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AHHHHHHH Firefox you are getting on my nerves
zeus




msg:4615058
 10:10 am on Oct 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

It has been years now with the Firefox/flash problem, every time there is a update I hope its over, but nobe. Its really a big problem and now I am switching to IE fully. Its a shame it really was a good browser.

 

graeme_p




msg:4615072
 11:13 am on Oct 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

What Firefox/flash problem?

engine




msg:4615078
 11:36 am on Oct 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

Yeah, what problem with FF and Flash, and which OS are you using?

dstiles




msg:4615192
 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.

DrDoc




msg:4615202
 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.

diddlydazz




msg:4615268
 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)

zeus




msg:4615271
 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,

graeme_p




msg:4615276
 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?

engine




msg:4615278
 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.

dstiles




msg:4615440
 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.

zeus




msg:4615457
 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.

DrDoc




msg:4615658
 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.

Hoople




msg:4615912
 3:53 pm on Oct 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

An older thread with some very good & helpful insights [webmasterworld.com ]

dstiles




msg:4615985
 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).

penders




msg:4617947
 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!).

dstiles




msg:4618204
 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.

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