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Please add a tool to gauge Addon performance

NEW
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Firefox
Extension Compatibility
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enhancement
8 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: Dotan Cohen, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: [dupeme])

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.11) Gecko/2009060308 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.11
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.11) Gecko/2009060308 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.11

Although it is a known issue that many addons will slow down Firefox, there is no official tool for measuring the effect that individual or multiple addons have on Firefox. Internet Explorer 8 now come with this feature, for measuring the load time and other Extensions' effect on the browser's performance. Therefore, I request that Firefox also include such a metric.

This will help encourage responsible Extensions' development, help users troubleshoot problems, and help users configure Firefox for performance as well as features.

Thanks.

Reproducible: Always

Comment 1

6 years ago
I second this; Chrome even comes with a task manager that shows how much memory, CPU and network any part of it eats.

Right now, it's way to complex to figure out why FF suddenly gets sluggish.

Comment 2

6 years ago
I third this lol; it is a very good idea. There are many times when firefox seem very slow one day then fine the next. I would like to know why!

Updated

6 years ago
OS: Linux → All

Updated

6 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Whiteboard: [dupeme]
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