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500 MB of RAM per tab??

Hi everyone, I have the problem in the Subject line. FF sucks about 500 MB to be run, on top of which it takes 500 MB per tab, and that makes it impossible to run a resea… (funda kabanzi)

Hi everyone,

I have the problem in the Subject line. FF sucks about 500 MB to be run, on top of which it takes 500 MB per tab, and that makes it impossible to run a research on my 8 GB Mac. Yesterday I was looking for a lamp and had no more than 7 tabs open, 3 of which were largely text, 2 were online shops, and 1-2 were websites with pictures. No Facebook or social media, no YouTube. FF froze, made the whole Mac freeze (well, Mac is garbage nowadays but let's leave that out of this topic), and I had to wait MINUTES before I could close it, because the computer was nonreactive.

When I check online, I see people being like "why can't it manage more than 50 tabs?". 50?!?! My computer dies with a maximum of 10 when it's only text websites!

So, I guess there's something wrong with this.

- I don't have many extensions (SimilarWeb, VPN, and Flash Player), I always use incognito so I can't use the plugin that allows me to use several accounts at the same time, so I can't see what's messing with my Mac. - The Activity Monitor (pretty much Task Manager on Windows) shows "FirefoxCP Isolated Web Content" for each tab, could that have anything to do with my problem? - CPU usage is very low, some 0.5 to 10% max during heavy use. - I seem to remember I used to have dozens of tabs open in the past, although I can't be sure. Is this a recent problem?

I really hope there's a way to solve this, because now I always fear that opening FF while on a Zoom meeting might freeze the whole thing.

Thanks to anyone who might want to shed some light on this big problem.

Screenshots: RAM and CPU usage with 2 tabs open. Two, taking more than 1 GB of RAM and about 250 threads in total? While using 0.2% of the CPU? I'm lost

Asked by muvuth 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by FredMcD 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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Bing!!!

When I use Firefox on my Mac, no matter what I have tried it keeps defaulting to the dreaded Bing Search Engine. I understand it has to do with Microsoft, but I don't use… (funda kabanzi)

When I use Firefox on my Mac, no matter what I have tried it keeps defaulting to the dreaded Bing Search Engine. I understand it has to do with Microsoft, but I don't use any of their products because I don't like them. In settings/search I can restore the default search engines & delete Bing, but it always reverts back to insisting on using Bing again. I have followed several threads about this issue without permanent resolution. Help??

Asked by kathycasey 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by margy809c 5 izinyanga ezidlule

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Bookmarks Disappeared

After a computer reboot, ALL my bookmarks have disappeared. I'm running Firefox 98.0.2 on Mac 10.14.6 - I've followed all the 'help' advice: I opened firefox profiles, it… (funda kabanzi)

After a computer reboot, ALL my bookmarks have disappeared. I'm running Firefox 98.0.2 on Mac 10.14.6 - I've followed all the 'help' advice: I opened firefox profiles, it only shows one. I rebooted Firefox (I was left with bare bones) and still no bookmarks and still only one profile. I've looked in the computer 'library' and I can find nothing compressed (the bookmarkbackups folder has 15 items but all are dated 2022). Can someone please help me retrieve them, I'm in the middle of a project and NEED the bookmarks. Thank you in advance!

Asked by artcreeping 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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How to increase the font size in the right click context menu? (2)

Greetings... I would like to increase the font size in right click menu box in FF 89.0 (64-bit) (see attached png) I found a similar 2018 query here at: https://suppo… (funda kabanzi)

Greetings... I would like to increase the font size in right click menu box in FF 89.0 (64-bit) (see attached png)

I found a similar 2018 query here at: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1241117#answer-1174375

and based on that exchange I added the following to userChrome.css file

/* FONT SIZE IN RIGHT CLICK MENU BOXES 5/1/22 */

  1. mainPopupSet menuitem,
  2. mainPopupSet menu { font-size: 16pt !important; }

/* */

I closed and reopened FF. This change has no effect on the menu font no matter what font-size value I enter. Have I done something wrong?

Asked by rarebooks 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Redirects

Every time I enter a link to a google service, I see a notice that says "Your should be redirected in a moment..." and then I get redirected to the Stanford University we… (funda kabanzi)

Every time I enter a link to a google service, I see a notice that says "Your should be redirected in a moment..." and then I get redirected to the Stanford University website (https://pass.stanford.edu/signin.html). It is not a specific website redirecting me, but rather some algorithm is detecting a google link and sending me to Stanford University instead . For instance, if I paste in a link to a particular location in Google Maps, I will end up at Stanford instead. I have no idea how to fix this, but it makes me avoid Firefox and use Chrome because Chrome does not redirect. I would rather use Firefox.

