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Firefox 57 memory leak on some websites

Everyone I know, and many reporters, here, are having memory leak problems. Hopefully, this will be repeatable, for you: - Run ff, with a single tab, and go to: weather.… (funda kabanzi)

Everyone I know, and many reporters, here, are having memory leak problems. Hopefully, this will be repeatable, for you: - Run ff, with a single tab, and go to: weather.com, - run Task Manager, and watch cpu head toward 90%, and memory all get consumed.

This is on a Win10 box, clean install, with new install of FF57, and no add-ons. Same issue on Win7 box, which has worked fine, for many years, until 57 came along.

(posted from Win7 box)

Asked by MusicLovr 2 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox update 63.0.1 is "super" slow. Nothing in the fix suggestions works.

This has been an ongoing problem that started, first with update 63.0, and continues with update 63.0.1. I have tried multiple fix suggestions, including the very disappo… (funda kabanzi)

This has been an ongoing problem that started, first with update 63.0, and continues with update 63.0.1.

I have tried multiple fix suggestions, including the very disappointing "refresh Firefox" option. While that did nothing to cure the problem, it did wipe out every saved password. That, to be blunt, really ticked me off. It says this fix solution will keep our saved information, with no mention of erasing passwords.

Second, I changed the Network Settings as directed, from Use system proxy settings to auto-detect proxy settings for this network. I have been cautioned NOT to use the no proxy option, because it has a chance of rendering some websites unavailable. Not interested in messing up my browsing experience any worse than these recent Firefox updates have accomplished by themselves.

All these problems aside, my biggest disappointment is in the total lack of communication from Mozilla. While I value the Firefox ideology and the mission to provide a more private internet browsing experience, all this is worthless to me if my pages load at something akin to dial-up speeds.

At this juncture I have no choice but to use Google Chrome until someone can provide me with a workable solution, a solution that doesn't send me back to square one with all my saved Firefox information. If that is the only remedy, I might as well switch my default browser now and begin to re-acclimate myself to the changes.

Thanks.

Asked by ProfessorCNut 1 unyaka odlule

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Which process should I end to kill Firefox 57.0?

Occasionally, any piece of complex software will stop responding, and need to be forcibly shut down. I had such an event today when the right-click (context) menus and t… (funda kabanzi)

Occasionally, any piece of complex software will stop responding, and need to be forcibly shut down. I had such an event today when the right-click (context) menus and title-bar menus wouldn't appear. However, since upgrading to FF 57, I now see about 6 Firefox tasks and 6 firefox.exe processes in the Task Manager (Windows 10).

I like the feature of being able to restart Firefox (after killing it) and have my previous session restored, but the processes aren't really distinguishable in Task Manager, so I don't know which one to end/kill. I had to kill a few of them today before I stumbled upon the "main" process and Firefox disappeared. Can you help me to identify the main process for next time?

Asked by azinyk 2 iminyaka edlule

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How to increase performance

Firefox v55.0.3 64bit is extremely slow in loading pages (so slow that I'm using IceDragon in most cases). I looked up increasing performance by using Hardware Accelerati… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox v55.0.3 64bit is extremely slow in loading pages (so slow that I'm using IceDragon in most cases). I looked up increasing performance by using Hardware Acceleration by increasing the Content Process Limit (see attached). I have Hardware Acceleration selected. However, the selection for Content Process for my version of Firefox is set to one and the option is grayed out so I can't change it.

Any ideas on how to increase my performance? Running Win 10 Pro 64bit CU with latest updates.

Asked by rzn6jw 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by FredMcD 2 iminyaka edlule

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One solution to Flash Plugin hanging or crashing issues.

hey guys, i wasnt sure where i could put this info, i have discovered some info regarding the "FLASH PLAYER PLUGIN." that doesnt seem to be documented on any kb article … (funda kabanzi)

hey guys, i wasnt sure where i could put this info, i have discovered some info regarding the "FLASH PLAYER PLUGIN." that doesnt seem to be documented on any kb article or support thread, so hopefully one of you will be able to help getting this submitted. obviously this wont fix everyone's problem, but it should be included.

