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How can I get Firefox and adobe flashplayer to stop being unresponsive?

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I play farmville on facebook. My browser/flashplayer is constantly freezing with the message "Firefox is unresponsive". I'm running windows 7. I have the latest versions of both programs, although the older Firefox seemed to work better, but keeps updating itself. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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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:

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Some Flash games are having problems starting up in Firefox 40 with a new setting. I'm not sure yours is that issue, but just in case...

Firefox should automatically install a "hotfix" to turn off that new setting, but you can install it manually in case Firefox hasn't done it yet.

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/firefox-hotfix/