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Media playback choppy + browser laggy on a Macbook Pro with M3 chip

I installed Firefox on a Macbook Pro with Apple Silicon, M3. The installation was from the Firefox site, I downloaded the dmg and then dragged into Applications. I find … (read more)

I installed Firefox on a Macbook Pro with Apple Silicon, M3. The installation was from the Firefox site, I downloaded the dmg and then dragged into Applications.

I find that playback of media stutters, and is choppy--not sure of a better way to explain it. E.g., YouTube videos and the Bandcamp player have "stuttered sound". Opening another site in another tab can make this effect worse. Likewise, trying to run Google Meet in a browser window causes basically everything on the computer to become very slow.

This still happens even if I go to "about:profiles" and then "restart with add-ons disabled".

But if I switch to another browser, Safari or Chrome, then I don't have the issue. e.g. I can play YouTube in the background fine even when running some compute intensive task.

I have also tried turning on/off "performance settings" and the "use hardware acceleration" checkbox underneath it -- neither of those seem to have any effect.

Activity Monitor showed that at most Firefox was using ~4 GB of memory of a total 48 GB, and the memory pressure indicator seems to be quite low.

I have run Firefox on other systems (e.g. System76, older Macbook Pro) with multiple windows open each having 20-30 tabs and never had an issue like this.

It really seems like it has something to do with how Firefox is interacting with the M3? Happy to learn I'm wrong. And happy to provide more details about the hardware or my settings if it would help.

Asked by nicholdav 2 weeks ago

Last reply by nicholdav 1 day ago

error messages on Mozilla Firefox

I keep getting multiple error messages, all diferent discriptions but most say system error or warning with code of cqdp4iohubcc73fh8q can't figure out how to recover! to… (read more)

I keep getting multiple error messages, all diferent discriptions but most say system error or warning with code of cqdp4iohubcc73fh8q can't figure out how to recover! tomleejr@verizon.net

Asked by Tom Lee 1 day ago

Slow Upload Speeds on 1 Gig connection

Experiencing slow upload speeds on 128.0. Recently got a 1 gig connection and the upload speeds are all over the place. While I prefer Firefox, I did try a couple of dif… (read more)

Experiencing slow upload speeds on 128.0.

Recently got a 1 gig connection and the upload speeds are all over the place. While I prefer Firefox, I did try a couple of different browsers and they both gave me pretty symmetrical speeds close to the 1 gig speed.

Asked by dtrott 1 day ago

sites are automatically signed out

Just moved from win 7 to win11. Pity me. Used sync prior to using FF on 11. Sites I remained signed into with 7 now have to be signed in every time with win11. Even if Fi… (read more)

Just moved from win 7 to win11. Pity me. Used sync prior to using FF on 11. Sites I remained signed into with 7 now have to be signed in every time with win11. Even if Firefox isn't closed between visits. ex: Youtube, forum sites, etc. I don't know if this is FF or win11 doing it. I didn't change any settings in FF on 11. Any help or direction appreciated.

Asked by John 1 day ago

Firefox forgets my passwords

Hello, My password saved are deleted every time I close FF. It used to be manageable because Google and other sites didn't require me to fill my passwords (cookies did t… (read more)

Hello,

My password saved are deleted every time I close FF. It used to be manageable because Google and other sites didn't require me to fill my passwords (cookies did the trick I suppose) but now I also loose access to gmail and Youtube every time I close FF. It's annoying to have to use 2FA every damn time. And keeping the passwords available.

I've tried every answer I found by looking around :

- tried to start in safe mode - disable hardware acceleration - I have no extensions

FF saves the passwords correctly (at least they appear in the saved password tab) but they are erased every time I restart FF. The cookies aren't automatically deleted (FF remembers my browsing history) but I need to relog into Google.

I getting frustrated.

Asked by François Bergmans 1 month ago

Last reply by François Bergmans 1 day ago

Firefox doesn't ask whether to download or open

Under the Applications section of the General 'Tab' of settings I have the option 'Ask whether to open or save' selected. However when I am on a web page click on a downl… (read more)

Under the Applications section of the General 'Tab' of settings I have the option 'Ask whether to open or save' selected. However when I am on a web page click on a downloadable/openable file(which has a app association) - Firefox doesn't ask me whether to save or open - It does both automatically.

I'm using Win 8.1 FF 115.13

Asked by jaiy 1 day ago