TTF slow and resource hog !

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24 Oct, 2016 07:44 PM

Hi !
I still use a PowerPC Mac as my main machine (since 2006, with a PMG3, then a Mac Mini G4, then a iMac G5, then the PMG5) and I don't want to replace it, I love this machine.
So, I use TenFourFox as my main browser, well, I try to use it as my main browser:
Because It's a HUGE resource hog, and it slow down the machine, and It's really annoying, because Safari just don't use the quarter of the resource TFF use.. For about the same result (well, TFF is WAAAAYYYY more compatible, that's why I still use it)
I don't think it's because of my specs:
PowerMac G5 June 2004 - Dual 1.8GHz G5 - 4Gb RAM DDR - Radeon 9600 XT 128Mb - Leopard 10.5.8
I do a lot of multitasking on my G5 (yup, you still could multitask a lot on a G5), usually with TFF, Safari, iTunes, Spotify, BitTorrent and GIMP, without TFF, I'm about 2Gb used, with TFF I'm about 2.7/3Gb used..
With my previous G5 (Late 2005 Dual Core 2.3 - 12Gb of RAM - solded for buying my MBP) it wasn't a problem at all, but now that I only have 4Gb (and that's the maximum of this machine) it's becoming problematic..
How can I make TFF more lightweight ?
Thanks ! :)

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 26 Oct, 2016 10:11 PM

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    I don't see anything I can offer you based on this report. TenFourFox does a lot more caching and in addition JIT code is cached as well, which Safari doesn't do because it doesn't have a JIT. This all requires memory.

    Since this seems to be a serious issue for you and you find the browser annoying, you may be happier with Leopard WebKit.

    For the record, I regularly use TenFourFox on a 1GHz iMac G4 with 1.25GB of RAM.

  2. Cameron Kaiser closed this discussion on 26 Oct, 2016 10:11 PM.

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