So I know you’re out there thinking, how can I make my web browsing experience as painful as possible. Well, I’ve found a surefire way to make loading any page dreadful.
- Load up Firefox
- Install the Firebug plugin
- Go to an Outlook Web Access page
- Let it sit overnight
By the next morning your browser will be completely unusable without killing it and restarting. Took me a few times to narrow it down that this was the combination causing the problems, but it appears that any page with a decent amount of ajax activity will kill your browser if you leave it open for a long time with Firebug. Firebug tracks a fair amount of data about each request and doesn’t appear to throw it away. So leaving one of these pages open for a long time can really hurt.