Asked by bruce98 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by bruce98 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Firefox not supported by financial institutions on Mac?

I learned the hard way about a month ago that my main bank will not work with firefox. I've now received notices from two other banks that state they only support safari … (funda kabanzi)

I learned the hard way about a month ago that my main bank will not work with firefox. I've now received notices from two other banks that state they only support safari on Mac. I have run into issues with some others that will either give errors but still allow me to pass through or others that state I have an unsupported browser but still allow me to log into the site - for now.

With this wide a net, this seems to be specific to the security issues in the Mac browser. Is this already being looked into? Is this specific to the new OS and firefox integration?

While I basically trust Safari, I certainly don't want to use it unless I have to and I generally use firefox exclusively on all my Macs and PCs. Can someone shine a light on this? Is there an upgrade or update planned?

Thanks

Asked by swpacct 3 izinyanga ezidlule

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Canvas Issues

I need to access Canvas as part of my school coursework. As of yesterday, Canvas refuses to load in Firefox. I've restarted my Mac, made sure Firefox is up to date, and t… (funda kabanzi)

I need to access Canvas as part of my school coursework. As of yesterday, Canvas refuses to load in Firefox. I've restarted my Mac, made sure Firefox is up to date, and tried running Canvas in Chrome, where it worked just fine. My internet connection is also stable. All other websites seem to be working in Firefox, but for some reason Canvas doesn't load after any amount of time and the interface appears as the attached image. Any help? Firefox is my preferred browser and I actually cannot do any online coursework without Canvas, so any suggestions or advice are very welcome.

Asked by krismalbo86 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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PLEASE HELP ASAP - CANNOT CONNECT TO GOOGLE OR GMAIL!!!

What is going on? After doing a reset to try and get rid of the yahoo redirect malware attached to the Firefox browser, now I cannot access google search engine within fi… (funda kabanzi)

What is going on?

After doing a reset to try and get rid of the yahoo redirect malware attached to the Firefox browser, now I cannot access google search engine within firefox, or my gmail email account. I get the error messages attached below. I have spent hours looking on your support pages and tried all ways and NOTHING WORKS!!!!

FIrefox has been my default browser for years but if you cannot fix this very annoying and frustrating bug, I will be forced to your Chrome.

Very unhappy with this

I am using a MacBook Pro and latest version of FIrefox 100.0

PLEASE HELP ASAP!!!!!

Asked by nz.jason.duncan 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by nz.jason.duncan 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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How to Customize Keyboard Shortcuts on Mac

Hello Team, Firefox does not play well with how you customize keyboard shortcuts on Mac i.e. Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts. By default … (funda kabanzi)

Hello Team,

Firefox does not play well with how you customize keyboard shortcuts on Mac i.e. Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts.

By default - Move Cursor to Address Bar - Cmd+L Bookmark this Page - Cmd+D

I would like to switch these two shortcuts but there does not seem to be any way. Please help me out.

Thanks, Naman

Asked by Naman Bansal 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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Cold sweat: recovery codes didn't work!

Hi there, I just started a seldom-used FF profile to have it synced (you lose FF sync connection if you don't log in within 2 months, I think…). I set up my account for … (funda kabanzi)

Hi there,

I just started a seldom-used FF profile to have it synced (you lose FF sync connection if you don't log in within 2 months, I think…). I set up my account for decent security: 2FA, wrote down the recovery key and recovery codes.

As I changed the password recently (didn't re-generate said recovery strings), I expected the disconnected state, all right. So I proceed on entering my new password, and out of curiosity, decide to make as if I didn't have the 2nd factor on hand

The Firefox Sync dialog page now asks me for a "Recovery code" that's 10 digits long. To my great surprise, none of those I saved when first setting up the account worked! I know I didn't use any of them.

More, the terminology had me confused: when is a recovery key used vs. code? Both files contain "Recovery codes" in their name, besides, a "digit" is: "1 any of the numerals from 0 to 9, especially when forming part of a number." Nowhere in Firefox Sync a string of 10 "digits" generated: the "recovery key" is 32 character long, in 8 sets of 4 characters, and the "recovery codes", as I understood it, 10 "character" long (and there are 8 of them), number and letters, so not digits.

Why none of my codes worked? Would have it been necessary to generate a new set after changing password?

Asked by gestos 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 8 izinyanga ezidlule

bookmarks.plist nowhere to be found

My Bookmarks did not transfer over from either my prior Firefox browser or my Safari Browser. I could not find the bookmarks.plist for Safari, and the upgrade did not ask… (funda kabanzi)

My Bookmarks did not transfer over from either my prior Firefox browser or my Safari Browser. I could not find the bookmarks.plist for Safari, and the upgrade did not ask if I wanted my Firefox bookmarks transferred over.

