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How Disable Plugin-Container.exe Permanently

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How can I disable plugin-container permanently in firefox 28. Ive tried "dom.ipc.plugins.enabled" and it is set to false. I've tried : "Right click on your computer icon on the desktop and click properties

   Go to Advance system settings
   Click the button called "Environment Variables"
   Click the “New” button under User variables or System variables depending if you want the change to affect all the users on the system or just the one you are currently logged as
   Set the variable name to MOZ_DISABLE_OOP_PLUGINS and its value to 1

Ive tried running firefox in safe mode and the stupid plugin-container.exe is still running still eating CPU and making things slow..

How can I trash it? I don't need any explanations on how its "useful" I want it gone.. end of story..

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Ah-Ha!! I finally figured it out. I have disabled "plugin-container.exe" permanently.. C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox and deleted Plugin-container!!! how freaking imple.. and to answer peoples possible questions, everything still works fine.. and no laggy plugin-container slowing me down.

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The old preference was removed a long time ago, so definitely that doesn't work.

The environment variable method supposedly has been working up to now, but I haven't tried it myself.

The way Firefox is designed, there is no other way to force plugins to run inside firefox.exe instead of being run in plugin-container.exe.

I know you don't want it hear it, but I suspect the problem is that relevant plugin is running slowly, and that it really won't make much difference to run it in firefox.exe instead of plugin-container.exe. Either the content, or the way the plugin interacts with your Firefox settings/system environment, likely is the real problem we need to solve.

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While you are troubleshooting this, it might be helpful, to avoid unnecessary pain on sites where Flash is not actually essential, try setting Flash to Click-to-Play ("Ask to Activate"). This will delay Flash from starting on a page until you approve it.

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

  • Ctrl+Shift+a
  • orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons

In the left column, click Plugins. 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 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.

Not a solution, but hopefully will help a bit.

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Ah-Ha!! I finally figured it out. I have disabled "plugin-container.exe" permanently.. C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox and deleted Plugin-container!!! how freaking imple.. and to answer peoples possible questions, everything still works fine.. and no laggy plugin-container slowing me down.