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I keep getting a "Shockwave Flash may be busy or it may have stopped responding" message when loading some pages.

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Hi, recently I have started receiving a message when loading some pages. Nothing has changed that I am aware of other then i updated the Adobe Shockwave Player to 12.1 after the messages started. The message doesn't always pop up on pages that it previously has and reads: "Shockwave flash may be busy or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the plugin or you can continue to see if the plugin will complete". Any guidance and help would be much appreciated.

Hi, recently I have started receiving a message when loading some pages. Nothing has changed that I am aware of other then i updated the Adobe Shockwave Player to 12.1 after the messages started. The message doesn't always pop up on pages that it previously has and reads: "Shockwave flash may be busy or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the plugin or you can continue to see if the plugin will complete". Any guidance and help would be much appreciated.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Happy Cloud Web Plugin
  • Shockwave Flash 17.0 r0
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.5.635
  • 5.1.30514.0
  • NPWLPG

Application

  • Firefox 36.0.1
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:36.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/36.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/36.0.1/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: AMD Radeon HD 7640G
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x9903
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx32 aticfx32 aticfx32 atiumd64 atidxx64 atidxx64 atiumdag atidxx32 atidxx32 atiumdva atiumd6a atitmm64
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: 512
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterSubsysID: 1849103c
  • adapterSubsysID2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x1002
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • direct2DEnabled: False
  • direct2DEnabledMessage: [u'tryNewerDriver', u'!= 8.982.*.*']
  • directWriteEnabled: False
  • directWriteVersion: 6.2.9200.16581
  • driverDate: 8-8-2012
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 8.982.7.0
  • driverVersion2:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'skia', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureSkiaAccelerated': 0}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 0
  • numAcceleratedWindowsMessage: [u'tryNewerDriver', u'!= 8.982.*.*']
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • webglRendererMessage: [u'tryNewerDriver', u'!= 8.982.*.*']
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: Basic

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

Hello,

Some problems with Flash video playback can be resolved by disabling hardware acceleration in your Flash Player settings. (See this article for more information on using the Flash plugin in Firefox).

To disable hardware acceleration in Flash Player:

  1. Go to this Adobe Flash Player Help page.
  2. Right-click on the Flash Player logo on that page.
  3. Click on Settings in the context menu. The Adobe Flash Player Settings screen will open.
  4. Click on the icon at the bottom-left of the Adobe Flash Player Settings window to open the Display panel.

    fpSettings1.PNG
  5. Remove the check mark from Enable hardware acceleration.
  6. Click Close to close the Adobe Flash Player Settings Window.
  7. Restart Firefox.

This Flash Player Help - Display Settings page has more information on Flash Player hardware acceleration, if you're interested.

Does this solve the problem? Let us know.

Hello, Some problems with Flash video playback can be resolved by disabling hardware acceleration in your Flash Player settings. (See [[Flash Plugin - Keep it up to date and troubleshoot problems|this article]] for more information on using the Flash plugin in Firefox). To disable hardware acceleration in Flash Player: #Go to this [http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/video-playback-issues.html#main_Solve_video_playback_issues Adobe Flash Player Help page]. #Right-click on the Flash Player logo on that page. #Click on '''Settings''' in the context menu. The Adobe Flash Player Settings screen will open. # Click on the icon at the bottom-left of the Adobe Flash Player Settings window to open the Display panel. <br/> <br/>[[Image:fpSettings1.PNG]] <br/> # Remove the check mark from '''Enable hardware acceleration'''. # Click '''Close''' to close the Adobe Flash Player Settings Window. # Restart Firefox. This [http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help01.html Flash Player Help - Display Settings page] has more information on Flash Player hardware acceleration, if you're interested. Does this solve the problem? Let us know.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4188 solutions 58471 answers

If you have problems with current Shockwave Flash plugin versions then check this:

  • see if there are updates for your graphics drive drivers

https://support.mozilla.org/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

  • disable protected mode in the Flash plugin (Flash 11.3+ on Windows Vista and later)

https://forums.adobe.com/message/4468493#TemporaryWorkaround

  • disable hardware acceleration in the Flash plugin

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/891337 See also:

If you have problems with current Shockwave Flash plugin versions then check this: * see if there are updates for your graphics drive drivers '''https://support.mozilla.org/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration''' * disable protected mode in the Flash plugin (Flash 11.3+ on Windows Vista and later) '''https://forums.adobe.com/message/4468493#TemporaryWorkaround''' * disable hardware acceleration in the Flash plugin '''https://forums.adobe.com/thread/891337''' See also: * '''http://kb.mozillazine.org/Flash#Troubleshooting'''