WebKit-based apps are sluggish in latest Utopic

Kai Mast mail at kai-mast.de
Mon Sep 15 21:01:09 UTC 2014

For me Google Chrome sometimes freezes the system for a few seconds 
when loading a page. 
This seems very similar to your problem and started to occur when I 
updated to utopic. However, your issues seem to be more extreme. Mine 
only occur once in a while.


On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 2:33 PM, Adam Dingle <adam at medovina.org> wrote:
> Today I made a fresh install of the latest daily build of 14.10 
> (Utopic).  Unfortunately applications that use WebKit, including 
> Geary and Epiphany, are now strangely sluggish.  When I type 
> characters (e.g. in a new message in Geary or in a form field in 
> Epiphany) they don't echo for several seconds.  (During that time the 
> system is apparently not consuming CPU.)  Scrolling through pages 
> that contain form fields in Epiphany is similarly painfully sluggish.
> I've filed a bug at
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/webkit/+bug/1369693
> Still, this is strange enough that I thought I'd ask here: has anyone 
> else seen this behavior?  This seems difficult to debug, and if I 
> can't find a solution I'll probably have to drop back to Trusty.  
> Thanks -
> adam
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