This is a very general observation but on old Macs: Mozilla lags/"skip" on fast scrolling. More fluide behavior could be appreciated at lease as it,s was in NS4.7.
Reporter, how old is old?
Sorry ;-) PowerMac 7600/8500/8600 with G3/400Mhz card Some with ATI Orion Cards
Assignee: asa → karnaze
Component: Browser-General → Layout
QA Contact: doronr → petersen
Reporter, can you provide some concrete details on the differences between scrolling in Nav 4.x and Mozilla on the machine in question? For example, load cnn.com on both and measure how long it takes them both to scroll to the bottom of the page by clicking and holding the scroll down arrow.
It's not laggy when I use arrows (It's perfect) but when I drag quickly the scroll box...It's like if Moz skips "frames", it's not fluide... For exemple the scroll box/window content "freeze" and jumps one inch between redraw... That isn't not critical but the behavior of other browsers (on same Macs) is more fluide and it's btw more simple to find contents on a (long) web pages.
Okay, but again, some quantitative data would really help the engineers address this problem. They're just going to have to do it themselves once they get to this, and it'll get fixed (if possible) faster if they don't have to. It could be that the best, easiest fix is to disable live scrolling on those older machines.
Really don't know how I can quatify this. To do this I need some thing to benchmark like frames by sec or whatever... Good page to test this behavior is: http://europa.eu.int/en/comm/eurostat/research/isi/glossaryfe.htm BTW I made some tests: NS4.78 is the more fluide in live scrolling IE and Opera second Moz the last I think if NS is able to be the best Moz can beat it. > It could be that the best, easiest fix is to disable live scrolling... The laggy behavior is better than nothing. HW ref: PM8600/G3@400Mhz ATI ORION 16MB / 1280*1024 / Millions of colors -> Change summary
Summary: Fast scrolling is more laggy than in NS4.7 on old Macs → Fast scrolling via the scroll box is more laggy than in NS4.7 on old Macs
After loading that URL in both Mac IE 5 and Mac Mozilla 0.9.3, scrolling performance is approximately identical, with Mozilla having perhaps a very slight edge. I, however, have a 466 MHz G4 with an ATI Rage 128 Pro, so my video performance is going to be better than yours, in general. This seems like one of those issues with Mozilla performance on Macs near the bottom of its' system recommendations.
To Mac Mozilla's credit, it should be pointed out that the URL in question took 40 seconds to load in Mac IE 5, and 8 seconds just to close the window. Mozilla loaded the page in 20 seconds and the window closed in 2 seconds.
Reporter, try scrolling at different color depths; let us know if there's any appreciable difference in scrolling speed.
No "appreciable difference" in scrolling speed with different color depths At a same dragging speed of the scroll box NS give me around 20 "scroll box/ content redraw" vs around 5 in mozilla. If I compare the behavior to a QT Movie it's like if in NS the frame rate was about 24fps and in Moz around 5-7fps while I scroll by dragging the scroll box ... If I scroll "slowly" or use arrows Moz is perfect as I said before...
Karnaze, is this the right component? Should it perhaps go to XP Apps: GUI Features? What controls scrolling?
It could be scrolling or painting performance. Let's start with scrolling. Reassigning to evaughan.
Assignee: karnaze → evaughan
setting bug status to New
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
btw it's also true in the Mail & Newsgroups window when lot of messages are listed in the same folder or on very long email... Quite annoying on *fast search* by scrolling.
Taking this bug
Assignee: eric → kmcclusk
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.0.1
Bulk moving Mozilla1.01 bugs to future-P1. I will pull from the future-P1 list to schedule bugs for post Mozilla1.0 milestones
Priority: -- → P1
Target Milestone: mozilla1.0.1 → Future
Mach-O is fast enough, and of course Mozilla CFM build is dead. http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=avkj4k%24ihs2%40ripley.netscape.com
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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