I started a thread here and now realise that other people are having similar issues, and might not find that thread under its current title:
Adobe Flash in Firefox - openSUSE Forums
I have rather sadly taken to playing a game on facebook which runs with flash player in firefox.
I was tinkering with conky and was shocked to find that when I have this wee game running in a tab my cpu use is at 75%…
I close this tab, leaving all 15 or so others open, as well as whatever else processes are running, and the machine settles to about 5%- 6% CPU.
I know that Adobe specialise in obscenley obese bloatware, but this can’t be right surely?
I updated flash from adobe’s site to the latest version, but no change…
The Game is Farmville by Zynga, it is a flash app running inside Facebook.
I have posted about this issue on a social forum where I know others play the same game using different computer set-ups, mainly , of curse Windoze, and they report that they too suffer enormous CPU drain when it is running.
I find it shocking that a software house like Adobe allow such a badly implemented app to be out in the wild, and that Facebook, which has hundreds of millions of users worldwide, would allow such a shabby app to run on it’s platform and under its name.