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google maps runs terrible slow and laggy on firefox 41 on fresh install of ubuntu 14.04.3, especially when i use street view and try to drag the yellow man

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google maps runs terribly slow and laggy on firefox 41 on a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04.3 even more so when i use the yellow man on street view and place it on a street to see the street in street view, please fix this.

google maps runs terribly slow and laggy on firefox 41 on a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04.3 even more so when i use the yellow man on street view and place it on a street to see the street in street view, please fix this.

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Application

  • Firefox 41.0.2
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686; rv:41.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/41.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/41.0.2/Linux/en-US/

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  • Ubuntu Modifications 3.2 (ubufox@ubuntu.com)

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FredMcD
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Thank you for the prompt reply but this didn't solve my problem the fist website I went to when I installed Ubuntu and opened firefox was Google maps so u have no cookie cache built up the same problem happened on my Asus eee PC its a Firefox issue maybe Google maps uses html5 and Firefox doesn't run html5 well ?

Thank you for the prompt reply but this didn't solve my problem the fist website I went to when I installed Ubuntu and opened firefox was Google maps so u have no cookie cache built up the same problem happened on my Asus eee PC its a Firefox issue maybe Google maps uses html5 and Firefox doesn't run html5 well ?
3624PPC 1 solutions 17 answers

New Google maps really needs a fast internet connection and a fast computer. For some reason it is an incredibly resource intensive website much worse than the previous version of the site. Neither my EeePCs (as 701 and 901 running LinuxMint) are fast enough for New Google maps. Nor is my PPC mac. My DualCore Intel macbook 2,1 struggles too.

Try using ClassyGMap http://gokml.net/maps this is a lightweight front end that uses Google maps backend. It can do Streetview too.

or

OpenRouteService http://www.openrouteservice.org/ This is based on open source mapping information so has nothing to do with Google. It doesn't always work properly but when it does it is a good deal faster than New Google maps. I prefer this UI to the ClassyGMap one and always try this first.

New Google maps really needs a fast internet connection and a fast computer. For some reason it is an incredibly resource intensive website much worse than the previous version of the site. Neither my EeePCs (as 701 and 901 running LinuxMint) are fast enough for New Google maps. Nor is my PPC mac. My DualCore Intel macbook 2,1 struggles too. Try using ClassyGMap http://gokml.net/maps this is a lightweight front end that uses Google maps backend. It can do Streetview too. or OpenRouteService http://www.openrouteservice.org/ This is based on open source mapping information so has nothing to do with Google. It doesn't always work properly but when it does it is a good deal faster than New Google maps. I prefer this UI to the ClassyGMap one and always try this first.
James
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Try using this version of Google Maps. https://www.google.com/maps?output=classic Or even https://www.google.com/maps/?force=canvas

Modified by James

Question owner

It's strange because I just test Firefox 38 on a livecd of linuxmint and Google maps works fine and street view so wondering whether it got broken again when they built Firefox 41 ?

It's strange because I just test Firefox 38 on a livecd of linuxmint and Google maps works fine and street view so wondering whether it got broken again when they built Firefox 41 ?
3624PPC 1 solutions 17 answers

If I understand correctly a live CD uses RAM for caching data that are cached to disk when you install the OS. So when you install the OS to your hard disk the speed of your hard disk becomes a limiting factor. Generally netbooks do not have fast hard disks so you might experience a performance hit when you install the OS.

I also have found LinuxMint (XFCE or Mate desktops) performs better on my netbooks than the Unity based Ubuntus I have tried (early versions of Unity were unusable on my 701). So ideally you need to compare Firefox 38 with Firefox 41 on the same computer with the same version of Linux on it before you can start drawing any conclusions as to which version of Firefox is faster or indeed if 41 actually has a problem with a given website.

If I understand correctly a live CD uses RAM for caching data that are cached to disk when you install the OS. So when you install the OS to your hard disk the speed of your hard disk becomes a limiting factor. Generally netbooks do not have fast hard disks so you might experience a performance hit when you install the OS. I also have found LinuxMint (XFCE or Mate desktops) performs better on my netbooks than the Unity based Ubuntus I have tried (early versions of Unity were unusable on my 701). So ideally you need to compare Firefox 38 with Firefox 41 on the same computer with the same version of Linux on it before you can start drawing any conclusions as to which version of Firefox is faster or indeed if 41 actually has a problem with a given website.

Modified by 3624PPC