Slow Qutebrowser

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Fri Oct 23 06:42:16 CEST 2015


Hey,

* Abraham Baker <z1693060 at students.niu.edu> [2015-10-22 22:55:08 -0500]:
> Today I was composing an email in Gmail when the browser slowed to the
> point of being barely useable.  I took a screenshot of htop (username
> redacted):
> 
> 
> I closed qutebrowser and killed the remaining processes using htop, and now
> qutebrowser is working at full speed again (though the swap hasn't fully
> emptied yet).
> 
> I'm using qutebrowser-git on Arch, and I updated recently (though I didn't
> see qutebrowser in the list of updates on the last update).
> 
> Is there anything in a recent update or something I might be inadvertently
> doing that would cause this to happen?

Those kind of things are typically bugs in QtWebKit, the underlying
rendering engine - not in qutebrowser itself. What Qt version are you
using? (See :open qute:version).

There was an issue regarding extreme memory consumption fixed with
Qt 5.4.2 - so if you're on that or something newer, I have no idea how
this happened.

I'm sorry I can't help you much - things hopefully will get a lot
better in the future with the QtWebEngine/Chromium backend:

https://github.com/The-Compiler/qutebrowser/issues/666

Florian

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