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    Angry flash problems ANY browser
    Hi

    I have flash installed and working on Safari, Firefox and Opera. Flash heavy sites really cause the computer to overheat.

    If I use my webcam as well for VOIP or flash chat rooms I get kernel panics.

    latest versions of browsers, flash etc and cam drivers.

    iMac G5 PPC 1.8, 2 Gb mem OSX 10.4.11

    On the dustbin find Mac mini I don't get these problems.

    Any clues?

    Glen

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    The three browsers you've mentioned are processor-hungry, FFox in particular. If you check Activity Monitor while you're using Flash, you'll see what I mean. I don't use it, but I have heard that Opera is the 'leanest' of the three.

    Two things I have done, and can suggest:
    1. Use a lighter-weight browser, eg. Camino (Mozilla). It copes just fine with Flash*, and it doesn't have all the bells & whistles that hog the processor,
    2. Quit all other applications when using a browser.

    *YouTube states that it no longer supports Camino, but you can still view videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hughvane View Post
    *YouTube states that it no longer supports Camino, but you can still view videos.
    Does Camino not identify itself as Mozilla? I know it uses Gecko (much like Firefox) and I thought it used the same version as FF 3.
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    Apparently not. Like you, I thought the Gecko engine would be supported, but there's something not included in its internals that YT seems to think it needs.

    Down here we say "b.... if I know". With my current G3 iMac, I cannot view some (quite a lot actually) videos, not that I'm trying too hard, 600 MHz ain't the best at rendering.

    I'm not abandoning Camino just on YT's rejection of it though.
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    Check this out- it could help - i use it and at times i have to load some flash 'To Copy' for example, but it is nice not having to deal with all the extras;

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    To the OP: note that ClickToFlash is Safari only. If you're looking for something for Firefox, check out FlashBlock.
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