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Old 06-26-2010, 05:56 AM   #1
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Question new firefox update/ flash crashing

To those of you that use Firefox and have done the newest update, have you had more problems than usual with flash crashing?

I watch TV online since the entire DTV mess and have never had cable or satellite so It'* become a nuisance lately.

Ive been using Firefox for media viewing and chrome for browsing, since chrome never seemed to like flash or divx. Might just my setup.
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I have not noticed any problems, but I just updated a few days ago.
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I had noticed that with the firefox update, there also was a flash update soon after, for the very reason of stability issues. Did you get both updates?
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I did notice Java works much better with the new version.
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I have not noticed any issues. Fire Fox is the platform and any crashes from things like Flash is a plug-in issue. Upgrade Flash or completely remove it and reinstall it.
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The last firefox update was specifically for Flash and silverlite, they run in external processes and will not competely shut down firefox in the event of a crash.

"Results from our beta testing show Firefox 3.6.4 will significantly reduce the number of Firefox crashes experienced by users who are watching online videos or playing games," Mozilla'* Mike Beltzner wrote in the official Mozilla blog. "When a plugin crashes or freezes while using Firefox, users can enjoy uninterrupted browsing by simply refreshing the page."

I don't think it'* a cut and dry plug-in issue since I have reinstalled flash, I may set the timeout value higher for now, or see how chrome has matured.
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I had the problem, as Kevin mentioned; I removed and reinstalled the new version.
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as of this morning I had an auto update for 3.6.6.

I'll see what happens.
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Do you have XP as your OS?
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fortunately not, vista on this machine.

But the 3.6.6 update seemed to fix everything.
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