Sluggish Scrolling in Firefox on certain websites

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  1. fel10, Jan 20, 2011
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    fel10 macrumors 68000

    fel10

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    I get sluggish scrolling on certain websites like perezhilton.com or TMZ.com, when using Firefox. The scrolling is sluggish only when the site is still loading. When it is done loading, everything works fine. This happens mostly when the site has a lot of animation, and banners. Could this be a flash issue or too much CPU being used?

    Anyone else gets this, and is there any way to fix it???
     
  2. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  3. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    Flash is a resource hog.

    Btw, is this a problem on your iMac, on your MBP, or both of them?
     
  4. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Both my iMac and MBP have the same issue.

    The funny thing is, when I go over to my mom's, and btw, she has lighting fast internet, everything loads faster, so Firefox is not as sluggish. So could my internet also has a little to do with my problem???
     
  5. ansalmo macrumors regular

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    Have you tried the same websites using Safari? If you still get slow-down then install the Safari extension ClickToFlash, which will disable Flash by default (you can still click on the Flash to run it, or whitelist specific websites). That should help you narrow down whether the cause of the slow-down is Flash, your internet speed, or some other issue.
     
  6. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    try camino browser (has built in click to flash and click to view ads)

    i run it on a old g3 ibook....and it simple runs wayyyyy faster then firefox or safari...

    http://caminobrowser.org/
     
  7. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    WOW, that helped a lot. Perezhilton.com is filled with flash ads and videos, and now, after installing the "ClicktoFlash" extension, everything is working so much smoother. I guess the problem was the flash after all. No wonder Steve hates it, lol.

    Thank u so much :)
     
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