Note: The support thread has been opened for 5 months, 9 people said they have this problem out of 159 views. So that affects 5.7% of people, probably less depending on how these 159 found the thread.
Did you try with smooth scrolling disabled in Firefox and with a different mouse?
Note that the scrolling issue occurs when I scroll fast. The faster I scroll, the more it consumes CPU. It's logical, but the numbers are kind of super high. So firstly, disabling smooth scrolling helps a bit. With the mouse, CPU consumption while scrolling without moving the mouse drops from 40% to 25%. It gets back to 40% if I middle click and then scroll, probably because doing so forces smooth scrolling. With the touchpad, scrolling without smooth scrolling takes about 30-35% as opposed to 40% with smooth. Secondly, I did try with a different mouse. Unfortunately I don't have access to a spare mouse anymore if you need further testing. What happened with a new mouse is described in the last paragraph of "Pizzle's" (me) second reply in the support thread. Quoting: "Touchpad definitely gives better results for cursor movement, although still higher than expected, so I found a new mouse to test. I used the same USB port and plugged in a Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500. I got the same results as with the touchpad" To sum up: - Cursor movement with touchpad and the Microsoft mouse takes 10-15% CPU in Firefox (and barely anything in other programs) - With the Essentiel B mouse, it's 40% in Firefox and still barely anything in other programs Also, in the first post from the support thread, I said moving the Essentiel B mouse in Firefox's options pane takes 10-15% CPU instead of 40%. This is only true if the movement occurs above an empty zone such as the bottom half of the "Tabs" tab. Otherwise it's 40%. (note: it's 40% in an about:blank tab as well)
Oh, sorry for the additional comment, but for the sake of completeness: - Mouse movement takes 30%, not 40%. 40% is for scrolling. - The Microsoft mouse *probably* behaves like the touchpad for scrolling, like it does for movement. The scrolling problem seems to occur regardless of device, as opposed to the movement problem which "only" gets worse with my Essentiel B mouse - The quote about the Microsoft mouse comes from the last post in the support thread, not the second.
Hi. I have experienced this bug for a year or two as well. I can replicate the effect on Ubuntu 10.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and Microsoft Windows 7. All OSes tested are 64 bit installs and I used multiple physical computers. Simply moving the mouse causes a ~30% CPU usage increase. Here is a performance profile of the effect on the newest available nightly build with a completely fresh profile with only the "about:blank" page open in one tab: http://people.mozilla.org/~bgirard/cleopatra/#report=1a6a750cdc8fd9b9f81a865e594ce4462ab1bebd And here is a youtube video showing the effect for context: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQVgeLnawuU This test is done on an Intel Core2 Duo 6400+ which isn't top of the line, but it isn't slow either.
Jon, do you still see this? I am unable to reproduce in win7 nightly build
Whiteboard: [closeme 2015-10-10]
Resolved per whiteboard
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Whiteboard: [closeme 2015-10-10]
Component needed update to prevent this from continually appearing when it has been marked as Resolved-Incomplete
Component: Untriaged → Build Config
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