Firefox 3 beta 3 locks up for a few seconds when loading google maps




11 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: copong, Unassigned)


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11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b3) Gecko/2008020514 Firefox/3.0b3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b3) Gecko/2008020514 Firefox/3.0b3

Please go the URL. The page loads and then firefox starts loading an embedded google map. The application locks up for a few seconds (stops responding totally) until the map is fully loaded, then it works fine.

It happens too on

This happens on my normal profile with a few extensions loaded, or in FF's safe mode.

WinXP Pro SP2, Firefox 3 beta3.

This kind of kills all speed optimisations that have gone on FF3...

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to
2. Firefox loads page, then starts loading the embedded map
3. Lockup for a few seconds until map is fully loaded.
Actual Results:  
Lockup for a few seconds until map is fully loaded. Then it works normally. Until you go to another page with google maps embedded.

Expected Results:  
Map should be loading but it shouldn't interfere with FF's responsiveness
Works fine for me.
You appear to be using a beta that is a month old - suggest updating (Help | Check for Updates) and retrying.

Reducing severity...
Severity: critical → normal

Comment 2

11 years ago
Thanks Charles; the update tools tells me I'm up to date (beta 3), should I run a nightly or wait for beta 4?
Sorry, misread the UA as a nightly from a month ago rather than the 'full' beta.
You could try a nightly but tbh that's unlikely to make any difference.

I suggest asking for help in #firefox on - bugzilla isn't really suited for support queries.

Also see

Comment 4

11 years ago
I don't understand how this is a support question. Could you please clarify? It's a performance issue on a very common scenario (a random page loading a google map), and it happens on a clean profile or using the safe mode...

Comment 5

11 years ago
Out of curiosity I installed the beta3 on my laptop that runs Ubuntu Hardy (beta3 package from the Ubuntu's repository) and this happens as well, on a clean profile and on my normal profile.
The trouble is that your issue isn't reproducible (by me anyway)
(support query isn't supposed to be in any way derogatory... just that bugzilla is less suited to issues where the exact cause is unidentified and someone on irc may be able to identify what is causing the problem)

Comment 7

11 years ago
No offense taken at all, will do as advised.

No new info for 12 months.
Feel free to reopen if you still have the same issue with a current version.
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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