www.tomshardware.com buggy javascript

May 22, 2020
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I have noticed for a while when on the main tomsharware website my cpu pegged on 2 cpu cores

I decided to look into this tonight some of your javascript is buggy with firefox its either fine on chrome or chrome is limiting cpu use

any javascript with responsive.js in its name peg's 2 cpu cores

an example of a few (there are more than 3 btw)
https://vanilla.futurecdn.net/tomshardware/181546/media/js/header/impact-lazyload-format-responsive.js
https://widgets.future-fie.co.uk/js/w/responsive.js

I have had to resort to blocking these scripts with the following

||*responsive.js$script,domain=www.tomshardware.com

But this needs fixing

 
May 22, 2020
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And on my laptop
the reason i first noticed this as my fans go crazy every time im on the site

 

Colif

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Moderator
I think this is being taken care of, they discovered it was using too much last weekend and its a problem with many websites run by Future.

It is mainly Firefox that it happens on, and only front pages. The forums are okay.

Disabling the javascript files that are loaded one by one shows me that it's the "responsive.js" file from "hawk.pcgqamer.com" that keeps CPU usage high.
from another future forum. Admin here are aware.
 
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2Be_or_Not2Be

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OK, just saw this thread. Yeah, I'm getting high CPU usage on the homepage using Firefox. Nice to see that someone else has seen it as well. I do hope Tom's fixes it soon; I'd hate to leave this site over bad web programming.

As of today, June 1, 2020, it still isn't fixed. Perhaps they feel their Firefox audience is low enough that they don't care or they don't feel it's worth the time investigating & fixing?
 

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