I did a clean install of Firefox, I updated Flash to 13, and I disabled almost every plug-in. Flash still crashes constantly. I will have no choice but to abandon Firefox because it is unusable like this.
Try disabling Hardware Acceleration.
This Flash Player Help - Display Settings page has more information on Flash Player hardware acceleration, if you're interested.
If you have RealPlayer installed on your computer, disable the RealPlayer Browser Record plugin
If you don't have RealPlayer installed, Can you try to start Firefox in Safe Mode to see if Firefox works properly with no error? You can start Firefox in Safe Mode below:
If Firefox opens up fine with no problems, it's probably one of your extensions that's causing the issue. You can re-enable your add-ons one by one until you find the one that causes the issue upon being re-enabled.
I had already disabled all of the Realplayer plugins and most of the other plugins. did not help. I'll try safe mode...
Same problem. But related I would appreciate it if those that give advice to open "Adobe Flash Player Settings" etc. would be more specific as to how to get there. In my ambulations over the years I cave come across those programs but just how and where I can never remember. Thanks.
If Flash crashes constantly in Firefox 29.0.1, which it does with me, too, there is no way to get to hardware acceleration that I have seen.
You cannot accesses the plugin directly via control panel.
Any other suggestions? I have had problems with FF/Flash for the last few versions now. I don't like installing older versions of Flash, due to potential security issues.
Perhaps it would be helpful to identify combinations of Firefox and Flash versions that are known to work (or don't work) -
Firefox 29.0 + Flash 22.214.171.124 works for me - use
There are newer versions of both products available (29.0.1 + 126.96.36.199) but considering the past few weeks of updates by both vendors... it's not clearly broken, so I'm not going to fix it (yet).
Thank you. Your suggestion seems the simplest approach to the FF/flash problem. I 'degraded' my FF to 29.0 but haven't touched Flash yet. If I still note issues then I'll 'degrade' my version of Flash also. Thanks again.