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new firefox is eating my memory usage

i updated fireox to the new version and since then i find it horrible even to describe what i see ... i have a 4g memory ram firefox is eating up to 2.5 of it just for af… (funda kabanzi)

i updated fireox to the new version and since then i find it horrible even to describe what i see ... i have a 4g memory ram firefox is eating up to 2.5 of it just for afew pages opened...i tried many soloutions to fix this i even installed a new windows 7 on my computer but the problem still exist ... i think it was the baddest desion i ever made is to update firefox to this new crap updates those updates actually destroyed firefox... what am seeing here ? dozens of firefox taps in taskmanager process after it was only one tap in the old versions? see the image below this thing you cant find in any other browser i think i am moving out of this browser after these terrible updates

Asked by most123 2 iminyaka edlule

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Add-ons/Extension Update: FireFox Extension Fixes Released! Updates for Versions 47-thru-65!

Updates – Last updated 14:35 PST May 14, 2019. We expect this to be our final update. If you are running Firefox versions 61 – 65 and 1) did not receive the deployed f… (funda kabanzi)

Updates – Last updated 14:35 PST May 14, 2019. We expect this to be our final update.

  • If you are running Firefox versions 61 – 65 and 1) did not receive the deployed fix and 2) do not want to update to the current version (which includes the permanent fix): Install This Extension to resolve the expired security certificate issue and re-enable extensions and themes.
  • If you are running Firefox versions 57 – 60: Install This Extension to resolve the expired security certificate issue and re-enable extensions and themes.
  • If you are running Firefox versions 47 – 56: install This Extension to resolve the expired security certificate issue and re-enable extensions and themes.



Updates – Last Updated: 17:04 EDT May 9, 2019

A less technical blog post about the outage is also available. If you enabled telemetry to get the initial fix, we’re deleting all data collected since May 4. (May 9, 17:04 EDT)

Mozilla CTO Eric Rescorla posted a blog on the technical details of what went wrong last weekend.



Updates – Last Updated: 19:28 EDT May 8 2019

We’ve released Firefox 66.0.5 for Desktop and Android, and Firefox ESR 60.6.3, which include the permanent fix for re-enabling add-ons that were disabled starting on May 3rd. The initial, temporary fix that was deployed May 4th through the Studies system is replaced by these updates, and we recommend updating as soon as possible. Users who enabled Studies to receive the temporary fix, and have updated to the permanent fix, can now disable Studies if they desire.

For users who cannot update to the latest version of Firefox or Firefox ESR, we plan to distribute an update that automatically applies the fix to versions 52 through 60. This fix will also be available as a user-installable extension. For anyone still experiencing issues in versions 61 through 65, we plan to distribute a fix through a user-installable extension. These extensions will not require users to enable Studies, and we’ll provide an update when they are available.



"Updates – Last Updated: 11:51 EDT May 8 2019 (From Mozilla Blog)

Firefox 66.0.5 has been released, and we recommend that people update to that version if they continue to experience problems with extensions being disabled. You’ll get an update notification within 24 hours, or you can initiate an update manually.
An update to ESR 60.6.3 is also available as of May 8th. We’re continuing to work on a fix for older versions of Firefox, and will update this post and on social media as we have more information."



A Firefox release has been pushed — version 66.0.4 on Desktop and Android, and version 60.6.2 for ESR. This release repairs the certificate chain to re-enable web extensions, themes, search engines, and language packs that had been disabled (Bug 1549061).

There are remaining issues that we are actively working to resolve, but we wanted to get this fix out before Monday to lessen the impact of disabled add-ons before the start of the week. More information about the remaining issues can be found by clicking on the links to the release notes above. (May 5, 16:25 EDT)



"Last Updated: 00:54 EDT May 5 2019

Updates:

Some users are reporting that they do not have the “hotfix-update-xpi-signing-intermediate-bug-1548973” study active in “about:studies”.

