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So I have a Mac desktop (not a laptop) and when I open Youtube on Firefox, it freezes the browser and my computer. My Mac is an older 2011 one, but Firefox is up to date and when it does freeze the only fix I found was to restart my computer. Really annoying and I need to know if anyone has a solution???? It doesn't do it all the time, but when it does it is so annoying. please help!

So I have a Mac desktop (not a laptop) and when I open Youtube on Firefox, it freezes the browser and my computer. My Mac is an older 2011 one, but Firefox is up to date and when it does freeze the only fix I found was to restart my computer. Really annoying and I need to know if anyone has a solution???? It doesn't do it all the time, but when it does it is so annoying. please help!

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac SharePoint Browser Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0
  • Plugin for Wacom tablets.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:46.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/46.0

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FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
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Security Issue: Update your Flash Player Note: Windows users should download the active_x for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the active_x.

Flash Player Version: 21.0.0.242 Flash Player (Linux) Version 11.2.202.621

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download.

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download.


See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration


Security Issue: Update your Flash Player '''Note: Windows users''' should download the '''active_x''' for ''Internet Explorer.'' '''and''' the '''plugin''' for ''Plugin-based browsers'' (like Firefox). '''Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10''' have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the '''plugin only.''' Not the '''active_x.''' Flash Player '''Version: 21.0.0.242''' Flash Player (Linux) '''Version 11.2.202.621''' https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration -----------
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4246 solutions 59390 answers

Many site issues can be caused by corrupt cookies or cache.

  • Clear the Cache and
  • Remove Cookies
    Warning ! ! This will log you out of sites you're logged in to.

Type about:preferences<Enter> in the address bar.

  • Cookies; Select Privacy. Under History, select Firefox will Use Custom Settings. Press the button on the right side called Show Cookies. Use the search bar to look for the site. Note; There may be more than one entry. Remove All of them.
  • Cache; Select Advanced > Network. Across from Cached Web Content, Press Clear Now.

If there is still a problem, Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). While you are in safe mode;

Type about:preferences#advanced<Enter> in the address bar.

Under Advanced, Select General. Look for and turn off Use Hardware Acceleration.

Poke around safe websites. Are there any problems?

Then restart.

Many site issues can be caused by corrupt cookies or cache. * Clear the Cache and * Remove Cookies<br> '''''Warning ! ! '' This will log you out of sites you're logged in to.''' Type '''about:preferences'''<Enter> in the address bar. * '''Cookies;''' Select '''Privacy.''' Under '''History,''' select Firefox will '''Use Custom Settings.''' Press the button on the right side called '''Show Cookies.''' Use the search bar to look for the site. Note; There may be more than one entry. Remove '''All''' of them. * '''Cache;''' Select '''Advanced > Network.''' Across from '''Cached Web Content,''' Press '''Clear Now.''' If there is still a problem, '''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Start Firefox in Safe Mode]''' {web link} A small dialog should appear. Click '''Start In Safe Mode''' (not Refresh). While you are in safe mode; Type '''about:preferences#advanced'''<Enter> in the address bar. Under '''Advanced,''' Select '''General.''' Look for and turn off '''Use Hardware Acceleration'''. Poke around safe websites. Are there any problems? Then restart.