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  • Kusonjululiwe

Contact mail to mozilla developers/support team

Good day, first of all I'd like to appologize because I cant seem to find any dev/support email on the main website mozilla.org so I'd like to request that if possible. T… (funda kabanzi)

Good day, first of all I'd like to appologize because I cant seem to find any dev/support email on the main website mozilla.org so I'd like to request that if possible. This is a long read, partially why I didnt want to discuss this here but alas I have no other choice since contanting anyone from this company was unsuccessful on my part. However, since, as I assume, the devs are hiding for reasons that should be a surprise to nobody, I'd like to point out a few problems that I have encountered with using this browser, or pretty much ANY browser in this day and age.

As you all know, browsers take up a big chunk of memory when loading multiple websites. In fact, I assume that most of you have at least 8G of RAM so you might not notice the things I will be talking about here.

The thing I'd like to talk to someone about, and I really mean someone who might be competent in solving this issue, becouse this isnt only a technical issue, but a user-ignorance-enabled-compliance issue. Recently, I have decided to secure my computer a bit more due to various cyber-threat alerts and whatnot and came across `firejail` which is a neat program to sandbox applications. I then made sure to start firefox through it. Then I went one step futher and decided that the constant swapping from having 4 tabs open and having my computer brought to a screetching halt, was enough of an issue that I finally decided to do something about it. To my surprise, firefox simply, would not start, unless, I gave it at least 2700MB of memory AND 300 (yes 300) subprocesses/forks for it to function. This problem was repated on chromium too, but I wont talk about it since this is the mozilla website. Mind you, I have an old computer with a max of 3,2G of RAM and a humble Core2Duo CPU. 99% of programs do not have any issues with my low specs, except of course, browsers in general. Now before anyone suggest I get a new computer, let me suggest something to you:

How about you learn how to fucking do your job? It isn't enough, that the wave of javascript confused web-monkeys fancy themselves as programmers of the modern age, when they need to pull megabytes upon megabytes of javascript code from 10 different sources for their hello-world grade "enterpreneur" landing pages with 10 different popups to even start considering to work on something (jQuery, React, Vue, whatever-else the f*ck you m*rons use) But we also have to deal with programs, that, for some strange reason, thing they require half, if not all the concievable resources of the machine they run on. No wonder that in todays world, people refer to these programs as malware, bloatware or spyware, depending on what the program is sending about you to servers you have no idea about, but you could get an idea if you just intercept the packets firefox is sending for example.

So, after that little went I will let you meditate on the following fact: When I run firefox with the limit of 3GB and 300 max subprocesses and open facebook, it crashes after a few minutes. LinkedIn Survives a little longer. Now that is a fact, you can test it yourself. Here is the code I use to start firefox:

firejail --rlimit-nproc=300 --nice=5 --cpu=0 --rlimit-as=3000m firefox %u

The `nice` part means to treat firefox with very low priority. This is to prevent my computer from hanging or swapping, by opening a few tabs and facebook or linkedin, and that is not a joke. I am aware that placing it so low on the prio list can cause issues but i did that after I had those issues. So no. I wont change it.

And I dont even comment on the flickering and graphical glitches that occur, simply because firefox doesnt have more than 3Gigs of address space! ITS RIDICULOUS! I wont attach any pictures as of yet, but I might in the future if you really want to see webpages just falling apart in front of you. And I mean it. ghosting characters (screen glitching/duplicating) pictures just randomly disappearing based on your mouse position (yes seriously) and then reappearing just when your cursor is in the sweet spot. Sometimes I have to scroll to find the sweet spot to see the pictures.

Now, mind you, this applies to pretty much any browser. I am just re-iterating this point because I want people who actually read this to be clear that this is more of an issue with the coding habbits people came to be accustomed to.

First question I'd like answered, besides how we got to the absolute clusterf*ck that is the modern web, how does a website, take up 3G+ of RAM? why would I need 8G of RAM just to browse the internet, when roughly 10+ years ago, I only needed 2G and that was enough to browse any website with many tabs and flash-powered videogames to run smoothly PLUS a simple 3D videogame rendering on top of that, on an intel pentium 4 or older? And 2g was considered a lot back then (maybe not exactly but you get my point). I hope I am not the only one noticing this trend. Because this is a very concerning trend. Needless to say about the countless problems people experience these days due to cyber attacks and data breaches and whatnot.

Second question is this: Is it possible, for you people at mozilla, to reduce your applications memory footprint? say, down to a few hundred. If not, I want to know why. And really explain it in detail to me, all the programming aspects of it. Because I honestly do not see any reason why a web-browser, should take up more than 1g, and that is being generous.

Third question: Will you, or anyone, ever care about fast and efficient software? You want to support people in poor countries yet you ship THIS? You want to support developing countries, when your software effectively forces them to invest in expensive machines to even browse the web? Don't kid yourselves, you arent helping anyone. If you were selling 4g i5 cpu laptops to your browser alone, I wouldnt be surprised. Because that is the absolute minimum one has to get to "check their emails" RIDICULOUS!

