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palit
Nov 30, 2007
Nobody's boy

Yeah, I used 3.6.something and then waited until Firefox 5 before upgrading.

For the first week everything was fine. Then I started getting waves of disk thrashing. They were all the same, I was just clicking around when suddenly Firefox became unresponsive, disk thrashing and using 100% CPU on 1 core. This lasted for about 10 seconds, not a long time but they came so often that after two weeks I had it and downgraded to 3.6.19.

I tried everything too. Disabling page prefetching, hardware acceleration, limiting disk cache, etc. Nothing worked. Oh yeah, clean profile too of course.

So here's waiting for Firefox 6 to try again. Hopefully with better luck.
Or maybe someone knows the solution to this?

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palit
Nov 30, 2007
Nobody's boy

Goober Peas posted:

Is anyone else experiencing weird issues with 18.0.1? It runs fine the first few minutes of browsing, then it becomes slow to respond. For instance, if I click on 'Bookmarks', it takes a 3-count for the menu to open up. I have all of two add-ons loaded -- Adblock Plus and Xmarks. I've tried resetting to default state and that hasn't helped. I have 16 GB of RAM and it doesn't look like Firefox is using more than 1 GB at any given time.

I don't know about the rest but slow Bookmarks in Firefox 18 is because of hardware acceleration. Turn it off in the Options and it'll be fast like in previous versions.

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