Rather than using work-arounds, which can lead to issues later on, we strongly recommend that you continue to wait. If it’s possible for you to receive the hotfix, you should get it by 6am EDT, 24 hours after it was first released.

For everyone else, we are working to ship a more permanent solution. (May 5, 00:54 EDT)

There are a number of work-arounds being discussed in the community. These are not recommended as they may conflict with fixes we are deploying. We’ll let you know when further updates are available that we recommend, and appreciate your patience. (May 4, 15:01 EDT)"

Quoted From This Mozilla Blog:

https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/




~Pj (Yeah! My Extensions Are Back!)

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All passwords gone / is FF even secure?

Hello everyone, suddenly (no update was done) all my passwords are gone from FF. I am asking myself now: What happened? One of the solutions in this Forum helped: Using S… (funda kabanzi)

Hello everyone,

suddenly (no update was done) all my passwords are gone from FF. I am asking myself now: What happened? One of the solutions in this Forum helped: Using Shadow copy tool. So this way I could rescue my old profile folder. However, I ask myself now this:

- I was so frustrated of this that I completely deleted my account. So I think all data is safely gone, right? My plan is now to delete the current temporary profile folder, restore the old one, then recreate sync account. Will this work or can I get trouble because the folder name is already used up on FF servers? From my point of view this should not be the case if my account was really(!) deleted and this plan should work.

- Anyway: Although I found a solution I am asking my self why this happened. I had NEVER such an issue with Chrome so I really starting to doubt the security/integrity of FF. If a bookmark gets gone or something like this it is not a big thing to me. But ALL PASSWORDS is a heavy issue. So is there an explanation to this?

- In general I am asking my self if I could continue using FF. Because I just googled this topic intensively now for 2 hours reading a lot stuff and it turns out that password storage (even with master pw) is extremely insecure because of not enough iterations and Hash algorithm used by FF.

So is FF even a secure Browser? To me it doesn't look like that anymore. The main reason switching back from Chrome to FF was data privacy and security. Because I also didn't trust google so much. However, it is much more important to protect me from 3rd party instead of Google/Mozilla. But I am not sure if FF can protect my data very well (suddenly deleting ALL passwords, no secure PW storage).

Thanks for your info! Best, Chris

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Click on current tab to get you back to the last tab.

You used to be able to click on a tab & it would get you back to the last tab. Also, using the mouse wheel to scroll tabs was useful. This was a very convenient way t… (funda kabanzi)

You used to be able to click on a tab & it would get you back to the last tab. Also, using the mouse wheel to scroll tabs was useful. This was a very convenient way to navigate, but it no longer works. Is there a way to get it back?

Asked by jmack789 2 iminyaka edlule

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Problem: opening a link from a bookmark opens in an existing tab instead of a new tab

First, I just had a major system crash, had to re-install Linux Mint and through my own stupidity, relied on the wrong backups for my firefox configuration. So I lost my… (funda kabanzi)

First, I just had a major system crash, had to re-install Linux Mint and through my own stupidity, relied on the wrong backups for my firefox configuration. So I lost my Firefox 52 install with all of my extensions (that still worked). Now, I'm running v. 57 Quantum, and a few things aren't working correctly.

First, the MAJOR problem: when I open a link from a bookmark, it's clobbering an existing tab that I was using (that's why it was open, obviously). That is completely unsat and can not be allowed to continue. How do I correct this? I can't find the option under settings-->tabs to fix this problem.

Second issue (major annoyance): I can no longer create a bookmark directly in a bookmark folder on the bookmark toolbar. I used to be able to open that bookmark folder, and the first option was to bookmark the currently open tab. That option has vanished, and i use that all the time. How do I restore that?

Actually, one more issue: I have two tabs that are pinned and are supposed to be protected (i.e., nothing can clobber them, and I can't close them without deliberately turning the protection off (context menu right-clicking on tab). I need that back, because for some reason, firefox thinks it's ok to open a bookmark in those tabs, too, when it most definitely is NOT ok.

