« Last post by BenYeeHua on June 15, 2014, 11:02:15 AM »
Ah, very interesting. Thanks much for the info. Too bad this functionality hasn't been available earlier (and even now)!Unload the idle tabs did helps the CPU Usage, but it don't helps Memory Usage as Firefox will cache the data for reopen it back faster.
Could there be anything done now to workaround the issue? For example, there's a Firefox addon called "BarTab" that unloads idle tabs after a certain period of activity. When you eventually jump back to an unloaded tab, it's an empty/blank page, but then automatically starts loading the page it was on before unloading.
In my experience, however, it seemed unclear if it was actually having a benefit of lightening the resource load. Would this theoretically work to get around the issue? I may take this on as a personal project, if so.
So if your slow down is caused by the GC(which is depend on Memory Usage, more Memory Usage=slower), I think you can only get a fast CPU and RAM to speed up the GC process, or just restart Firefox to unload the tabs, with "Don’t load tabs until selected" ticked, and using Restartless to restart.