Freezing Snow?

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  • #303391

    About the new/returning snow appearance feature. I love it! and I put it on right away. However … I took it off within minutes. Any reason why starting that up would totally freeze my computer (macbook, os X 10.5.3, firefox 3.0.4 … sorry if you need more info, let me know)? It started pretty much five minutes after starting the snow, and resolved the moment I removed the snow.

    Can I just not use snow?

    mmm. Maybe I should seek out other snowy blogs and see if it freezes my computer to view them.

    #303550

    It will do that with any browser after a while no matter which. The javascript is pretty processor intensive, and it will after a short while lock up most browsers. That is why I never activate it on any of my blogs.

    #303942

    ninglun
    Member

    I hate to seem a moaner, but “pretty processor intensive” is too true for me. In Firefox, given I have a low-end-ish laptop running XP2(3?) through an older Celeron, I note the snow jacks up CPU usage to near 100%. So I wish, really, that the snow feature could be opted out of on the WP.com site itself. Otherwise, I do think it is cute…

    #303943

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    hmm. I didn’t know that. It’s not that cute. I don’t want to alienate readers so I’ll take it off.

    #303944

    Yeah, just took mine off.

    #303945

    Unfortunately, it’s only good for really fast connections. People last year complained of slow loads too.

    #304088

    beansandyoga
    Member

    Since so many people seem to be having problems with snow, would it be possible to have it de-activated from the WordPress home page?

    #304089

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    To turn it off so you don’t see any more snow:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/odd?replies=15#post-286102

    http://wordpress.com/?holidaysun=please will turn off snow for you on all blogs.
    http://wordpress.com/?holidaysun=nothanks will re-enable it.
    
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