Why does Flash turn to crap when it isn't the active window?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DevilsRejection, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. DevilsRejection macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2006
    I don't like the fact that flash acts like utter ass when it's in the back ground

    something i used to do on my windows box was watch a google video or youtube while talking to one of my friends over IM, no matter what browser i use, the flash just gets jittery to ****, i'm talking like 2 frames per second, just because it isn't the active window!

    this seems to be an OS wide issue, is it well documented?
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    OS and flash ver?
  3. DevilsRejection thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2006
    How do I check flash version?

    I have OS X 10.4.6
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Go to /Library/Internet-Plugins/ or ~/Library/Internet-Plugins/.
    Locate Flash Player.plugin.
    Select File > Get Info or press [Apple]+[ i ].
  5. xPismo macrumors 6502a


    Nov 21, 2005
    Mine too. Slide show city.

    Flash v8 r24

    I assume its due to my single proc G4.

    Flash sucks.
  6. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
    it isn't due to the computer. My dual 1.8G5 does the same thing and so does my powerbook

    flash just sucks
  7. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Blame Macromedia (no, wait, now we get to blame Adobe for Flash sucking in addition to lame PDF-driven sites--it's ALL Adobe's fault now!).

    Basically, their Flash codebase for the Mac sucks--performance is bad in a number of different ways, and the way most browsers actually handle it is even worse (multiple embedded Flash animations on a single page KILL Camino--beachball city), though I'm not sure who to blame for that.

    There have been signs of improvement lately, so I'm REALLY hoping that in the next release or so maybe things will finally be up to snuff. Adobe's functional PDF-in-browser plugin in the latest version of Adobe Viewer illustrated that maybe they can handle plugins ok on the Mac, so perhaps the merger will light a fire under the Flash plugin team to get things working like they should.

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