Firebug is known to make Gmail slow unless.
26 November 2007

Determine if Firebug running...

So I finally got the new gmail for a few weeks now and I love it. Preloading makes life a little faster … but it warns me about firebug … How did it know?

After some digging it was really quite simple …

if(window.console && window.console.firebug)
{
 alert("you are using firebug");
}

Try it out for yourself by clicking the following link: Is Firebug running?

Some people have a problem with this but it’s a proactive way for them to make their email be more responsive… I can’t live without Firebug, because it’s a great tool, BUT I keep Firebug disabled most of the time because it slows my browsing experience.

Cool !

 

I’ve my Firebug on… but the script say that is not…

2007-11-28
DarCas

Your code won’t work if there is an extension which has “Console object” ..
Actually, the console object is just a Javascript object. Other Firefox extensions can create the console object in their code..

>>window.console.firebug

but ya. if you are using this code then it might work as long as other developer doesn’t create other extension based on Firebug..

2007-11-28
Michael Sync

darcas: what version of firebug do you have. Is it enabled… I have mine enabled from “add-on” section but disabled from the firebug menu and it rightly tells me not running.

2007-11-28
Daniel Bulli2

michael: thanks for commenting. it’s true i can’t stop another developer from using firebug as a base OR falsely represent themselves …

2007-11-28
Daniel Bulli2

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