You are talking about Flash player (v11.7) in the Shockwave player forum.
Flash and Shockwave are two different browser plugins.
They both run perfect on Windows 7 64bit and Firefox 20.
If you need help regarding flash player, post your messages in the proper forum:
Anyway, try the following:
- uninstall the flash player
- reboot the computer
- get the latest flash player form here:
Select "Windows 7" and "Flash Player 11 for Other Browsers".
- download that EXE file.
- close all the browser windows and tabs and perform the installation.
I made a new posting for this, but it is in this SAME forum, because the site will NOT let me post in the "flash player" forum. When I open the list of forums to post in, I see flash player listed, but it is grey in color and you can not click on it. Under the scroll box that gives you the choices of forums to post your question in you see this:
"Why are some locations grayed out? This means that you can view content in these locations, but may not have access to post to them. Or, the content type you've chosen is not available there (i.e. trying to put a blog post in a project where blogs are turned off). Also to move content to "Your documents", "Private discussions" or "Your Videos" you have to be the author."
So tell me HOW the hell am I supposed to post in that forum, when it is not letting me? I am getting soo damn annoyed with this BS, I have had this problem since back in April, I have tried posting to get help and all I get is complaints I posted in the wrong place, and it is the SITE that is not letting me post in the right place.
The Flash Player forums are here
http://forums.adobe.com/community/flashplayer/using_flashplayer (usage problems)
http://forums.adobe.com/community/flashplayer/installing_flashplayer (installation problems)
Use the 'Start a discussion' link on the right-hand side to start a new topic.
01-May-2013 04:18 in reply to Betty1940
Why are you all posting here in the Shockwave Player forum when you have a problem with Flash Player?
I think you know the answer. MVPs aren't very 'valuable' if all they do is highlight that Adobe have misleading names for their plugins, and redirect users.
18-Apr-2013 09:16Tags: #adobe #flash #shockwave #freezing #unresponsive #busy
For about 2 weeks now, I keep getting this pop up box that says:
Warning: Unresponsive Plugin
Shockwave Flash may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the plug now, or you can continue to see if the plugin will complete.
1. Post in all relevant threads to say you're looking into the prob for both plugins, and will notify all regd users when solved.
2. Post a sticky to this effect in the discussions for both plugins.
3. Rename Shockwave Flash Flash Player.
4. Rename Shockwave for Director Shockwave Player.
5. Solve this prob for both plugins.
You would think some of this is planned, but if staff would confirm, it'll save everyone a lot of time.
This did not work for long. Solution: Use Intenet Explorer
I assume you're using Firefox... I tried all of the advice from Mozilla & it did not work, but tried this & it did:
In Firefox, type about:config in the address bar & press Enter.
Type dom.max_script_run_time in the Search box.
Double-click the entry & change it to a higher number (it was set to 10 so I set it to 99999999 to stop Firefox annoying me every time I debug).
I expect it would popup after a long wait, but it allows more time. This will probably allow other scripting errors to continue, but using Tab Mix's Session Manager I can just end the process when necessary, restart Firefox and close the offending page before it loads.
I used a higher number for a while, but eventually started getting 'A script on this page may be busy' errors. You might need to lower the value if this happens.
flash doesn't run perfect on any platform. you probably have a computer that runs it smoothly with the OS/browser you mentioned, but that certainly doesn't mean it's every computer. flash and shockwave are both awful software full of bugs and glitches and they allow security threats like video add popups in every browser i've used it with. the key to fixing this bs software from this bs company to keep it disabled and only renable when you need to see specific content that uses it.
I was having the same problems when I wanted to play Farmville on Facebook. I uninstalled all google products and down loaded foxfire. It works great now. I noticed someone said why are you posting flash on this forum.. Well I have to agree with you because it does say shockwave flash not responding along with Farmville not responding and Facebook not responding also. Now on my surface RT it just wont load and wants to recover the page constantly. So truth known I don't think there is an answer except to do the recover back to earlier date when it was working.
Many, many, many people have been enduring this problem literally for over a year. Adobe and Firefox appear to only point fingers at each other. There have been numerous attempts to lead tech savvy users to a solution by other well meaning tech savvy troubleshooters with no uniform or consistent success. It almost appears that after all this time with no real solution, that Adobe and/or Firefox is making money off this problem. God knows hundreds of millions of dollars of lost productivity has occurred from all the people having this ongoing problem.
If this kind of lost cost/expense is ongoing, I see the only real solution is for someone to start a class action legal suit against these companies that obviously have little or no regard for their own customers and users. I'm really surprised someone hasn't already taken this on since the offending party or parties have really deep pockets.