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Firefox, Seamonkey losing focus

by Rider3 / June 15, 2012 9:20 AM PDT

A couple of days ago after downloading the latest Flash, Firefox and Seamonkey would lose focus upon opening on two different computers. I would have to click somewhere in the browser to use it. No scrolling.

I went to Adobe's site and downloaded the uninstaller and ran it, then deleted the suggested files from Windows/system32.

Went back to Adobe's site and installed Flash again. Same thing happened. Uninstalled again.

This time I went to a site with Seamonkey that uses Flash.
Got the warning message that I was missing a plugin. I clicked on install plugin and it installed from Adobe (?).

After that, both browsers worked perfect.

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Thanks for this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2012 9:25 AM PDT

You win a sticky today!

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Try this link for what to delete, uninstall.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 19, 2012 5:09 AM PDT
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What a load of crap...
by Rider3 / June 27, 2012 6:30 AM PDT

After installing the latest "Update" for Flash which showed up, Seamonkey and Firefox is loosing focus again.

Thanks to Adobe, they have removed the link for just the plugin and it's one big circle jerk with the Flash.
Uninstall... install... uninstall.... What a load of crap. Still no focus.

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Roll back
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 27, 2012 9:38 PM PDT
In reply to: What a load of crap...

Roll back your system to when it last worked using System Restore.

Flash is not treating Firefox very well at the moment and they are trying to fix it. I assume the same with SeaMonkey. It is something to do with the new Flash private browsing function I think.

If the roll back works do not let Flash update. Change that in the Control Panel.


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Found it...
by Rider3 / June 27, 2012 11:20 PM PDT
In reply to: Roll back
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by Rider3 / June 28, 2012 1:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Found it...

When Flash is uninstalled from Windows and the plugin(?) installed from (6/8/12) for Firefox and Seamonkey, it does not installed in IE.
However, you can go to a Flash site with IE and it will ask to download the Flash Player. This will download the Active X version for IE but, it will not effect Firefox or Seamonkey with the 10 version for them.
All is well.

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Glad you got it sorted
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 28, 2012 4:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Update...

and let's hope Adobe and Firefox get this fixed soon.


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same problem
by vijay_kumar123 / December 29, 2013 2:45 PM PST

i also got the same problem .. let's see when firefox team will solve it..

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same problem
by vamp_bkstha / January 9, 2014 2:02 PM PST

i mostly use this browser and i like it for developing and testing web apps..i even have a same problem over here..

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Ongoing issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 14, 2014 2:08 AM PST
In reply to: same problem

I find if there is only one instance or window it's OK. Open in tabs seems to be a workaround.


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Firefox, Seamonkey losing focus
by kailashkhatri / May 5, 2014 4:00 PM PDT

i never face this problem ever before if guys you face then please tell me solution because whenever i face this problem I'll correct it...

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Try chorme to uninstall and install chorme
by w3webtools / November 19, 2014 5:33 PM PST

i think the best browsers is chorme.

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