THE PROBLEM::

Flash Player Hanging or Crashing (unable to watch flash/video content) Script has become unresponsive error message when trying to view flash/video content

THE SOLUTION:

a possible cause to this problem is that you have lost permissions to the file directory where flash is actually stored. without these permissions you will be unable to properly utilize the flash plugin on firefox.

to fix the problem we will need to update the security settings on the flash directory.

for 32 bit machines: C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash

for 64 bit machines: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash

navigate to the \Macromed\ folder and right click on the flash folder and select properties. click on the security tab at the top of this box then on the advanced button at the bottom of this box. after navigating to this screen, you will need to click change permissions. first make sure there is no deny statement which is denying access to this folder, if one exists, remove it. second make sure that the name "Everyone" has the abilty to read and execute, to do this: click on everyone, then edit. next, select: apply any changes to: "This folder, subfolders, and files." this is at the top of the edit box. after you click ok to the changes you made, you will need to enable the option: "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object." now click the apply button, then ok button. now check to see if firefox is working.


if you find that you are unable to change these permissions, then you lost access to the parent folders as well and they are replacing child object permissions. you will need to apply the solution above to the parent folder that is overriding the permissions. this will either be: \system32\ or \SysWOW64\ depending on your machine or possibly even the \Windows\ folder.

If you find that these parent folders indeed had their permissions lost, then you have likely acquired some malware. You should download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and do an update and full scan.

Asked by Obscvred 5 iminyaka edlule

Answered by FredMcD 5 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox is extremely slow outside of safe mode, even with a refresh, a reinstall, and disabling of hardware acceleration

Topic title covers most of it. Basically: A few days ago, Firefox started running extremely slowly. Tabs take considerably longer to load, the browser becomes laggy when … (funda kabanzi)

Topic title covers most of it.

Basically:

A few days ago, Firefox started running extremely slowly. Tabs take considerably longer to load, the browser becomes laggy when it tries to load anything, and attempting to open multiple tabs at once leads to Firefox becoming completely unresponsive for some time.

Attempting to refresh had no effect. Safe mode made it run at full speed, but disabling all add-ons did nothing under normal circumstances. Disabling hardware acceleration caused Firefox to go from "unusable" to "frustratingly slow". Disabling WebGL had no appreciable effect. Installing new drivers for my processor and graphics card had no effect. Restarting my computer had no effect. Removing cookies had no effect. Clearing the cache had no effect. Disabling Sync had no effect. Reinstalling Firefox by renaming the old install to "Old Firefox" had no effect.

I'm using Firefox 46.0.1, 64 bit.

I can't provide info on my plugins right now, as I'm posting this in Chrome because of how slow Firefox has become.

A speccy snapshot of my computer is right here: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/vUlsCY1KK83gUZAKOebuwys

Please help.

Asked by Mr_Crow 4 iminyaka edlule

Answered by FredMcD 4 iminyaka edlule

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When the YouTube sidebar is shown (on the left) it makes Firefox say "A webpage is slowing down your browser"

Ever since I upgraded to Firefox Quantum this has happened: Whenever i'm on a YouTube page where the sidebar (where you see Subcriptions, Saved/Your Playlists, etc.) it a… (funda kabanzi)

Ever since I upgraded to Firefox Quantum this has happened: Whenever i'm on a YouTube page where the sidebar (where you see Subcriptions, Saved/Your Playlists, etc.) it always makes Firefox Quantum freeze and say "A webpage is slowing down your browser."

Clicking "Wait" does nothing and just makes the error pop up again after a few seconds. I have to click "Stop It" to make it fully load. This doesn't seem to happen on a video page as, for me, the sidebar isn't shown when I'm on a video page.

