From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.72 [en] (Win98; I) BuildID: 2000050111 The bookmarks menu has become painfully slow since the bookmark&folder icon landing a couple of days ago. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Just choose 'Bookmarks' and mouse over the bookmarks folders and bookmarks Actual Results: * Folder icon change (open/close) is lagging. [when mousing over folders] * Bookmark highlighting is lagging even more Expected Results: There should be no noticeable lagging when mousing in the bookmark menu. My system: PII 233MHz 64 Mb RAM
Confirming because this gives the appearance of a performance problem. Using the same build on a K6-300 with 128MB running WinNT, there is no lag at all highlighting folders and items on the Bookmarks menu, but the lag showing the open folder icon is noticable -- at least 1/2 second from moving the pointer over the folder. There is an inevitable delay in showing submenus -- otherwise running the pointer down the menu to go to a submenu near the bottom would open every submenu in turn on the way -- but the open folder icon is lagging after that, which makes the process of moving into a submenu look slower than it is. The eye is drawn back to the left just as the eye-hand system is about to move the pointer right. To make matters worse, the previous folder item changes back to a closed icon last of all. Ideally, if there is no actual performance problem displaying and redisplaying these icons, as the pointer enters a new folder on the main menu or a submenu, the highlight would appear instantaneously, the icon would change to the open folder icon *immediately* after (~10 ms), and then, after the normal delay, the submenu would appear if the pointer had not moved on (if it had, the open folder icon would need to revert). That would make the interface look snappy, ready to leap into action. If that isn't possible to guarantee on slower machines, both folder icons should still change *before* the submenu is displayed, with the previous one closing before the new one opens, to make sure that the eye isn't drawn away from the submenu just as it is displayed. Not sure -- this may be just a matter of reordering a few lines of code, or if the XPToolkit calls are less atomic, it could be more work than that. Checking all this with the 2000-05-02-08-M16 nightly on a P90 with 64MB of 5-year-old memory running WinNT, the folder icon lag is very apparent.
*** Bug 38030 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
spamming.. 38030 is apperantly NOT a dup.
Move to M21 target milestone.
Reassigning 79 Bookmarks bugs to Ben. I was told this was going to be done shortly about two months ago, but it clearly hasn't been. I think that's long enough for all these bugs to remain assigned to nobody. Feel free to filter all this spam into the trashcan by looking for this string in the message body: ducksgoquack
Is anyone still seeing this?
The lag is mostly gone now. If you move your mouse up ad down really fast over the bookmark menu, though, the highlight can't keep up with your pointer. It just _feels_ slow, but it doesn't really cause an actual practical performance problem. That also may be more of a general menu thing than this bug...
nav triage team: Minus!
As far as version 0.9.3: But bookmarks performance on clicking on the bookmarks menu is still slow with a 400kB bookmark file. Netscape 4.7x is much more quicker. Also clicking a second time on the bookmark menu it is still slow => not useable at all. But it's the best mozilla release ever seen!
mass-verifying WorksForMe bugs which haven't changed since 2001.12.31. set your search string in mail to "EmperorLondoMollari" to filter out these messages.