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Typing in subject line is slow

VERIFIED WORKSFORME

Status

MailNews Core
Composition
P3
normal
VERIFIED WORKSFORME
18 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: Richard Zach, Assigned: Stuart Parmenter)

Tracking

({helpwanted, perf})

Trunk
Future
x86
Linux
helpwanted, perf

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

18 years ago
Typing in the subject line is awfully slow (maybe 1/2 sec lag between keystroke
and character showing up in the subject).  No such problems in other text entry
boxes.

Linux build 2000.04.01.09

Comment 1

18 years ago
Is this an editor thing?  cc: beppe
Everytime you press a key (in fact when you realease it) into the subject line,  the window title is updated. This has 

no performance impact on Window and Mac!

Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → M17

Comment 3

18 years ago
adding perf keyword
Keywords: perf

Comment 4

18 years ago
this should probably be looked at by pav
Assignee: ducarroz → pavlov
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
(Assignee)

Comment 5

18 years ago
setting the title on unix sucks.  i would recommend not doing it... or if you
must, do it in batches... like after a person stops typing... set a timer and
keep resetting it on keydown maybe?
(Assignee)

Comment 6

18 years ago
I can make a few of the GetService calls return in to static variables which
might help a *tiny* bit, but setting the title means you get to play the 'lets
talk to the x server' game which then has to talk to the window manager, which
then talks to the x server again... yay.

Comment 7

18 years ago
moving to m18
Target Milestone: M17 → M18

Comment 8

18 years ago
Mass-moving all bugs to M21 that are not dogfood+, nsbeta2+, or nsbeta2-
Target Milestone: M18 → M21
(Assignee)

Comment 9

17 years ago
this needs to get fixed, but i don't really have time to look at it in great
detail.
Keywords: helpwanted
Target Milestone: M21 → Future
(Reporter)

Comment 10

17 years ago
On my machine, this seems a lot faster now, it's hardly noticeably.  So maybe we
can WFM this.  Otherwise, I suggest #ifdef'ing it out for X.

Comment 11

17 years ago
Looking at it, it seems to me like the changes to the titlebar are buffered now,
and happen in batches instead of slamming X each time a key is hit. Pav, is this
true? If so, it's fixed :)
(Assignee)

Comment 12

17 years ago
I don't recall this being a real problem anymore.  Is anyone still seeing this?

Comment 13

17 years ago
Marking WORKSFORME as per the last three comments, and this is normal for me too
now.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
VERIFIED on RedHat 7.0 build 2001021408.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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