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How do I stop plugin container

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How do I stop using the plugin container? This opens another huge resource on my comp,, this is a dumbass idea.. you cant make it work in FF so you place it outside of FF? thats ridiculous.

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Every time Firefox opened

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • Cooliris embedded in a tab
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • np-mswmp
  • Google Gadget Plugin 5.7.712.19360
  • NPTURNMED
  • BitCometAgent v1.19 for Firefox
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 8.2.2
  • Default Plug-in
  • The Hulu Desktop Plugin allows Hulu.com to integrate with the Hulu Desktop application.
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5
  • Picasa plugin
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin version 1.0.0.7
  • 4.0.50524.0
  • Office Live Update v1.4
  • NPWLPG
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Google Update
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_18 for Mozilla browsers
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100625 Firefox/3.6.6 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C)

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Morbus 134 solutions 2338 answers

Hello JP.

It's possible that you are having a problem with some Firefox add-on that is hindering your Firefox's normal behavior. Have you tried disabling all add-ons (just to check), to see if Firefox goes back to normal?

Whenever you have a problem with Firefox, whatever it is, you should make sure it's not caused by one (or more than one) of your installed add-ons, be it an extension, a theme or a plugin. To do that easily and cleanly, run Firefox in safe mode (don't forget to select Disable all add-ons when you start safe mode). If the problem disappears, you know it's from an add-on. Disable them all in normal mode, and enable them one at a time until you find the source of the problem. See this article for information about troubleshooting extensions and theme and this one for plugins.

If you need support for one of your add-ons, you'll have to contact its author.

Morbus 134 solutions 2338 answers

Bear in mind that disabling the plugin container may not solve your issues if those are caused by some incompatibility between a plugin and your system.

Question owner

morbus im not having any issues with the plugins or the container.. I just dont like that its a separate resource hog, and when I end process the adobe plugin doesnt work.. im asking how do i get the plugins to work in FF without the need of the container

Morbus 134 solutions 2338 answers

It shouldn't be a resource hog. I'm using Firefox 3.6.6 on my end and the plugin container, when enabled (when I'm seeing things in Flash, Silverlight or Quicktime), doesn't use up any more RAM/CPU than Flash, Silverlight or Quicktime normally would. Also, the RAM/CPU the plugin container uses, is the RAM/CPU that Firefox itself would use in previous versions, so, in the end, unless you are having a problem of some sort, the sum of the RAM/CPU usage of Firefox and the plugin container together is the same as the RAM/CPU usage of previous versions of Firefox.