[thelist] Firefox / Latency / Graying out

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Thu Sep 15 10:53:50 CDT 2011

Sarah said something about scripting Frameworks as well.  Would this scripting framework problem if it were part of the root cause continue even if you quit all the apparently offending browser tabs (well er those websites) and take the remaining base tab / page or site to a fast, clean page.  It feels like when it takes control it needs to be exorcised which means restarting the browser.  Or maybe I'm just too impatient to wait for the demons to go away on their own?

On 09/15/2011 01:08 AM, Simon MacDonald wrote:
> The last reasonable version of FF I used was FF3.6.
> I've certainly had these problems with FF 4. Disabling development addons
> like Firebug improves things, but having lots of tabs open for a long time
> and the performance of FF gradually degrades to the point of uselessness.
> I moved to Chrome which is certainly faster, but Firebug lite for Chrome
> ain't as good as the full deal. So I've recently been trying FF6. This seems
> to be an improvement over FF4. Still getting  problems though with random
> crashes and greying/freezing. Better, but FF still appears to be a
> resource/memory hog with memory leaks chewing up the RAM
> I'm hoping that FF7 will be the goods with the first implementation of its
> Memshrink project, which aims to improve memory consumption by between
> 20%-50% and will hopefully improve performance and stability. There is a
> beta available but I haven't tried it yet.
> Cheers
> Simon

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