Chome and FireFox really getting on my tits....By Strictly-Software.com
Chome and FireFox really getting on my tits....
Chrome was by browser of choice, due to being light weight and fast.
FireFox was in 2nd place due to the range of plugins available.
I am running Chrome: 50.0.2661.75 (64-bit) And FireFox 46.0 buld no: 20160421124000 (64 bit) There was a stage when both these honey's were humming like a bees. I even put up some articles on how improve the speed on both browser:
Speeding Up Chrome Can Kill It
Speeding up Google Chrome with DNS Pre-Fetching
Performance Tuning FireFox
And a general PC and Browser tune up up with free tools, command line prompts and some basic things to try: Speeding up your PC and Internet connection.
However I have even found myself using IE 11 more and more due to constant hanging, pages not loading up at all with the old "processing request" message in the footer or waiting for some non async loaded in script that is preventing all the other parts needed to for the site to run.
I think there is a far too much "API JIZZ" in the community at the moment. What this means is that developers due to their nature to impress and golf plate even when the spec doesn't call it for it mixed with a lack of real understanding of the web are now using so many 3rd party and remotely hosted plugins like jQuery, Google AdSense, Google Tracker and any number of share buttons and widgets for their site to work.
You only have go into Facebook or G+ and try and write a message. Not only in G+ will the new post box move around the page before you can start writing but both websites are constantly analysing your keystrokes to find out if the previous string matches a contact in your contact book.
The more people you have the slow this becomes. Yes is might be handy but why not just require a symbol like + in Google+ before the person name so that they only check the first word up to the next space for a contact. Imagine having a list of thousands of pages, liked communities and people for in lists to be constantly checked on every keydown press. That is overkill. It slows down systems .
I still have two windows from Chrome spinning away (Google Blogger blogs), not much 3rd party code but they are having trouble with "Waiting for Cache" and "Processing Request" messages. The same sort of thing I get in FireFox. Although what kill me there is just the slowness of getting from page to page, refreshing it, loading up online banking or betting sites and trying to watch a race on their Flash Screens is just a nightmare.
I had a bet on a horse the other day on Bet365.com just so I could watch the big race with the unbeaten in 11 straight wins, Douvan. However Bet365.com video didn't start and in SkyBet is was stuttery and kept losing picture and sound. I missed the end of one race where a horse I had backed jumped the last fence into the lead but when the picture came back it had finished 3rd!
They keep telling me to do clear cache, reboot router and do speed tests. Things I have done many times. I have 54Mbps download speed at work and 28Mbps at home. I can stream 4k UHD TV to multiple screens so download speed is not the issue something else in. Speedof.me is the best test I have found as it uses no extra files and is ran in pure HMTML5 with no Flash, Java or files to be downloaded or uploaded.
What it causing the problem I have no idea as my broadband speed seems okay. I suspect it's the large number of reverse proxies being used and the download of shared 3rd party scripts and widgets that can hang due to large HTTP requests.
I tried deleting my userdata file for Google by searching for it in the address bar of Windows Explore with this line: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
I have also tried disabling Flash as so many times it's Flash that crashes and causes the "A plugin has died" message. Sometimes a reload would work other times not.
However so many sites STILL use Flash it is hard to live without it really.
If anyone has similar issues or ideas on resolving them let me know!