refresh my memory -- why firefox goes grey and inactive?

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sat Jun 26 13:51:24 UTC 2010

On 26 June 2010 10:45, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at> wrote:
>  yes, yes, i know, we've had this dicsussion before but i just
> installed ubuntu 10.04 on a new laptop and, over five minutes ago, my
> two firefox sessions suddenly went grey and unresponsive and i know
> there was a simple solution in terms of deselecting a setting but i
> can't remember what it is, and it's still a bit aggravating that it
> happens in the first place -- that is, that firefox is suddenly
> waiting on some event for, literally, minutes.  weird.

The original thread is at or

I think the conclusion was that the system is running out of resources
(possibly RAM), but read through for other suggestions.


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