20 GB RAM usage, pagefile takes up all space on C: - 300 tabs in Tree Tabs

First, this post is basically Congratulations for Firefox upon working almost flowlessly under this extreme heavy load without crashing. Saving/loading sessions works wel… (funda kabanzi)

First, this post is basically Congratulations for Firefox upon working almost flowlessly under this extreme heavy load without crashing. Saving/loading sessions works well. (which is unexpected but makes me _very_ happy :-)) Firefox exits properly without any exceptions, no matter how long it runs, or how many times the PC is sent to STR mode meanwhile.

Second, everything is fine, except RAM usage. No matter how many RAM is installed, Firefox takes up all of it after a few days of normal operation. I have recently upgraded my PC from 16 to 24 GB of RAM only for this sole reason to see if anything changes, but it did not produce any noticable change, except that it takes 5-7 days for Firefox to fill up all the RAM instead of the 3-4 days before. Disk space on C: drive was nullified by Firefox as the paging file went up to 50 GB.

I want to hunt down this thing. I have approx. 300 tabs, 2 addons, and Hardware Acceleration is disabled since otherwise Fox hangs several times a day (have to be killed from outside). Pics are attached. https://addons.mozilla.org/hu/firefox/addon/tree-tabs/ https://gitlab.com/kroppy/TreeTabs

I'd like to get suggestions where to start.

  1. Disabling or replacing the adblocker ?
  2. Inspecting memory usage on Process Manager (about:processes) and Task Manager (about:performance) pages ?
  3. Installing some external tools like Firemin ?

Please don't suggest neither safe mode nor disabling all addons, since that makes it impossible to reproduce this amount of load, which is the primary reason behind the symptom.

I PrtScr'ed Process Manager and Task Manager, see that RAM sizes per page are normal in Task Manager, but not in Process Manager (10 times more).

CPU usage is totally normal for this load, even when memory is in the heaven. See the TaskMan pic. (I suppose that's because of ad blocking)

Thanks for any ideas,

Peter B. (I'm PC enthusiast)

-- Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit Firefox 106.0.5 (latest autoupdated) no firewall nor any antivirus - since 20 years with no infection ... AMD FX-6350 Six-core ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 24 GB DDR3 1600 MHz Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 1GB (AMD Catalyst 15.11.1, Nov 18, 2015)

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Reinstalling Firefox

I am currently having problems with my Firefox browser. For example often if I type something into the google search box at the right of the address bar and hit return no… (funda kabanzi)

I am currently having problems with my Firefox browser. For example often if I type something into the google search box at the right of the address bar and hit return nothing happens until I go down and select Bing instead of the google setting. Also in hotmail (I am on a desktop) if I go to reply, the original is now ether twice. This does not happen if I use Google browser. But I prefer Firefox as I have used it for years.

My concern is if I delete Firefox and reinstall it, I may lose some of the settings or bookmarks that I have set over the years.

Any suggestions? Please simple as i am old and not computer savvy.

Your help would be so appreciated. I am currently on Firefox 107.0 (64 bit)

Thanks, Anthony

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Explore possibilities of using System Theme 1.0 in Firefox 91.9.1esr and later.

After moving to Firefox 91.9.1esr I found problem with System theme 1.2. The color of tab add button was changed, and the button is not visible with my Windows 7 classic … (funda kabanzi)

After moving to Firefox 91.9.1esr I found problem with System theme 1.2. The color of tab add button was changed, and the button is not visible with my Windows 7 classic windows system theme. So, I'm trying to find a way to port System theme 1.0 color scheme to newer firefox versions.

Creation of a simple theme with firefox color extension works. But it is unable to recreate the effects related to active and inactive window color changes. As, I had to use bitmap to get the OS blue color transition pattern.

It seems the system theme is stored in omni.ja file. Modification of the omni.ja seems to be not a practical solution. So, it would be a better way to create an addon theme with the same code as the System Theme 1.0.

The first question is, if it will be possible to create a theme with the same code as a system theme has. Will it be able to perform the same way?

The next question is: Where the source code of the system theme is? I was unable to find it in the Firefox source. It seems, it is not stored in any obvious location.

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XUL Runner Pop Up Information Message

After the second to the last update to Firefox I started experiencing an information pop up message "Could not determine any profile running in backgroundtask mode!". Is… (funda kabanzi)

After the second to the last update to Firefox I started experiencing an information pop up message "Could not determine any profile running in backgroundtask mode!".

Is there a fix for this?

Thank you.

