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  •  it happens to me a lot also (6+ / 0-)
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    azale, wader, lineatus, allie123, KyleDS, sulthernao

    sometimes i have to exit Firefox and restart my browser.

    Politics is like driving. To go backward, put it in R. To go forward, put it in D.
    10 days until the '08 elections. Let's paint the country BLUE!

    by TrueBlueMajority on Sat Oct 25, 2008 at 01:02:16 PM PDT

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    •  there's a flash blocker add on that fixes that (4+ / 0-)

      It stops flash videos etc from automatically starting, so you'd have to click once to let flash do its thing within firefox, and then click again to start the video, but I haven't had any issues with the freeze that you describe since I installed it.

      Available from here. As always, read up on it, and check it out before you add it to firefox, I'm just letting you know as a psa....

      •  Just started happening to me last week. (1+ / 0-)
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        TrueBlueMajority

        Weird. I use flashblocker on my laptop though and that works great.

        There's something attractive about invincible ignorance... for the first 5 seconds.

        by MNPundit on Sat Oct 25, 2008 at 02:15:29 PM PDT

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      •  I HEAVILY recommend flashblocker as well (2+ / 0-)
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        TrueBlueMajority, glenniebun

        I think the problems you are having with youtube videos is that there are too many flash applets opening at once on a page. Adobe's flash player is infamously buggy and prone to crapping out, so limiting the number of applets that load at once is your best bet.

        That goes triple if you're running a Linux system, Adobe's Linux build is even buggier. I don't know about Macs, but it certainly can't hurt.

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