Fourth question: Did you ever think about how people were developing whole video-games with only a few kilobytes of ram and the games, well, worked? Your browser cant live in a low-budget environment. It wont even start. Or are we planing to send children in africa alien-ware laptops so that they can register an email address? "ooh boy it better have the newest GPU GeForce RTX 3080 TURBO X, 128Gs of RAM and i78000 with 10Thz too so that I can play me some FLASH(Unity WebGL) GAMES"

I am done with my complaint, I will be copy-pasting this to chrome developers too. I know you wont do anything about this, because if it really mattered, you would have done something about it already. And you didnt. And you wont.

Have a wonderful day.

Asked by gordon.zar 1 isonto elidlule

Answered by FredMcD 1 isonto elidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

No clear dns cache button

I need to clear my dns for a website. I type about:networking#dns. I get the hostname list but there is no clear dns cache button. I was told there would be a button. How… (funda kabanzi)

I need to clear my dns for a website. I type about:networking#dns. I get the hostname list but there is no clear dns cache button. I was told there would be a button. How do I clear the dns for that website if there is no button?

Asked by eldrika 2 emasontweni adlule

Answered by FredMcD 2 emasontweni adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

I can not update from 78 to 91

Dear Firefox Team, I have installed Firefox-ESR on my HP Chromebook 11, using linux. I saw it going slow so I searched up stuff. I went to "whatsmybrowser.org", saying Fi… (funda kabanzi)

Dear Firefox Team, I have installed Firefox-ESR on my HP Chromebook 11, using linux. I saw it going slow so I searched up stuff. I went to "whatsmybrowser.org", saying Firefox 78. I saw that on an article there is 91 and 95. It is 11/3/21, and no update is showing up which a help article said "On 11/2/21, users can update to Firefox-ESR version 91." I couldn't update, so I am now asking for help. Its also going VERY SLOW which I can barely run scratch, google, and even the homepage. Please give me answers so I can fix the problem. Thanks, cogithedog.

Asked by this is a display name. 3 emasontweni adlule

Answered by cor-el 3 emasontweni adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

mute tab function is missing

I used to have a speaker icon on my tabs but it has disappeared. Any idea how to get it back? Also I lost the "reopen closed tab" function as well. Please help with eithe… (funda kabanzi)

I used to have a speaker icon on my tabs but it has disappeared. Any idea how to get it back?

Also I lost the "reopen closed tab" function as well.

Please help with either or both of these issues.

TIA

Asked by drewwilliamson86 3 emasontweni adlule

Answered by drewwilliamson86 3 emasontweni adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Enabling addons on per website basis

Hi, I found some discussion related (https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/disable-add-ons-on-specific-website/33693) but no solution yet. This is imho a big flaw in the privac… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I found some discussion related (https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/disable-add-ons-on-specific-website/33693) but no solution yet.

This is imho a big flaw in the privacy of users.

There are trivial cases, for example if I use a YouTube downloader plugin, I obviously want it to monitor my browsing ONLY when I'm on youtube.com...

And there are some critical cases: when I browse my web banking, or when I go on some trading website, I don't want my financial operations to be at risk because of an add-on that is very useful everywhere but on those site.

However, I don't want to exclude all the add-ons for those website too, that would be just too much.

I think there's already a coding base in place, since you can disable each add-on when using private windows. This could be enhanced by having a system of whitelist/blacklist instead. And this feature would actually make more sense than using a private window.

Another way would be to have this feature on per container, instead of per website, than would work well too.

People have different activities, and some requires useful plugins, that are very specific. I mean Keepass's add-on (for example) is useful everywhere, but many add-ons are related to one activity at a time.

For example, if I'm a marketer and want to analyze website, I'll use add-ons for having stats on metadata or keywords or even real time reports from Alexa or from AliExpress, etc...

But when I'm reading my email, I'm not happy those add-ons can see my data.

That would be tedious to disable all those plugins every time I change activity, especially since we are productive humans so obviously we need to alternate those activities doing multitask all the time.

And the private window option is not flexible enough for that kind of multitasking, when containers are.

I hope this helps everyone understand clearly why I think my request is not only a real user need, but also currently a flaw in users privacy since most people will not trade the comfort of their add-ons for some privacy concern they don't always understand...

I know this is some kind of feature request more than ask for help, but https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/ is out of service so I don't know where to address my concern here.

Thanks for helping me pushing this idea forward.

Asked by Stopi 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by Seburo 1 inyanga edlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Recent update to Firefox 78.15.Oesr, now can no longer reorder open windows

Greetings, I just updated to Firefox 78.15.Oesr and now am unable to reorder my open windows. As a student, I may have several projects open at a given time, and like to… (funda kabanzi)

Greetings,

I just updated to Firefox 78.15.Oesr and now am unable to reorder my open windows. As a student, I may have several projects open at a given time, and like to have the project I am currently working on, next to the open Firefox window, for quick navigation between the browser and project. This option seems to have been disabled with the update. It is enough of a deal breaker that I may pursue reverting to the previous version of Firefox.