Is there any reason it is doing this? YouTube worked fine before I upgraded to Quantum, and now it seems like YouTube doesn't want to work with Quantum correctly?

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit.

Asked by VeeTHis 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by FredMcD 2 iminyaka edlule

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Why is Firefox soi d**n slow in downloading?

Firefox used to be a GREAT tool. Now, it is LESS than great. Firefox previously would load a web page in very short order (never really timed it) but it was in seconds.… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox used to be a GREAT tool. Now, it is LESS than great. Firefox previously would load a web page in very short order (never really timed it) but it was in seconds. NOW it is more like MINUTES and that is just when it starts to indicate the page is STARTING to show itself on the screen. Has YAHOO insert itself into your programming?

Asked by OldRetiredFellow 1 unyaka odlule

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Context menu opening delayed by about 5 seconds

I was using my computer a couple of days ago with no issues, shutdown the computer for the night, then the next day there is a delay for the context menu to show up after… (funda kabanzi)

I was using my computer a couple of days ago with no issues, shutdown the computer for the night, then the next day there is a delay for the context menu to show up after right clicking in both Firefox and Thunderbird.

Aside from installing a few updates I have not made any changes to the computer since the day before & I have no issue with context menus in other browsers or the OS.

The hardware a Dell Optiplex 790 with an i5-2400 quad core, 12 Gb ram running Ubuntu 17.04 64bit.

The symptoms:

- The right click context menu takes approx 5 to 8 sec to show up. - Drop down menus on web pages & in settings behave the same. - Occasionally the FF window will darken for a second or two then return to normal. - When an option on the context menu is clicked it is taking about 3 sec to go through.

Fixes tried:

- New Profile. - Safe Mode. - Disabling Hardware Acceleration. - Complete removal of FF & TB as well as their folders. - Downgrading to FF version 50. - Checked on another computer (this one is running Lubuntu, & does not show the issue).

Does anyone have any ideas?

Asked by Dr Jekell 3 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system."

I keep getting the message "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your sy… (funda kabanzi)

I keep getting the message "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system."

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Deleting and reinstalling. Installing on a different drive, etc. It was working fine, then one day, that is all it will say. I'd tried making sure the folder isn't read only. I've also looked for the parental lock folder to delete (and shown hidden files), but it does not exist on any installation that I've done. Running out of solutions aside from the idea that maybe firefox is just broken.

I've also scanned for malware (malwarebytes), spyware (spybot) and done virus scans (AVG Free 2015).

Had a similar problem with IE, but have gotten it fixed by uninstalling and using windows update to update step by painful step from 9 to 11, and remaking my stupid icon.

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate with all updates. Very nice hardware (but still a slow boot), which makes me still suspect malware of some type, or maybe AVG deleting something important.

Asked by braingamer47 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by spaarks 5 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox Won't do Anything

I had been having problems with firefox since a few months ago. When I opened it, it worked really good, but two or three hours later it got reeeally slow, and when check… (funda kabanzi)

I had been having problems with firefox since a few months ago. When I opened it, it worked really good, but two or three hours later it got reeeally slow, and when checking the Windows Task Manager it said that Firefox was using about 2.5 RAM GB and I had to restart Firefox. The real problem started when I got sick of the previous issue and tried to fix it. and what kind of fixed that problem was refreshing Firefox (reinstall it didn't worked and I say "kind of fixed it" because only made the problem to take a bit longer).

I was so happy that I got like 5 hours on Firefox but then it got slow again and tried to restart it but... Firefox didn't do anything, just kind of freezd in the start (see image below). In this stage, won't even try to load anything, if I type an address and press enter, it won’t do anything, I can open the menu and open tabs, windows and private windows but all of them are the same. The only way to close firefox is by this menu (the X button in the top right corner doesn’t work). I can’t even load the add-ons page, nor the settings page. I have access to the help menu to refresh firefox but that fixes the problem only for one session (if I close and/or restart firefox, the problem returns).