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Arabic font not looking good on facebook after reinstalling snap version of firefox on ubuntu 22.044

Hi The Arabic font broken on Facebook after reinstalling snap version of Firefox 107 on Ubuntu 22.04 given that the font on YouTube search look fine (but not on Facebook)… (funda kabanzi)

Hi

The Arabic font broken on Facebook after reinstalling snap version of Firefox 107 on Ubuntu 22.04 given that the font on YouTube search look fine (but not on Facebook). I tried to reinstall Firefox in multiple ways like using the deb version reinstalling the snap one removing the .cache folder and logging out of the session and even rebooting my PC.

Why is my firefox is broken?

what is the solution ? it would be really appreciated

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All my PCs have lost settings/ history/ shortcuts on Firefox today.

Hi, we have 4 PCs (3 running Win 10 and one Win 7) which updated themselves today and lost everything. Settings, add-ons, bookmarks, shortcuts all gone; looks like a new … (funda kabanzi)

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Garbled font in Firefox on macOS Monterey (12.6.1)

Hello :) I'm using Firefox 107.0 on macOS 12.6.1 and I'm having weird issues with the displayed font. It appears on the startup screen of Firefox and on websites (see scr… (funda kabanzi)

Hello :)

I'm using Firefox 107.0 on macOS 12.6.1 and I'm having weird issues with the displayed font. It appears on the startup screen of Firefox and on websites (see screenshots attached).

The garbled font is called ".SF NS".

I've tried turning the option "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of your selections above" on and off without success.

I have also tried enabling and disabling hardware acceleration - also without luck.

The issue does **not** appear in safe mode. Unfortunately resetting the theme and disabling all extensions hasn't helped either :(

I have also downloaded and installed a font called "SFNS Display" but the issue persists.

Uninstalling Firefox (with AppCleaner) and reinstalling hasn't fixed the problem.

I don't know what else to try. Can someone help me please? :)

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Firefox will not open amazon.com

I can't open amazon.com. I've disabled my antivirus and have tried in 'troubleshoot' mode. I have cleared my cache. I have flushed my DNS. It's been going on for days… (funda kabanzi)

I can't open amazon.com. I've disabled my antivirus and have tried in 'troubleshoot' mode. I have cleared my cache. I have flushed my DNS. It's been going on for days. I keep timing out. Other sites do not exhibit problems. Chrome DOES open amazon.com quickly.

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Automatically sort bookmark folders amidst bookmarks

When I right-click a bookmark folder and select "Sort By Name", it sorts sub-folders to the top, then individual bookmarks after. I prefer folders and files not to be seg… (funda kabanzi)

When I right-click a bookmark folder and select "Sort By Name", it sorts sub-folders to the top, then individual bookmarks after.

I prefer folders and files not to be segregated like that, but to be sorted together. That is how I have it in my file manager, I'm used to it, I much prefer it. I would like to be able to duplicate that behavior in Firefox's bookmarks. Is that possible?

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Two Installs of Firefox

A week or two ago I was surprised when opening Firefox it asked if I wanted it to be my default browser as it already was default. I said okay and it opened but none of… (funda kabanzi)

A week or two ago I was surprised when opening Firefox it asked if I wanted it to be my default browser as it already was default. I said okay and it opened but none of my saved passwords available nor were my bookmarks. I noticed that there were TWO Firefox icons on the quick start bar on my 2 month old Windows 11 laptop. I clicked the other icon, that opened and my bookmarks & passwords were there. I clicked Help -> About Firefox and both are the same version. I looked at Windows Apps and there's only one Firefox showing there. I don't know how to remove the second instance. I attached a screen shot showing two icons on the quick start bar, newly installed Firefox behind original installed version asking to become default browser.

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Deleted secondary email cannot be reused for a new account; Mozilla still remembers

Hi, here is my situation. 1. I made a firefox account with a (primary) email, e.g. email1@example.com. 2. I followed the instructions here https://support.mozilla.org/en-… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, here is my situation.

1. I made a firefox account with a (primary) email, e.g. email1@example.com. 2. I followed the instructions here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-primary-email-address-firefox-accounts to change my primary email. So now I have - primary: email2@example.com, secondary: email1@example.com 3. I delete my secondary email (email1@example.com)

I want to make a new firefox account with email1@example.com. But when I enter it https://accounts.firefox.com/ firefox wants me to log on. (And if I put in the password to the account it was originally tied to, it says to log in with the primary email.)

