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Windower/POL crashing when Firefox has focus (maybe other programs). No Add-on or plugins.

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    #1 IBHalliwell


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    Posted 12 June 2016 - 05:14 PM



    I'm opening this thread to see if others have been seeing this same issue.


    Bug URL:  https://github.com/W...sues/issues/838


    I'm on Windows 10 Professional x64 (clean installation from a Microsoft sold USB flash drive).


    The problem happens without any add-ons or plugins enabled / installed.  (e.g. lua unloadall and unloadall before logging into first character)


    Steps generally are, but I've seen variations:


    1) Start POL

    2) Keep or unload all add-on & plugins

    3) Log into main character

    4) Got about work

    5) Need to reference http://ffxiclopedia.wikia.com via Firefox.

    6) Change focus to Firefox and open a new tab (clone / duplicate or new tab)

    7) While using Firefox, POL crashes.  It has also happened where POL crashes right after returning focus to POL from Firefox.


    I've already posted 6 dumps with and without add-on/plugins PLUS the one where POL had focus just returned from Firefox.


    Anyone else seeing the same or something similar?


    Thank you.


    NOTE:  I've been able to dual box without this happening as frequently, but it does happen from time to time where one of the two boxes will crash.

    #2 Iryoku


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      Posted 12 June 2016 - 06:35 PM

      Does the crash with Firefox happen without Windower? I ask because it sounds suspiciously like this problem. Flash is used all over the web in places you might not expect. I'm pretty sure the crash when dual-boxing is unrelated to the first, and probably caused by the IPC layer; Arcon is working on rewriting that code.

      #3 Lobbi



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        Posted 13 June 2016 - 05:56 PM

        Waiting for a fix, re-installing the previous version of Firefox avoid the issue.

        Edited by Lobbi, 13 June 2016 - 06:13 PM.

        #4 Diavolo



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          Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:00 PM

          Having the same issue using Windows 10 and Firefox, came up in the last week and a half or so.

          #5 Iryoku


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            Posted 14 June 2016 - 08:13 PM

            At this point I'm almost certain that the bug is on SE's end (or possibly Mozilla's but I'm more inclined to believe it's SE's fault).

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              Posted 17 June 2016 - 02:54 PM

              I am also having this problem recently. The weird thing is I have (2) of the came computers with (1) computer having this problem and the other not having this problem. The main thing I noticed is that when I click on modzilla Firefox with a webpage that contains Flashplayer content or some video content it will encounter the problem with POL/FFXI. So I uninstalled flash player but webpages still have content on their sites and for instance I would load FFXIAH.com and it the game would crash. If I load a site like Yahoo Sports it would crash. So it seems to be something with the web because the game will stay connected properly if I don't use the web at all. The interesting thing is that on my other computer I can surf the web no problem and I have no problems with playing FFXI. I have un-installed and re-installed windower several times. I have ran malware and virus scans to no help. I don't know what else to do.

              #7 TaeKwonJoe



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                Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:55 PM

                This also began occurring for me ever since tab groups were recently migrated, but running on a Windows 8.1 PC. 

                For now I shutdown Firefox on the PC running FFXI and open up ffxiah, ffxiclopedia, and bgwiki on my tablet or laptop.

                I would like to return to multitasking on my FFXI computer, however, so I am very interested in findings here.

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