Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Mar. 28 2007,14:37
I did a fresh re-install of DSL a week ago (uptime: 09:27:20 up 7 days, 12:04) and one of the first things I decided to install was SeaMonkey 1.1.1 using the contributed GTK1 build tarball from the Mozilla website.
The only problem I've encountered -- and it's a very serious issue -- has been constant crashes related to Flash. I refuse to install Flash for a variety of reasons, primarily security and stability (see!). The crashes have occurred either upon clicking cancel when prompted to install the plug-in or shortly thereafter, such as when switching or closing affected tabs.
The SeaMonkey site has a list of known issues, including crashing related to Flash:
The developers recommend using the latest version of Flash -- not a solution for me since I don't want it on my computers. The way I was able to stop my crashes altogether was to block Flash content with the Flashblock extension. It sets placeholders for Flash content and allows the user to enable them via an icon on the tool bar. This is probably a good idea even if you use Flash plug-ins since it continues to be a security and bug issue. Be sure to read the issues related to Flashblock before installing; it has some quirks (like SeaMonkey has to be started twice before Flashblock activates).
I've revisited several of the sites that have caused me to crash previously and I'm no longer prompted for the plug-in and no longer crashing.
EDIT: Only removed anchor from Mozilla link.
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