latest chromium-browser using high cpu on any page

Dale Visser dale.visser at
Sun Dec 15 16:53:50 UTC 2013

  Oops... I meant for that to go to the list. Thanks, Israel! :-)

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From: Israel <israeldahl at>
Sent: ‎12/‎15/‎2013 11:21 AM
To: Dale Visser <dale.visser at>
Subject: Re: latest chromium-browser using high cpu on any page

  You replied only to me...
It has integrated addblock features, and you can easily turn off
JavaScript, and manage what cookies are sent/kept, Click to Play, HTML5
data that is kept, etc...  It has a lot of nice features built in to it.
So far I have really enjoyed using it.  Importing bookmarks is pretty
painless as well.

On 12/15/2013 08:48 AM, Dale Visser wrote:

 I looked at the Qupzilla homepage, and agree it could be an excellent
choice for the default browser. I personally use FF for the set of
extensions I like (esp. NoScript and LastPass), and even on Chrome/Chromium
like a certain set of extensions. For a basic user, though, having a super
fast, low-resource, yet functional browser like Qupzilla would make for a
great default.

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From: Israel <israeldahl at>
Sent: ‎12/‎15/‎2013 8:41 AM
To: lubuntu-users at
Subject: Re: latest chromium-browser using high cpu on any page


I was being excited about QupZilla, not Chromium.
I think the thing to offer the choice of browsers would be the ubiquity
installer.  I have never looked at what makes up ubiquity, so I have no
idea.  I am not even sure what language it was written in.

I don't know what the dev options are for QupZilla, but it might end up
being a nice browser for day-to-day browsing.  I suppose the reality of
switching to it at a later date will be if it is Actively developed, and
has a strong developer community behind (i.e. wont disappear overnight),
though WebKit itself has a strong community of developers, so it should be
fair safe, and offer a good browsing experience.  Also it would need to be
in the official repositories to actually be included, and would need a lot
of testing on a lot of machines.

I was really just excited to have a Qt browser that is fast and has a lot
of features to use on old computers when LXQt comes out one day in the
future (and is fully usable).

@sd you should check out QupZilla, it offers quite a bit.  (Alt+Scroll
Wheel for horizontal scrolling).  Not sure if all the dev options available
would suit you, but it allows for WebKit  plugins.  I just started trying
it out, and am pretty impressed with it so far.  It is a much nicer
alternative to Opera, as Opera is closed source/proprietary.

On 12/14/2013 10:42 PM, Jordan wrote:

 I would hesitate to make Chromium "standard" until the browser is
demonstrated to be compatible with most popular Chrome plug-ins (especially
security plugins.)  Sure, Chromium might be a good alternative for lower
spec machines.  Still many lubuntu users will end up removing the Chromium
package pronto, as I did with older lubuntu releases.  Maybe it'd be better
to offer users a choice between Chromium and FF.  Can this be done through
the software center?  I don't use the software center, so I don't know its


On 12/14/2013 11:29 PM, Israel wrote:

 This is simply amazing.  I think this would make an excellent default...
but of course I just downloaded it, and configured it.  I will have to do
some testing to see what all it can handle, and how fast everything is.
With LXQt coming soon... this would be an excellent addition to the
lineup... though I just started using it 5 min ago... so this enthusiasm
may be premature.

On 12/14/2013 08:12 PM, David Yentzen wrote:

 I have never used Midori with Lubuntu so cannot comment on it. FF works
well on my Lubuntu machine but I have been using QupZilla lately. It is
very fast, opening in less than 2 secs and page response it also very
fast.  It is lightweight with minimal plug-ins but does all that I need,
you may wish to try it out.  There is a ppa for it here:<>


On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 7:56 AM, Israel <israeldahl at> 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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