Gif's Causing Major Lag

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  1. FreeThePeople

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    I don't know if it's just me, but every page that I've seen a decently sized GIF on, I start to lag, real bad. I have fast Internet, too. Anyone else having this problem?
     
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    I haven't noticed this. Anyone else?
     
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    I've also tried closing all other running applications, still same thing. Using Chrome on a Mac BTW
     
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    No slow down for me on Firefox.
     
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    I use Chrome too. Can you give me a link to a page that's slow for you so I can see if it's slow to load for me too?
     
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    I get no lag for either of those pages and I'm on Chrome. @thkthebest, any ideas?
     
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    I'm also using Chrome on Mac, and yes, it lags for me too, but it's not on just this forum. Mine lags on multiple sites.

    The developers are aware and "tracking" this bug:

    https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=423608
    https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=367593

    There's also a scrolling issue with Chrome on OS X Mavericks. I'm using Yosemite so I can't comment on that.

    When I'm browsing at work or my laptop (Windows/Linux), there is no lag so I'm guessing that this is strictly a Chrome/Mac thing.
     
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    Only time it lags for me is the gif posted in the Wesley Johnson thread.
     
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    Another thing you can try is to enable impl-side painting. It's one of the experimental features on Chrome so it's up to you if you want to try it or not.

    Copy/paste this into your address bar:
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    chrome://flags
    Scroll down to "Impl-side painting" and enable it. Description: "If enabled, painting is done on a separate thread instead of the main thread."
     
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    That first page linked lags for me a bit, but I have an absolute garbage computer. I use it for getting on the Net and grading student discussion posts. When I bought it last year, the salesman (on campus) said to me, "Use it for a year and then throw it out."
     
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    The first page loads fast for me
     
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    What does it do?
     
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    In a nutshell, threads can "divide" the work, which can allow the computer to run more efficiently. If painting is done on the main thread, it's possible that it will "lock" that thread until the task of painting is done. If you allow painting to be processed on a separate thread, then your main thread can still run smoothly and handle tasks while the second thread handles the job of painting.

    Since it's still an experimental feature, there's probably going to be some bugs. It's just something you might want to try out if the lag is a big issue.
     

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