Anyone else have this problem with Firefox?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by wordmunger, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    #1
    When I have multiple tabs going in Firefox, it tends to slow to a crawl, especially with complex Web pages. Anyone else have that problem? I have 768 MB RAM, so I don't think memory is the problem.
     
  2. Hoef macrumors 6502a

    Hoef

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    Yeah .... I especially have it with this hardware site i visit frequently:

    http://www.tweakers.net/

    It drives me nuts, especially since the site is working well in IE
     
  3. Mav451 macrumors 68000

    Mav451

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    What kind of CPU do you guys have? I realize I'm coming from a different vantage point, PC, but I think Firefox does demand a certain threshold for processing power.

    I usually have 3 windows (with 7-8 tabs in each) open at once, and I've never slowed down. Not sure how OSX handles memory, but if you notice even a slight slowdown, in Windows, if you minimize it XP will redistribute the memory Firefox is using--"refreshing" it if you will.

    I dunno how OSX will do it, but aside from those 2 factors (memory management and CPU power), i'm not sure what else would cause Firefox to slow down. If i had the same # of IE windows as tabs in FF (21-24 windows), I'd be taking over 200MB+ in memory there >> and that is far worse than the 40-50MBs Firefox can take.
     
  4. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

    crazzyeddie

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    Well, my Firefox slows down when loading tabs, but not once theyre open...
     

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