Hello Bruce, did your problems start after updating TenFourFox,
or after installing a new add-on? I use Facebook very frequently,
anything like you describe (I'm on a PowerBook G4 1.33 GHz). Your
G5 Quad should pretty much fly on Facebook, and I assume you have
enough RAM installed (>1.5 GB), so this shouldn't be the problem
either. I strongly supspect an add-on that interferes, so I'd
suggest disabling all ad-ons temporarily and see if this helps.
This started prior to updating, machine has 6GB Ram and the only add-on I
had installed was the Quick Time Enabler which almost never worked anyway,
but which I¹d installed the same day I installed TenFourFox. It is now
Facebook is unusable on all your PPC Macs with all modern
Mozilla based browsers
it's not "a bit slow", but "spinning beachball unusable"
it simultaneously started this week in all Mozilla browsers and
did not happen before
add-ons are not the culprit
other websites are okay
Safari is okay
Very Weird. So either Facebook has made some changes that affect
only a limited number of people with Mozilla browsers (I haven't
heard of this problem anywhere else), or you have an odd mixture of
preferences settings in all your Mozilla browsers. Does anything
come to mind that you might have changed?
What to do?
Please try a fresh Firefox profile first:
In the Finder go to Macintosh HD>users>[your user
Move the Firefox folder to the desktop. This is your profile
folder. Don't delete it yet, it contains your bookmarks and other
settings, but your profile may be damaged insome way.
Start TenFourFox and see if Facebook is any better.
This is very unfortunate because now I'm out of ideas. I'm
posting this from my Pismo (400 MHz G3), and even on this very low
end machine the FB start/newsfeed page loads flawlessly with
TenFourFox 17 and 22. It does take about a minute, but the JS is
steadily executed, and the spinning beachball never appears.
If your problem only occurred on one Mac, I'd definitely say
there's something wrong with this machine, but since it's on all
your PPC Macs (as I understand it), I give up… Sorry.
All I can say is you could try to mitigate the problem by
preventing at least the "unresponsive scipt" dialog from
Type about:config in the address bar. Hit return.
Confirm you'll be careful.
Scroll down to dom.max_script_run_time, double click it and set
the value to 0. [Zero means it will never appear. Numbers above
zero are the time span in which it will appear if JS is too busy. I
have it set to 40 on all my Macs and I never see it.]
This way, the page will load eventually, no matter how long it
takes. Still, this shouldn't take more than half a minute max on
your Quad G5 (this is the time it takes on my PowerBook G4).
Spiderdennis, your're probably short on RAM. Basically, the more
JS we do, the longer you use Facebook in a session, and the more
Facebook tabes you have open, the more RAM we use. If your iBook
starts swapping out, it will get significantly sower. However, it
shouldn't lock up completely, but it can take a few minutes.