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chachazz
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Re: [FireFox] Mozilla support pages and Plugin container?

What is plugin-container
»support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Wha···ontainer

»Mozilla invades Fx 10 ESR to beg to snoop on us
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Mele20
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I couldn't view that link on Fx 10 as Plugin Container does NOT need to start for that support page. I have ONE plugin ...flash player (Microsoft plugins are disabled and would be removed if that could be done). There is no Flash on that support page. With my other two profiles, I tell ProcessGuard to deny Plugin Container the right to start. Everything is fine and I can access the support page.

On this new profile, I tell ProcessGuard to block Plugin Container from starting when I try to go to Mozilla support page and that causes Fx to freeze. Sometimes, it eventually unfreezes itself and the Mozilla support page loads very slowly and with a pale gray font instead of a black one. Other times, like just now, Fx remains frozen and I have to kill the process.

After that, I had no choice but to return to my Host machine and use Fx 4 to view that support page. Plugin Container has no reason to start on Mozilla support pages. I hate Plugin container. We had a big discussion about it in Fx newsgroup recently. No one wants that thing! It eats up all your RAM, tries to start when not needed and doesn't close when it should. I don't care if Fx crashes if flash crashes. I'll take a Fx crash any day over that horrible plugin container trying to start and eat up RAM for no reason.

But what I really like to know is why is this new profile so different behaving than my older two? I set up Options the same, I could have missed something in About:config, I suppose as I can't easily see what config changes I have made. I don't have them show up in bold. ALL config items are bolded on my Fx 10 but not on Fx 4 but even on Fx 4 my changes are not bolded...nothing is bolded in Fx 4 about:config and everything is bolded in Fx 10 about:config...so it is hard for me to find all my changes there in order to see if I have some changes in the other two profiles that are not in this new profile.
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jupitermoon

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said by Mele20:

I could have missed something in About:config, I suppose as I can't easily see what config changes I have made. I don't have them show up in bold.

Go into about:config and click the Status column. That will sort all the entries so that the "user set" items are listed first. You may need to scroll back to the top to see them all. Of course, not all those user set entries will have been changed by you (some will have been changed by extensions, etc.), but in any case those are the bolded ones.

Mele20
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If I ever knew, I forgot what "Status" column does. Thank you. I still have all of them bolded but at least the ones I changed and extensions changed are now it the top. I think they are all bolded because Fx 10 is honoring my settings in Advanced Display/Items. I don't know for sure, but I suspect that Menu in that list may control how about:config items display. I have Menu bolded.
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