All About Performance

and other stuff by Taras Glek

Coping With Flash Hangs

Blocking calls into the Flash plugin can temporarily hang Firefox. This is a problem because sometimes the user would be happy to kill the plugin to access their webpage and at other times it’s the only way to get certain flash apps/games to load. If you suffer from flash-related hangs see Aaron’s blog post for some builds to try. He is working a new feature to provide an option to kill hanging flash instances.