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Re: Firefox 3 hogging 90% CPU, can anything be done about this?



2009/4/13 Frank Cox <theatre sasktel net>:
> On Mon, 13 Apr 2009 16:17:02 -0700
> Craig White wrote:
>
>> I rarely go to dead tree format these days so no. If the test were with
>> the exact same document and uninstall AR9 and re-install AR8 and
>> verifiable, it would be interesting but too many other variables often
>> sneak in otherwise.
>
> That's what I did.  Installed acroread 9, printing slowed way down.
> Re-installed acroread 8, everything went back to normal.
>
> Google found me a few mentions of (apparently) the Windows acroread 9 doing the
> same thing, so I guess it's a common problem.  Meanwhile,  acroread 8 will
> continue to live on that machine.  I didn't notice any improvement in acroread
> 9 that mattered to me, anyway.
>
> It's a HP Laserjet 5100 that we use to create plates for a printing press, so
> it gets used a lot and is fairly critical to the printer's business
> operations.  Having it slow down that much really held up production.
>

You can setup FF to open the pdf outside of FF. Does it slow down when
you do that? How about Evince, does it lack any features that Adobe
Reader has? I use Evince exclusively both in my Fedora 10 home desktop
and Xubuntu 8.04 work desktop without any problems.

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Suvayu

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