Kaveh Ghazi

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Name Kaveh Ghazi
User since October 27, 2007
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Eats CPU Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Nice calendar, however the add-on eats CPU on my old win2k system. On the 300mhz box, I get 5% cpu used when showing just a blank firefox window. Each extra window (that's window not tab) opened uses an *additional* 5%. On faster boxes, you'll get lower numbers, but open 10 or 20 windows and you should see firefox start to appear in the task manager even when idle. I verified this also on a 1.4 Ghz system.

If I had to guess, I would say that the update/refresh increase added to version 1.0.82 is causing it.

There are two problems.

First of all, I'm not displaying the seconds in the add-on, I simply use "%a %b %d". If the user doesn't specify %s or %s, then IMHO the add-on should lower the refresh rate to once per minute or so.

Second, even if I display the seconds the CPU usage shouldn't rise with each open window. If the window is minimized or the add-on doesn't have focus then why bother chewing CPU updating a display that isn't being seen?

Would it be possible to have these two issues fixed? Thanks! :-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.82).