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To all Firefox Users (Especially the latest version)
« on: March 24, 2011, 02:29:42 PM »
Hello Friends,

I am posting this for those of us that do not understand some processes on our desktops and laptops. I downloaded the lastest copy of Firefox and I was having a time with my system resources overloading. I keep a monitor on these on the fly because of what I do and where I go sometimes developing websites and such. I noticed my system resources going to almost the max and then I got this error message. "error in plugin-container.exe."

Everything froze as a result of this. I closed all windows I had open and checked this out using another browser. Below is the result of my findings and has fully resolved my problems.

I knew it wasn't malware or trojan because I keep an active watch on these things and am always notified with a little script running in the back ground to keep me clean.

So I hope this helps some one.

How to stop Firefox plugin-container.exe process.

Firefox 3.6.6 making browsing slow on your computer? If yes, it may be due to plugin-container.exe, which was added in recent version of Firefox to prevent browser crash. New version of Firefox web browser loads certain plugins in a separate process (plugin-container.exe) to provide you uninterrupted browsing even when certain plugins stops working. But the problem is, plugin-container.exe may use a lot of memory and slow down your computer. You may experience the problem more often while viewing online flash videos. So, want to disable or stop plugin-container.exe in Firefox 3.6.6? Follow these simple steps:

Steps to stop plugin-container.exe process:

Open Firefox web browser.
Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter key.
A warning will appear. Ignore it and press the “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button.
In the Filter field type dom.ipc. Six preferences will appear for the filter dom.ipc.
Ignore first and last preferences (dom.ipc.plugins.enabled and dom.ipc.plugins.timeoutSecs). Toggle (double-click) each of the four remaining preferences to change the value from “true” to “false“.

That’s it. For help, take a look at the screenshot. http://www.technogadge.com/how-to-stop-firefox-plugin-container-exe-process/

Explanation: The crash protection feature in Firefox 3.6 is enabled for certain plugins only. The four preferences that we modified here specifies four different out-of-process plugins. They are the the NPAPI test plugin, Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime (Windows) and Microsoft Silverlight (Windows). These plugins are specified in a separate dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.<filename> preference by default is set to true. We can disable them by changing their value to false. And thus plugin-container.exe will not run. By default the preference dom.ipc.plugins.enabled is already set to “false”. So, no need to touch it. The dom.ipc.plugins.timeoutSecs is also not important here as other values are false.



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Re: To all Firefox Users (Especially the latest version)
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2011, 02:48:26 PM »
VERY interesting Dean ... thanks for sharing.

I normally don't use FF and lately I THINK IE has been hosing my system regularly. I'm wondering (thinking outload actually) if there is a common denominator between the two. I'm too busy right now to dig into it but if it keeps up I may not have a choice as it's really disrupting my work.

Thanks again for the info.

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Re: To all Firefox Users (Especially the latest version)
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2011, 03:16:37 PM »
Thanks for the info Dean!  :::tu

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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011, 07:05:12 PM »
Thanks for that info Dean!

I used to love FireFox but that's beginning to change.
I've even thought of taking to using IE instead
(oh, what is this world coming to! LOL)

Hopefully they'll get things straightened out soon.


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Re: To all Firefox Users (Especially the latest version)
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2011, 12:31:07 PM »
Dean,

Thank you for this information.

I was going to upgrade to Firefox 3.6.6 a couple of days ago. But then as I was just about to click on the download link, lo and be hold I saw a download for Firefox 4.0  (I think it's a beta, but I'm not sure.)

Anyway, I went with door #2, Firefox 4. and I'm really, really liking it so far.  It reminds me a little like Chrome with the "top part"/menu thing.

But ~Karen - IE? Wash your mouth out with soap. Ugh.  (No offense for those that use IE and like it, though.)

Karen

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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2011, 01:14:17 PM »
Quote
Wash your mouth out with soap.

 :nail:

OK, I'm just glad they no longer make Cinch with Scrubbers dish soap.
That stuff tasted nasty!  :laugh:

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Re: To all Firefox Users (Especially the latest version)
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2011, 11:42:18 AM »
Hi Dean,

Thank you for sharing that!


KarenM,

Yeah, so far I'm liking FF4 too. One thing I didn't like is that it no longer prompts you to save the tabs when you exit.  The old FF would always ask: “Do you want Firefox to save your tabs for the next time it starts?”

Here's the solution though:
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2011/03/23/enable-save-tabs-on-exit-for-firefox-4/

- Type about:config at the address bar and hit enter.
- Click the “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button
- Type browser.showQuitWarning in the filter bar and hit enter.
- Double click on it to change the value from false to true.

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2011, 03:23:28 PM »
Mark,

Woo hoo!

Thank you for this work-around for FF4 tabs thingey.

I'm going to do that now.

Karen

P.S. I did it!  ;D  Perfect instructions.

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Re: To all Firefox Users (Especially the latest version)
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2011, 06:28:07 PM »
Hi Dean,

Thanks for that Dean. I use Firefox, and like Karen I like very much. No problems so far.

Mark, Since I started using FF I always get the option of saving my tabs. It's great and next time you open FF the previous tabs show up. Did you notice also in the address bar. If you click on the "down" button it's the same url's that are there all the time. Great idea.

Happy Days.

Donald

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Re: To all Firefox Users (Especially the latest version)
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2011, 05:13:06 PM »
Thanks for your sharing this seems helpful information for who using firefox like me.

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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2011, 07:43:38 PM »
Hi Jack  ::P

:welcome: to RRW.

It's nice to meet you.

Karen

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Re: To all Firefox Users (Especially the latest version)
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2011, 08:37:42 PM »
I try FF from time to time, but it frustrates me so much I always go back to Safari. But I must admit it has some killer SEO/CSS plugins, so I grit my teeth when I need to use them and load up the ol' Fox.

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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2011, 06:31:32 AM »
Mozila Firefox are great and amzikng web browser.It is amzing  for the website desiging and also helpful in the SEO work so speedya and so easy.

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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2011, 07:21:53 AM »
Hi Folks,

I just caused myself a problem. I was messing about with the toolbars and now I'm only left with the refresh stop loading, home and an ebay tab. No File, View, Tools Edit tabs at all. How do I get them back. Do I re install??

Donald

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Re: To all Firefox Users (Especially the latest version)
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2011, 08:12:25 AM »
Hi Folks,

I just caused myself a problem. I was messing about with the toolbars and now I'm only left with the refresh stop loading, home and an ebay tab. No File, View, Tools Edit tabs at all. How do I get them back. Do I re install??

Donald

Hi Donald

Sounds like you have hidden some items...
right click on the toolbar and it will show options any ticked now is what you have now, so tick a few more until you get back what you had. You can also take items off like Ebay click on customize to see more. Any addons that are missing can be found in tools-Add-ons.

Hope you get back to how you were

Brian