Thanks, Jim Graham

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My Firefox information showed up on my work computer when I opened Google. All of it. This is very, very bad. How did this happen? This MUST BE FIXED ASAP.

My home computer Firefox screen and with ALL my information suddenly showed up on my work computer when I opened Firefox this evening. This is very bad as other people us… (funda kabanzi)

My home computer Firefox screen and with ALL my information suddenly showed up on my work computer when I opened Firefox this evening. This is very bad as other people use this computer as well. I didn't sign-in to anything or even open my personal email account. i just opened Firefox to use the internet as I always do and what came up is what I see on my home computer. How did this happen? And far more important, how do I make this go away immediately. Like, this minute. this must be the fault of Firefox Sync, which has turned out to be a complete nightmare. I disconnected my work computer from sync but apparently it's back again. In fact, i never added my work computer to my sync account to begin with. I wouldn't be that stupid. But the work computer showed up anyway. I got rid of it, but it came back tonight. Basically, it's hijacked Firefox/Google on my work computer, It's bringing up my personal computer Firefox/Google page - AND all my personal information, including history, passwords, bookmarks in the process - instead of the Firefox/Google page that normally is displayed when Firefox is opened on my work computer. Even with deleting my sync account my personal page is what comes up when opening Firefox. This could be disastrous. The IT department would just love to see this coming up on one of their network computers. Sync is a terrible idea.

How can this be corrected and all my personal information deleted from my work computer?

Thanks for your assistance.

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I am doing AWS public IP testing, and getting this error

I am trying to connect AWS public IP in firefox web page, i am getting this error. Unable to connect Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at x.xx.xxx.xxx. … (funda kabanzi)

I am trying to connect AWS public IP in firefox web page, i am getting this error.

Unable to connect

Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at x.xx.xxx.xxx.

   The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
   If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network connection.
   If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web

Asked by Ananth13 1 unyaka odlule

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Mistyped a website, got an edmunds.com truck site instead. Whaaa?

typed isinstagram.com instead of instagram.com and a stoopid edmunds.com truck site shoved its ugly @ss into my face. … (funda kabanzi)

typed isinstagram.com instead of instagram.com and a stoopid edmunds.com truck site shoved its ugly @ss into my face.

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After updating firefox to the latest version on mac, I'm unable to access my preferences

Everything else seems to be fine but when I click on preferences, it does nothing. I've restarted my mac several times, updated my mac to the latest software and deleted … (funda kabanzi)

Everything else seems to be fine but when I click on preferences, it does nothing. I've restarted my mac several times, updated my mac to the latest software and deleted and reinstalled firefox several times as well. Is there anything that can do or install for me to access my preferences?

Asked by Eleshia 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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How to re-resolve issue previously resolved in archived thread: "How to disable tabs in Firefox desktop version?"?

The issue "How to disable tabs in Firefox desktop version?" was previously resolved. The solution given no longer applies, and the relevant thread has been archived: http… (funda kabanzi)

The issue "How to disable tabs in Firefox desktop version?" was previously resolved. The solution given no longer applies, and the relevant thread has been archived:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1220207

What is the re-resolution?

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Text​Decoder​.decode() allocation size overflow for session restore

2019.04.11, 7600+ pages(tabs), session restore tab show up,click restore button, hanging on for a day, restore failed Firefox take up 5G memory, os System disk with l… (funda kabanzi)

2019.04.11, 7600+ pages(tabs), session restore tab show up,click restore button, hanging on for a day, restore failed Firefox take up 5G memory, os System disk with low capacity, total memory used up.

2019.04.12 Add 8G memory up to 16G mem, session restore again, firefox used 9G memory, 4G mem free, Firefox hanging on for another day. Kill process. Reduce memory back to 8G

2019.04.12 ---04.16 Give up session restore, leave the session restore tab for future . Open new tabs for surfing. At 04.16 ,a sudden firefox update, firefox opened up 3 windows to prompt update notification, Close the 2 windows, from the main window, the session restore tab gone, the history box not loaded(in the start tab), The firefox response slowly, firefox may have some problems. Kill process and open again, not getting better .

