Has anybody experienced strange interactions between Firefox and Google Earth?
I usually have Firefox, currently Version 68.0,64 bit, open all the time with at least 4 tabs open, sometimes several more. If I then open Google Earth, as a separate App not in Firefox, it often crashes. Sometimes it will crash fairly quickly, e.g. going to a particular location or changing location. At other times it is fine unless I go into street view. It might crash as soon as I go to street view or it might be OK for a short time and then crash when I rotate the view or move forward. If I open Google Earth alone without Firefox open it mostly behaves OK.
After experiencing such a crash and having given up on Google Earth I sometimes find that Firefox now behaves strangely. For example if I try to open a new tab I might get a "Gah! Your tab just crashed" message. I also noticed yesterday that Rapport is running on any tabs I had opened before the Google Earth crash but it is not running on any tabs I open after the Google Earth crash. I found that by accident because I happened to go to the Santander log on page on one of the newly opened tabs and Santander asked me to download Rapport. Finally, when you switch between tabs the tab usually opens instantly with the content loaded. After a Google Earth crash I find that when you switch tabs the tab opens blank and then reloads the previous content.
I know there has been some argument between Firefox and Google, because Google obviously wants to promote Chrome, but I can't seem to find any reference anywhere to this contention issue. Anybody got any bright ideas?
PS Anybody know which version of Google Earth is least resource hungry, especially regarding graphics. When you launch the repair tool one of the options is to change the version but I am not sure which is best to use if you don't have a particularly powerful graphics card.