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shockwave problems

  • As stated above, I'm using Opera 23.0.1522.75 (update from 23.0.1522.60) and Flash 14.0.0.145 on Mac OS X 10.9.4 64-bit.
    As for opened apps, I use XCode/Sublime Text/MAMP/ADT, one or more, depending on what I am working on + Terminal/Adobe Reader/iWorks apps/VBox (again, one or more, depending on what I am working on) + Photoshop/Illustrator/GImp (same like the others) + Vox music player and Messages for Y!, FB and GTalk and OneDrive (I'm using these all at once, along side other set of apps). I'm also trying to keep Opera opened with under 15 tabs.

  • I'm having the same problem with Shockwave. And it doesn't matter how many tabs I have open. Pretty annoying. None of my other browsers do this, only Opera.

  • So, for those of us with Mac OS 10.6.8 is the game over with Opera? I uninstalled Flash, but that didn't help, I still get slow-downs and the beastly Flash message. Safari no longer works, Chrome does on a good day...

    I can't update the OS because I'd have to do without Eudora

  • I have the same issue since about two-three weeks ago.
    My version of Opera: 23.0.1522.75,
    OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit (WoW64),
    Adobe Flash Player: 14,0,0,145,
    Shockwave Flash 14.0 r0

  • Thanks for investigating

    I will say I haven't experienced it on Opera stable since upgrading to 23.0.1522.75, but it seems like others have. Whenever I upgrade to a new version, it seems to get better than gradually the crashes increase, although that may be in my head. I can't really say what's triggering it, but seems to be at least occasionally youtube and sometimes sites affiliated with sbnation.com that have embedded video on the home page, for example libertyballers.com is one I visit often that seems trigger the crash from time to time.

    I'm on OSX 10.7.5.

    Other apps I usually have open include itunes, caffeine, sparrow lite, twitter, bettertouchtools, growl, alfred. I haven't had occasion to check activity monitor at the moment of a crash, but it doesn't seem to affect anything else or slow things down for very long. I would guess I normally have 6-8 tabs open when this happens with at least a couple including flash content and the crash affects any tab with a video -- i get a banner saying shockwave has crashed, reload page.

    Flash 14.0.0.145 and shockwave 14.0 r0

  • Flash just released an update a few days ago. Haven't had the problem since then.

    Now lets just get opera to sync correctly..

  • The dialog is meant to allow you to force-quit any plug-in that is running rampantly in the background and stealing your computer’s resources. Please contact the plug-in vendors (in this case Adobe) if you see this dialog often. Opera is making a browser, not a browser plug-in.

    (The alternative is letting the plug-ins just eat your MacBook’s battery in the background without you understanding why you get the Low Battery warning after only ten minutes of use.)

  • I'm still having the problem after this latest update.

  • Same issue here.
    Mid-2012 Macbook Pro (non-retina) with 8gig of RAM and an i7

    Adobe Flash Player
    Version: 14.0.0.176
    Shockwave Flash 14.0 r0

    Opera
    23.0.1522.75

    This is super annoying really 😞

  • Similar problem here. After my Mac goes to sleep both Shockwave and Google Talk pop up with "Shockwave / Google Talk has stopped responding." I then need to reload whatever pages were using these plugins.

  • Having the problem again. Constantly. I like this browser because of the clean speed dial / stash. May have to look for alternatives soon if there is no update.

  • Same problem 😕

  • OPERA - WAKE UP! PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN ONGOING IN THIS FORUM FOR 2 MONTHS. SHOCKWAVE PROBLEMS HAPPEN CONTINUALLY. I HAVE LATEST MAC OS, LATEST SHOCKWAVE, MY CACHES ARE CLEARED.
    OPERA - THE PROBLEM IS AT YOUR END. I LIKE YOUR BROWSER A LOT BUT YOU WILL LOSE ME AS A CUSTOMER SOON IF YOU DON'T FIT THIS PROBLEM.
    VERY ANNOYING THAT OPERA DOES NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THERE IS A PROBLEM INSTEAD OF SHIFTING IT ONTO (DUMB, OUT OF DATE) CUSTOMERS.
    GRRRR. IM SICK OF THIS SHOCKWAVE ANNOYANCE.

