Poor Firefox performance on rMB?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by RichBowman, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. RichBowman macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Quick question as per the title. I've a 1.2 rMB, and Firefox is really quite jerky/stuttering when scrolling down on some websites (especially those with pictures i.e. BBC news). It's quite smooth in Safari - just a pain as I use FF on my PC desktop...

    Any suggestions - or anyone else seeing this?

    Cheers.

    Rich
     
  2. gooser macrumors 6502

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    i tested the bbc site with my macbook using firefox and i'm not seeing what you're describing and my macbook and operating system are both older than yours so i would certainly think that something is wrong with yours. just for the record i tested with a macbook 5,2 running 10.6.8. my firefox version is 41.0.1.
     
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Apples and oranges, really.
     
  4. RichBowman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cheers - yup, my (now defunct) MBA was fine with FF, so I'm a bit disappointed with the performance of the rMB with it.

    Thanks,

    Rich
     
  5. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a

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    What Firefox pluggins do you have? This can cause quite an issue on a slower machine.
     
  6. RichBowman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi - disabled/removed all extensions. No difference. Fired up my 2011 MBA, reinstalled whatever version of OSX it was - seemed fine. Then popped on El Capitan and Firefox - same issues - wonder if it's a case of FF not playing nicely with EC for some reason. Then again, thought I would have read/heard of others having issues...

    Thanks,

    Rich
     
  7. iBilal macrumors regular

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    that would be a huge concern for me, too .. I really want to get the MacBook for a secondary/travel laptop .. [I have a 15-inch MacBook Pro] .. I use chrome because of the extensions that make using the internet so much easier .. it doesn't slow down or affect my MBP .. but I hear it's a real memory and cpu hog .. does anyone here use chrome, with a bunch of extensions, on a MacBook? .. does it affect the performance?
     
  8. RichBowman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Chrome doesn't seem too bad - much better than Firefox and almost as smooth as Safari. I could go down the Chrome route, but I miss some of the FF extensions (new tab when clicking a bookmark/etc... Stuff like that).

    Rich
     

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