Also, the inability to delete bookmarks, and to close the bookmark window after selecting "show all bookmarks," remains a persistent frustration that I am surprised has not been addressed. With so many browser options available, these subtle annoyances are enough to prompt me to again shop around for alternatives, after being a Firefox devotee for over 10 years.

Thank you for your help, Josh Baker

Asked by shotgunreverend 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by jscher2000 1 inyanga edlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

No toolbar - the upper menu bar the should say "firefox"

All my other applications and browser apps show a "toolbar", the uppermost edge of my screen, with "Firefox" and bookmarks, etc. It is just gone. I can't figure out why i… (funda kabanzi)

All my other applications and browser apps show a "toolbar", the uppermost edge of my screen, with "Firefox" and bookmarks, etc. It is just gone. I can't figure out why it is not showing up or available. I am not in full screen mode, although that hides the bar on top also. Mac OS 10.11.6, preferences says latest available update, although I cant tell because I can't set the "About" Firefox button.

Asked by davidsamish 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by cor-el 1 inyanga edlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

2 ? Re; Upcoming Forced Change From FF 78.15 0esr to 91

Two questions re: the forced update from 78.15 to 91. 1: Will all bookmarks, and all other settings be retained? Is there a form of recommended backup in case of problem… (funda kabanzi)

Two questions re: the forced update from 78.15 to 91.

1: Will all bookmarks, and all other settings be retained? Is there a form of recommended backup in case of problems (I currently use MozBackup, still)

2: Will the "Bookmark Tab Here" add-on work with 91? I need a user friendly bookmarking system, which was the reason I stayed with ESR in the first place.

Asked by dougjp 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by jscher2000 1 inyanga edlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Sync issues

I don't have any account icon in my tool bar and no option to sync. I try to login/sign up to sync through this page https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/sync/ and the … (funda kabanzi)

I don't have any account icon in my tool bar and no option to sync. I try to login/sign up to sync through this page https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/sync/ and the loading icon just spins and spins and spins and spins and spins for.ev.er. Please help. I just want my browser to sync on different devices.

Asked by april.ross 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by jscher2000 1 inyanga edlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Firefox 78 (Debian Stable) cannot access certain websites other browsers can

Hello, I'm running Firefox 78 on fresh Debian Stable installation and I cannot access certain websites. I followed step-by-step the instructions by Mozilla Support found … (funda kabanzi)

Hello, I'm running Firefox 78 on fresh Debian Stable installation and I cannot access certain websites. I followed step-by-step the instructions by Mozilla Support found here, with no result. Of course, I tried completely uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox, renaming .mozilla folder to create a new settings folder, deleting .cache/mozilla etc. I use no proxy, and I can visit all those certain websites form other browsers of this installation. And I'm looking for a solution for more than 2 weeks now. Any help is welcome!

Asked by johnservetas 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by johnservetas 1 inyanga edlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Firefox ESR old version vs new version

Please I would like to know Firefox ESR old version is for large organizations like universities and businesses? Please I would like to know Firefox ESR new version is fo… (funda kabanzi)

Please I would like to know Firefox ESR old version is for large organizations like universities and businesses? Please I would like to know Firefox ESR new version is for small businesses?

Asked by f23948 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 2 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Firefox continually prevents sfgate.com from reloading. This is a legitimate site I subscribe to. How can I disable this Firefox action?

Firefox continually prevents sfgate.com from reloading. This is a legitimate site I subscribe to. How can I disable this Firefox action? … (funda kabanzi)

Firefox continually prevents sfgate.com from reloading. This is a legitimate site I subscribe to. How can I disable this Firefox action?

Asked by tomd67 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 2 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Firefox causes flicking screen.

Hello, It is suspected that latest version of Firefox version 78.11.0esr (64-bit) is causing operathing systems to crash. I have not seen it on Windows platform as I am n… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

It is suspected that latest version of Firefox version 78.11.0esr (64-bit) is causing operathing systems to crash. I have not seen it on Windows platform as I am not using it. Platforms I am using are OSX and XUbuntu. The error occurs lingering on a site for a very long time. First it starts getting screen graphic errors like, some pixels are not being updated correctly. Then after a while screen starts to flicker, in a massive state, like the graphic processor is broken. In some cases with command key strokes one is able to kill Firefox, screen is back to normal and one can continue working. Facebook is the site that most commonly is causing error, but there are also other sites.

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Asked by rodieki 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by rodieki 2 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

"Say hello to a new firefox" theme options configuration

I have just installed 91.1 ESR. On opening the first time I am offered to "Choose a theme" or "Not now". I chose Not now. I expected that I would then be able to go i… (funda kabanzi)

I have just installed 91.1 ESR. On opening the first time I am offered to "Choose a theme" or "Not now". I chose Not now.

I expected that I would then be able to go into the settings menu somewhere and find the options:

  • Streamlined Toolbar and menus
  • Modern tabs
  • Fresh icons and clearer messages

I do not find these under Settings nor under the installed Themes. I'm not even sure these are a Theme as much of a Style??

Any help on this is appreciated. Searching the title was of no help.

Asked by RangerZ 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by RangerZ 2 izinyanga ezidlule