Adobe Flash causing Firefox to freeze

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by jcobb, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. jcobb

    jcobb OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hi everyone.

    So a month ago I had a virus and eventually had to wipe my drive and reinstall Windows XP Pro. Started adding plug-ins and noticed that Flash was causing FF to freeze. This happens even when no flash is needed - not playing videos. It freezes for about a minute or 2 and then unfreezes. It freezes when any new page is opened and/or when a link is clicked. It does not freeze when using Explorer. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Flash but no go.

    Anyone one else experience this? Any solutions to suggest?

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
  2. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Since multiple version of both exist I would list what version of FF you are running as well as what version of flash.
     
  3. Johnny

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    I am finding the same issue, especially with Firefox 4. In fact, there are a couple of things wrong with Firefox 4. I am about to ditch it and use Chrome full time.
     
  4. jcobb

    jcobb OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Sorry for the delay. I am using Firefox 4 and my Flash version is 10.2.153.1.

    I see that Johnny has the same issue. Why would FF release this if there are so many issues? They built a pretty good rep and now risk losing a lot of users. I would have thought they would have tested better. Something as basic as Adobe Flash is used everywhere!
     
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    Frankly, I wish silverlight would catch on more. It is a lot more smoother than Flash. It also doesn't crash your system, or cause your resources to dive bomb.
     
  6. Xie

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    Not sure if it would help (as I don't use FF) but you could perhaps try the 10.3 beta (here).
     
  7. Johnny

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    10.3 beta is the one I am using now, EP.