Re: WTF: Flash Player issue

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Ralph Fox, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Ralph Fox

    Ralph Fox Guest

    On Tue, 03 Feb 2009 20:08:23 -0600, in message <>,
    wrote:

    > I just went to Adobe.com and downloaded the uninstaller for Flash
    > Player. I ran it, and it said flash was removed. I rebooted, and
    > I opened youtube with Firefox 2.0.0.17 and saw a flash video playing.
    > ***WTF***.
    >
    > As a test, I loaded youtube with IE. This confirmed that Flash was
    > gone, when I clicked on a video it told me I needed to get Flash
    > Player.
    >
    > I do have the addon Flashblock 1.5.7.1 installed, but I disabled it
    > before I ran the flash remover, and shut down FF.
    >
    > Does FF contain it's own built in Flash player, or what??????



    No, Firefox does not have its own Flash player.

    There are different Flash players for IE and for Firefox

    • the "Shockwave Flash Object" ActiveX control for IE (file name: Flash9f.ocx)
    • the "Shockwave Flash" plugin for Firefox (file name: NPSWF32.dll)

    Evidently this uninstaller has uninstalled the Flash player for IE, but not
    the Flash player for Firefox.


    > Just to be sure that Flash was removed, I ran the uninstaller a second
    > time, it showed that Flash was gone because it did not do anything
    > (shown in a little click on text file).
    >
    > This makes no sense at all to me......



    If the flash players for both browsers are installed, then you can check
    that IE and Firefox have different Flash players

    A. In IE, go to "Tools » Manage Add-ons".
    Select, show: "Add-ons that have been used by Internet Explorer"
    Then look for the Flash player in the list which appears.

    B. In Firefox, enter this in the URL bar
    about:plugins
    Then look for the Flash player in the page which appears.


    > My main reason for removing Flash is because it's not working
    > correctly on certain sites, using FF.



    Do this

    1. Enter this in Firefox's URL bar

    about:config

    2. If a warning message appears, accept the warning and continue

    3. Scroll down to find the line whose Preference Name is

    plugin.expose_full_path

    4. If the value is false then double-click the line to change it to true

    5. Enter this in Firefox's URL bar

    about:plugins

    6. Then look for the Flash player NPSWF32.dll in the page which appears.

    The page will (now) tell you the full path to NPSWF32.dll

    7. Close Firefox completely.

    8. Rename the file NPSWF32.dll so that the name does not begin with "NP"
    and/or does not end with ".dll".



    --
    Cheers,
    Ralph
     
    Ralph Fox, Feb 4, 2009
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