20 August 2007

Firefox Mac OS X -> Death Spiral

I love Firefox and here in Japan I'm totally dependent on the awesome perapera-kun plugin to work through Japanese web pages (also, Google Browser Sync is pretty addictive as well).

But man, on Mac OS X, Firefox just slows down, and down, and down... This isn't the same as the while-holding-mouse-down problem, this is a progressive slowdown that accumulates over time (it's probably not a coincidence that memory size increases). I have to restart regularly. I just found a great workaround that makes restarting pretty painless, but I'm surprised this doesn't get more attention on Mozilla boards. What's the haps?

If I wasn't using the extensions, I'd switch to Camino for sure.

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