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post #1 of 8 Old 11-02-2014, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Firefox and Adobe Flash

Anybody use Firefox? If so, have you had any conflicts between the Firefox and Adobe Flash/Shockwave players? My Adobe players suddenly stopped working and I can't fix the problem. Since it came out of nowhere, I assume it's because of an automatic update to either Firefox or Flash Player.

It seems to affect embedded videos like the ones on this site. I either get an error message or just a YouTube banner you have to click on and you're redirected to YT.

I got tired of messing with it and trying to figure it out and just went back to IE where everything works fine. I tried every "fix" I could Google and tried some aftermarket Firefox-based video add-ons/plug-ins but none of them work.

It's a good thing I bought this cheap HP notebook because my big HP computer crapped out on me. This thing came with Windows 8.1. I really dislike 8.1. I was perfectly happy with Vista.



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Yeah, we've got 8 on my son's gaming computer... I don't care for it either, much prefer Window's 7 that I have on my Lenovo laptop.

Sorry I can't help you with the Firefox/Adobe thing, I used to be an avid Firefox user until Google came out with Chrome and now I pretty much use that exclusively on all my devices (phone and tablet included). Hopefully someone else that uses Firefox can help out.

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I haven't tried out Chrome yet. I guess I should.



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Make sure that your Java software is up to date. Also if your using an ASUS computer remove the ASUS Launcher. This has caused my flash programs to fail. HP may also have a program that conflicts with flash players.

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I gave Chrome a test run this morning and am liking it. I think I'll just ditch the Firefox.



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I gave Chrome a test run this morning and am liking it. I think I'll just ditch the Firefox.
Chrome is awesome, lots of extensions as well if you use those. I love it.

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At least on this notebook I'm using, it's faster than IE or Firefox, even using an Adblock add-on. I don't know why I never tried it before.



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At least on this notebook I'm using, it's faster than IE or Firefox, even using an Adblock add-on. I don't know why I never tried it before.
Because it's Google and Google wants to watch you. With Firefox, you can add in NoScript which keeps foreign Java script from running unless you allow it. You can also add-in download helper which will allow you to download videos to MP4 format so you can watch them with VLC (---I find this faster than letting the videos stream through the browser and I don't have to maintain the browser session.


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