Recently Firefox has started crashing a lot because the plugin container stops. I've tried a lot of different things and I'm getting tired of constantly researching new t… (read more)
Recently Firefox has started crashing a lot because the plugin container stops. I've tried a lot of different things and I'm getting tired of constantly researching new things to try online.
Things that I tried from the crash troubleshooting page:
Made sure Firefox, my plugins, Windows, and my drivers are all updated
Scanned for viruses and spyware
Scanned and repaired my hard drives
Since most sources said it's probably Flash causing the problems, I've enabled/disabled hardware acceleration, both through Flash and through Firefox options. It was originally disabled on both when the crashes began.
I haven't tried Safe Mode or disabling different addons and plugins because the crash doesn't happen at any specific time. Sometimes it crashes as soon as I start Firefox, and sometimes it doesn't crash at all the entire day. But a decent amount of the time it crashes every few hours. Since I don't know what's triggering it, disabling all my addons or individual ones and just waiting for it to crash doesn't sound like a good idea to me, since I wouldn't know if the problem was fixed or if it just wasn't crashing at the time, and if I have to go a substantial amount of time without my addons, I'd rather just switch browsers (which I really don't want to do).
The most recent crash's ID is: bp-2fe4d28b-c5ce-4419-9299-c56172160115.
Normally I have about 20 or so tabs open, mainly stuff I want to come back to with a few active tabs. This has been my practice for years and I haven't had any trouble with it before unless the tabs get really out of hand, in which case I go through and prune them back. I start up Pandora radio as soon as I start Firefox and have it loaded constantly. I watch a decent amount of Youtube, but some of the crashes happen when I'm not on Youtube or any other Flash website other than Pandora. And a few times it's crashed before I even loaded Pandora. Anyway, if there's anything you can do to help, I'd really appreciate it! This has had me tearing my hair out for a week or so now.