Newest builds of Firefox crash in Ubuntu upon right-click on Flash videos.




11 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: aki, Unassigned)


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11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060601 Firefox/ (Ubuntu-edgy)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060601 Firefox/ (Ubuntu-edgy)

Any and all flash pages visited while using Firefox will crash the whole process if I left-click on them.  Youtube is only one of many examples; all kinds of video pages, always in flash, crash the browser when right-clicked.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Start firefox
2. load a page with embedded flash videos, or just the flash video page itself
3. right-click the video, or area surrounding it
4. And Boom! No more firefox.

My session is restored upon restarting firefox, but sometimes (about half the time) I get a "firefox is already running" message, and I have to use htop to kill the remainder of the process and start it over.

Sorry, but I don't remember which release number I had that didn't have this bug, so I can't pinpoint the release at which it started - It started about two weeks ago, upon upgrading via synaptic.

System is Ubuntu Edgy Eft, on a Toshiba Satellite M115.  

Tested with a new profile, latest nightly build, etc.

In my error console, I recently saw a "Flash is not defined" error, but when I clicked the link (javascript: flash) to the error, I got a blank page.

It's not a crippling bug, as most flash videos can be left-clicked for maximizing size and adjusting volume, but now I can't fix my settings when needed.

Reproducible: Always

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Comment 1

11 years ago
I just noticed a similar bug reported, 310357, but mine does not involve images.  I can right-click any image and it will work fine, but flash videos cause the crash.

- Aki

Comment 2

10 years ago
Works for me.
Does this still happen with the latest version of Firefox?

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1a1pre) Gecko/2008071702 Minefield/3.1a1pre ID:2008071702


8 years ago
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Component: General → Plug-ins
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → plugins
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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