Firefox 3 for Linux, scrolling sluggish

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    In Firefox 3 for Linux, some wordpress themes are very sluggish or there’s a lag when I scroll. Contempt and Rubric are two I can name off the top of my head. I’m using Firefox 3.03 but scrolling has been a problem since I upgraded to Firefox 3.0 for Linux. It’s not a problem in Firefox 3 for Windows. I’ve turned off smooth scrolling which helps, unless I scroll using the mouse wheel,or drag the slider in the scroll bar on the right. But if I click on either side of the slider, then scrolling is fine (that’s after I’ve turned off smooth scrolling). I tried with Firefox 2 and scrolling wasn’t an issue. Anybody have any info on this or suggestions as to the best way to contact Firefox support? Since it wasn’t an issue with Firefox 2, I assume it’s a Firefox issue not a wordpress theme problem. I don’t know what code or css in the theme is causing it.



    I can’t help any, but I’ve noticed the same thing (and on more than sites). I’m using FF3 from the Fedora 9 repos. And yes, I never noticed it in FF2 on Linux or FF3 on Windows. It’s super annoying. For me, it’s worse with smooth scrolling off.


    Thanks for confirming my worst fears, katm.

    Should I contact support with an email and get a ticket number or is leaving this post in the <i>support</i> forum sufficient?



    You can try contacting support, but personally I think it’s more of a FF3/Linux problem. Something in the Gecko engine perhaps?


    You think the engine blew a gasket? :)

    Yes, likely a firefox issue, but I couldn’t say it’s gecko related or not. I’m not an advanced software developer. I’m between novice and extremely novice.

    To see if I could save some time and yet another online registration form, I used the “report broken web site” option from the Firefox help menu.

    I tried that yesterday before posting here, but after attempting to submit the report I got the message

    Error Sending Report

    There was an error creating the report, and so no information was sent to
    [x] Show Details

    Error Details
    Invalid SysID

    I couldn’t find the solution after ten minutes of Googling, so I found in the about:config


    It had a number there for a value, a non-zero number I mean, a very upbeat, positive integer. I didn’t know what to do, so I panicked, hit right-click, and then “reset.”

    I submitted the report. Now I’ll go to all blogs using the themes I mentioned and report them. Not.

    Figured I’d post my solution to the “invalid sysid” though, because I only found two posts that where someone said it was resolved, but no mention of <i>the specific solution</i>.

    Now it’s time for bed. I’d like to check our your site more later. I really need to start reading more from blogs before carelessly and irresponsibly linking to them. (j/k)

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