I’ve been having problems with instability in Firefox, especially when the PC restarts and I reopen all of my tabs. Typically, Firefox has trouble restarting and sometimes will repeatedly crash. If I look at the Task Manager, Firefox’s memory climbs up and up until it hits 1.6 GB and then whammo.
Today, I happened to have my headphones plugged in when I restarted
(at work, so no speakers) and heard a cacaphony of voices all at once. I
realized that the problem was probably Flash videos in all of those
tabs, all auto-playing and starting up at the same time.
So, now I have FlashBlock for Firefox on my PC. Restarted Firefox and
it was quick and painless and quiet (and most importantly, crash-free).
I already use a Flash blocker at home on my Mac, but had not thought of
using one here.