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Windows 7: Performance issues with Flash Player on Firefox

02 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Performance issues with Flash Player on Firefox

DV7-7063ea HP laptop.
Firefox 15
Latest revision of Flash Player

This has only popped up the past couple of days, so I'm guessing it was an automatic update which is the cause.

Whenever I go to watch a youtube video or play a game using flash etc, not only is the video quality awful, but whenever I don't have my youtube/game tab focused for a while and I go back to it, everything lags horribly. By this I mean I can drag my mouse in a pattern across the screen and watch flash react to it 3-4 seconds later.

It does eventually catch up, however this can take anywhere between 30 seconds and 10-15 minutes.

I've been using Firefox over Chrome because I was more satisfied with the performance results of Firefox. Ironically I've just downloaded Chrome and these issues don't occur. Time for a switch perhaps?

Have looked for downgrades but can't find mirrors I'd particularly trust.

I have reinstalled Flash Player on Firefox but the same issues are still there. I'd like to keep using Firefox but it's not the end of the world if this isn't solvable.


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02 Sep 2012   #2

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See if disabling hardware acceleration helps:
  1. Click on the firefox tab
  2. Click on Options Options
  3. Go to the Advanced tab
  4. Unselect Use hardware accelerations when available
  5. Restart firefox. See if the problem goes.
Keep us posted.
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08 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CorruptedTNC View Post
DV7-7063ea HP laptop.
Firefox 15
Latest revision of Flash Player

This has only popped up the past couple of days, so I'm guessing it was an automatic update which is the cause.

Whenever I go to watch a youtube video or play a game using flash etc, not only is the video quality awful, but whenever I don't have my youtube/game tab focused for a while and I go back to it, everything lags horribly. By this I mean I can drag my mouse in a pattern across the screen and watch flash react to it 3-4 seconds later.

It does eventually catch up, however this can take anywhere between 30 seconds and 10-15 minutes.

I've been using Firefox over Chrome because I was more satisfied with the performance results of Firefox. Ironically I've just downloaded Chrome and these issues don't occur. Time for a switch perhaps?

Have looked for downgrades but can't find mirrors I'd particularly trust.

I have reinstalled Flash Player on Firefox but the same issues are still there. I'd like to keep using Firefox but it's not the end of the world if this isn't solvable.
I've been having the exact same issue with brand new HP Pavilion m6-1035dx (only had it for almost a month and honestly it's about to go back because of this problem). I've been browsing the HP support forums and I've seen some others with the same problem. I've tried their method of "fixing" the problem - uninstall Flash with the uninstaller and re-installing. I went even further and removed FF as well, then re-installed everything but no dice - I still have the issue.

I also took koolkat77's advise and unchecked the Hardware Acceleration in FF but that did not change anything either. This is very frustrating...

The best examples I can provide are:
- Playing games on Facebook and the animations are choppy
- Playing games on fog.com and it's not playable at all

I used FRAPs just to see what that says and when I'm having these issues on FF it's dropping down to single digits, when it's not completely locked up at least. But when I'm on IE or Chrome the FPS hovers around 24fps and there's no glitching or choppy animations.
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08 Sep 2012   #4

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Trustworthy downloads of older versions if it helps:

Download Firefox - FileHippo.com

A Guy
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09 Sep 2012   #5

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Thanks Guy. I tried FF16 all the way down to FF12 and it still does the same thing, albeit a little less of an issue on FF12 but still problematic.

CorruptedTNC - sorry for hijacking your thread, I'll stop now but just wanted to share that there are others with very similar problems.

On a humorous note for a Sunday - I just realized that I totally farked my username upon creating it. There's a first for everything I guess.
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