Firefox and Loud Fans

CentralFC

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I recently downloaded Firefox to replace Safari because there were problems downloading images on websites on a fairly routine basis.

In doing so, I noticed a loud fan from the MBP (2011 version) while watching videos, something I never dealt with when using Safari. Is there a reason to this or a possible solution?

It's a very noticeable and increasingly obnoxious roar.

I used the 'Search' feature on this website but didn't find anything that related to this problem.
 

GGJstudios

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In doing so, I noticed a loud fan from the MBP (2011 version) while watching videos, something I never dealt with when using Safari. Is there a reason to this or a possible solution?
For Flash-related issues:
  • Find your Flash version and make sure it's the latest version available. Never install or update Flash from a pop-up on a website. Always go to Adobe's site to get Flash or updates.
  • Install ClickToFlash (Safari), Flashblock (Firefox) or FlashBlock (Chrome) to control which Flash content plays on websites.
  • Try using the YouTube HTML5 Video Player to watch YouTube videos, when available. (May impact fullscreen viewing. See link for details.) As far as performance impact, YMMV.
 

CentralFC

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Nov 5, 2011
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For Flash-related issues:
  • Find your Flash version and make sure it's the latest version available. Never install or update Flash from a pop-up on a website. Always go to Adobe's site to get Flash or updates.
  • Install ClickToFlash (Safari), Flashblock (Firefox) or FlashBlock (Chrome) to control which Flash content plays on websites.
  • Try using the YouTube HTML5 Video Player to watch YouTube videos, when available. (May impact fullscreen viewing. See link for details.) As far as performance impact, YMMV.
Thanks a lot.
 

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