something is not right in firefox 87. been using it as my main browser since… uh… maybe since i found that firefox supported transparency in png files and IE didn’t.
87 was unloading my pinned tabs… which the entire point of my pinned tabs is to have stuff always loaded so i can switch to them quickly and not have to wait for the page to load/appear. good for things like webmail, project tracking/communication sites, and sites i use frequently to look something up like graphemica or wikipedia.
I possibly could have lived with the unloaded pinned tabs until a next version comes out but it is also having issues with constant youtube video playback. I don’t like my background music being interrupted. I don’t know if having the browser in focus would change anything but don’t care, i do more than one thing on my computer all day every day and can’t ever change that.
I really don’t want to switch to a chrome browser variant as my main. I have 6 different chromium based browsers installed installed already and use them for various things, i still prefer firefox somewhat.
I tried using waterfox alongside firefox for a day with waterfox being used as the background youtube player. That didn’t change anything, firefox 87 was still acting like it was hitting a CPU or RAM limit of some kind and unloading my pinned tabs and generally acting like it’s running on a pentium II or something anytime i would alt-tab or click back to it after spending some time in a VM or game… so i rolled back to firefox 86.0.1.
From the searching i did for ff87 issues yesterday i seem to be the only one having problems with it. sad.
Anyone here have issues with 87 by any chance?
I checked all the settings, nothing had been changed by the upgrade. I checked a few things in about:config that i thought could have been causing problems and could not find anything that looked like it was set wrong to me. I looked at the bugzilla site and couldn’t find anything that looked related to what i’m seeing here… but honestly most of the stuff in the list there was a bit greek to me because i don’t normally spend any time looking at bugzilla issues. I have plenty of free ram (12GB of 32 in use after a restart and get all my programs started again) and an amd 2700x that was at maybe 10-15% usage while firefox was acting like it was starved of cpu cycles. Not looking for troubleshooting tips, just want to vent i guess. Extremely disappointed and a little upset.