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Firefox thinks Adobe Flash Plugin has crashed when running in debug mode! How do i get arround this?

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When testing my flex application in debug mode, my debug session is closed every time because Firefox thinks the flash plug-in has crashed.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== Firefox was updated with plugin-crash redundancy

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -IE Tab Plug-in for Mozilla/Firefox
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.2"
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Default Plug-in
  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • 4.0.50524.0
  • Office Live Update v1.5
  • NPWLPG
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_18 for Mozilla browsers
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.4) Gecko/20100611 Firefox/3.6.4

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.4
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
AVG Safe Search
9.0.0.825
true
{3f963a5b-e555-4543-90e2-c3908898db71}
AVG Security Toolbar
3.011.025.005
false
avg@igeared
IE Tab Plus
1.91.20100528
true
ietab@ip.cn
Firebug
1.5.4
true
firebug@software.joehewitt.com
FirePHP
0.4.3
true
FirePHPExtension-Build@firephp.org
Html Validator
0.8.6.1
true
{3b56bcc7-54e5-44a2-9b44-66c3ef58c13e}
IE View
1.4.5.1
true
{6e84150a-d526-41f1-a480-a67d3fed910d}
JavaScript Debugger
0.9.87.4
true
Screengrab
0.96.3
true
{02450954-cdd9-410f-b1da-db804e18c671}
Web Developer
1.1.8
true
Java Console
6.0.18
true
ColorZilla
2.0.2
true
{6AC85730-7D0F-4de0-B3FA-21142DD85326}
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.history_expire_days.mirror
180
browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage
http://www.google.ca/
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:1.9.2.4
extensions.lastAppVersion
3.6.4
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
network.image.imageBehavior
0
places.last_vacuum
1272291084
print.print_printer
Adobe PDF
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_bgcolor
false
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_bgimages
false
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_command
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_downloadfonts
false
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_edge_bottom
0
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_edge_left
0
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_edge_right
0
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_edge_top
0
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_evenpages
true
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_footercenter
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_footerleft
&PT
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_footerright
&D
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_headercenter
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_headerleft
&T
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_headerright
&U
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_in_color
true
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_margin_bottom
0.5
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_margin_left
0.5
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_margin_right
0.5
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_margin_top
0.5
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_oddpages
true
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_orientation
0
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_pagedelay
500
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_paper_data
1
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_paper_height
11.00
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_paper_size_type
0
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_paper_size_unit
0
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_paper_width
8.50
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_reversed
false
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_scaling
1.00
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_shrink_to_fit
true
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_to_file
false
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_unwriteable_margin_bottom
0
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_unwriteable_margin_left
0
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_unwriteable_margin_right
0
print.printer_Adobe_PDF.print_unwriteable_margin_top
0
privacy.cpd.cookies
false
privacy.cpd.formdata
false
privacy.cpd.sessions
false
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
privacy.sanitize.timeSpan
0
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false

Question owner

Unfortunately this makes Firefox useless for developing Flash apps. Even worse: if your app has displayed an error message then when Firefox detects that Flash has 'crashed' it blocks the entire interface and you have to kill Firefox using the Task Manager.

Helpful Reply

Workaround: set dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.npswf32.dll to false to disable crash protection for flash plugin. Source.

Question owner

Thanks for the workaround...it works!

cor-el
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Helpful Reply

You can also set the pref dom.ipc.plugins.timeoutSecs to -1 to disable the timeout.