From that time point , session restore tabs never shows up. Close firefox by kill process, the size of Recovery.jsonlz4 increased accordingly,

Recovery.jsonlz4 size 57M Pages/Tabs:7600+ 2019/4/21 Try firefox version 52 , 57, 62,64 respectively to restore session , all failed. Try mozlz4-edit-master https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html

Scrounger have no response, Mozlz4 failed with error:

Text​Decoder​.decode(file)  allocation size overflow

I will not give up rescuing the sessions. I want all the tabs back, they are so lovely and useful.

Thanks for your help,

Yours

Asked by Scotlandking 1 unyaka odlule

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Why do I continually get a notification to update Firefox, even though I have but moments before updated?

For the last few weeks, at the least, I have been getting a notification to update Firefox upon initial launch. I update, shut down Firefox, and restart. Right away I am … (funda kabanzi)

For the last few weeks, at the least, I have been getting a notification to update Firefox upon initial launch. I update, shut down Firefox, and restart. Right away I am again given the update notification.

Asked by mark1967 2 iminyaka edlule

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trigger screenshot node using javascript

Hi, I am creating a functionality by which I can take snapshot of current visible area of browser. I do not want to use any plugin for that. Instead I found "snapshot no… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I am creating a functionality by which I can take snapshot of current visible area of browser. I do not want to use any plugin for that. Instead I found "snapshot node" functionality of firefox. But I need to know how I can trigger this function manually from Javascript.

Can anybody advice on this?

Thanks in advance.

Regards

Asked by sameer.kodilkar 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by Shadow110 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox 58 and higher fails to start

Since I reinstalled my Windows 10 laptop, Firefox 58 or higher won't launch. Firefox 57 or lower starts fine. But when I install FF 58+ and start the program, nothing hap… (funda kabanzi)

Since I reinstalled my Windows 10 laptop, Firefox 58 or higher won't launch. Firefox 57 or lower starts fine. But when I install FF 58+ and start the program, nothing happens. The cursor changes briefly and after a couple of seconds there's no more activity. The firefox.exe process shows no more activity.

What I tried: - Installed FF 58 or higher and started the program. No luck. - Started in safe mode, or profile manager. No luck, nothing happens. - I deleted all firefox files/registry keys (also from %appdata% and %localappdata%, as well as all reg keys below HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mozilla. No luck. - With ccleaner I cleaned up all temp folders. No luck. - I temporary disabled a/v software (Windows defender and Palo Alto Traps). No luck. - I was running Windows 10 1607. I upgraded to 1709, but still no luck. - I analysed the process firefox.exe with process monitor from sysinternals. I don't see anything weird and after a couple of seconds, the process finishes with exiting a thread, and that's it. No more activity from this process, until I kill it manually. The process monitor log doesn't show any activities in accessing the user profile settings. - When I install FF 57 everything works fine. Then when I choose to upgrade, the upgrade finishes but FF won't start anymore. - I can't find any log files explaining what's going on. - Before I reinstalled my laptop, I used the same image (sccm) 1 year ago, and firefox was working fine then. - Finally I also looked at other toolings which could interfere, such as VLC media player. I removed those tools as well. No luck.

I'm at a loss here. Can somebody point me to the right direction? Perhaps version 58+ introduced something completely new which somehow causes issues with my installation? Any log files I'm missing, which might explain what's going on?

Thanks.

Asked by Russell77 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by Shadow110 1 unyaka odlule

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Whose idea was LZ4?

I would like to have a conversation with the developer who had the brilliant idea of applying LZ4 to the formerly plain text session backup files that were used since the… (funda kabanzi)

I would like to have a conversation with the developer who had the brilliant idea of applying LZ4 to the formerly plain text session backup files that were used since the beginning and worked perfectly fine.

