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Date:      Sun, 24 Dec 2006 02:31:20 +0300
From:      "Abdullah Al-Marrie" <>
To:        "Christian Walther" <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: FF 2.0 hogging the cpu in FreeBSD 6.2-PRELEASE
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On 12/23/06, Christian Walther <> wrote:
> On 23/12/06, Michael P. Soulier <> wrote:
> [...]
> > Firefox is a pig on every platform. Plus, more sites are using
> > javascript for AJAX these days, pushing more and more load onto the
> > client.
> I agree. It's painfull to see that you browse a website and it
> consumes all your cpu cycles eventually. Since most of these scripts
> are used to power adverts or some graphical stuff that really isn't
> necessary, I use FF with the Adblock, NoScript, and
> Flashblock-Extension.
> Adblock filters known ads, together with "Adblock Filter.G Updater"
> you get a decent list of ad placing sites.
> NoScript is configured to block all JavaScripts by default, and if I
> think that a website doesn't behave as I would expect (e.g. doesn't
> react on URL- oder buttonpresses in forms), I temporarily allow
> scripts for this site. Sites I visit regularly that require JavaScript
> get general permission.
> Flashblock teaches embedded Flash-Objects "on demand"-behaviour by
> replacing them with a play button. The Animation is only started after
> this button is being pressed.
> This puts an end to high CPU load...

Thank you for the tips, when I posted this in the list I already have
Adblock installed, but I still FF acts like a hungry pig.

The question now, is FF-linux runs faster than native FreeBSD FF?


-Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri
Arab Portal

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