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Windows 7: Done with Firefox...

15 Jul 2010   #1
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Done with Firefox...

I had this happen with Firefox 3.6.3 on June 15. I only had about 6-7 tabs open on it but it was acting very sluggish in performance just scrolling through web pages.



Then yesterday, twice the Firefox process was maxing out one of my cores at 100% with only 6-7 tabs open. I rebooted and eventually it came back again. Given, I have a quad core so the rest of my system was fine but Firefox had slowed to a crawl.

So since yesterday evening I have switched to Opera 10.60. I gotta say that I am quite impressed with it.


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15 Jul 2010   #2
mohammed yasser

windows 7
 
 

i hate firefox it now work good for win 7 on xp i work fine it always lag on win7
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15 Jul 2010   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Huh...I rarely have issues with Firefox.
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15 Jul 2010   #4
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

No problems here.


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15 Jul 2010   #5
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Huh...I rarely have issues with Firefox.
I tend to open and close a lot of tabs and leave my browser running 24/7 as I leave my PC running 24/7. As you can see with the screenshot, 1.3GB of physical memory used. The only extension I ran was Adblock Plus.

Regarding the high CPU usage for the process, I don't know what was causing it. But it was just another step in the wrong direction for Firefox. Apparently it's a known problem: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/...+CPU+resources
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15 Jul 2010   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Huh...I rarely have issues with Firefox.
I tend to open and close a lot of tabs and leave my browser running 24/7 as I leave my PC running 24/7. As you can see with the screenshot, 1.3GB of physical memory used. The only extension I ran was Adblock Plus.

Regarding the high CPU usage for the process, I don't know what was causing it. But it was just another step in the wrong direction for Firefox.
I often go multiple days, sometimes weeks at work without a reboot and I use Firefox exclusively with tabs and I have never seen a runaway like that.
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15 Jul 2010   #7
mohammed yasser

windows 7
 
 

i think chrome is much better then firefox
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15 Jul 2010   #8
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Huh...I rarely have issues with Firefox.
I often go multiple days, sometimes weeks at work without a reboot and I use Firefox exclusively with tabs and I have never seen a runaway like that.
Likewise with my home computer which runs 24/7 with multiple tab open.
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15 Jul 2010   #9
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I often go multiple days, sometimes weeks at work without a reboot and I use Firefox exclusively with tabs and I have never seen a runaway like that.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Likewise with my home computer which runs 24/7 with multiple tab open.
Glad to hear that. I searched Google and found that I wasn't the only one with the problem though. Which means it is a common issue (see the link I added to my post). Mozilla's fix seems to be don't browse websites with plug-ins or scripts. Sure, let's go back to 1994 and basic HTML websites.
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15 Jul 2010   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Glad to hear that. I searched Google and found that I wasn't the only one with the problem though. Which means it is a common issue (see the link I added to my post). Mozilla's fix seems to be don't browse websites with plug-ins or scripts. Sure, let's go back to 1994 and basic HTML websites.
Even a handful of people complaining about something on the Internet does not make something a common issue. Remember, those with problems are always the most vocal.

While I don't doubt that you are experiencing issues here....it could be something on your box, your setup, or some particular sites that you go to exposing this issue.

Great news is that there are choices when it comes to browsers. We don't all have to use, like, endorse, or support the same one.
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