Linked by Wes Bascas on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 11:00 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Over the weekend, the crew at Tom's Hardware was busy testing the recently-released Firefox 22 using the usual bevy of benchmarks. This roundup included Chrome 27, Firefox 22, IE10, and Opera 12, along with the new Chromium-based build of Opera Next (alos known as Opera 15).
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RE[5]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by CaptainN- on Sun 7th Jul 2013 04:00 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
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developers - you are probably using Firebug. That thing kills Firefox dead. The built in tools aren't good enough just yet to replace Firebug (they are getting closer though), but the way Firebug just kills Firefox, I've not been installing it anymore. It gets worse with each release. Firefox is much livelier without it.

I'd actually suggest Tom's should rerun all the FireFox benchmarks with Firebug installed, if anyone cared.

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lvl21ogre Member since:

To be fair, I've found that Firebug generally doesn't cause problems unless it happens to be active in the given tab you're on (or you're switching between such tabs).

That said, I'm with you. I only use it on a development profile now, since with --no-remote I can run two Firefoxes easily enough anyway.

I really hope that Firebug devs can finally move it to JSD2 and such more quickly, because it's clearly in dire need of some update love.

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CaptainN- Member since:

It might be because I used it on an old slow mac mini, but I used to see Firebug pop up in between pages (like going from Google to some random results link) all the time, even though it wasn't active on either page. I think it shows up in more scenarios than it should, and that kills performance. Firefox is fast without it (although, Flash has recently been stalling Firefox, especially in version 21, things got better in 22).

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