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I'm using Elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera on a Toshiba laptop. Since the couple of days,I've been using Eos for very long periods(~10-12 hours) straight. So,when I'm not using the laptop,I'll simply put it on suspend. After doing this(putting the OS on suspend and turning it back on again) for about 4-5 times,the OS seems very slow. The animations and other operations won't work smoothly, and I'll have to restart the PC. Any Ideas?

P.S:I'm always suspending my PC because I've got some files and web pages open which I don't want to start again from the beginning.

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  • When it has slowed down, have you checked top and free -m in the terminal? What applications are open when this happens? Browsers, for example, like to keep taking more and more RAM and sometimes should be closed and re-opened. – KGIII Dec 19 '20 at 18:12
  • Oh. Could be because of firefox.I normally keep 3-4 windows open,each with 1 or 2 tabs. But,even after closing firefox, the OS remains slow. – Prajul Dec 20 '20 at 7:19
  • I'd take a look at top in the terminal (or htop, which is similar but a better layout - but your OS comes with top by default) and keep an eye on free -m to see if you can spot what's taking the resources. That's a very trivial Firefox load for a modern computer. – KGIII Dec 20 '20 at 17:27
  • Well,sometimes it's firefox and sometimes its xorg. I was amazed that Chrome is less resource hungry than firefox. Is there a way to make the OS fast again? I'm a die-hard firefox user. – Prajul Dec 21 '20 at 15:57
  • Well, Firefox has a built in task manager. You could start there. The xorg can be anything from maybe a conflicting video driver to any number of things. Do you have hardware acceleration enabled in Firefox? This will sound counterintuitive, but disable it and restart the browser. – KGIII Dec 21 '20 at 16:04

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