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Site Laggy/Hangs in Firefox

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Pyrogasm, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Pyrogasm

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    As of maybe a month or so ago THW became consistently laggy for me... but only in Firefox (Chrome and Edge on my computer have no issues). I didn't notice exactly when this happened so I'm not sure if it coincided with some Firefox update. I have cleared my FF cache and force reloaded the site (ctrl+F5) but haven't reinstalled the browser. As for what I mean by 'laggy':

    • Scrolling is pretty jumpy, especially when moving across posts that use JASS boxes or images
    • Typing in text boxes occasionally freezes the whole tab for 1-2 seconds. Hitting a carriage return nearly always causes this lag once the text box is big enough (has enough lines?). This is in the 'quick reply' box at the bottom of a thread; the 'Create thread' page seems to be immune to this freeze.
    • Opening or closing a [hidden] button freezes the whole tab for 2-3 seconds every time (no exceptions on this one).

    I do not have these issues on any other site with FF. Anyone else experiencing this? Anything I should do to try to fix it? I prefer FF over Chrome.
     
  2. chuckySTAR

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    Site slow on firefox

    Could be a performance problem with Firefox’s new WebRender and repeating border images.
     
  3. Chaosy

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  4. deepstrasz

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    Can confirm, there are issues from time to time.
     
  5. Pyrogasm

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    Chrome is a memory whore and right now I have to run my computer in single-channel RAM mode.

    @deepstrasz Are you having the same issues as me or different? Do other browsers work fine?
     
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    I'm having the same issue. Seems to not happen when I put it in safe mode though.
     
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  7. Ralle

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    I didn't touch the site in quite a while so can't say why. I'm more leaning toward a regression in Firefox performance over time. Is your computer slow? I am running the site perfectly in a Core i7 laptop from 2014.
     
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  9. Pyrogasm

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    Absolutely not slow by any measure; I wouldn't post something like this if I thought my hardware was in any way at fault. Nothing has changed with my hardware and it was definitely fine in Firefox earlier this summer.
     
  10. aoszx2p2drd9

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    I have the same problem. For some reason Firefox is unable to render the leaf border properly. Removing it with this script make the site usable again.
    Site slow on firefox
     
  11. MasterBlaster

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    Well, I'm using Chrome, but I also experience a fair amount of issues with how the site is running. I mean, for the most part it's absolutely fine, but there are these moments where it randomly slows down to a crawl and it takes a long time to load literally anything. It last like for a minute or two and then goes back to normal.

    As to how often it happens - it's hard to say, it seems fairly random. And yes, when the Hive is slowed, other sites work perfectly fine, so I doubt it's an issue with me or my ISP.
     
  12. Ralle

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    Would those of you who have problems with it happen to not use adblock? Not that I encourage that but I am just curious if it's the ads doing it.
     
  13. chuckySTAR

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    Dude.
    I already posted the problem, the solution and in addition to that a video.

    But yea let's install an Adblocker first.
     
  14. deepstrasz

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    He was pointing out that ad blockers might cause the lag issues.
     
  15. chuckySTAR

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    As shown otherwise.
     
  16. Ralle

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    Oh no. I was trying to figure out if ads were the problem. If you all use ad blockers, I can't pay for the site... And then I will just delete it and create a knitting website.
     
  17. Chaosy

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    Or add more appealing donation perks. People love to pay for cosmetics. ;)
     
  18. Pyrogasm

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    It’s the same with Adblock on in Firefox.
     
  19. mori

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    One issue I've noticed on Firefox in particular, is trying to use Mozilla's experimental WebRender rendering backend. Enabling it makes Hive stutter a lot. The property name in about:config is gfx.webrender.all. Mozilla may be incrementally rolling it out and enabling it on unsuspecting users, causing strange issues like these.