This has been a problem for quite a while... Evidently, the folks at Mozilla Corporation are not big on promises, because they have been piling feature after feature onto Firefox, and as of version 1.5.x it has exited the "fast and light" category and is speeding along in the general direction of Bloatville.

XULRunner has not been untouched either, and as of right now Firefox and other Gecko browsers have abominable redraw times. I posted something on Mozillazine about this issue, but as of right now it's unanswered. So I'll ask here... Forget about the memory usage, does anyone here know any way of shortening this redraw times to something managable? Any configuration option, anything at all?