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Last reply by tanss 5 izinyanga ezidlule

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What frame rate settings are available, and where are they documented?

I use layout.frame_rate 1 to block animation, and to replace painful partial scrolling with clean jumps. I can't use an intermediate frame rate, such as 3-30 fps, due to … (funda kabanzi)

I use layout.frame_rate 1 to block animation, and to replace painful partial scrolling with clean jumps. I can't use an intermediate frame rate, such as 3-30 fps, due to the seizure risks, or a high frame rate, such as 60 fps, due to migraines when hit by "smooth" animation, "ease in-out" animation, zooming animation, parallax animation, partial scrolling with one part of the window sliding alongside another, etc.

about:config involves some other frame-rate and frame_rate settings;

gfx.display.frame-rate-divisor starts at 1

layers.offmainthreadcomposition.frame-rate starts at -1

layout.expose_high_rate_mode_from_refreshdriver starts at true

layout.frame_rate starts at 0, which defaults to monitor settings; I've reset it to 1 (1 frame per second).

layout.throttled_frame_rate starts at 1

What are these and what do they do? I've tried looking them up, and see a bunch of posts about browser diagnostics, or *increasing* frame rates, or the like.

Asked by MarjaE 3 emasontweni adlule

Answered by cor-el 3 emasontweni adlule

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Spell check only works half the time.

Something changed a couple months ago where Firefox's spell check began only catching about half of my typos. Over the last 15 years I have become used to my browser prov… (funda kabanzi)

Something changed a couple months ago where Firefox's spell check began only catching about half of my typos. Over the last 15 years I have become used to my browser providing spell checking services, looking for the little red lines to point out my mistakes, so now that this feature has stopped working reliably I am constantly submitting items with embarrassing typos, having to go back and edit almost every single post I make after the fact. Is there any way to get this working properly again? Thanks.

Asked by VincentBrick 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 7 izinyanga ezidlule

how to add icons below search box?

On the opening splash page (when a new window has been opened) upper-center is the large firefox icon, then below that is the search dialog box, then below that is a seri… (funda kabanzi)

On the opening splash page (when a new window has been opened) upper-center is the large firefox icon, then below that is the search dialog box, then below that is a series of icons (for me now, there are 8 of them). How do I add icons to this? I know how to remove, but I can't see a way to add the icons I use constantly.

Asked by lanzcc 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by frogfrog1218 5 izinyanga ezidlule

FIrefox on Mac. After restart computer Tabs on different Desktops are all in Desktop1

I use Mac with different tabs placed in different Desktops. Example: FF Tab1 on Desktop1 FF Tab2 and FF Tab3 on Desktop3 When for any reason (mac crash and or Restart of … (funda kabanzi)

I use Mac with different tabs placed in different Desktops. Example: FF Tab1 on Desktop1 FF Tab2 and FF Tab3 on Desktop3

When for any reason (mac crash and or Restart of Maxc) When I restart FF and reopen previously closed FF Tabs --> ALL FF Tabs are packed in Desktop1. All other Desktops have no more my previously Tabs I had to (FF Tab2 and Tab3 in previous example are now in Desktop1 instead of being in Desktop3).

Any solution to fix this? Thank you

Asked by exemidd 2 izinyanga ezidlule

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Unwelcome pop-up on download

I'm downloading a lot of images, and every time I do so a popup box appears showing the most recent five downloads and a button to show all downloads, It covers some of t… (funda kabanzi)

I'm downloading a lot of images, and every time I do so a popup box appears showing the most recent five downloads and a button to show all downloads, It covers some of the icons I use for downloading images which is frustrating. If I right click on any of the downloads one of the options is to Clear Preview Panel, so I assumed it was called Preview Panel, but help does not know about that and I can't find how to stop it coming up (it used not to until I did something, I don't know what) It's driving me crazy.

Asked by Bazza43 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox Icon lost in Dock

I want to know what caused the Firefox icon to disappear from my dock and be replaced by the generic icon. Firefox seems to continue to work well. I don't want to re-inst… (funda kabanzi)

I want to know what caused the Firefox icon to disappear from my dock and be replaced by the generic icon. Firefox seems to continue to work well. I don't want to re-install it when it seems to work. However, I want to know what caused this to happen and if there is an easy way to restore it to the unique icon. I've read about the various remedies but don't want to take the time for a re-install when everything seems to be working.

Please just tell me the cause and if there is an easy solution.

Asked by mitchellsklare 2 izinyanga ezidlule

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