I recently had two instances of instability, one mainly in regard to horrid playback of html5 video on YouTube, and upon trying to fix with restarting FF, etc, had an int… (read more)
I recently had two instances of instability, one mainly in regard to horrid playback of html5 video on YouTube, and upon trying to fix with restarting FF, etc, had an interesting find.
In both instances, when I finally resorted to a reboot, I found that my machine was running the mandatory Windows updates. After the updates were applied and the system back up, Firefox improved, although in the poor video playback instance another reboot was required.
Just now, the issue was a crashed FF that would greet my with yet another "Sorry! Firefox Crashed." screen. Quitting and restarting did nothing, killing any instance of FF in Task Manager didn't help. Log out/in didn't help. Renaming my profile didn't help. None of the standard tricks (that I know of) helped. Therefore, upon the restart, again Windows told me to wait so it could install updates.
Hmm . . . This seems pretty suspicious to me.
To note: My poor video playback didn't have to do with bandwidth; the video downloaded and buffered fine, it just stuttered and dropped frames like crazy.
Perhaps this is all just coincidental, but I've raised the issue in case it happens to jive with others' complaints.