The behaviour I expect, especially for firefox which advertises itself on (among other things) privacy, is that if I "delete" something from my account, it is actually gone. But clearly, firefox is still keeping track of email1@example.com

There are other users who tried this in the past but not given a solution: - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1393844 - says to disable sync. I signed out of all devices - did not change anything. - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1356551 - no responses - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1344201 - says to delete firefox profile. email1@example.com still being remembered by firefox (not that I really expected deleting a local profile to affect firefox's servers). - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1365073 - suggests deleting the firefox account completely. However, as the original poster of that question mentions, that would risk locking out both email1@example.com and email2@example.com , at least unless a firefox developer confirms that it would actually delete the data. - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1329144 - mentions that from a GitHub discussion, "a primary email that has been replaced with a new email is Not released for re-use"

I could not find that GitHub discussion mentioned, but assuming it is true, I'm wondering if there's a way/where I can make a request to the corresponding developers to implement truly deleting user data (when requested by the user)?

Thank you!

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"Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded ..." after trying to refresh

So, after years of higher-than-normal security in Firefox (64-bit, Win 7) and accompanying problems in loading some pages, I decided to refresh (hoping to reset and have … (funda kabanzi)

So, after years of higher-than-normal security in Firefox (64-bit, Win 7) and accompanying problems in loading some pages, I decided to refresh (hoping to reset and have most/all pages load and display fully).

Well, tried refreshing and didn't see the bookmarks saved. Read about "Old Firefox Data" folder and thought I could retrieve anything I needed later. Deleting and reinstalling Firefox has resulted in the "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible." windowed message.

Repeated uninstalls and reinstalls failed. Tried copying the "ng0ledtz.default-##########" from the "Old Firefox Data" folder into the C:\Users\username\Appdata\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles folder with no success.

Please help.

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Netflix screenshot capabilities

A major reason I got Firefox was the ability to screenshot from shows that I streamed on the laptop. Recently I tried taking a screenshot and got a black and grey box ind… (funda kabanzi)

A major reason I got Firefox was the ability to screenshot from shows that I streamed on the laptop. Recently I tried taking a screenshot and got a black and grey box indicating that it was blocked from capturing. Is this a Firefox issue that can be fixed with an extension or has Netflix updated the extend of blocking any form of capturing their shows once more?

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Deprecated URL shows up in autocomplete

My issue mirrors this thread, where the user ultimately got no resolution. Protonmail has changed from mail.protonmail.com to mail.protonmail.me. I have updated my bookma… (funda kabanzi)

My issue mirrors this thread, where the user ultimately got no resolution.

Protonmail has changed from mail.protonmail.com to mail.protonmail.me. I have updated my bookmarks and removed mail.protonmail.com from my history, but the .com domain is still the suggestion when I start typing "mail". I have tried shift+delete, tried deleting the individual entries of "mail.protonmail.com" from my history, but the behaviour has not changed.

"Forget about this site" does not solve the root issue because I do not want to clear all my cookies and history for the site. Deprecated sites aren't the only example where this would come up – imagine having to delete your entire stackoverflow.com history just to change your default suggestion to some oft-used resource like store.mycompany.com.

Thanks

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E-mail search on google

Hello, How can I disable this Mozilla function, when searching Google for email`s owners or info about domain? You are about to log in to the site “/////.com” with the … (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

How can I disable this Mozilla function, when searching Google for email`s owners or info about domain?


You are about to log in to the site “/////.com” with the username “/////”, but the website does not require authentication. This may be an attempt to trick you. Is “/////.com” the site you want to visit?


I want just serch on google, not more. Thank You.

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upgraded Firefox won't access my account: Mac

I upgraded to Firefox 107.0 (64 bit). Now it won't access my e-mail account. When I try to add my account, it recognizes it, but says I can't add it because it because … (funda kabanzi)

I upgraded to Firefox 107.0 (64 bit). Now it won't access my e-mail account. When I try to add my account, it recognizes it, but says I can't add it because it because "in-coming server already exists." But it doesn't show up; I only see "local folders". iMac from 2009 running 10.13. If the latest Thunderbird doesn't work on this antique, can I un-install it?

Mary

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Password are gone!!!

I Open Firefox today and my stored password are GONE! Have had them stored for years! Where do they go? Password don't just disappear do they? The PWD are vital to me!!!… (funda kabanzi)

I Open Firefox today

and my stored password are GONE!

Have had them stored for years!

Where do they go?

Password don't just disappear do they?


The PWD are vital to me!!!

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