Man I love Firebug. How can you do web development without it? Unfortunately it does seem to slow down my general browsing experience now and then. Even when I have it disabled I see Firefox sucking down more memory, and taking longer to open new tabs and the like.
When I went to my Gmail account today I saw:
Which links too Firebug can make Gmail slow:
If you’re using a Mac
Please note that if you’re using a Mac, you’ll continue to experience performance problems unless you disable Firebug for Gmail. To disable Firebug for www.google.com, please follow the steps below:
- Click the green or red icon in the bottom right corner of the browser window to open Firebug.
- Click the bug icon in the top left corner of Firebug and select ‘Disable Firebug for mail.google.com.’
If disabling Firebug for Gmail doesn’t improve performance results, you may have to entirely disable Firebug.
On Windows and Linux it suggests to turn off XHR logging (Firebug puts in a proxy XHR object to do all of the work). I wish that I could load up an instance of FF with it on, and one with it off…. I need to look into profiles again.