Adobe Flash Player Memory Hog on 2016 MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by rscott788, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. rscott788 macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2015
    I purchased the 2016 MacBook with the m7 chip.

    I keep open mail, outlook, calendar and Safari. In Safari I have the following pinned tabs:;;; and When using Safari, I very often get the spinning beachball and when I check the activity monitor, it has Adobe Flash Player taking up 100% of memory. I tried uninstalling Adobe Flash Player and then reinstalling it. No luck. I then went to the genius bar where the genius told me that I was using a mobile processor and there was nothing they could recommend. Although, they told me that perhaps I shouldn't have the sites as pinned tabs.

    Anyone else having problems with Flash on Safari using a MacBook (I don't care if its an m3, m5 or m7 processor). I found the genius response a bit callous. Safari is an Apple Application and pinned tabs was a feature in El Capitan (at least I think it was El Capitan if not Mavericks).

    Any thoughts or help would be appreciated. I really like the machine, but find this frustrating.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Adobe Flash sucks. I've not installed it on my Macbook, though I don't visit or so don't know if they operate without it.
  3. fanta88 macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2015
    Flash is terrible; Flash + Safari is the worst. My workaround for sites that use flash is to sandbox it by using chrome to access those sites. Then shutting down chrome once I'm done. It has helped me save battery life at the very least.

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