Bobnormal
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why does Midori suck up most of the CPU

Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:18 pm

I just need some simple web surfing, text mostly, forum posting (like now) and Gmail, I have a Canakit Ultimate, and it works great, except for browsing, any ideas?
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riklaunim
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Re: why does Midori suck up most of the CPU

Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:02 pm

GMail has a lot of JavaScript and background connections for example. Raspberry Pi doesn't have strong CPU so it's easy to get ~100% usage even with one application. Empty idle browser shouldn't generate noticeable usage.

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Re: why does Midori suck up most of the CPU

Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:44 am

There are alternative Browsers which are optimised to run on the Pi with Raspbian Wheezy, also running a browser without the Desktop loaded, Kiosk Mode, frees up resources..

Minimal Kiosk Browser http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=40860

Ephiphany Web Browser http://www.raspberrypi.org/web-browser-beta
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