Is it customary for a browser to have more than one version of a plugin?

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  1. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    I noticed that my Firefox had 2 versions of Shockwave Director active. It also had 2 instances of an Intel plugin active at the same time.
     
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    I'd say no..... since the only time I've seen something like that is when things have been going screwy on the browser or things have gotten messed up.
     
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    Which is exactly why I asked. Even having disabled one of the two instances, Flash still has a tendency to freeze the browser (FF) at times.
     
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    The only one I can speak about is Flash. There are always two instances of the Flash Player plug-in running when you are viewing Flash content. The reason is one of the instances is a constructor, it gets commands from the browser and relays it to the other instance which actually plays the content. This way if the content crashes it doesn't affect the constructor or the browser.
     

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