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FS#7149 - Make Firefox less active when inactive

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Nick Schermer (xerverius) - Sunday, 13 May 2007, 12:33 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Monday, 14 May 2007, 21:31 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Current
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 0.8 Voodoo
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Intel provides a patch to make Firefox less active when visiting a black/static page. You can find the patch here:

This should extend the battery life for laptop users when running Firefox.

(alex says: jan, see last comment for evolution)
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Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Monday, 14 May 2007, 21:31 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  This patch fixes some code that isn't even in 2.11 yet. There's a patch in bugzilla that wrecks out EThread, the patch from is against that patch. I won't apply this for 2.10, I'll have it in 2.11 for the next gnome series instead.
Comment by Roman Kyrylych (Romashka) - Sunday, 13 May 2007, 16:21 GMT
this patch shouldn't create any issues with non-powertop-enabled kernels, so it shouldn't hurt to include it :-/
Comment by Roman Kyrylych (Romashka) - Sunday, 13 May 2007, 21:41 GMT