Open Bug 638802 Opened 12 years ago Updated 5 months ago
Feature Request: Freeze Page
(Firefox :: General, enhancement)
(Reporter: eugene.turkulevich, Unassigned)
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:2.0b12) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b12 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:2.0b12) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b12 Actually, this is not a bug, bug Feature Request. ...any Web-Browser is resource-hungry, and there is a lot of hew and powerful hardware to make browsing faster, and a lot of information in the internet to load it and to make browsing slowly. And a lot of pages (30-50-100) in the background can make even 8gb/4core computer work too slow. What do I propose: add something like "Freeze Page" functionality for each individual page. It will be something like "take page screenshot, remove all page content from memory and place screenshot instead of page". no java, java-script, flash or anything else, even no links, pure screenshot with all information on page. How it can be used? Simplest way is "Freeze"/"Unfreeze" button. Load page, then click "Freeze", when after 1 or 2 days of idle this page become needed - just to "Unfreeze" or Reload page. More complicated way is something like "Auto-freeze". With some tunable parameters like "not active page for last N minutes" or "Page on non-active tab-group", with list of tunable exceptions for pages like mailers/social networks, etc. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: this is just a FR Actual Results: this is just a FR Expected Results: less resource-hungry application this is just a FR
12 years ago
See bug 561149 and bug 595601, since they cover not loading tabs until needed. They don't cover unloading after X amount of time, but perhaps that would be best brought up in those respective bugs.
OS: Mac OS X → All
Version: unspecified → Trunk
12 years ago
5 months ago
Severity: normal → S3
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