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Plugin-container uses a lot of CPUtime.

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I like to keep a few tabs open to webpages I want to revisit or read later. So it is not uncommon for me to have 1 or two active pages I'm looking at, and 20 dormant pages I won't be looking at for a few days.

Since the last upgrade, the plugin-container is taking a lot of CPU time. (it might have been the firefox process before the upgrade, but it was less noticeable).

From the help for "plugin-container" I see that adobe flash is the only currently supported plugin. So, can I pause the flash on my inactive pages so that I can save some CPU time (and energy).


This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I upgraded.

I like to keep a few tabs open to webpages I want to revisit or read later. So it is not uncommon for me to have 1 or two active pages I'm looking at, and 20 dormant pages I won't be looking at for a few days. Since the last upgrade, the plugin-container is taking a lot of CPU time. (it might have been the firefox process before the upgrade, but it was less noticeable). From the help for "plugin-container" I see that adobe flash is the only currently supported plugin. So, can I pause the flash on my inactive pages so that I can save some CPU time (and energy). == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == I upgraded.

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If you want to disable plugin-container, See this KB article: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Plugin-container_and_out-of-process_plugins

The currently supported plugins are NPAPI test plugin, Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime (Windows) and Microsoft Silverlight (Windows)