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Windows 8 and Flash Issues?

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Windows 8 and Flash Issues?

I am using Windows 8 with the latest Adobe Flash and Firefox installed and I have noticed If I am on a website that contains youtube videos embedded or If I am playing youtube videos from the youtube site directly that it will often freeze Firefox. It doesn't crash or close the program but freezes for a small amount of time which can actually be annoying.

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Re: Windows 8 and Flash Issues?

Which security software (firewall, anti-virus) do you have?


You can check for problems caused by recent Flash updates and try these:

  • disable a possible RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin extension for Firefox and update the RealPlayer if installed
  • disable protected mode in Flash 11.3 and later
  • disable hardware acceleration in the Flash plugin
New Contributor

Re: Windows 8 and Flash Issues?

Anti-Virus is Microsoft Security Essentials and firewall is the one built into the OS as well. I'll try some of the links you have provided at the bottom!

New Contributor

Re: Windows 8 and Flash Issues?

I am experiencing this issue as well. Can't even load twitter.com on firefox. It works fine on IE and Chrome.

I have had to change the encoding settings to true but pages just don't load normally anymore even after scrubbing the install and personalizations.

There's got to be a bug in 16.02!

Thanks for fixing it.