I tried all what is said here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-and-diagnose-firefox-problems but didn’t work or worked just for one session (reinstall, refresh and new profile solutions work for a single session, but the problem with the RAM persists, doesn't even work with safe mode).

I tried the solution given here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1021896 but won’t work not even for a single session. I neeeeeed help! Thanks!

Asked by Raaul 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by FredMcD 2 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox quantum 65.0.2 uploads are all of a sudden extremely slow

I noticed a few months back that Firefox quantum 65.0.2 (64 bit) uploads are extremely slow. A 186kb image that is uploaded instantly in Chrome or Firefox developer editi… (funda kabanzi)

I noticed a few months back that Firefox quantum 65.0.2 (64 bit) uploads are extremely slow. A 186kb image that is uploaded instantly in Chrome or Firefox developer edition (65.0b11 64 bit) takes about 30-45 seconds in quantum, a 900kb image jumps to 14% when I hit upload, then super slowly climbs up by 2%-4% at a time, finally finishing the upload 3 minutes later, and by the time the upload finishes the google captcha I entered has expired and it tells me to retry the upload. The same 900kb image uploads in 2 seconds on chrome and firefox dev. Also some websites like twitch.tv are super slow to load, not even a video stream, the homepage takes about 20 seconds to load, then another 30 seconds for the video to start playing, while the site loads and starts playing the homepage video within a few seconds on chrome and firefox dev. I've tried everything, launching firefox in safe mode, reinstalling firefox and trying with no plugins, switching between system proxy settings and no proxy. Is there anything else I can try? Super annoying having to launch chrome every time I need to upload something.

Thanks

Asked by IcePhokz 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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On 2 different PC's Firefox now takes longer to load

In recent weeks on 2 different PC'a (both W10 64bit) - Firefox has become slow to start up. Previously click on start bar - seconds later FF would open followed by a dela… (funda kabanzi)

In recent weeks on 2 different PC'a (both W10 64bit) - Firefox has become slow to start up.

Previously click on start bar - seconds later FF would open followed by a delay Google then open as home page.

Now click on start bar - nothing .... can be 10sec or more before anything starts ...... often you even think that maybe you missed the button ..... this is very noticeable recent change - has an update caused this ..... my builds are up to date.

Asked by sargan 2 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox 63 very slow to load pages

I'm having over a month now a very very very slow Firefox. I tried several things, like resetting firefox, complete uninstall and install, deleting every trace of the pro… (funda kabanzi)

I'm having over a month now a very very very slow Firefox. I tried several things, like resetting firefox, complete uninstall and install, deleting every trace of the program from my PC, sfc /scannow , installing the beta version or the nightly, but nothing worked so far.

A few weeks ago when I uninstalled and installed again, it seemed to work just fine, but a few days later the problem came back, and stayed. The program IS responsive, but the pages take ages to load. It's seem slow to establish the connection and the slow to transfer the data. The same pages on chrome and even better on edge are very fast.

I'm using Windows 10 64bit, 16GB RAM, on a Ryzen 7 CPU with a 1050Ti GPU. Any ideas?

Asked by slay2012 1 unyaka odlule

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Some videos on YouTube are not working

Vevo or any other official music videos are not playing in Firefox. After loading for 10 seconds, I am getting "An Error occurred" error. I don't have this problem with o… (funda kabanzi)

Vevo or any other official music videos are not playing in Firefox. After loading for 10 seconds, I am getting "An Error occurred" error. I don't have this problem with other videos. This problem occurred yesterday, although I didn't do any system changes or software updates during the day. In Internet Explorer 11 which using HTML5 Player by default, those videos are starting to play but only after 10 seconds load and not immediately like other videos. When forcing HTML5 Player in Firefox those videos are starting to play after 10 seconds load like in IE but HTML5 Player is very instable in Firefox. Software wise everything is up to date and I already reinstalled both Firefox and IE but the problem is still there. Even System Restore didn't help. Net research also didn't bring any solutions.

