ummmmm should firefox use this much cpu?

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  1. DAAAAAAAVE macrumors regular

    DAAAAAAAVE

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    For some reason while looking at websites (like not loading i am doing an assignment and they are all loaded) my cpu usage was boosted from about 20% up to between 70 and 80% and stayed there for like half an hour. Activity manager said it was firefox. What is that all about?
     
  2. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    was there some content like flash or something inside one of the pages displayed?
     
  3. MBPDiva macrumors regular

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    Firefox does that even on my PC. That's why I use Safari.
     
  4. DAAAAAAAVE thread starter macrumors regular

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    nope no flash. just kinda did it for a while then dropped off again. it was a bit weird. oh well little things like that aren't going to make me drop firefox. i <3 it
     
  5. SoybeanStasher macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I see that Firefox uses a lot of CPU on my laptop too. It's also slow to load compared to Safari, and pages don't scroll as smoothly. I'm used to it, though, and the plugins are great, so I'll stick with it. I haven't tried Minefield yet. That's supposedly a lot faster.
     
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    haven't even heard of minefield. what is it/link?
     
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