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


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    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


    Jul 11, 2004
    Houston, TX..... (keep walking)
    Yeah .... I especially have it with this hardware site i visit frequently:

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


    Jul 1, 2003
    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


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    Well, my Firefox slows down when loading tabs, but not once theyre open...

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