Magus (marcmagus) wrote,
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Further Chromium

  • The annoying problem with Flash where after the browser has been open for a while sometimes it will get messed up such that audio is corrupted and video is slow and choppy happens in Chromium as well, unfortunately.

  • Chromium's threaded model is awesome, in that when this inevitably happens I can kill the thread devoted to Flash and go about my business. Reloading a page that needs Flash (such as the one where I had the problem) will bring it back up and it will work correctly. Any other tabs which were using Flash will show a cute dead plugin image wherever there was supposed to be a Flash object until I reload them to fix it. This is a huge advantage over having to restart Firefox a couple times a day.

  • Attempting to shop on Amazon is painful to the point of impossibility, at least if you shop the way I do (opening a new tab for each item I want to look at so I can keep track of everything). Once I have about 5 Amazon tabs open the entire computer (not just Chromium) slows to a crawl for a while, although it seems to balance out after a couple minutes so I can browse those tabs and do other things as long as I don't, say, try to open another new tab.

  • Correcting the previous, apparently I managed to exhaust both memory and swap on the system, resulting in a giant mess. Unrelatedly, system didn't come up from a reboot due to an upgrade error, so I just lost a few hours to burning a rescue disk and performing a kernel upgrade. (The wasted time was in figuring out the problem and in not being able to multitask during the upgrade.)

  • I miss access to the LJ New Comments Greasemonkey script. However, in writing this, I went and poked around and found Tampermonkey, which provides GreaseMonkey support for everything possible, and which seems to support it, so I think I'm good to go there. Yay.

I'm still not sure if this represents an improvement or a [what's the antonym for improvement?] to Firefox...


Originally posted at http://marcmagus.dreamwidth.org/138109.html. (comment count unavailable comment[s]|comment there)
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