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How do I suppress "plugin container for firefox has stopped working" ?
I am doing some Flash programming and using Firefox to debug. Every time I end the debug session from Flash Builder I get the error "Plugin container for firefox has stopped working". Is there a way to suppress this false error message? There is not a problem with the container or any plugins, simply that Firefox thinks the container has crashed because it is being closed by the IDE. I have already had to change several options to suppress false error alerts, but just seem to get new ones like this.
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"Plugin container for firefox .."
Are you sure that message is from Firefox, and not from Flash?
Maybe post a screenshot of that message for us to see?
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I am fairly certain it is the plugin container rather than Flash. I think the screenshot verifies this. This happens when i click Terminate in Flash Builder's debug perspective. If I try to close Firefox with the close button it sometimes hangs and this has caused Flash Builder to crash so I prefer to use the Terminate button. I am constantly debugging so it is getting pretty irritating!
Firefox uses the plugin-container process to run plugin out of the current Firefox process (Out-Of-Process-Plugins) and you may not see the plugin mentioned. Flash uses protected mode by default and that causes two plugin-container processes to be active.
You can check for problems with current Shockwave Flash plugin versions and try this:
- check for updates for your graphics drive drivers
- disable protected mode in the Flash plugin (Flash 11.3+ on Windows Vista and later)
- disable hardware acceleration in the Flash plugin