Last night, my system was still using Firefox 3.5.8. I was playing Farmville on Facebook and everything was working fine. This morning, I log onto my computer and find that I am upgraded to Firefox 3.6. I have been trying to play Farmville all morning, and the Adobe Flash Player keeps crashing. I have tried to update the Flash Player. I have tried restarting the computer. Nothing is working.
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Another potential cause of this issue is that the hang timeout is set too low:
The default number is 10, for a default wait time of 10 seconds. Some Flash games can be slow and require a higher setting. I would recommend changing this to 20 if you are having problems with this.
Also, it would be really helpful if people experiencing this problem let us know which Flash games are slow - and when they become slow. Thanks!
There are several factors that can cause the latest Flash version to crash. Firefox 3.6.4 protects the rest of the browser from also crashing when Flash hangs or crashes.
I have the same problem!!
OMg New version auto updated me. Now cant watch youtube!!!
Any way to downgrade?
Same problem for me, farmville and other games were working perfectly fine until the new update for firefox. I have tried everything this is really irritating. please help.
Anonymous, Juan Cruz: could you try the steps above I suggested, and reply back with whether they worked? Thanks!
None of the fixes that were suggest to me worked. I did the following:
Disabled the plug-ins Ran my malware software to ensure that there was no spyware Turned off the video acceleration.
None of this worked. I want to go back to the old Firefox as well. I'm pretty salty about the fact that I was not given a choice as to whether I wanted to switch to it or not. I typically like to wait a few months before switching to an upgraded internet browser so that bugs--like this one--are all worked out before I am inconvenienced.
same problem! However, upon doing nothing-one minute it works, next it does not. Youtube works fine. Webkinz does not. NEVER had a problem until firefox updated to 3.6.4 and then it recommended updating adobe flash player to 10.1.
I had already tried all those suggestions you mentioned before I posted, it always says adobe plugin (Shockwave) has crashed. I don't understand, everything was working fine before the update :(.
To anyone experiencing this problem after trying the steps I posted above, try this potential solution:
It's the crash protection not FLASH. I have successfully reverted to my previous version of firefox without changing a thing. Everything works again just like before. The problem is firefox 3.6.4 not flash, not my video drivers, not java, not malware, not other plugins.