[Solved] Firefox 58.0.1 freezes at Daily Telegraph

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[Solved] Firefox 58.0.1 freezes at Daily Telegraph

Post by Terryphi » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:32 am

Since upgrade to Firefox 58.0.1 (unless it is a coincidence) the Daily Telegraph site http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ uses rapidly increasing memory until it freezes the browser. This problem exists with Firefox (and Palemoon and Basilisk) but not Chromium which suggests it is a Mozilla issue. Can you please confirm so I know it is not my settings?
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Re: Firefox 58.0.1 freezes at Daily Telegraph

Post by Pjotr » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:16 am

Just briefly tested it: memory usage rather high although stable. But extreme CPU usage. Something on that website isn't OK....

By the way: shocking lead article on that website. That unspeakable Soros bloke is bloody dangerous. I begin to understand why Hungary closed his "university". :shock:
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Re: Firefox 58.0.1 freezes at Daily Telegraph

Post by Terryphi » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:16 am

Pjotr,
Thank you for testing and confirming my experience. I still can't understand why Chromium can cope with it but Firefox can't. I have also tested Firefox 58.0.2 on Windows 7 and there is no noticeable problem.
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Re: Firefox 58.0.1 freezes at Daily Telegraph

Post by ajgreeny » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:25 am

Just tried that site on this old low spec (Atom 270, 1GB ram) netbook using Xubuntu 16.04, and at first I didn't see any problem at all until I opened the page about Soros.

The opening webpage is pretty huge and seems to scroll down for ever, but even after looking for several minutes my top output was not really showing any problems, it was only when I opened a second tab with the Soros page that the CPU rocketed up to about 90% and now when I try opening the site again the CPU goes up immediately.

Definitely something strange about that site using firefox so I tried it using midori, the only other browser I have on this machine; problem is just as bad if not worse with the page display almost freezing immediately.

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Re: Firefox 58.0.1 freezes at Daily Telegraph

Post by Terryphi » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:36 am

ajgreeny,
Thanks for testing. Now this is weird. I just tested and there is now no problem with memory usage or
CPU usage. I even replicated the actions you described. Maybe something has changed on the site.
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Re: Firefox 58.0.1 freezes at Daily Telegraph

Post by WiltshireJon » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:25 am

Similar problems here with FF and the telegraph. That website on Chrome also makes my Galaxy Tab S slow to a crawl.

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Re: [Solved] Firefox 58.0.1 freezes at Daily Telegraph

Post by ajgreeny » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:25 am

Still a problem here for me on firefox; with this forum open alone my CPU runs at about 5 - 10% but as soon as I open a second tab at that Telegraph page it shoots up to 90 - 100%. When I close that tab it's all back to the 5 - 10%.

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Re: Firefox 58.0.1 freezes at Daily Telegraph

Post by Terryphi » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:11 am

Sorry ajgreeny I marked this solved prematurely. As you still have the problem I have re-opened it. Hopefully others will join the conversation.
My problem has cleared up but I don't know why. I use Adblock Plus and it may have been caused by a filter which has subsequently been updated. Are you using any addons which may have an effect?
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Re: Firefox 58.0.1 freezes at Daily Telegraph

Post by DanJ » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:47 am

I ended up deleting NoScript as it was causing some websites (such as telegraph.co.uk) to freeze and ramp up the CPU even with "Allow Scripts Globally". Just checked with Firefox 58.0.2 and no problems for me (I use uBlock Orign rather than Adblock Plus). Suggest disabling addons to see which one is the culprit.

In the interests of balance, here is the response of George Soros: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/artic ... rexit.html.

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