Ok this Firefox/Flash issue has been a problem for a few years now and it seems the Mozilla want to keep sidestepping this issue by blaming the users. I dont have the ans… (read more)
Ok this Firefox/Flash issue has been a problem for a few years now and it seems the Mozilla want to keep sidestepping this issue by blaming the users. I dont have the answer but can maybe point in the right direction.
Its late 2014 and and this issue is still a LARGE PROBLEM!
The reason our computers are locking up, or hanging is because when Firefox needs to use the flash plugin, it has a bug which start to eat away at the amount of storage space available on any given computer. You can 1st open your TASK MANAGER. Then open the Firefox browser. Next in the task manager and find the line for (firefox.exe), also monitor the 2 lines for (flashplayerplugin). But mainly the firefox.exe, and in that line NOTE to the MEMORY USAGE. This is the problem. Now open YOUTUBE in the browser and watch a few videos. as you do this the memory will grow and grow and grow to Gigabyte, thus overloading a computers memory and lagging and locking-up will occur. You need to close the Firefox browser to get the memory to stop increasing. People who have 8GB or less of memory are most effected, and Firefox developers who say for you to go to the Flash Help page and uncheck to HARDWARE ACCELERATION are just lazy and stupid, because they still to this date have never addressed this issue. WE CANNOT UNCHECK THAT BOX. because our computer memory locks up and doesnt allow it to be unchecked, so your answer of telling us to do this is not a solution... CAN ANYBODY HEAR ME IN THE FIREFOX DEV TEAM, probably not they are satill asleep or playing on their phones. Try setting up a minimum computer and bringing this problem as I described, then find US A FIX FOR THIS 4YR OLD ISSUE!!!
Here is a solution one person suggests, but it will not work for me because my lack of a large amount of computer memory hardware will still not allow me/us to UN-CKECK THE HARDWARE ACCELERATION BOX...
START (( Hi, I solved this shit.
Flash video/content crashes instantly, so it makes it impossible to right-click it and enter the settings to disable hardware acceleration. This issue wasn't solved for over 2 years in other forum posts, but I finally did it. You have to temporarily DISABLE all your recording and playback devices in the windows' sound menu. this will let you play flash content (it did help me), just enough to disable hardware acceleration. I am surprised Mozilla survived despite being unable to debug their own software - no respect to customers ad their time. )) END
As i said this still did not work for me, but right clicking on any flash video will allow you options... So instead of going into SETTINGS on trying to unckeck HARDWARE ACC., Instead I went into Global Settings>Advanced> and deleted all (Browsing Data and Settings).
Next I right clicked on the video, and unchecked LOOP and PLAY options. This seems to have decreased the memory build up in the TASK MANAGER somewhat.
I run the latest updates of FLASH (126.96.36.199), versions of Firefox (31.0), on a win7 64bt unit that has a z97 intel motherboard with 8Gb of memory.
Maybe just 1 smart and un-lazy Firefox Developer can follow up on this Flash bug issue... I mean its almost 2015 and its still here and you are losing browser supporters, and eventually your jobs, wake up now!
Hope this feedback helps, have a nice day.