My Firefox(24.0) is currently suffering quite badly in terms of performance, no smooth flow scrolling(smooth scroll enabled), even the page loading favicon is not smooth, CPU usage is high and video stream is choppy. And I am pretty convinced that it has to with Firefox not Ubuntu 13.04 which I am currently using.
What I have tried, without being of any help:
- Disabling hardware acceleration
- Issue persisted while running Firefox in safe-mode (therefore it isn't the add-ons)
What makes me sure it has to with Firefox and not the OS?
I was just exploring Conkeror and went to a video link through it. Everything was crisp and smooth and no choppy video, although I played the video in 720p while I did it at 360p in Firefox.
Background which might be relevant:
I don't clear my browsing/downloading history and have set Firefox, virtually, never to do so. And there is currently several years of it.
Any analyses technique to figure out what/who actually is the culprit in this case? Profiling? Any suggestion(s)?
Logging into Guest session and browsing, meaning a mint Firefox profile, didn't produce the above mentioned result.