Leave Tab Open - Come back later - SLOW?


Hi all, I’m running an MMO with Meteor at www.StarCommanderOnline.com

When a user first connects, everything is great! Smooth, happy data subscriptions.

When I either go AFK a bit, or switch tabs a while, my data subscription has slowed down.

I MUST refresh the browser to get data subscriptions back to normal.

Any idea what’s going on?


i’m interested with this as well


In Chrome you have background tab throttling

More info here:


I’m aware of background tab throttling… but when that tab comes back in to FOCUS - everything is still really slow.


I have the solution to this problem.

meteor install mizzao:user-status

Go through the package docs,

I have a function to resubscribe the data after a long idle to tab refocus. Kinda bummy that it needs to be done, but it’s fixed my app.