FF Loads Most PAges Much Slower than Safari on OS X.3.5

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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minor
RESOLVED EXPIRED
14 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: Phil Wells, Assigned: Blake Ross)

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1

I was expecting much better performance, as per newspaper articles and postings
but, just FYI, on a decent broadband connection, using same Mac, some pages take
5x as long to load as Safari which, itself can take awhile to load.

This is scientific: I've loaded URL into both browsers, then hit GO (or hit
ENTER) asa fast as possible and FF just sits there and I dont think it's site
specific.

Reproducible: Sometimes
Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

14 years ago
Are you sure the caching isn't influencing it??  If you put the same URL into
both browsers that you've been to before, safari probably has both the DNS
cached already and the page.. 

(In reply to comment #0)
> User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; rv:1.7.3)
Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1
> Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; rv:1.7.3)
Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1
> 
> I was expecting much better performance, as per newspaper articles and postings
> but, just FYI, on a decent broadband connection, using same Mac, some pages take
> 5x as long to load as Safari which, itself can take awhile to load.
> 
> This is scientific: I've loaded URL into both browsers, then hit GO (or hit
> ENTER) asa fast as possible and FF just sits there and I dont think it's site
> specific.
> 
> Reproducible: Sometimes
> Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 2

14 years ago
Mark this CRITICAL!  Not minor.

There is a serious usability problem with Firefox (at least on Mac OS X), and no
attention has been paid to this serious bug report for TWO MONTHS.  That is
pathetic.

I'm going to abandon Firefox if this isn't resolved soon and I'm sure many
others will as well.  Safari and Opera are serious and responsibly developed
applications which respond well to user input.  Hopes for Firefox were high, but
it seems that more attention is paid to pretty "foxy" graphic design rather than
performance, responsiveness, and usability.

Firefox is not at all responsive.  It consistently takes 3-10 seconds to open a
new tab, and during that time the user cannot switch to other Firefox tabs or
windows.  The colorwheel starts spinning and Firefox will not accept any other
user input.

This wasn't as noticable prior to the 1.0 release.  Or maybe it was, but users
wrote it off as pre-release sloppiness.

Firefox's performance (on OS X, AlBook 15" G4) is horrible.  Please try
releasing again, this time focus on releasing a responsive, well performing,
usable browser.

Thank you.
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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