I guess we all come to points where the web browser we are using is not providing us with the desired results. Maybe it is not starting up, slow, throwing error messages or causing other issues on the system it is run on.
When it comes to Firefox, you have lots of tools at hand to analyze the issue that you are facing, and also the radical reset option which is more of a last resort than something that you should be using right away.
Some issues are more common than others, and I thought it would be a good idea to post a long list of solutions for issues related to Adobe Flash Player, as it is the number one support request.
Lets get started right away:
You receive a message: Warning: Unresponsive Plugin; Shockwave Flash may be busy, or it may have stopped responding, notice that Flash has crashed or experience other issues with Flash.
This error message appears when the Adobe Flash Player plugin has crashed or is taking longer than usual to process data. There are many, many causes for the problem and even more solutions. Not all will help but some might.
Before we start to resolve the issue, we should take a look at what we are actually working with:
Type about:plugins into the browser's address bar and hit the enter key. Locate the Flash plugin you have installed here and note its version.
As I said earlier, there are so many different solutions that it is difficult to list them all on a single page. Your best bet as far as I'm concerned is to make sure you have Flash Player, the graphics driver and Windows up to date. If that is the case, try running Firefox in Safe Mode to see if that resolves the issue.
Side note: If you noticed Flash Player misbehaving after an upgrade, it is likely that the new version is causing the issues for you. Using the old version may resolve it, but you may also make your system vulnerable to attacks targeting security vulnerabilities that were fixed in the new version.Advertisement
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