MacRumors slow on my PowerBooks

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 128keaton, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. 128keaton macrumors 68020

    128keaton

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    Hey guys, I've loved using my PowerBook as a useful machine. It handles most websites with ease, except the PowerPc forums. I've tried setting the user agent to an iPhone, but it doesn't work. I kinda miss vBulletin. Any tips for speeding up the forums?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Turn off the rich text editor. It's in Preferences (for the MR site, not your browser).

    You'll have to familiarize yourself with BB code but it's much faster.
     
  3. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

    128keaton

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    Which I am totally fine with! Thanks!
     
  4. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

    128keaton

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    :d this is a ton better. I also disabled the flash based attachment uploader.
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    With the rich text editor disabled (thanks to @eyoungren for the tip), I find MacRumors to be at least as fast as the old vBulletin system.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    The rich text editor relies on javascript to do it's job. As it's a WYSIWYG kind of thing that means it has to always be "ON" in case you start typing something. Since the reply box at the bottom is always open, then javascript is always getting processed by the browser. Which means the CPU is occupied, which means everything slows down.

    Not an issue on modern Macs, big issue on our older Macs.

    Honestly, BB code isn't that hard so for me it wasn't a big deal to turn it off.
     

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