FireFox 2.0.0.1 becomes a CPU pig

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by micsaund, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. micsaund macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone else see their FF CPU usage get huge after a while?

    On my MB 2.0GHz/2GB, I usually have Gmail open along with several other tabs, opening and closing tabs as needed. After a while, FF will end-up chewing 33% of the CPU just sitting there. I can close all tabs, and the CPU use still remains. Closing FF is the only way to reset the usage. When it's re-started, things are normal and eventually bloat again.

    Earlier tonight, a Gmail, Google Reader, and a couple other tabs were using 100% CPU (one core) while I was sitting and watching TV.

    I've seen this behavior on my Winbloze machine at work also. Maybe it's a plugin I use, so I wanted to see if anyone else sees this CPU bloat before I go disabling, restarting, testing, repeating.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    At One point a while ago, pre 2, i saw cpu problems, but now no. I find its more of a memory hog.
     
  3. After G macrumors 68000

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    I find this behavior in all browsers ... Very annoying, I know. It doesn't hurt to close FF once in a while though.

    That or try a nightly build and see if the CPU problems go away.
     
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  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    The main CPU hog with browsers is the Flash plug-in. It seems to take over the browser's control, also.
     
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  7. micsaund thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It does seem that it may be Flash related -- anyone else see this behavior I described as a result of Flash?

    My plugins on the Mac are:

    Bookmark Sync and Sort
    FasterFox
    ForecastFox
    Google Toolbar
    StubleUpon
    Tabmix Plus
    TinyURL Creator
    Web Developer

    Thanks for the input so far!

    Mike
     

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