Flash + Safari or FF = Slowwwww

cjddrum1

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 10, 2006
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Why is it that whenever im running some sort of flash media the entire computer haults to a crawl? Its fast when im not running it but jeez I would think it should be able to handle flash :(
 

clevin

macrumors G3
Aug 6, 2006
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flash is slow....

my suggestion

install an extension called "flash block" for firefox, set it to "block all by default", you can enable the one you want when necessary.
 

HoosierInFL

macrumors regular
Jun 9, 2007
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Why is it that whenever im running some sort of flash media the entire computer haults to a crawl? Its fast when im not running it but jeez I would think it should be able to handle flash :(
Make sure you are using the latest version of Flash. If you are using an Intel Mac and are using a non-universal version, it will run slow.

As for Flash running slow, that is not my experience. It runs just great on mine.
 

dirtyhand

macrumors newbie
Jul 23, 2007
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It's pretty well known that flash sucks in OS X. After a lot of testing, I'm 100% sure that Safari beta 3 runs flash sites a lot better than Firefox. Also you should download the Flash beta player http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer9/ . It runs even better with Safari, and according to the release notes, it increases performance in OS X.
 

JB413

macrumors newbie
Feb 15, 2008
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I have a 1.3 Ghz Powerbook G4 and have had the same problems you described.

I recently used a program called "Safari Speed".

Safari now runs flash programs without and slowdown.

Hope this helps!!!