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Firefox 4 freezes for several seconds for some websites

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  • के द्वारा अंतिम प्रतियुतर WebcosmoForums

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The new Firefox 4 browser seem to have become a nightmare for me; its freezes for about 5-10 seconds while loading some webpages(not all websites).

For example webcosmo.com home page and most other pages. cricinfo.com pages

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Apparently the Shockwave Flash Player 10.2.xxxx plugin is causing the problem. Anybody got a solution for this?

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It's not the flash player, firefox 3.6.16 works fine with it.

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Yeah FF 3.x was working fine with it. But FF 4.x doesnt. Do you know how to solve this problem?

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Ok this is my resolution for the hanging problem with Firefox 4.0 with the Adobe Flash player in Windows 7.

Just like most of you guys I had a constant “hangs and freezes” whenever I tried to view WebPages with flash content in Firefox 4.0, even if I could normally opens everything in IE, it did not in Firefox and the problem became evident when I deactivated the flash plugin.

The problem actually resides with Firefox and not Adobe to begin with, so what I did was a “manual allocation” of the important files needed by Firefox to open the flash content, so first Check if the ~\Programs\Mozilla\Plugins\ folder exists in your computer, if not (like in my case) create a folder with that same name “Plugins” and in it paste the files ”flashplayer.xpt” and “NPSWF32.dll”, in case you need these files there is this link over here ¬_¬ with them, it is needed to rename the extension to .Zip if u can’t open it directly, extract those 2 files to the “Plugins” folder, run Firefox and test it out.

And like magic the problem is solve, what I discovered was Firefox does not create a plugins folder by default in some cases, but the path it uses to try and open flash content is the same, so it naturally “freezes” and does not move for a long time, and in the end it does not open.

Hope this helps most of you guys out there.

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unfortunately that did not solve the problem, Petrus.

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Same problem here. Solved by downloading & installing Adobe Flash "square" for both FF4 (plugin) and MSIE9 (ActiveX). System: Intel Core i7-860/4GB, Win7 Ulti 64-bit SP1, MSIE 9 64-bit, FF4.

Good luck!

hplooijer द्वारा सम्पादित

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I solved it in this process: - uninstalled FireFox - deleted the Mozilla FireFox folder from the Program Files - reinstall FireFox 4

everything seem to be working again.