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this forum & FireFox (32 posts)

  1. Ozh
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Heya
    There's something rather weird with this forum. On Window MSIE, linux-Opera or linux-Konqueror, nothing special.
    But when I use Firefox (on linux), my CPU is nearly 100% busy with it, and the mouse cursor keeps "flashing" as if it was computing amazing amount of data. On any other site, FF doesnt hog my CPU, it's just this forum.

    Yesterday Matt asked on IRC if anyone was noticing something strange with FF & Windows. Not sure it went ok or not, since my Windows box is much more powerfull than my Linux box and I may have not notice it slowing down. But this morning I just can't use linux Firefox with the forum.
    Anyone noticing same kind of weirdness ?

  2. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Disable images and it works just fine. Not to find the cause and the solution! :)
    Craig.

  3. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If anyone can track down this problem they get a gold star. It seems to effect Firefox 0.8 only. I upgraded to a nightly and it went away.

  4. MaxT
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I think it's top logo's fault... Can't explain why, but...

  5. bmccullo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It's a real pain in the butt.

  6. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am cool :D with my O ofcourse!

  7. MaxT
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hmmm... Now I'm mostly sure it's something with bg image that causes 100% CPU load... just updated to nightly FF too and that effect is gone

  8. faewench
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    all i have noticed today is how slow it is with FF and that my mouse scroller doesnt work here(it works on any otherwebsite, just not here today), and to type this message is way lagged.

  9. Lilandra
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    oh, so it's not *just* me?
    thank God! i thought my computer was going to crash or something, cuz it was being all flashy and weird on firefox now...and IE sucks :-(

  10. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have had difficulties with FF and bgs or images for some time as MaxT will tell you. A moment ago in FF this forum was unuseable. The gray bg was not tiling,
    there was abnormal cpu load and I could not type at any kind of speed. On MOz 1.7 no probs. This is a FF thing clearly. Off topic.But obviously of close interest to many readers. Incidentally in Moz I now can't login. Best Wishes Root.

  11. Lilandra
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    maybe i should consider going back to firebird..:-(

  12. WillM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I was wondering why this site was being so slow, glad to know its not just me. I think I'll switch stylesheets off again, see if that helps :(

  13. Lilandra
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    well it keeps crashing my browser so i'm using *grr* IE *grr* to be here...see how much i love this support forum!

  14. faewench
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i find it very strange that a browser( FF .8) that has worked until today is suddenly at fault??
    i have had no problems until today...and why would a background image suddenly be an issue, when it is not an issue on other websites?
    trying to understand....
    fae

  15. Lilandra
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    *sigh*
    well i don't particularly thing it's FF alone because it's as you say
    maybe they made some changes (who knows?) and it doesn't want to be happy with FF?
    either way grrr

  16. WillM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well, now its crashed Firefox. Tried viewing in Opera but sorry Sushubh, its not doing it for me. And everyone knows this site is an abhomination in IE so I guess its goodbye for now. :(

  17. charle97
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    disable images when you visit wp support.

  18. Lilandra
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    but wouldn't that disable images in the whole browser? or should i just block all images frm here?

  19. charle97
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    the image manager in firefox 0.8 doesn't seem to be enabled, so yes disabling images will affect the whole browser. just re-enable images once you leave the wp forums to view images at other sites.

  20. JimBrown
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Must be machine specific. I use FF 0.8 and have none of the characteristics y'all are describing.

  21. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Same here.... I'm using FF0.8 on win2k and no problems......?????
    TG

  22. Lilandra
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    well i didn't notice anything on my linux system...here it's xp

  23. gnam
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    XP Home and FireFox 0.8.
    I thought I had picked up a virus last night - XP was memory swapping/disk writing like crazy last night!
    I then went back to IE and had no problems. Guessed it was Firefox - good to see this 'confirmed' by other users.
    Bye,
    Gnam ;)

  24. MaxT
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sounds like this prob can be seen only with FF 0.8 at WinXP... Something with images... And as I've said before I think it's bg's fault

  25. randybrown
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Mozilla 1.6 on XP Home has these same symptoms. Very odd.
    I do also notice in IE6 that the top image (the WordPress logo) flashes as I mouse over the menu area and the image area. So there appears to be some affects in IE as well.
    <rb>

  26. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I get the Fire Fox Funnies on Win 98 at home.

  27. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    this forums sucks in IE since ever.
    firefox thing is new.

  28. Lilandra
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    but it's okay on linux..

  29. faewench
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ok dont know what was changed... the forum works so much better now and varies in cpu usage 7-60%. it is not lagging any more... much much better!!!

  30. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm running Windows XP Pro and Firefox 0.8. I've never had any problems with this site.

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