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Windows 7: FF Nightly (x64) Problems

17 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
FF Nightly (x64) Problems

I have uninstalled the flash player and downloaded the newest one. I have all Windows updates. I uninstalled Nightly and reinstalled the latest version...still no dice.

When I go to YouTube and attempt to watch a video all I get is a black box where the video would be. No option to play, fast forward, etc.

Also, certain sites which seem to use a lot of flash (or some other coding) seem to distort as if they didn't load correctly. I went to Wikipedia and typed "Firefox" and received a distorted view of the page which followed.

Pictures embedded on websites using Photobucket (and the like) also do not load. FF 32-bit works fine.

What gives? (7F seems to load fine)

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17 Feb 2012   #2

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1

Are you using NoScript addon ? If so, you might have to allow Youtube for it to display. Just a note that with WIN7 64x you can use the 64x version of FF called Waterfox. I just installed it and find it somewhat faster. Maybe it could help your problem.
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17 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Cool, thanks. I'm going to try Waterfox and see how it does. Any browser speed benchmark/test sites you recommend to compare?

EDIT: I have the same problem with Waterfox. I don't have any other add-ons installed other than do not track plus and ad block.

EDIT #2: Just tried again on FF x32 and now I'm unable to view YouTube videos or other flash related pictures.

EDIT #3: I rebooted and fixed the problem.
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17 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heyyou View Post
Just a note that with WIN7 64x you can use the 64x version of FF called Waterfox.
Is this Waterfox the same as the Nightly 13.0a1 version?

Could you post a link where to download Waterfox?

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17 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

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17 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

If you want to try something else, there is also the Pale Moon project, they produce FF builds specifically optimized for Windows, both in 32- and 64-bit. The current version is 9.1.

At the same time the current Nightly (version 13 as unbelievable as it sounds) is rather stable and I can't even reproduce the problem reported in this thread. I have no problem watching YouTube or anything else for that matter. Of course, I have very few plugins and extensions. Flash is the official Adobe 64-bit, Java is version 7 64-bit. The Office plug-in is also 64-bit ( I use 64-bit Office), although I am not sure what it does really. There are a couple of things such as Password exporter that I needed when I replaced my motherboard recently, which I used successfully despite the Mozilla claims of incompatibility, but now I have all of that disabled. That's it, no problems with this at all.
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17 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

I'm not sure why I hadthe problems. I edited post #3 earlier this morning to show that a simple reboot solved my problem. I tried uninstalling/reinstalling everything to see if I could fix it with no luck. So, I decided to reboot the PC and try again. Low and behold, that fixed it.

I also use Office 64 bit 2010 Professional Plus. I have 64 bit flash (the only type which is downloadable from Adobe with a 64 bit OS), and 64 bit Java.
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18 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1

[/QUOTE]Could you post a link where to download Waterfox?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Thanks Dwarf.
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18 Feb 2012   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

I have Firefox, Nightly, Pale Moon, and Waterfox.

Must say Waterfox is faster.
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