  • This really is past being merely annoying. The 'disable Shockwave' popup is popping up many times every day in a variety of tabs with any number of different websites. I have reïnstalled Opera as well as the Shockwave plugin—all to no avail. That plugin must be enabled for lots of web content so leaving it off (as I might prefer to do, given the choice) is unfortunately not a viable option. I'm a longtime user of Opera but may soon find myself a former user if this isn't corrected very soon. There are lots of other browsers out there.

    Opera 23.0.1522.77, Mac OS X 10.9.4 64-bit

  • We implemented some changes recently, this should appear less frequently now. The changes are already available on developer stream, will be in Next stream today, soon will come to Stable as well.

  • After finally getting fed up with constant Shock Wave errors on the most recent stable build ( using osx 10.9.4) ( and it happened no matter what other programs i had open or if it was one tab or many tabs) I sat down to take a look at this problem and this is what i did which has proved to work so far ( tested for about 4 hours of use on Facebook which is where i was seeing this almost exclusively)

    First I checked into /Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/com.operasoftware.Opera And looked int he LIB section of Extensions. The only thing I found to be out of place was 2 extensions that were labeled Chrome( which i have never installed) so i went ahead and trashed those 2 files.

    I've experienced similar issues in the past when using opera next but that was with java, and i remembered how I had fixed that on my own so i thought I'd try it out for this issue as well.

    ~Steps to fix~

    I searched out the Adobe Flash removal tool and found it here: uninstall_flash_player_osx.dmg Please note this is for 10.6.8 and higher older versions have a different version, which you can find on your own.

    You will need to make sure all web browsers and system preferences are closed before you run this, Just to be Sure, I recommend Going to your apple logo int he top left and choosing Force Quit and closing out of everything open (finder stays open all the time so skip that one) Run the Uninstall tool and then Reboot your machine, it make take some extra time to start up this round as it has to save the changes it made, I then opened my System preferences and made sure Flash was not showing any longer. After I opened Opera and verified that Facebook and other locations I had see the issue previously, was no longer crashing. Went to the Adobe Site, downloaded the Flash player ( made sure to uncheck the extra content they wanted to give me) and then installed. Once it was done i rebooted once more, opened opera and everything was fixed. I've had several tabs open for the last few hours and so far not a single hiccup, side note opera seems to be a bit lighter on it's feet as well.

    Hope this Helps everyone!
    Hock~

  • chockenbury: can you explain how I can "check into /Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/com.operasoftware.Opera And looked in the LIB section of Extensions" ?

  • I updated Opera Next from Ver. 24.0.1558.43 to Ver. 24.0.1558.51. The number of times I watched this alert increased!

  • Same here. Just updated to the latest Opera 24 stable and reinstalled flash and everything. Still happens.

    My most recent alert was from tunein.com when I was trying to play a stream. I forgot other sites which the alert pops-up to as well.

    It happens on my Windows 8.1 too but I haven't encountered the alert after I updated that one to 24 Stable. I'll try to monitor it though.

  • I'm having a similar issue but I'm not a Mac. I'm on a desktop, HP. When I first got it I just thought it was wierd that this little facebook game was slowing down my big computer. I play a lot more graphic intensive games. After it started getting annoying I decided to see if others were having this issue and found this site. Hopefully my info will help you guys out. Since I'm not on a mac, thus it's not mac specific.

    This is the About Opera:
    Opera Version 24.0.1558.53
    Windows 7 64-bit (WoW64)

    My adobe flash is 14,0,0,179

    I have done numerous cache clears and even tried adding RAM memory usage for the game since it seems to occur more frequently when I'm playing the game. But granted, fb and games is mostly what I do online. lol The game is from G! (Game Insight) on facebook. Spefically "The Tribez & Castlez"). Maybe you can get it to show for you by playing that game?

    What happens is.. I get this flash-by pop up that says shockwave is slowing my computer. Do I want to end or wait. It's so quick I can't get a snap shot though. 😞 But it seems to be the reason I'm slowing up because once it's done, after a few secs things level out and play well. So I'm not actually seeing a slow down other than on start of game and seeing that pop up.

    Also noticed with this (may or may not be relevant) , though I rarely have more than one window/tab going... when I do have more tabs? Like say for weather radar? That radar shows over the screen of my other opened tabs shockwave box. Just the box for the shockwave (ex, the radar box or the game box section will show over another one on the other tab.

    Hope this helps. Let me know if I can offer more info so you guys can trouble shoot.
    Like the others I do not have this problem with other browsers. But I love my opera! lol So I'm hoping you guys figure out why shockwave and opera are not playing nice together. 😉

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