What is the name of the person whose idea it was to add a “feature” to Firefox that made recovering lost sessions so much easier and saving 3 MB of my disk space for wasting over 100 minutes of my time figuring out how to handle LZ4 works and how to get the plain text that would normally be written directly to the disk after Firefox failed to recover the session after a crash and after file system readability problems?

And did the community explicitly ask for LZ4? Were there users of Mozilla Firefox that recommended LZ4? Who exactly had the idea of implementing LZ4?

Will places.sqlitelz4 (or “places.sqlite.lz4”) become the next victim of lz4?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by fsckFox 1 unyaka odlule

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How to disable "Firefox updates disabled by system administrator"?

When I look at my options, the update feature is disabled, says by system administrator. I am the only user, and I didn't disable anything. How do I fix this - and keep… (funda kabanzi)

When I look at my options, the update feature is disabled, says by system administrator. I am the only user, and I didn't disable anything. How do I fix this - and keep from getting the nagging notification that my Firefox is severely out of date?

Thanks in advance!

Asked by SubSailor 2 iminyaka edlule

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How to STOP Firefox from updating older versions even when set to NOT auto update in Preferences!

Okay, Two parts to this issue.... 1: Part One - Snagit Plugin Autoscroll Helper - the reason I need an older version of Firefox available 2: Part Two - Part one will only… (funda kabanzi)

Okay,

Two parts to this issue.... 1: Part One - Snagit Plugin Autoscroll Helper - the reason I need an older version of Firefox available 2: Part Two - Part one will only work if Part Tow can be retained on older version.


I use a plugin tool called SNAGIT autoscoll helper by TechSmith (or rather used to). The latest Firefox does not support one of the it's primary features, this stopped working approx 2 years ago and Mozilla have disabled it being installed on current versions . TechSmith are just as disengaged and do nothing to resolve or provide an alternative for MAC on any browser.

I thought if I could install two versions of Firefox the latest plus a legacy version (so I can simply autoscoll web page capture), I MAY be able to somehow limp through life in this less that okay way.

Technically the following suggestion works. https://www.haykranen.nl/2011/08/04/howto-run-multiple-versions-of-firefox-side-by-side-on-mac-os-x-lion/

BUT (the big BUT)...even though I download version v50.0 (which allows the plugin) and set to 'not' autoupdate. I get everything running, as soon as I close the older version of Firefox and relaunch it does what it likes and updates this old version to v57.0...this is so not cool!

How do I prevent this and how can I get multiple versions functioning? I have left messages on TechSmiths site as well but as the two seems to be blaming each other for the disconnect...maybe someone in the community has a work around?

Ideas greatly appreciated....and Mozilla if there is 'anything' you can do to get the plugin reinstated and integrated with your latest version, that would be fantastic!

Thanks

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How to print bookmarks with table headings

I would like to print individual bookmark folders with the selected headings (eg. Name, Location, Most Recent Visit, etc.). One would expect Library's Organize menu inclu… (funda kabanzi)

I would like to print individual bookmark folders with the selected headings (eg. Name, Location, Most Recent Visit, etc.). One would expect Library's Organize menu include the Print item that prints the window that shows these items.

Apart from fooling around with screenshots, character recognition and alike I could find no viable alternative.

Is there an add-on organizer that does this simple chore and more?

Asked by az9994 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by jscher2000 1 unyaka odlule

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How can I download tickets that I purchased from the French Open website?

I purchased tickets directly from the official French Open website. They are available for download and printing and were emailed to me. However, when I try to download… (funda kabanzi)

I purchased tickets directly from the official French Open website. They are available for download and printing and were emailed to me. However, when I try to download, I get a message that the connection failed and received data cannot be verified. I would like to be able to print these here at home in the US before I travel to Paris.

Asked by ggantar95 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by Shadow110 2 iminyaka edlule