Mozilla tweaks Firefox crash protection feature

Mozilla pushed out an update to Firefox on Saturday, slightly adjusting the new plug-in crash protection feature that was introduced last week.

Mozilla pushed out a minor update to Firefox on Saturday, slightly adjusting the new plug-in crash protection feature that was introduced last week. Firefox 3.6.6 for Windows and Linux delays the amount of time that the plug-in protection module will wait before terminating an unresponsive plug-in.

Mozilla evangelist Mike Beltzner said in a blog post on Saturday that although Firefox 3.6.4 was beta-tested with nearly 1 million users, after its release the company began hearing complaints from some users, especially those playing games on older computers. The crash protection feature would only wait 10 seconds before aborting a plug-in; that's now been extended to 45 seconds.

For more on this story, read Mozilla tweaks new plug-in protection on CNET News.

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