Mozilla Firefox, new releases, Add-Ons, tips for customisation

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  1. Zuhl3156

    Zuhl3156 Active Member

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    I remember a lot of issues with Live Mail not responding that suddenly cleared up. I'd hate to go back to using Chrome but Firefox is trying my patience lately. Many of my add-ons are disabled because they aren't signed or something weird. I found a setting to 'Refresh Firefox' and it totally destroyed everything removing all of my extensions and add-ons. This means war!
     
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    UPDATE: I kept finding several firefox.exe processes running even after I closed Firefox. I uninstalled it and used a FF 42 installer that worked without giving me the latest version and so far all is good.
     
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    Been getting stupid amount of memory usage with FF lately, like 1.8GB after just a couple hours making the browser lag like mad

    Just found this - early days yet, I've only had it set for about 20 mins, but it seems to be keeping the RAM usage much lower 400MB~

    about:config

    browser.sessionhistory.max_entries

    Set to between 0 and 5

    browser.sessionhistory.max_entries determines the maximum number of pages in the browser’s session history, i.e. the maximum number of URLs you can traverse purely through the Back/Forward buttons. The Default value is 50. We usually won’t surf more than 5 of the websites we previously surfed before, and there is really no need to store more than that in the session which can clog up memory as they grow.http://www.newpathconsulting.com/20...solved-set-browsersessionhistorymax-to-0.html
     
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    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    Nice find, thanks!
     

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    Don't set it to 0

    1 >

    Or things stop working, just worked out that's why my refresh button suddenly stopped doing anything lol

    Set it to 1 and it works again
     
  6. Zuhl3156

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    I don't have problems with excess memory usage in Firefox but thanks for posting this in case I ever need to use it. It really was a nice find. I think my problem with several firefox.exe instances running in my Task Manager is because I get impatient. I always want everything up to date so whenever I see a new version of FF listed at MajorGeeks I would press my Alt key and have FF check for updates. If it didn't show up I would download from MajorGeeks and update using that installer. I think rather than update FF for me it was installing the new version instead of installing over the old version. I eventually had at least three versions of FF launching from the same quick launch icon. I first noticed this after I closed FF and ran CCleaner. CCleaner informed me that FF was taking a long time to close and asked if I wanted to 'force shutdown'. That's when I opened my Task Manager and saw three firefox.exe Processes running. I just uninstalled Firefox and it removed all versions but by some miracle left my bookmarks and add-ons intact. I am still on FF 42 and I'm afraid to update again hoping to avoid the same issue. Patience is a virtue that I seem to be lacking at times.
     
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    I remember a time when there would be a firefox.exe entry for every tab I had open but since reverting to FF 42 I only have one instance running no matter how many tabs are open. I haven't had any crashes at all since rolling back. I like this version and I think I will keep it if it keeps multiple instances of FF from running at the same time. The problem was after I closed the browser I still had firefox.exe running.
     
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    Just had v44.0.1 through.
     
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    I'm finding Firefox is running sluggish lately. Not sure what it is. Multi-process is enabled.
     

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    Im running cyberfox for 2 months now and the speed is just awesome.
    I say awesome and at the same moment i realise it just runs the way it should run.
    I still have 32bit firefox (due to some field i cant click in 64 bit lol) , but no way im ever going back.
    I even switched to another theme instead of Noia (which ive been running for over 15 years!! OMG lol )
     
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    test this
    http://ufpr.dl.sourceforge.net/proj....0.1-enUS-vc2013-x64-sse2-betterpgo-160208.7z

    [​IMG]
     
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    ^ Just got it through :)
     
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    Sticking with 43.0.3 for now, until the dev fixes the youtube center addon
     

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    My plugin_container.exe doesn't load anymore. Have they made any recent changes? I've tried both v45 & 46. I made a new profile, opened youtube and it loads but after installing my addons it doesn't anymore, even after starting it with all addons disabled.
     
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    I've started to hate Firefox. The UI is quite nice but it's just so slow and laggy compared to Edge... If Edge had better right click options I'd dump Firefox instantly
     
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    I'm staying with 42.0 for now. No crashes or stopped responding issues since rolling back.
     
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    FF has been slow and laggy for few years now, switching to cyberfox 64bit sorta helped with this but most issue is with base verison at this point, it is not what it was speed wise for years
     
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