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Remove Plugin Container

I've upgraded to the latest firefox, and now Plugin Container is back Smiley Sad

Please help me put it back to just the one "firefox.exe" process that i've had it set to since Version 3.

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Re: Remove Plugin Container

Some plugins only work properly via the plugin-container process and not embedded in Firefox, so that is why the plugin-container process is now forced on in some cases and can't be disabled.

See also http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2503949

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Re: Remove Plugin Container

You want to disable crash protection, see : Disabling crash protection

see also for info : What is plugin-container


thank you

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New Contributor

Re: Remove Plugin Container

It's already set to false, but plugin container is still there and has only appeared since FF14.

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Re: Remove Plugin Container

There are some follow up bugs in this issue and developers working on this. Sorry for that, i think soon we have the fix.

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Re: Remove Plugin Container

Firefox will go bankrupt if U continue to insist repeatedly make the same mistakes of 10 versions ago. This Plugin Container is the big one. Is simply impossible to work with the Firefox eating so much CPU. And don't put blame on plugins because other browsers work very well with plugins and do not let the cooler computer crazy all the time and so little the CPU temperature so high all the time.

Or Mozilla radically opens the mind, or Firefox will gonna bye bye. With this Plugin Container return, I gave up. Enough to warm up the computer. I was a fan of Firefox for years, but now I'll stop being stubborn and open my mind. I'm going to Chrome.

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Re: Remove Plugin Container

Some plugins only work properly via the plugin-container process and not embedded in Firefox, so that is why the plugin-container process is now forced on in some cases and can't be disabled.

See also http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2503949

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Re: Remove Plugin Container

Hi walnor, if you are running Windows Vista/Windows 7 and see an association between Flash media and high memory or CPU usage in Firefox, consider turning off the new protected mode of Flash 11.3. In this support article from Adobe it's under the heading "Last Resort": Adobe Forums: How do I troubleshoot Flash Player's protected mode for Firefox?

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Re: Remove Plugin Container

To ideato:

The purported solution for "Firefox 4 and above" in your first link does not disable the loading of Plugin Container, which freezes a FF15 with no extensions or plugins in my Win-7 machine (see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/936149). From this perspective, It is rather laughable responding later "there are some follow up bugs in this issue". Walnor seems right in his/her evaluation of Mozilla's OOPP approach. Chrome's approach may use more memory, but works smoothly. Sigh.

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Re: Remove Plugin Container

Hi Ad_Hoc,

we are talking before one month...!!

you said : ....It is rather laughable responding later "there are some follow up bugs in this issue".

you can see it here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forums/contributors/708513?last=48024#post-47871


thank you

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Re: Remove Plugin Container

On Windows the plugin-container.exe causes high processor utilisation and poor performance in Firefox and on the machine generally.

To stop it, do this:

Type about:config into the address bar

Type dom.ipc.plugins into the search box

Set the value dom.ipc.plugins.enabled to false

Restart Firefox