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Firefox 4.0 RC1 crashes when opening multiple tabs

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I just updated to 4.o RC1. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate OS. Every time I open multiple tabs, FF crashes. Very frustrating. Any ideas? If not, is there a way to roll back to Beta release 12? This never happened with that version.

I just updated to 4.o RC1. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate OS. Every time I open multiple tabs, FF crashes. Very frustrating. Any ideas? If not, is there a way to roll back to Beta release 12? This never happened with that version.

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  • Shockwave Flash 10.2 r152
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5.9.615
  • GEPlugin
  • 4.0.60129.0
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Google Update
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  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.0.0

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Question owner

I've tried that already, but I didn't use the Adobe uninstaller. I also only went back one version of flash (to 10.1.102.64). Maybe I'll try going back to 10.1.85.3.

I also noticed on one of the links you posted (file hippo), they have a beta release of the 10.3 flash update. I'm just desperate enough to try this, but I wonder why you can't get the beta release from Adobe. How does file hippo have an unpublished plug in?

Also, I noticed that it also has IE and non-IE versions of flash. If there are different versions for different browsers, why doesn't Adobe ever make this distinction? Their take seems to be that the version they post will work with any browser.

Thanks for the continued assistance.

I've tried that already, but I didn't use the Adobe uninstaller. I also only went back one version of flash (to 10.1.102.64). Maybe I'll try going back to 10.1.85.3. I also noticed on one of the links you posted (file hippo), they have a beta release of the 10.3 flash update. I'm just desperate enough to try this, but I wonder why you can't get the beta release from Adobe. How does file hippo have an unpublished plug in? Also, I noticed that it also has IE and non-IE versions of flash. If there are different versions for different browsers, why doesn't Adobe ever make this distinction? Their take seems to be that the version they post will work with any browser. Thanks for the continued assistance.

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Question owner

Well, the problem is now occurring no matter what browser I use. Chrome, Firefox, IE... It seems to happen less frequently with IE. Once IE crashed once, it seems to stablize. With Chrome and FF, it continually crashes to were the browser is unusable. This is absolutely ridiculous. I always thought Adobe's standards were higher than this.

What's weird is, Chrome just started crashing today. I have used it all day yesterday and most of today with no issues. I don't know what triggered it, but it started crashing out of the blue.

Is there anything else I can do besides wait for the next release of flash?

Has anyone been brave enough to try the version 10.3 beta flash plugin?

TiIs there anything else I can guess there's nothing else to do but wait until a new release of Adobe Flash.

Well, the problem is now occurring no matter what browser I use. Chrome, Firefox, IE... It seems to happen less frequently with IE. Once IE crashed once, it seems to stablize. With Chrome and FF, it continually crashes to were the browser is unusable. This is absolutely ridiculous. I always thought Adobe's standards were higher than this. What's weird is, Chrome just started crashing today. I have used it all day yesterday and most of today with no issues. I don't know what triggered it, but it started crashing out of the blue. Is there anything else I can do besides wait for the next release of flash? Has anyone been brave enough to try the version 10.3 beta flash plugin? TiIs there anything else I can guess there's nothing else to do but wait until a new release of Adobe Flash.

Question owner

I am 99.999% sure this issue is a problem with the Adobe Flash plug in. However, I've recently uninstalled it from my Windows 7 laptop with the Adobe uninstaller, then rebooted, and my browerS are still crashing. It doesn't matter which one I use - Mozilla, Chrome, IE, they're all still crashing - even if I'm on a site that does not use the flash plug in.

IE is the most stable and it's also the least desired, but I have no choice right now.

Can someone attempt an explanation of why this could be happening?

I am 99.999% sure this issue is a problem with the Adobe Flash plug in. However, I've recently uninstalled it from my Windows 7 laptop with the Adobe uninstaller, then rebooted, and my browerS are still crashing. It doesn't matter which one I use - Mozilla, Chrome, IE, they're all still crashing - even if I'm on a site that does not use the flash plug in. IE is the most stable and it's also the least desired, but I have no choice right now. Can someone attempt an explanation of why this could be happening?
Redorianin 0 solutions 7 answers

Try going to your firefox folder, extensions and remove the folders one by one until you delete the right one. This helped me when my firefox was crashing all the time without even viewing a site that uses the flash plugin.

Try going to your firefox folder, extensions and remove the folders one by one until you delete the right one. This helped me when my firefox was crashing all the time without even viewing a site that uses the flash plugin.

Question owner

I'll give it a shot. Thanks

I'll give it a shot. Thanks
Redorianin 0 solutions 7 answers

After updating to RC2 everything works perfect, at least for me.

After updating to RC2 everything works perfect, at least for me.

Question owner

Congratulations.

I'm still having the issue, even with the new release. I'm going to try a complete system reinstall from scratch later this week. If that doesn't work, I'll just resign myself to being an IE user; which I have been anyway for the past 2 weeks. Yay. /sarcasm off

Congratulations. I'm still having the issue, even with the new release. I'm going to try a complete system reinstall from scratch later this week. If that doesn't work, I'll just resign myself to being an IE user; which I have been anyway for the past 2 weeks. Yay. /sarcasm off