Google Gears + WP image uploader = Firefox crash?

gears-wordpress-image-uploader-firefox-crashAfter a few frustrating days of having the WordPress (flash) file uploader crash Firefox on every attempt, I finally stumbled across a (hopefully short-term) solution: disabling the Firefox Google Gears extension.

Anyone who is running a self-hosted WordPress or WordPress.com blog and has installed Google Gears to enable / use WordPress’ Turbo feature should be aware of this issue.

The strangest part…the issue seems to have come out of the blue. Who knows – maybe Vista Service Pack 2 is to blame?! ;) Although, as much fun as it is to blame Vista, in all fairness, I did have the same issue on my older XP machine as well.

It’s not clear where the fault lies – is it WordPress, Adobe Flash, Google Gears, and/or a Mozilla Firefox issue? – but disabling Gears seems to be the best solution @ the moment. Hopefully one of the involved parties will figure out how to prevent this from happening, sooner than later.

[via Vectoralia]