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slow motion if firefox is active
« on: April 05, 2007, 01:01:12 AM »
Brian,
why does everything go in slow motion if i try to run mach 3 while Firefox(internet browser) is open?
the screens scroll up very slowly in any progs that are open at the time.
I have to shut down Firefox and restart mach to get back to normal.
chuck

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Re: slow motion if firefox is active
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2007, 11:19:10 PM »
I have seen that also. Are you running the latest version of firefox? I haven't seen that in a while..

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Re: slow motion if firefox is active
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2007, 11:29:45 PM »
FireFox can have a nasty habit of steadily gobbling up more and more of your CPU as it is left open.  Try opening a bunch of tabs with pages that have numerous flash adds on them and leave it for a while.  If you check firefox.exe in task manager, you'll most likely see that it's using up to 100% of your CPU.

Other than not running FireFox when using Mach3 (which you shouldn't be doing anyway  ;)), try installing FlashBlock.  It's a FireFox extension that blocks all flash ads and video unless you click on them.  Since I've started using it, I no longer have the problem of high CPU usage when FireFox has been open for a long time with numerous tabs loaded.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/433

Regards,
« Last Edit: April 05, 2007, 11:33:50 PM by Scott »
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Re: slow motion if firefox is active
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2007, 06:01:35 AM »
thanks Scott I'll try it.

Chad
yes its the latest ver it just updated itself last week. 2.0.0.3

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Re: slow motion if firefox is active
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2007, 07:59:10 AM »
I have noticed that for some reason Quicktime (*********-time) is default to open sound files in Firefox.
I have never installed *********-time knowingly. For the reason that *********-time and Mach have never got along.
I am wondering if the latest update of Firefox has snuck in that other beastly program.
Re: slow motion if firefox is active
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2007, 02:14:44 PM »
Stop surfing the web when you are cutting :)

The problem is the we are using 50% of the CPU for motion and FireFox needs more :(
Fixing problems one post at a time ;)

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Re: slow motion if firefox is active
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2007, 02:41:21 PM »
I'm not surfing .. I'm doing some serious ********* shopping ........ oops did I say that out loud :)

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Re: slow motion if firefox is active
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2007, 02:44:27 PM »
 :D
;D If you could see the things I have in my head, you would be laughing too. ;D

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Re: slow motion if firefox is active
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2007, 02:56:52 PM »
I see, so you are researching for the next "part" that you are going to cut... You multitasker!
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Re: slow motion if firefox is active
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2007, 03:28:45 PM »
exactly -- anyone have a tool for going deep  into soft materials  --- ok, I better quit here -- almost over the line...
back to work you slackers  ::)