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    Default Firefox hangs.. A LOT.

    Anyone else experience firefox hanging after closing a tab, or the whole browser, after playing a flash video ?

    It doesn't do it on all flash videos, but regularly enough to be very frustrating.

    Is their anything I can do to investigate what's happening to cause it to hang ?

    It may not be firefox, it could be the flash player. I don't know.

    I would switch to Opera but firefox has plugins that I would miss, like NoScript, AdBlock etc.

    Firefox version 3.0.11-5.2

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    Default Re: Firefox hangs.. A LOT.

    sounds a bit unusual...probably something in your firefox (or as you
    say, the flash plugin) has been damaged somehow..

    i'd probably begin by disenabling plugins one by one, and using the
    browser a while to see if one of those is the problem...if i got no
    relief that way:

    i guess i'd use yast to reinstall (right click on the check mark and
    chooze "update") both "Macromedia Flash Plug-In" and "MoxillaFirefox"..

    if that does not work i think i'd shutdown firefox and then rename
    your home's /.mozilla directory to (something like) /.mozilla.OLD

    then restart firefox and cross your fingers....maybe it runs great
    now...maybe not...

    if it does then you can search around in
    ~/.mozilla/firefox/[randomnumber].default for bookmarks.html (if you
    have bookmarks that are important to you) and copy it over from old to
    the new..

    doing it that way and then installing add-ons one by one..and use EACH
    a while until you learn if one is THE problem is a good plan..

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    Default Re: Firefox hangs.. A LOT.

    Have seen this for some time now , not related to Flash Video , just normal click to close , takes several seconds to close .

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    Default Re: Firefox hangs.. A LOT.

    gib62588 adjusted his/her AFDB on Monday 22 Jun 2009 06:06 to write:

    >
    > Have seen this for some time now , not related to Flash Video , just
    > normal click to close , takes several seconds to close .
    >
    >


    Have a look in your /var/log/messages and see if there are any messages
    about the npviewer plugin segfaulting or similar.

    I sometimes see this after closing FF, it seems to happen if I have been
    watching flash but could be something else as I do not use the npviewer for
    flash, I have the 64bit (beta) flash plugin from the Adobe site manually
    installed.

    This does not appear to affect FF in any way just a bit of an annoyance.

    I do sometimes see a slight delay when closing but have always put that down
    to Xmarks ( foxmarks) syncing if I have new bookmarks as the delay is only a
    second or two but on slower machines I suppose it could be quite
    considerable, plus I have FF open all the time so is not to bad.

    HTH

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    Default Re: Firefox hangs.. A LOT.

    i agree, i think the slowness of closing can be attributed to the
    several things that must be done to save states, data, etc across a
    variety of add-ons..

    try to disable ALL add-ons and see how much snappier Firefox is, alone..

    mine delays one very tiny part of one second without add-ons and maybe
    two seconds with my normal add on..

    and, you might also be very surprised at how quickly it can spring to
    life at start up!!

    so, the solution to your delay problem is in YOUR hands--scrub down
    the add ons, deleting those you don't actually need/use...but, just
    thought was neat to have..

    enjoy the new speed.

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    Default Re: Firefox hangs.. A LOT.

    This was happening to me. Check your Plugins and see if
    you have multiple versions of flash. Get rid of them all but the latest.
    I had like 3 versions in there.


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    Default Re: Firefox hangs.. A LOT.

    This is frustrating.

    I did as the first reply suggested and renamed my .mozilla folder and started up firefox with no add-ons installed.

    Went to youtube, watched a video - tried to use the back button and firefox hung again. The very first flash video I watched. It's not just a delay, it sits there for minutes and eventually an error message appears with KWin - Firefox is not responding and given the option to terminate it.

    This was happening to me. Check your Plugins and see if
    you have multiple versions of flash. Get rid of them all but the latest.
    I had like 3 versions in there.
    How would I check for multiple versions of flash ?

    Thanks,

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    check your add-ons of FF.
    Tools->Add-ons->plugins.
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    > How would I check for multiple versions of flash ?

    Renaming your .mozilla would have fixed a multiple flash problem.
    There is something else going on.




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    >> How would I check for multiple versions of flash ?
    >
    > Renaming your .mozilla would have fixed a multiple flash problem.
    > There is something else going on.


    Are there any other programs causing problems? You might need to start
    eliminating background processes and window effects. My system gets
    terribly unstable when Skype is running in the background.




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