'FILTER TYPE=IMAGES' crashes FF53/54...!

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'FILTER TYPE=IMAGES' crashes FF53/54...!

by chivracq on Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:17 am

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- iMacros for FF v8.9.7, FF53 (v53.0.3-x32), Win10-x64.
- iMacros for FF v8.9.7, FF54 (v54.0-x32), Win10-x64.

I use in several of my ('.iim') Macros the 'FILTER' Command to speed up Processing on some Pages with many (repeated) Images.
It used to work fine on iMacros for FF v8.9.7 + FF51, until I updated FF from FF51 to FF53 (=> I don't know if FF52 is impacted as well).
And I just updated FF53 to FF54, same Results...

On one Page with 800 times (1 image (of type '.GIF', not animated, 10Kb, repeated 800 times in 2 or 3 "variations") + 5 small Icons/Buttons of Types '.GIF' (not animated or '.PNG', each about 1Kb) => Total = 2500 Images, the Script/Browser will simply hang at the first 'URL GOTO' or Button performing an Action and reloading the whole Page.
=> The Browser is "dead" and can only be closed and restarts with the "We're sorry: Mozilla Crash Reporter".
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On one other Page which is a little bit less "heavy", with "only" 350 times some 10Kb '.GIF' (not animated) File in about 10 "variations" + 3 "little" 1Kb Buttons, Total = "only" about 1500 Images, the Browser does not crash, but Execution is very-very slow, FF uses constantly 50% CPU and I made some Benchmarking on that Page:
FF53/54 (+ iMacros for FF v8.9.7):
- Without 'FILTER'=ON: Load Page = 5 sec (avg).
- With 'FILTER'=ON: Load Page = 15-30 sec.
+ iMacros waits for some additional 5-10 sec (after the Page has been completely loaded) before jumping to the next Statement in the Script.

To compare, my "Prod" Environment on the same Site with the same Scripts on the same Machine (Win10-x64) is using:
Pale Moon v26.3.3 (=FF47) + iMacros v8.8.2:
- Without 'FILTER'=ON: Load Page = 2 sec (avg).
- With 'FILTER'=ON: Load Page = 0.5 sec.

And it was still working fine on FF51:
FF51 (+ iMacros for FF v8.9.7):
- Without 'FILTER'=ON: Load Page = 5 sec (avg).
- With 'FILTER'=ON: Load Page = 1.5 sec.

(In both (current) FCI's, 'permissions.default.image' remains with Value="1" all the time, independent of 'FILTER'=ON/OFF...)

The Site I am using those Scripts on is behind Login&Password, but I guess some Public Site(s) can be found with many Images to reproduce the Pb...

I would be interested btw if sbd could test/confirm the same Behaviour as well on FF53/54 using iMacros for FF v9.0.3...? :?:
- (F)CIM = (Full) Config Info Missing: iMacros + Browser + OS with all 3 Versions...
- I usually don't even read the Question if that (required) Info is not mentioned...
- Script & URL usually help a lot for a more "educated" Help...
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