Facebook: Photo Uploader Plugin Crashes Browser

The new Facebook photo uploader is nice. Really, it is. However, I've noticed that once I use the photo uploader successfully and then try to add another batch of photos (to either the same or different album), it will cause Firefox to crash in a not so wonderful manner.

Exception caught!

The exception unknown software exception (0xc0000409) occurred in the application at location 0x0944167d.

In that regard, did you guys really have to use a plug-in?

Clicking OK only makes things worse.


The instruction at "0x011f8055" referenced memory at "0x09695e90". The memory could not be "written".

And then... spoiler alert!


I have noticed it happen on Windows XP and Windows 7, both running Firefox v3.5.9 and the Facebook Plugin v1.0.3.0 (The file which crashes is npfbplugin_1_0_3.dll).

This really is an annoying bug, and I'm pretty tempted to whip up a quick program to upload photos straight from the desktop which doesn't crash after one use and maintains the chronological or filename order.

I would usually suggest posting errors on the Facebook Photo "known bugs and errors" forum, but there never seems to be a response from any Facebook staff at all.

So, I suppose the next best thing would be to send them a direct message using this form.


If that doesn't work, we can always resort to threatening them with psychotic nub-armed and dangerous midgets.

*update - 30/05/2010*:

It appears that Facebook has fixed this problem and it was a server side issue of some sort, because I'm still sporting v1.0.3 of the photo uploader.

I've left the plug-in enabled for now. I wonder if it still crashes on random sites...

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