| 11:13 am on Oct 7, 2013 (gmt 0)|
What Firefox/flash problem?
| 11:36 am on Oct 7, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Yeah, what problem with FF and Flash, and which OS are you using?
| 8:16 pm on Oct 7, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I've had two problems with flash on firefox - apart from the fact that adobe is rubbish anyway:
1. On linux I installed gnash, hoping it would be a better open. A mistake: some sites refused to work with it because it does not run the latest fancy bits. I had a real job getting the linux machine to drop gnash and run adobe flash.
2. Again on linux, flash suddenly stopped working on my brother's machine (I suspect due to a faulty update of something allied to either flash or firefox). After a couple of months, him trying things ad hoc, me not having the box here to concentrate on it, we have still not got it working.
All other linux and windows boxes (about ten between us) working fine with firefox/flash. OS's are Linux Mint, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 and Windows XP.
| 9:09 pm on Oct 7, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Flash actually crashes fairly frequently in Firefox if you consistently reopen old tabs that have flash embedded.
| 7:31 am on Oct 8, 2013 (gmt 0)|
The flash errors definitely seem to be getting worse not better.
For me, Firefox in general has starting getting too clunky with recent releases. It seems to be going more towards IE and less like the real Mozilla (NN)
On my main machine i have kept a copy of Firefox version 11.0 which i use for personal browsing
i use the others (including 17) for testing purposes only
one thing i have noticed, renewing your profile every now and then tends to speed things up
(save bookmarks etc then add new profile)
| 8:12 am on Oct 8, 2013 (gmt 0)|
"Flash actually crashes fairly frequently in Firefox if you consistently reopen old tabs that have flash embedded" that the problem, im on a windows 7, it has been that way for hmm about 1.5 years,
| 8:27 am on Oct 8, 2013 (gmt 0)|
So Flash (not Firefox) has a bug that causes it to crash, that affects some boxes but not others, and that occurs across operating systems? Does this happen only with FF?
| 8:36 am on Oct 8, 2013 (gmt 0)|
For me, it occasionally happens in FF, but I wouldn't say it was a major issue.
Of the Windows-based OS, I have XP, Win 7 and Win 8. Flash in Win 7 is the one that crashes, but, as I said, it's occasional.
| 7:57 pm on Oct 8, 2013 (gmt 0)|
On my brother's linux Mint it's a computer fault not the browser. Both firefox and opera fail to open flash files. It's easy to lose sight of that when trying to debug the problem. :(
I seldom watch flash but when I do there has been no real problem - perhaps because so infrequent. I use flash-block for better control and to block flash adverts etc. I watch a lot of BBC programs but download them first with get_iplayer and view them in VLC.
| 9:20 pm on Oct 8, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Its a Firefox plugin issue, flash plugin. When I open the same site which was a problem for firefox, in IE there is no trouble at all. So its a Firefox/flash plugin problem.
| 4:47 pm on Oct 9, 2013 (gmt 0)|
|So Flash (not Firefox) has a bug that causes it to crash, that affects some boxes but not others, and that occurs across operating systems? Does this happen only with FF? |
What zeus said -- it's a plugin issue. Not sure who is to blame, but at this point the two don't play nice together, thereby affecting my ability to enjoy Firefox.
| 3:53 pm on Oct 10, 2013 (gmt 0)|
An older thread with some very good & helpful insights [webmasterworld.com ]
| 7:53 pm on Oct 10, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Please note that (my) thread at that posting was about ubuntu 10.04 with a mention that I would update the OS to ubuntu 11 or 12. Instead, I switched to Mint Maya Mate and firefox worked with flash for quite a while before failing about a month ago, when ALL things flash failed across the machine, with the exception of get_iplayer which still downloads flash files and converts them (but could never actually play them).
| 2:41 pm on Oct 20, 2013 (gmt 0)|
FWIW, I've not even bothered to install the Flash plugin on a fresh Firefox install. If I need Flash I use Chrome, in which it is embedded (although can still crash!).
| 7:44 pm on Oct 21, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Two browsers I will never use: MSIE and Chrome.
Both have major bugs that are still being found (at least FF is updated when the bug is fixed, not three weeks later!). Apart from that I abhor anything google and chrome is a very suspect privacy hole - at least in my view.