Last Comment Bug 505104 - Please add a tool to gauge Addon performance
: Please add a tool to gauge Addon performance
Status: NEW
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Product: Firefox
Classification: Client Software
Component: Extension Compatibility (show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
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Reported: 2009-07-19 07:45 PDT by Dotan Cohen
Modified: 2011-04-11 14:11 PDT (History)
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Description Dotan Cohen 2009-07-19 07:45:54 PDT
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 Aaron Digulla 2010-11-24 00:40:30 PST
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 Tyler 2010-12-01 14:00:26 PST
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!

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