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Slow typing and tab response




8 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Marc Erickson, Unassigned)


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(Whiteboard: [closeme 2010-10-01])



8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

Typing very slow to appear when entered and sometimes mouse clicks and keystoke combinations are missed - e.g. highlighting a block of text and using ctrl+v, ctrl+x, etc.  This happens both in web forms and in the address or search windows.  Also response time of new tabs opened from a link or a blank tab which then has an address entered is slow to glacial.

Common factors:  Seems to happen more the longer the box has been up, or the more tabs that are opened.  

Important clue:  I opened several blank tabs sequentially accidentally and then closed them sequentially and the issue disappeared.

Example:  This box was up since 1:41 AM PST and I was opening and closing tabs, typing into forms, etc. until about 4:30 AM when I went to bed.  It got slower but was liveable over that time.  I left the computer running (no standby, no hibernation) with about 10 tabs open.  When I woke up @ 10:30 and started surfing again, the browser was almost unusable.  I closed a few tabs I didn't need any more, and then opened the 6 to 10 blank tabs and closed them sequentially and now the browser is working properly.

Reproducible: Sometimes
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing+profiles?s=profile, try that.
Marc, do you still see this with version 3.6 started in safe mode?
Whiteboard: [closeme 2010-10-01]

Comment 3

7 years ago
Have not noticed slow typing response with v3.6 in normal mode.

Have noticed slow tab response - it appears that there is a memory leak as the more tabs are open, the slower the response.  I routinely have 5 - 15 tabs open and occaissionally as many as 25 - 30.
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.10 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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