Firefox renders some pages extremely slowly on FreeBSD

Nick Fishman kwlogical at
Mon May 29 12:42:36 PDT 2006

I've noticed that there are some pages that cause Firefox to slow down
incredibly. Typical problems include a major increase in response time
(from a few milliseconds to several seconds). It becomes impossible to
scroll or use the browser with other tabs while these pages are loaded.
Here are a few pages that I've noticed the problem with:

Unwieldy HTML aside, both of these pages deal heavily with image
transparency. That could be the issue, though I'm not sure. Curiously,
these pages cause no problems with Konqueror on the same machine. They
also work fine using Firefox on Windows.

Has anyone experienced similar issues? Thanks,


Please forgive the double posting on freebsd-ports and freebsd-ports-bugs.

bsdlogical at krypton$ uname -a
Sun Mar 19 11:39:26 EST 2006    
root at  i386
bsdlogical at krypton$ firefox -v
Mozilla Firefox, Copyright (c) 1998 - 2006

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