Asked by United123 5 iminyaka edlule

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Why is my Personal Computer very slow to open browsers?

Firefox and my I.E. 11 Browsers are both very slow most of the time & getting slower. Firefox is very slow to open, hangs, won't respond for a few seconds, etc. I al… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox and my I.E. 11 Browsers are both very slow most of the time & getting slower. Firefox is very slow to open, hangs, won't respond for a few seconds, etc. I also see a message at times, right above address bar that reads "Mozilla Firefox (not responding)". I have done a refresh of Firefox, started in safe mode, etc. with no increase in performance. I've also cleaned the S.S.D. (solid state drive) (disk cleanup). Please help!

Asked by hgw53t 2 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox freezes whilst scrolling down on Facebook, and a bit more

Well, I have some problems with Firefox. Firstly, it freezes for 2-3 seconds when I try to scroll down so that new content would appear on the page. Secondly, Firefox mak… (funda kabanzi)

Well, I have some problems with Firefox. Firstly, it freezes for 2-3 seconds when I try to scroll down so that new content would appear on the page. Secondly, Firefox makes error whilst watching a stream on Twitch.tv and it was something like "stop plugin or continue". (I am not sure about the details) And ultimately, Firefox is literally way slower than Chrome as far as I experienced. Despite not freezing, scrolling down/up on the other websites, like Reddit, is still a hideous experience for me on these last versions of Firefox. (I think these problems started after Firefox 2 firstly, yet it accumulated until today and it is unbearable right now for me.)

Anyway, I am on the verge of uninstalling Firefox because of these speed/crash issues all the time I encounter. I really really need help. Thanks so much!

By the way, my laptop has:

Intel i5 4200m cpu @ 2.5 ghz 8.00 gb ram nvidia geforce gt 740m

And I have AdBlock, Last Pass add-ons on my browser.

Asked by waspandwasp 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 5 iminyaka edlule

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since the last update does firefox stop functioning after 1 minute with everything I do

Since the last update Firefox doesn't work properly anymore, after one minute it stalls. I did fresh up, so all my adjustments are gone. But it still stalls. I have to fo… (funda kabanzi)

Since the last update Firefox doesn't work properly anymore, after one minute it stalls. I did fresh up, so all my adjustments are gone. But it still stalls. I have to forceclose firefox. And can start it again. as soon as I play a youtube film it stalls again, or google agenda, I allowed pop-ups, so at least it got started, but after doeing 3 things in it firefox stalls. Can I put it back on the version before?

Asked by Sabine2 2 iminyaka edlule

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New Quantum browser locks up and is unuseable

New Quantum browser upgrade loaded automatically yesterday and now is unusable as it locks up halfway through loading home page. Using Windows 7. I uninstalled Firefox … (funda kabanzi)

New Quantum browser upgrade loaded automatically yesterday and now is unusable as it locks up halfway through loading home page. Using Windows 7. I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled new download from Mozilla, still same - unable to use so now I am having to use Chrome browser. One thing I do note in task manager processes, it shows four different processes for firefox, and same for Chrome.

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When I try to start Waterfox, Firefox loads anyway. I have them both and want to use Waterfox when I don't need my Norton Toolbar. How do I make it work?

I suppose I need two profiles, one for Firefox, one for Waterfox. What is the best way to accomplish this without creating a mess. I have installed both, and want to b… (funda kabanzi)

I suppose I need two profiles, one for Firefox, one for Waterfox. What is the best way to accomplish this without creating a mess. I have installed both, and want to be able to use both, simultaneously if possible.

I did find the article on Using the profile manager to create.... at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles

but it's not enough to move forward confidently. Right now, the default seems to be firefox. attempts to load waterfox load firefox.

Thank you. BTW, I have all my plugins on "Ask first". Incredible change in speed, and no more 'hang's' and crashes.

Asked by Tom 6 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by Wesley Branton 6 iminyaka edlule