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Many open windows make Firefox very slow on fedora?

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It can take as long as 20 seconds to scroll the screen, which tends to scroll in large jumps, even when smooth scroll is enabled. The problem is worse when smooth scrolling is enabled, but is bad enough even when it is not.

Other applications seem to have scrolling slowed somewhat when Firefox has many windows open. It looks to me like a memory swapping issue, but I have no evidence beyond my gut. Right now Firefox has 30 tabs open on all its windows. Performance is bad, though not intolerable.

posted Nov 5, 2013 by Salil Agrawal

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Firefox looks like it has a memory leak.

A workaround for this is to periodically restart Firefox. You can configure Firefox to save your tabs and windows so that when you start it again, you can start where you left off. See Restore previous session - Configure when Firefox shows your most recent tabs and windows for details.

answer Nov 5, 2013 by Bob Wise
Restarting Firefox doesn't do any good, only reboot works. Once swap gets allocated by Firefox it never gets released back. Good solution I found is using Chromium instead - forget Firefox otherwise it kills your system resources.
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