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Does smooth scrolling in web browsers decrease performance?

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I have a weak laptop, and a really old XP desktop, and I'm wondering if turning off smooth scrolling in IE and Firefox will put less load on the CPU. What do you think?
post #2 of 4
Why are you asking us? You're the one with the computers in front of you, try turning it off and see what happens.
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It will help some, but the best thing you can do to improve browser performance on older hardware is to use Chrome. And I say that as someone who dislikes Chrome.
     
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i did some smooth scrolling in Firefox with a cpu load monitor, and cpu load goes up to 30% when smooth scrolling. Without smooth scrolling its under 10%.

Didn't expect it to be so much.
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