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    Default Firefox 4.0.1 hogs cpu

    Recently installed 11.4 32bit. I don't use Firefox much at all but noticed that when I do my cpu fan speeds up. Checked with "top" and saw that Firefox and something called "plugin-containe" together were sucking up 70% of my cpu. When I looked at the Firefox Tools>Add-ons>Plug-ins I found nine currently enabled. Since I didn't enable them, I suspect this is a default setting. Disabling them quietened the fan down and, surprise! other concurrently running applications ran faster.

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    Default Re: Firefox 4.0.1 hogs cpu

    On 06/06/2011 04:06 PM, ionmich wrote:
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    > Recently installed 11.4 32bit. I don't use Firefox much at all but
    > noticed that when I do my cpu fan speeds up. Checked with "top" and saw
    > that Firefox and something called "plugin-containe" together were
    > sucking up 70% of my cpu. When I looked at the Firefox
    > Tools>Add-ons>Plug-ins I found nine currently enabled. Since I didn't
    > enable them, I suspect this is a default setting. Disabling them
    > quietened the fan down and, surprise! other concurrently running
    > applications ran faster.


    as far as i can tell those plugin-containers are instances of Flash
    running....i guess one for each Flashette...

    next time close pages with Flash on it, and see if the containers don't
    also die, and no longer need all the power of the Hoover Dam to run that
    PIG named Flash!!

    so, it not (as far as i can tell) a Firefox problem..(same thing happens
    here if i run Flash in Opera..)

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    Default Re: Firefox 4.0.1 hogs cpu

    I'm not having that problem.

    But then I use "flashblock" and "noscript", so that flash applets only run when I say so.
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