Firefox 3 problems - SLOW...
wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Jul 14 03:22:51 UTC 2008
On Sun, 13 Jul 2008, Jason W. Morgan wrote:
> I also get the annoying black boxes. I haven't tested it thoroughly
> yet, but it seems to happen most often with resized png images. That
> could just be a result of the pages I visit though; they seem to use
> pngs quite extensively.
That's a known bug:
> As for performance problems, I have noticed that FF3 is slower than
> FF2 at loading pages with many images, and I've had a lot of trouble
> with Flash (as usual). But the problems are not so significant that
> I've been forced to uninstall it.
FF3 seems to be faster than 18.104.22.168 for me (on 7.0-STABLE). Flash 7
seems to be no worse than 22.214.171.124, which is to say that it works maybe
half the places it's used, and does nothing on the others. Come to
think of it, 126.96.36.199 would lock up on many of those, and FF3 does not.
Adblock Plus and FlashBlock help, too.
One other note: FF3 wanted to check my extensions for compatibility
almost every time it started. A process for disabling that check is
It's just adding these two settings to about:config:
That didn't stop every check, though. Adding those two settings to the
default profile (/usr/local/lib/firefox3/defaults/profile/prefs.js) in
addition to the user settings seemed to stop all the checks.
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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