will browsing kill C3 performance while working?

  • Modern browsers have multiprocess architectures that ensure tabs are isolated at the operating-system level. So other tabs shouldn't affect the performance or stability of Construct 3. It even means crashes in other tabs are isolated and won't take down C3 as well.

    If you open 100+ tabs, you're giving your computer a huge amount of work to do. It's like opening 100 different apps on your desktop. You have a finite amount of computing resources available, and it's amazing it can even handle as much as some people throw at it.

  • As I said above, even with sandboxing, I can get unresponsive tabs/entire browsers (Firefox & Chrome) plenty (not every day, but several times a month, probably weekly), and not just from crashed tabs but (presumably) desktop heap/browser instability issues.

    When that happens to me it is generally due to a plugin like Flash or shockwave, an old shit like that that some websites I consult from time to time is still using.

    Otherwise, tabs are pretty independent.

  • Modern browsers have multiprocess architectures that ensure tabs are isolated at the operating-system level. So other tabs shouldn't affect the performance or stability of Construct 3. It even means crashes in other tabs are isolated and won't take down C3 as well.

    If you open 100+ tabs, you're giving your computer a huge amount of work to do. It's like opening 100 different apps on your desktop. You have a finite amount of computing resources available, and it's amazing it can even handle as much as some people throw at it.

    Yes fair enough, I try not to anymore.. it just happens. Currently I'm at 70, lately I've been at 30 to 40.

    As far as resources though, I wouldn't pretend to be as knowledgeable as you on this but I'm not sure that's correct. I mean, with all those tabs open I don't see it using up the majority of (or even a significant amount of) my RAM or CPU %.

    I have 70 tabs open in Firefox currently at 1.2 GB of RAM and 5% CPU utilized (i7 6 core 5820k). I've never seen it go above 3 GB of RAM usage for my browser (though granted, anything close to 2 GB is excessive).

    [Though, I use a load-tab-on-click setting, on startup, so maybe only about 20 or 25 tabs are currently loaded.]

    Anyway, so I'm well under my resource usage, but if it's going along fine, and I either open too many more (while still having plenty of RAM & CPU free), it can crash the whole browser/slow it all to a crawl, even if you close tabs --OR-- if it's ok like it is now, but I have 20 or 30 open, and I don't open more but leave it that way a few days, I see it crash or slow to a crawl plenty as well.

    My understanding is that this is caused by something called "desktop heap" from Windows that seems to be a finite resource that doesn't properly get freed up again when you close browser tabs/windows always.

    An issue since XP I keep hoping they'll fix..

    [I could be wrong of course, and you're not my tech support for browsers issues, but that's what I was under the impression on as causing this issue.]

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  • Gravit is a good example of a (new) browser-based app. It works fine for smaller and medium-sized projects, but with more complex designs it starts lagging and slowing down - in particular the viewport performance.

    When I opened the same files in desktop applications such as Illustrator, PhotoLine, Inkscape, Affinity Designer: no problems.

    No matter how you put it, the browser shell is going to slow things down compared to a native desktop application.

    Of course, whether C3 will ever hit that ceiling is a different matter.

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