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#1 jcmack

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 09:25 AM

I'm running WIN7 Utimate 32bit on an old Dell GX280. It slow but works for my purposes. I upgraded this PC from XP last year. I use Firefox as my browser now and with in the past with XP. my problem is Adobe flash player crashes a lot with both OS's.  Is there an alternative player that will preform the same function?

 

Thanks, Jim


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 05:52 PM

Are you aware that Firefox now blocks Flash by default? Check out the link. The alternative is to use Chrome which uses HTML by default.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.engadget.com/2015/07/14/firefox-blocks-flash/



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Posted 10 August 2015 - 06:04 PM

No, I was not aware of that. Since that's the case I'll find a way around it.

 

Thanks for reply and info, Jim



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Posted 11 August 2015 - 06:18 PM

Is your firefox install current?

 

I use firefox exclusively.....I do not have flash activated ...and everything i touch in youtube etc plays


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Posted 11 August 2015 - 06:32 PM

Is your firefox install current?

 

I use firefox exclusively.....I do not have flash activated ...and everything i touch in youtube etc play

 

Is your firefox install current?

 

I use firefox exclusively.....I do not have flash activated ...and everything i touch in youtube etc plays

Yes the install is up to date. I deleted flash then re installed it. Even shut off hardware acceleration in flash. Still no joy.



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Posted 11 August 2015 - 07:39 PM

maybe an addon not playing nice with Flash....disable all your add ons ....and just leave the flash player plug in activated...Still happening ?

 

What do you actually need Flash for ?....some specific program ?


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  

 

fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

 

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It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

#7 jcmack

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 07:49 PM


What do you actually need Flash for ?....some specific program ?

Utube



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Posted 11 August 2015 - 08:13 PM

Same here...

 

In win 7 using firefox I had no problem at all....the html play thingy seemed to play at least 90% of you tube stuff i clicked on.....(sometimes on a news site a video would not play and i would have to activate flash)

 

if this a recent thing, you might try going back to an earlier version of firefox......or try the disabling addons


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  

 

fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

 

Microsoft gives you Windows, Linux gives you the whole house...

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 01:19 PM

Different browsers use different types of flash plugin. E.g. Chrome uses the (PPAPI) flash plugin. So is Opera.

 

Firefox uses the (NPAPI) flash plugin. So you need to have that specific plugin architecture for working in Firefox.

 

What you'd do is un-install completely the Adobe Flash which is currently installed in your system.

 

Then download the (NPAPI) Flash plugin for Firefox from here: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player-windows.html

 

This is an official site of adobe, so no worries.

 

Scroll to the bottom & look under "Still having problems?" - there is link for "Flash Player for Firefox - NPAPI".

 

Click on the link, download and install. Restart Firefox. The flash should work correctly.


Edited by Anon., 13 August 2015 - 01:46 PM.


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Posted 18 August 2015 - 02:45 PM

My appologies for not getting back sooner to thank you all for info, interest, and instructions. On the 12th or 13th I added a second drive to clone "c" over to it and managed to blow both drives. I done this process a lot of times and this accident was a first. A sane man would have bought a newer computer but it's become a challange keeping the old Dell running. I used an old drive with a six month old backup on it and I'm back in Bidness. Last couple days are crash  free so we'll see how it goes.

 

Again thanks to all for your time and knowledge presented on this thread.

 

Jim






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