latest chromium-browser using high cpu on any page

sd superduper3000 at
Sun Dec 15 08:38:31 UTC 2013

Hi thanks for the suggestion, it helped me though not directly. I was a 
problem with one of the extensions I was using (Vimium).

I created a bug report using ubuntu-bug chromium-browser - and in 
process of doing that I looked at the files it attached and then come to 
the idea to check the extensions - I put now the bug status as invalid 
as one cannot delete them. By, the way, I have to remember never to use 
ubuntu-bug anymore - it attaches a lot of files to the bug - that while 
important for the bug developers, I do not feel like sharing - I removed 
them manually from the bug report.

It was not about my machine being particularly slow (it is not the 
latest, but i3 core is still powerful enough) - the vimium was also 
broken some time ago, and it seems now with latest chrome it really 
kills the cpu on any page. I tried also another linux chromium build of 
the same source version - it has same problem.

Firefox is a solid browser, I use it up and now, to test something, or 
as fall-back and I have it always installed and I am happy with it, but 
it is not a replacement for Chromium - the developers tool and the js 
debugger are better in Chromium; and especially with regard to usability 
in low end-devices: the horizontal scroll (Shift + mouse wheel) in web 
pages works in Chromium, but it is not supported in Firefox; Firefox 
consumes more screen estate in limited resolution that Chrome (as 
Firefox cannot hide the window manager border) (you can handle window 
decoration with an openbox shortcut, but it is not convenient).

Thanks again. I am happy it is not a direct chromium problem, though 
browsing without Vimium for a while is not much fun.

On 14/12/13 14:56, Israel wrote:
> ubuntu-bug chromium
> should report it just fine.
> I have found Opera runs very fast on my oldest computers, though it is
> proprietary.  If you have a REALLY slow computer it makes using the
> internet much more plesant, though I would rather it be free and open.
> I did a lot of testing of all the web browsers on that computer, before
> I gave it to someone.  I tried Chromium, Firefox, Opera, Dooble, Midori,
> Seamonkey (well most of the browsers in the repos, except Konq) and all
> of them took +5 Seconds to open.  Firefox took about 1 second less than
> Chromium, and Opera took about 2 seconds, pages also responded much
> quicker, than in the others, and if I had a bunch of stuff going it
> wouldn't bog down completely.  Midori was also pretty fast (for
> navigating), but loaded the same as the others.
> If your computer is REALLY slow I'd suggest tryng it out for a more
> pleasant experience.  If not, enjoy Firefox.
> On 12/14/2013 03:06 AM, sd wrote:
>> Hi,
>> since last update of chromium-browser on Lubuntu 13.10 the CPU usage
>> is very high with any open page:
>> Version 31.0.1650.63 Ubuntu 13.10
>> (31.0.1650.63-0ubuntu0.13.10.1~20131204.1)
>> Task Manager (lxde)
>> Command User CPU% RSS VM-Size
>> chro root 27% 222.0 MB 1.3 GB
>> chromium-browser user 11% 72.1MB 16777216.0 TB
>> Screenshot
>> It just goes higher and higher if you open any more pages, until the
>> system does not respond anymore.
>> I know chromium-browser is not the default browser anymore, and I am
>> not sure where to report this issue. Firefox is running ok, so I am
>> switching to it atm.
>> Regards, p

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