Firefox is having "Script" issues (Not Responding) und possibly Flash issues?
Okay, downloaded Firefox for the first time in like a year yesterday. It was working beautifully, oh, how I've missed it. I hate using Google Chrome with a fiery burning passion.
However, though it was working perfectly yesterday, I have not downloaded anything or got any plug-ins/extensions, whatever.
Today, however, I can go to www.google.com (on firefox), but if I try to go to my banks website, or imvu.com, or something like that, all the sudden Firefox decides to hang. It freezes und I get that annoying "(Not Responding)" at the top. I have to close out of the browser entirely, open it up und forgo the session restore.
Some websites are okay, however, it seems many of them aren't.
I get a script error message, so far the one for imvu.com that popped up was "lookout.bluecava" or something like that. Asked if I wanted to wait for script to respond or if I wanted to stop it. Either way, it ends with me closing out und starting back at google.
Right now, to ask this question, I had to re-download google chrome, und log in from that browser since Firefox doesn't even want to support it's own support forum! Crazy stuff, right?
Anyway, since it's having a "script" issue, I went to java, made sure I had the updated java installed on my computer, then I made sure that I had the updated java plug-in. Und I even downloaded the 64bit java for it as well, both the 7u45 or whatever.
So, my java on my comp und firefox browser are seemingly up to date, und the Add-On thing for Firefox to check if plugins are up to date says they all of them are up to date.
Still having the issue. The moment I go to imvu or another site that has that issue, it freezes within 10 seconds und that's all she wrote.
So, I'm really not wanting to go back to Google Chrome for another year, I miss the hell out of Firefox.
To Add: The issue I am having right now with Firefox is the same issue I had a year ago, when I had to uninstall firefox und go with Chrome in the first place.
But, since it was acting normal yesterday when I installed it, I figured that it was fixed. Wrong in less than 24 hours.
Before I submitted this, I decided to hop back onto Firefox und try something.
I disabled the Shockwave Flash und the Shockwave Director plugins. Now, Firefox is working again.
It asks me if I want to install the "flash" plugins needed to view some content on the page (I used imvu.com to try it out after disabling the shockwave), but still runs.
So, what do I need to do for flash? Or better yet, what's going on with it?
I downloaded the flash yesterday within half an hour of starting Firefox up after downloading it. Und it worked just fine for hours.
I shut the comp down, packed it up, went home, come back to work, hop on the net und BAM. All the sudden Shockwave is having issues with Firefox when nothing was done to instigate it? Doesn't make sense.
Other info: Windows 7 Home Premium on HP laptop.
Well, I'm not sure what the root cause of the issues I was having was. But, I had a friend completely wipe my computer und install Windows 7 Professional on it. Und now, I'm no longer experiencing any issues with Firefox regarding flash. It's purring in that department.Read this answer in context 1
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/31.0.1650.57 Safari/537.36
Well by the time Firefox is in a Beta phase ie prueba.Pues in this version due out sra much more stable than the others. The truth is that you are not the only one with such inconveniences as other users are experiencing this kind of problem. The best choice you can make right now are the following as a solution in software internally can cause problems. 1.-install a more vercion old as Firefox 24.1 for now. 2.-Stay tuned for new updates
Real time We regret these inconveniences in products
I will give Firefox 24.1 a try und see if shockwave flash actually works without making it hang und resulting in need of force close.
Okay, well, it doesn't matter the version of firefox, und I downloaded the most updated after testing multiple versions, which was like 26.somethingBsomething0 or whatever. In any case, this new version works fine, save for the same issue.
It is something wrong with the shockwave flash. Not Java, at all.
Und as before in my original question, I stated that it worked perfectly for the first day I downloaded it, then shut down my comp, und when I started up again the next day, Firefox was having issues with flash whereas it wasn't before when I downloaded it.
Well, same scenario. Though, my ghetto workaround is:
1.Download Flash (rather just use the already saved installer in my Downloads folder of the most recent version of shockwave flash).
2. Install Flash. (Make sure Firefox is closed)
3. Start Firefox after installation is complete.
4. Firefox works perfectly!
5. After done for the day on computer, exit und shut down.
6. After whatever the case, start up computer when next ready to use.
7. Load up Firefox.
8. Have issues with hanging und force closing issues due to Flash (be it youtube, imvu, my bank website, any site that uses flash including support.mozilla.org)
9. Get frustrated as it JUST worked the last time my computer was on.
10. Close Firefox via force close.
11. Go to downloads folder, run installation for Flash again, while flash is STILL installed on firefox.
12. Once installation is finished, open Firefox und enjoy.
13. (Repeat steps 5 through 13.)
Not very fun having to do this, but hey, it gets Firefox working as it should....For the period of time the computer is on.
So, that begs the question, what is going on with the flash und Firefox when it comes to shutting the comp down?
Because I can close out of firefox during my time on the comp, und reopen it und it still works just fine. Only issues that arise are after I shut down the comp.
Bump (see also /questions/978095#answer-505103 )
Well, I'm not sure what the root cause of the issues I was having was. But, I had a friend completely wipe my computer und install Windows 7 Professional on it. Und now, I'm no longer experiencing any issues with Firefox regarding flash. It's purring in that department.
Glad it works again. Thanks for the update, I have marked your own reply as the thread solution.
I just hope everyone does not now think that is the usual way of solving Flashplayer or Not Responding issues.