Silverlight causing Firefox to freeze on Mac?

Over the last number of days I noticed my Firefox (on Mac) was getting increasingly unstable. It was freezing completely after being open for random amounts of time (but generally not very long!).

I had recently installed a couple of new Firefox extensions so I was blaming them. However, uninstalling them made no difference.

Today I think I found the culprit. I had about 40 tabs open in Firefox (in three separate windows). I scanned through the tabs and closed all the tabs containing Silverlight content and since then, Firefox has been rock-solid.

Looks like there is still a ways to go with Silverlight and Firefox on the Mac.

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5 thoughts on “Silverlight causing Firefox to freeze on Mac?

  1. Tis Me

    Is it just me or does this sound rather suspicious? MS product crashes Firefox on a Mac? Hmmmmm…

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  2. Jan

    I always have problems with FF crashing, but I don’t even have Silverlight installed! Although I love to blame Microsoft for all the world’s ills, I can’t this time ;)

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  3. Tis Me

    Yep, but anyone remember the WINNT “bug” that resulted in netscape bluescreening windows? Sounds a wee bit familiar! :D

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  4. pc tips

    Hi,
    Thanks very much for sharing such experience. It will be very much helpful to us in future.
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    Reply

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