Yes, I'm using the most recent version of TenFourFox (17.0.6); switched to TenFourFox due to performance issues with Safari and FIrefox.
Cache is limited to 100Mb, I don't keep more than a week's history and regularly clear cookies. Just cleared everything and Yahoo! Mail is still unusably slow, likewise Twitter. Disabling all browser add-ons doesn't improve things.
Seems like there may be some link to Adblock Plus - if I disable it before opening Yahoo! Mail, it's much better; if I open mail and then disable Adblock, I have the same problems.
Adblock Plus works fine with Yahoo! Mail using Windows XP and Firefox elsewhere, so this is presumably a problem specific to the version of OS X I'm using.
I keep all of my ad and pop-up blockers active all the time on my web browsers.
I never toggle them on/off.
Camino, Firefox and Safari run much faster without all of garbage. Especially if the ads are animated.
If a site has a lot of animated ads, that can slow down browser response significantly, too!
I think you'll find that many browsers will run faster if you block all the banner ads and pop-ups from view.
All of these are, usually, junk, Anyhoo!
Sorry to arrive late, but this thread is extremely pertinent to me , as i have a G5 with 1.5Gb running 10.5.8 and experience these kinds of issues daily..
I've not come to any firm decisions beyond keeping the number of tabs to a minimum, routinely running some maintenance tools (Onyx is quite a nice one). I don't thinkAdBlocker is the issue, and I tend to favour using it to block animated adverts which have a hight CPU demand.
I sometimes look at the system using top in a terminal window. The browser is invariably the highest consumer of CPU. I do have some errant HP printer processes, which is another well known problem. While not consuming massive amounts of CPU they do appear to use more than they should. Sometimes simply killing them and allowing them to respawn seems to work.
I guess these machines are just not able to keep up with the heavy JS workload of many modern websites ?
Twitter, Yahoo! Mail, flickr and eBay's homepage "feed" are just some of the sites I'm unable to use. Any site with images and needing scrolling is also impossible.
I've used DiskWarrior and Onyx, cleared everything I can clear and don't have multiple windows or programs open. Geekbench shows a score of 1305 which seems fairly healthy for a G5 iSight.
Before I reluctantly scrap it, can anyone think of anything else that could be causing this that I've missed? Seems strange some report no issues.
I'm not using any sort of security or regular "cleaning" software - I have used DiskWarrior, OmniDiskSweeper and Onyx in previous attempts to sort issues and I use Adblock Plus.
When you say run a new account, presumably I just log out of the one and only account I've ever had on this machine, set up a new one and see what happens on the various problem websites?
Create new Account
blue apple > system preferences
clicks on accounts icon
click on lock icon if locked.
enter logon password
click on + icon ( left side of screen just above the lock icon )
after creating new account, you need to logout of your current account.
blue apple > log out ... current count name ...
log on to new account. see if problem goes away.
if it has gone away, some preference file got messed up on your account. Rename the appropriate Preference file. You will have to figure out the name. They are .plist files. Look for these files in Preferences folder which is in your Library folder [ more formally ~/Library/Preferences ]. ... reboot.
Post back for more help.
More tips on creating a new account
My G5 is slow but not unusably slow, though I'm not using yahoo mail (gmail).
Two articles on tuning OSX and tuning Firefox (I use TenFourFox) have definitely improved things :