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Date:      Sun, 24 Dec 2006 12:05:04 -0800
From:      Garrett Cooper <>
Subject:   Re: FF 2.0 hogging the cpu in FreeBSD 6.2-PRELEASE
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Abdullah Al-Marrie wrote:
> 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?
I highly doubt it. It's like saying "Does another layer of complexity 
make something run better?".. most likely no.

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