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Anyone else fallen out with Google lately...


mooly

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The latest Google Doodle seems to be yet another CPU draining animation. Yes it's clever... and I believe it showcases HTML5 but 40 to 60% CPU useage (AMD Turion64) just to have the Google home page as an open tab.

Do a Google search for "Google doodles high cpu" and you'll get the picture.

I defected to Bing a couple of weeks ago and tbh find I am preferring it. Seriously considering binning Google altogether.

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Forum Editor

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"Seriously considering binning Google altogether."

'Cutting off your nose to spite your face' seems to be an appropriate response to that.

I have the Google homepage open now, and total CPU usage is running at 8%

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mooly

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Just tried again with only one tab open at once...

Bing 1 to 4% useage.

Google 50% usage. Sometimes as high as 75% sometimes as low as 45%.

On a laptop (like mine) that would make a huge difference to battery life. The fan is on most of the time at that. With Bing it doesn't come on at all.

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interzone55

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mooly

Let me guess, you're using an elderly version of Internet Explorer

If you use a new version of IE or Chrome then there's built in code to help render these animations.

My 5 year old dual-core Toshiba laptop was only showing 6% usage on the Google homepage whilst manipulating the animation

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mooly

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I'm using IE9 and Vista. All patched and fully up to date. The laptop is 4.5 yrs old Acer Aspire with AMD Turion 64 and 2GB RAM.

I don't even have to set the animation off, just open the homepage.

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wiz-king

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It's an animation? Not here it's not, just a small 3.5kb png file.

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AroundAgain

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On my screen, the larger of the blue 'leaves', ie on the left, very slowly move round a bit, then back. Or is it my imagination ???

I don't know how to find the size of the image.

Running Win XP and Firefox

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interzone55

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mooly

Try Chrome, it runs like a dream

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canarieslover

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Using Chrome the Google home page with the 'mobile' that has been created takes about 4% of processor.

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mooly

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Thanks folks... of course its gone this morning so 'till the next time.

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