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Greetings, after extensive research on how to avoid the firefox browser from crashing when visiting a site like youtube or i have run out of all suggested options available on the help links supplied by the mozilla site. After folling all troubleshooting directions still no response when i visit youtube, the site hangs and i must use the "force quit" option on my macbook pro. any help would be grateful. dominic.

edit: removed your mail address from public display, since the only thing it will attract are spam bots. you will be notified per mail once somebody replies to the thread. (philipp)

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You did not say what you tried to do, so you may get told to do something again.

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. Is the problem still there?

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Since those are media sites, to see whether this is a problem with the Flash player, could you try this experiment: set Flash to Click-to-Play ("Ask to Activate"). This will delay Flash from starting on a page until you approve it so we can distinguish between general page load issues and problem starting or using Flash.

To set "Ask to Activate", open the Add-ons page using either:

  • Command+Shift+a
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons

In the left column, click Plugins. On the right side, look for "Shockwave Flash" and change "Always Activate" to "Ask to Activate".

When you visit a site that wants to use the Flash, you should see a notification icon in the address bar and usually one of the following: a link in a black rectangle in the page or an infobar sliding down between the toolbar area and the page.

If you do not need to activate Flash, I suggest just ignoring those notifications and not bothering to close them. Closing them may stop Firefox from showing them again when you actually want to use them.