updates are accepted when proposed on any of my 2 PCs, Linux or Firefox and other programs.

Situation:

  • Many multiple instances of Firefox are launched but can't be completed on my old (11 years old) tower PC (Linux based),
  • seems to saturate video card with multiple instances of screens (1 or 2 minutes at most) until it prevents other programs (eg Open office) to run
  • Tower PC works well for other programs (open office) if Firefox in not launched
  • while it works well when Firefox and other programs are launched) on my light PC ASUS (also with Linux) 3 years old.

Do I miss required minimal memory size on hard disk or on RAM, or is this an issue on Firefox, or...?

Can anyone please help and advise? Regards

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Today, on AOL, after I send an e-mail a message comes up that says," An error occurred during a connection to revjet.lendingtree.com." Firefox can't load. What has happened? I logged into my AOL account through Microsoft Edge and a similar message came up. When I used my outlook account, there was no such error message after sending an e-mail. Can anyone explain what might be happening?

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Regular crashes started recently - Bug 1706429

I've been getting a lot of crashes on a website I'm developing - for example bp-b1597aaa-c596-4641-ad9b-a9dea0210503 . It's at the stage now where every time I open the s… (xem thêm)

I've been getting a lot of crashes on a website I'm developing - for example bp-b1597aaa-c596-4641-ad9b-a9dea0210503 . It's at the stage now where every time I open the site (or a clone of it) it crashes.

This appears to be reported at https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1706429 but has severity and priority of P3, perhaps based on 39 reports when the ticket was raised. But there are now 614 of them: https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/signature/?product=Firefox&signature=js%3A%3Afrontend%3A%3AGeneralParser%3CT%3E%3A%3AprimaryExpr&date=%3E%3D2021-04-27T17%3A01%3A00.000Z&date=%3C2021-05-04T17%3A01%3A00.000Z&_columns=date&_columns=product&_columns=version&_columns=build_id&_columns=platform&_columns=reason&_columns=address&_columns=install_time&_columns=startup_crash&_sort=-date&page=1#reports

This is really annoying because I'm having to do my website development in Chrome.

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TOP Sites on Firefox HomePage Will Not Stay or are Gone

Once again, the Top Sites that I have chosen on the the FF Home Page have shifted, or been removed. When I add them back on (and PIN) the site shortcut is there, but now … (xem thêm)

Once again, the Top Sites that I have chosen on the the FF Home Page have shifted, or been removed. When I add them back on (and PIN) the site shortcut is there, but now I can't get the ICON that represents the Short Cut to appear and I have no idea how to find the URL for the ShortCuts, ie., the Twitter Bird that used to appear automatically, as an example.

I tried to take a Screen Shot, but the Screen Shot does not work on the FF Home Page.

Would it be too difficult to put a "Lock" button, similar to the Windows Lock for the Task Bar. PIN does NOT work.

I have not added any extensions or made any other changes that would affect this. Please advise how to correct this, and I don't want to have to follow directions that take me all over the place like go to file such and such and check such and such. That never works and usually ends up screwing up other issues. It worked once, I don't see why it doesn't work now.

Thank you for you time and I look forward to a SIMPLE solution.

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allen

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Hi When I try and login even though I enter the correct credentials I get the message "hmm the information you provided doesn't match our records. Try again?" Works perfe… (xem thêm)

Hi

When I try and login even though I enter the correct credentials I get the message "hmm the information you provided doesn't match our records. Try again?"

Works perfectly fine on Chrome

I'm in IT so know what I'm doing and have tried all your generic fixes-safemode, troubleshooting etc. Firefox needs to fix this is it fixed and if so please advise or should I just stop using Firefox?

Thanks

Bill Hoidas

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My system time zone is manually set to "Haiti (UTC+5:00)" for the Caribbean. My system time is set to automatically sync and my system time zone is set to manual.

The problem is if I open my Firefox browser history with Library > History > Manage History the visit time is an hour later than my system time. For example the history will show a page visit at 14:20 while my system time is still 13:20.

I suspect that Firefox is using the wrong time zone offset, but where can I change that?

Thanks.

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