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Windows 7: Firefox out of curiosity does anyone else have this problem?

19 Jul 2015   #11
Andyrids

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamis View Post
I thought this week Mozilla turned off any possibility of using Flash in FF. Depending on the website visited, I get one of two messages that inform that Flash has crashed or that Flash is dangerous and is disabled. Don't mean to hijack this thread, but thought it was worth tossing out. Hasn't had any effect on load times though.

Firefox is blocking Flash by default
The new flash is not being blocked now by FF but the previous version is, new versions of Chrome and Safari are blocking even the latest version of flash now by default.

So yes it was worth you mentioning that and actually has got me thinking again that indirectly could this be part of the problem I am experiencing the initial traffic before FF loads up is it checking the flash version I wonder? and could it be that I have a bad flash installation... only way to be sure methinks is set up a duel boot and try this combination of flash and FF on a clean Windows install... that can wait until tomorrow though.

@MoxieMomma, hi just got email notification of your response whilst I was typing the above and since you mentioned it could be a borked flash install also then yeah I will investigate further into that... thanks for the resource links by the way.


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19 Jul 2015   #12
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

I suspect you already know this, but there are separate versions of Flash Player for Firefox and other "plug-in" type browsers, as opposed to the version for IE (Active X).
You have to update all of them.
IOW, if you only update the ActiveX /IE version of Flash Player, Firefox will still detect a problem if you have an outdated "Plug-In" version of Flash Player.

I get them here, to avoid the bundled freebies/junkware: https://www.adobe.com/products/flash...ribution3.html

Also, you still have mentioned what your security set-up is (AV, firewall)???

{{If there were a serious problem with Fx 39 itself, the mozillazine forums and other places would be "lighting up" with problems. They are not...}}

Cheers,
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19 Jul 2015   #13
Andyrids

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Yes though I have never bothered with installing or using flash with IE (apart from siliverlight many moons and many clean Windows installs ago) the flash I downloaded was from that same link you just supplied and was the version for plugin type browsers...

AV is the latest free version of Avast and the firewall is the built in Windows one.

I can well imagine the Mozilla forums would be swamped if there was a problem yes and like you say they are not and since none of you people are having the same issues as me then it has to be something other than FF itself... hmm lucky me
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19 Jul 2015   #14
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Here are some things you might look at.

A full removal of flash player followed by a reboot and clean install of flash player. I've had problems in the past where the dedicated flash player removal tool actually didn't remove all files and folders and the leftovers had to be manually removed.

For slow launch issues I've always used SpeedyFox.

For flash content on webpages I've always used Click to Play Per Element.

Check this post MetaScan Online For Firefox to scan connections.

Also see this post:

Firefox 33 - Startup Issue

In particular check cache aftef launching Firefox.
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19 Jul 2015   #15
Not Myself

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andyrids View Post
as far as I understand it should not be attempting to connect to anything...
You have a misunderstanding, for Fx most certainly does attempt to connect upon loading, most specifically the Google `anti-badware' lists. See Fx/Options/General, items 2 & 3. Those lists are updated periodically, and Fx checks to see if any new lists are available.

There are probably other things Fx does on start-up; finding out that sort of information is a good example as to why I recommend mozillaZine, as an inquiry about this there is very likely to get quick, well-informed replies.

Also, just in case you are not aware of this, Fx and other browsers will take longer to load than IE, as IE is built into Windows, and at least part of it loads when the computer starts, whereas other browsers have to load their entire programs when they are started.
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19 Jul 2015   #16
jamis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

I have Flash v18.0.0.209, updated on 07/14/2015 and it crashes under FF v39. I'm no longer getting the "blocked" error message, but just the crash message when trying to play Flash video. Not a biggie, I'll just wait for something to work itself out.
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19 Jul 2015   #17
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamis View Post
I have Flash v18.0.0.209, updated on 07/14/2015 and it crashes under FF v39. I'm no longer getting the "blocked" error message, but just the crash message when trying to play Flash video. Not a biggie, I'll just wait for something to work itself out.
How many versions of the flash player plugin show up if you look here?

C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\

Do you have the flash plugin installed for any other browsers?
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19 Jul 2015   #18
Not Myself

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamis View Post
I have Flash v18.0.0.209, updated on 07/14/2015 and it crashes under FF v39. I'm no longer getting the "blocked" error message, but just the crash message when trying to play Flash video. Not a biggie, I'll just wait for something to work itself out.
Did you first remove any earlier versions of Flash before installing 18.0.0.209? If not, use the Adobe uninstall program, then reinstall: link in on this page:

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player...er_uninstaller

This should always be done before updating Flash.

If you did, then first try turning off hardware acceleration in Fx; if that does not work, then in the Flash plugin (NOT an extension, a plugin) in Fx, turning off "Enable Adobe Flash protected mode" in the plugin's Options.
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19 Jul 2015   #19
jamis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamis View Post
I have Flash v18.0.0.209, updated on 07/14/2015 and it crashes under FF v39. I'm no longer getting the "blocked" error message, but just the crash message when trying to play Flash video. Not a biggie, I'll just wait for something to work itself out.
How many versions of the flash player plugin show up if you look here?

C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\

Do you have the flash plugin installed for any other browsers?
The only version that shows is 18.0.0.209 everywhere.

Flash is also installed in IE11 and is v18.0.0.209. I don't use IE11, but just checked and Flash works fine there.
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19 Jul 2015   #20
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

@ Jamis

Suggest backing up your FF profile and extensions before fully removing Firefox and then clean installing it.
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