Two issues: Scroll wheel, Firefox

Ben Novack ben at
Sun Mar 26 02:47:36 UTC 2006

On 3/25/06, Michael T. Richter <ttmrichter at> wrote:
>            On Sat, 2006-25-03 at 19:59 -0500, Ben Novack wrote:
>      Secondly, and probably more importantly - Firefox's CPU usage spikes up to 100% every time I load a page, making everything jerk to a halt for a split-second. It spikes the same way whenever I load a new item Google Reader. (For those unfamiliar, it's an AJAX-based RSS aggregator, so it's not just a matter of when full pages load.) Is anyone else running into this? Epiphany's plenty fast on the same Dapper system, and FF1.5 on my much slower Mac laptop doesn't run into the same kind of slowdown.
>  Same problem over here on Breezy.  That being said, Firefox spiked to 100% for a few seconds under Windows as well.  I suspect just generally crappy architecture.  Since I don't use IE (even under Windows), however, I'm pretty much stuck with Firefox for now as the alternatives strike me as far worse.
>   --
>  Michael T. Richter

Darn. Oh well.

On another note: My scroll wheel scrolls up and down in firefox when I
click it just once, but if I jerk it sharply up or down, it functions
as Forward/Back. Any ideas how I can get it to stop doing that?


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