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After FlashPlayer 11.04, a website with videos on, like YOUTUBE opens a seperated process and the videos appear in the left top corner and can't be moved.

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After updating to a version after FlashPlayer 11.02 when opening a window with flash videos on, next to the process of Firefox in the Task Bar appears a new process with the Flash Player icon and the video window is placed in the top left corner and can't be moved. If there are more then one video in that page when clicking that Flash Player icon you can see a list of all the videos.

Using FlashPlayer 11.02 this problem doesn't happen and I used this solution for some time, but now If I use that version I get a black window with an error message about security reasons, but if I click it it plays without any problem. Although in some websites that need Flash it says it needs at least version 10, but I have 11.02 but doesn't recognize it and demands to be upgraded.

This is all very weird because only happens in my laptop, I have a desktop with the exact same windows and Firefx version and this doesn't happen. I already tried to uninstall Firefox completly and even deleteing all plugins and extensions and the problem remains.

Uninstalling Flash player also solves this, but then I'm asked to update the the Flash player. This problems doesn't happen in Chrome or IExplorer 10:

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Chosen solution

Recent crashes of certain multimedia contents (this includes Youtube videos, certain flash games and other applications) in conjunction with Firefox are most probably caused by a recent Flash 11.3 update and/or a malfunctioning Real Player browser plugin.

In order to remedy the problem, please perform the steps mentioned in these Knowledge Base articles:

Flash Plugin - Keep it up to date and troubleshoot problems

Adobe Flash plugin has crashed - Prevent it from happening again

Flash 11.3 doesn't load video in Firefox

Other, more technical information about these issues can be found under these Links:

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1018071?tstart=0

http://blogs.adobe.com/asset/2012/06/inside-flash-player-protected-mode-for-firefox.html


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Additional System Details

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Application

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Misc

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Amit Kumar Thakur 83 solutions 863 answers

Chosen Solution

Recent crashes of certain multimedia contents (this includes Youtube videos, certain flash games and other applications) in conjunction with Firefox are most probably caused by a recent Flash 11.3 update and/or a malfunctioning Real Player browser plugin.

In order to remedy the problem, please perform the steps mentioned in these Knowledge Base articles:

Flash Plugin - Keep it up to date and troubleshoot problems

Adobe Flash plugin has crashed - Prevent it from happening again

Flash 11.3 doesn't load video in Firefox

Other, more technical information about these issues can be found under these Links:

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1018071?tstart=0

http://blogs.adobe.com/asset/2012/06/inside-flash-player-protected-mode-for-firefox.html


Please tell us if this helped!

Amiton 0 solutions 4 answers

Yes I have had this problem for many months and have been unable to find a solution other than re-installing an older version of Flash like 10.x which eliminates the problem.

It is most annoying as the Flash videos are not embedded in the web pages, the task bar gets filled up with over 20 Flash icons.

However, using an older version of Flash plugin, means FF will then add the annoyance of not activating this older plug-in as it is a "vulnerability" which means you have to click on every Flash item to allow it.

Modified by Amiton

Amiton 0 solutions 4 answers

Nope, none of those things helped. I have attached a screen image of the problem. The many numerous Flash Player tabs can be seen at the bottom of the image..