Tag Archives | flash

FlashStopper

Tired of flash videos that start playing no matter if you want them to or not? FlashStopper will make flash players show you video thumbnails rather than autoplaying and ruining your browsing session.

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PrefBar

PrefBar ReviewThe all in one toolbar(item). Houses and manages bigger amounts of buttons (Clear Cache, Clear Cookies, …), Menus (User Agent spoof…) and checkboxes (Javascript, Flash, …). Extensible from online-database or with self created buttons.

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Troubleshooting Facebook Games in Firefox

Facebook GamesHaving trouble playing your favorite Facebook game in your favorite browser? Thankfully, there is an easy way you can troubleshoot and fix this type of problem.  I will walk you through the steps, step by step and hopefully you will get back to playing your favorite Facebook game in no time!

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Quickie: Firefox Flash Problem? Downgrade!

I have a real quick tip for you today, that should help more than a few of you having Flash problems with Firefox.  If you ever notice that Flash files or videos are not exactly working right – you might want to first update the RealPlayer.  You can download the latest version from real.com.

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Firefox 4 Beta 10 Adds Stability

Download Firefox 4 Beta 10

Firefox 4 Beta 10 has been released by Mozilla.  This update, on the heels of the Beta 9 release, really only brings more stability to an already amazing new browser interface.  The official release notes as far as changes go have been pretty sparse, but it seems stability is the big update this time around.

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What is plugin-container.exe?

Fix plugin-container.exeHave you ever noticed something called plugin-container.exe running on your computer and you didn’t know where exactly it came from?  Well, I can ease your mind some because this is from Firefox.  Ever since Firefox 3.6.4 this extra process has been in there helping protect your browsing just in case Firefox decides to crash.

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Speed Up Flash Videos in Firefox

Want to speed up your flash video watching?  By default, Firefox takes a sort of “snapshot” of whatever you are doing every ten seconds.  Why?  It is so that the browser can restore itself, just in case of a crash.  Now you might ask, what does this have to do with flash videos?  Well, the snapshot action is what is causing your ten second delay, at times, with watching flash videos on the Web.

So what is the solution?  Time to visit our good friend, the about:config

The quick fix for this problem, at least for my own sake, is to increase the time between each of the saves performed by session restore. By opening about:config in your Firefox address bar, then typing browser.sessionstore.interval in the filter box, you’ll see a value of 10000, which is in milliseconds. (Meaning your session is saved every 10 seconds.) I changed this to 300000, or every 5 minutes, as I don’t have the urgent need for tab restoration. If you feel like being more on the safe side, try increasing it to something a bit lower, say 120000, or every 2 minutes.

I gave it a shot, and it might not be a life changing experiance after doing so, but it does seem to make the videos play faster, especially if you have several Firefox tabs or windows open at the same time.