[LibX] Firefox libX and Gmail problem
ptagtmeyer at colgate.edu
Mon May 24 12:48:58 PDT 2010
I too would like to confirm this issue, and thank folks for sleuthing it
out. Gmail/Firefox Browser sessions were running at 50%+ CPU. Disabling
the Libx addon reduces CPU utilization to <4%.
Associate Science Librarian
ptagtmeyer at colgate.edu
On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 3:34 PM, Claudia Scott <cscott at westmont.edu> wrote:
> I too have been having that problem. It started last week. I even ran
> defrag but it didn't help. Finally. I also just capitulated and switched to
> IE for my email. It's nice to know what was happening. I'm just going to
> uninstall for now.
> -Claudia Scott
> Claudia Scott
> Associate Director, Library and Information Services
> Westmont College
> 955 La Paz Road
> Santa Barbara, California 93108
> On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 12:24 PM, Michael Price <mprice at calpoly.edu>wrote:
>> I can confirm these problems myself both on my work Mac OS X and home
>> Vista PC (thanks for the pointer). I use multiple browsers so had moved my
>> gmail away from Firefox rather taken time to learn the cause.
>> This started very recently... (I'm only using the latest version of gmail)
>> On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 10:04 AM, Victoria Lin <
>> weilin at hulmail.harvard.edu> wrote:
>>> Hi, over the weekend, a couple of our users reported problem with
>>> Firefox libx and Gmail, I was not able to replicate yet, I wonder if you
>>> have heard about it and have solutions.
>>> message 1.
>>> "Recently whenever I have had gmail open, Firefox slows down
>>> considerably, to a point where it is rather painful to use. Through
>>> selectively disabling my add-ons, I discovered that this only happens when
>>> the LibX add-on is enabled..."
>>> message 2.
>>> "If I have a tab with Gmail in it and the LibX add-on enabled, firefox
>>> takes 20-50% of my CPU (40-100% of one hyperthreaded pseudo-CPU). If I
>>> disable LibX, or close the Gmail tab, or switch to the old version of Gmail,
>>> firefox's CPU usage goes down to 0% (bouncing occasionally to 5%).
>>> If I disable LibX autolinking and all other LibX features in its
>>> preferences window (but leave LibX itself enabled), Firefox takes 15-35% of
>>> my CPU, so it helps, but not enough. "
>>> thanks, Victoria
>>> Victoria Lin
>>> Systems Librarian
>>> phone: 617-495-3724
>>> email: weilin at hulmail.harvard.edu
>>> Harvard University Library
>>> Office for Information Systems
>>> 90 Mt. Auburn Street
>>> Cambridge, MA. 02138
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>>> Libx at mozdev.org
>> Michael Price
>> Library Applications Support
>> Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
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