Browser scrolling.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by deus ex machina, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. deus ex machina macrumors regular

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    When using Safari or Firefox, the scrolling seems a bit choppy (as in not smooth). Is there a setting that this noob is missing on his MBP?
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    Nope, there are no settings you can change to sort this out. Have you tried Chrome? I have found that a lot less choppy.
     
  3. deus ex machina thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did. It is a little bit better, but not quite..... good.
     
  4. rasmusDoh macrumors regular

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    I get this too. Most in Firefox, then Safari and a bit less in Chrome.

    Is it normal, or is it an actual problem that can / should be solved? Like something hard- or software wise?
     
  5. Waffmeister macrumors newbie

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    Me too. But I also noticed that my HDD is writing all the time. Pretty much sounds like a Windows box full with viruses and spyware... :(

    And the browsing is choppy, get 10 second freezes when multitasking a bit. Not doing anything heavy but watching a youtube clip is almost impossible.

    Also doesn't Safari 5 seem slower in loading pages than the old one, or is that just me?:rolleyes:
     
  6. ipaddyo macrumors newbie

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    How old is your computer?

    You should pay close attention to your hard drive as it might be giving out, not to say that you should run and get a new one. Just back up your stuff in case it does go out.
     
  7. Waffmeister macrumors newbie

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    I got it in december 09 and it started acting funny a couple of months ago... I should say I'm new to Mac so if there is any "regular" tools to use to maintain it, I haven't used them :)

    I will backup and pay close attension and if it goes, I hope it's before the warranty...
     
  8. D0rk macrumors member

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    I get this too on my 3 week old MBP13 (2.4). I don't even really notice a difference between Firefox and Chrome in terms of choppiness, it just happens all around.
     
  9. goldenlotus macrumors regular

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    Definitly. That's why I switched to Chrome. It seems a bit fast than Safari 4, and definitely faster than Safari 5.
     
  10. rasmusDoh macrumors regular

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    Are your browsers (almost) never sluggish?
    I'd like to know if i have a problem that i need to solve, or if i'm simply expecting too much from my computer?
     
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  12. rasmusDoh macrumors regular

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    Already have a Flash Blocker installed.

    But it sounds like you - and others - don't have this sluggishness, so i kinda think some of us have some wierd problem. A problem i'd really like to have solved!
     
  13. deus ex machina thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mine is a new machine. Fluid scrolling has been around since the XP days, I would expect it on my MBP. If it is a setting that keeps the browser from engaging the GPU and saving power, perhaps it can be changed.
     
  14. ipaddyo macrumors newbie

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    Did you try the scrolling speed setting under "Trackpad" in System Preferences?

    I keep mine at the third or fourth notch from the left and it works well for me.
     

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