Enable Smooth Scrolling in Firefox to Dramatically Improve Web Browsing

This is a discussion on Enable Smooth Scrolling in Firefox to Dramatically Improve Web Browsing within the OS X How-To's, Tutorials, Tips & Tricks forums, part of the Mac OS X category; Firefox is a great web browser but it has a few quirks that make it a less than ideal browser for OS X Lion and ...

Results 1 to 1 of 1
  1. #1
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    25,446
    Member #
    1529
    Liked
    316 times

    Enable Smooth Scrolling in Firefox to Dramatically Improve Web Browsing




    Firefox is a great web browser but it has a few quirks that make it a less than ideal browser for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion users. A major issue is scrolling performance, which can stutter or appear slow and clunky, it’s noticeable enough that certainly anyone who has used Firefox in Mac OS X has experienced it before. Here’s the strange part, it’s completely remedied with a preference setting that is buried away:

    Open Preferences from the Firefox menu

    Click on “Advanced” and under ‘General’ check the box next to “Use smooth scrolling”

    Now try scrolling up or down in a lengthy browser window to experience the perfectly smooth scrolling that is standard in other web browsers, the difference is night and day.

    The big question of course is this: why on earth isn’t this enabled by default in Firefox? With smooth scrolling enabled, Firefox does use slightly more CPU only when scrolling pages, but it’s certainly not egregious enough to warrant disabling by default except perhaps on the oldest of Macs with limited resources.

    4-29-12

    Source

  2. Ads

    Posts
    Many

Remove Ads

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Apple wants to improve brightness control on OLED screens
    By sparkyscott21 in forum Apple Rumors
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-26-2012, 04:47 PM
  2. Apple Updates iPad App Store to Improve Navigation
    By sparkyscott21 in forum iOS Apps
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-18-2011, 03:48 PM
  3. Apple Updates iPad App Store to Improve Navigation
    By sparkyscott21 in forum Apple Forums Member News Depot
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-18-2011, 03:48 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-21-2011, 03:46 PM
  5. New replacement/laggy, not as smooth
    By mpossoff in forum iPhone
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-29-2011, 08:05 PM

Contact Us
Back to top