For some time now, I've run Firebug constantly enabled to do quick DOM inspections, leaving the Console and Script panels disabled.
I'm just starting to use these two features so I don't have to keep using alerts for testing and debugging. I enable them while I use them and turn them back off when I'm done.
I'd like to know if these particular features can slow things down such that they shouldn't be left on round-the-clock. Like do they slow down page loads, use inordinate chunks of memory or something?
I don't see anything about it in the Firebug wiki.