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Firefox 3.6.4 and Flash Debugging

After getting the latest update to Firefox (3.6.4) yesterday, when I was debugging some Flash code this morning, my debugging session got disconnected in the middle of looking at some variables. Returning to Firefox I was greeted with the following:

This was the new plugin crash detector. Only problem was I didn't want it to kick in while I was debugging. Thankfully a little searching on the net turned up a solution. Through Firefox's "about:config" mechanism you can disable crash detection for certain plugins. In my case Flash is NPSWF32.DLL. Flipping the "dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.npswf32.dll" property to false fixed the issue:

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