Version 10 is slow as mud

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05 Feb, 2012 07:19 AM

I'm using 10.0 with Leopard on my PPC Mac, and this version of TFF is slow as mud. Pages load slow, graphics load slow and there's even a lag when inputting text.

I might just as well go back to Firefox at this rate.

Didn't have any serious problems with the previous version.

Any chance of improving this thing?


  1. 1 Posted by 90000 on 05 Feb, 2012 08:07 AM

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    Not the most constructive criticism I've read. Steps:

    1. Close other programs (If you don't have copious RAM)
    2. Ensure you have the proper build.
    3. Test in safe mode.
    4. Test with a new profile.
  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 05 Feb, 2012 09:44 AM

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    slobjones, thanks for your message. I use TenFourFox on three PPC Macs ranging from 400 MHz G3 to 1333 MHz G4, and I haven't experienced any of this.

    In addition to the steps 90000 suggests, can you give me some more information about your system (processor speed, RAM), and some websites on which the problem seems especially bad? [I do know that e.g. Facebook's Timeline is very demanding, but that's the same in TFF 9.0.]

    If TenFourFox gets extremely slow, you might want to check Activity Monitor to see if there's another application that's unresponsive and/or eating up your processor cycles.

  3. 3 Posted by slobjones on 05 Feb, 2012 08:06 PM

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    [Not the most constructive criticism I've read] Really. As if it's my job to debug the browser for you. I'm not a programmer, Sherlock. I'm a consumer. Get the difference?

    [Close other programs] Brilliant suggestion. Thank you so much for your helpful input.

    Thank goodness the PPC community still has Safari.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 05 Feb, 2012 08:11 PM

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    Given that the slowness appears to be completely pervasive, I don't think we will find any particular way of improving it for you. You can certainly use Firefox for as long as support lasts (roughly until end-April), or Camino, which is the same engine. There are some speed improvements in the pipeline for the next iteration, but the nature of your report suggests that these will not benefit you either. I suggest you leverage other browsers which appear to meet your needs better while they are still available. Good luck.

  5. Cameron Kaiser closed this discussion on 05 Feb, 2012 08:11 PM.

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