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[Fx38] Disable Flash Protected Mode - New UI (bug 1133000)

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  1. AliceWyman 5146 posts
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    (I also posted about this in the Adobe Flash plugin has crashed - Prevent it from happening again article discussion.)

    There will be a new UI to disable Flash Protected Mode in Firefox 38. I set up a "Needs change" entry to update this article. Related bug: Bug 1133000 - Expose the protected-mode toggle in the Firefox UI

    The setting is a checkbox accessible from the Add-ons Manager Plugins panel, by clicking the "More" link in the Shockwave Flash entry. Here's the screenshot attached to the bug: [*]

    . [*] Note: The above screenshot is outdated. The name of the setting will be "Enable Adobe Flash protected mode" and it's checked by default.

    The bug report indicates that there will also be a "Learn More" link (not currently shown in the screenshot):

    Madhava Enros [:madhava] 2015-02-20 09:28:26 PST
    
    Also - can we strike the grey explanatory text and replace it with a "Learn More" link to the same content we use from the infobar? The trade-off needs more context in its explanation, and that's what we're providing on the Learn More page.
    

    The link will go to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/flash-protected-mode-settings (the page doesn't exist yet but I'm assuming Joni will be involved).

    (I also posted about this in the [[Adobe Flash plugin has crashed - Prevent it from happening again]] article discussion.) There will be a new UI to disable Flash Protected Mode in Firefox 38. I set up a "Needs change" entry to update this article. Related bug: [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1133000 Bug 1133000] - Expose the protected-mode toggle in the Firefox UI The setting is a checkbox accessible from the Add-ons Manager Plugins panel, by clicking the "More" link in the Shockwave Flash entry. Here's the screenshot attached to the bug: [*] <img src="https://bug1133000.bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=8564285">. [*] ''' Note:''' The above screenshot is outdated. The name of the setting will be "Enable Adobe Flash protected mode" and it's checked by default. The bug report indicates that there will also be a "Learn More" link (not currently shown in the screenshot): Madhava Enros [:madhava] 2015-02-20 09:28:26 PST Also - can we strike the grey explanatory text and replace it with a "Learn More" link to the same content we use from the infobar? The trade-off needs more context in its explanation, and that's what we're providing on the Learn More page. ----- The link will go to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/flash-protected-mode-settings <s>(the page doesn't exist yet but I'm assuming Joni will be involved).</s>
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  2. AliceWyman 5146 posts
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    P.S. This bug was also fixed for Firefox 38: Bug 1133003 - When users experience a Flash plugin hang, turn off Flash protected mode

    "The Adobe Flash Player has crashed" message will also include a "Learn More" link, as shown in this screenshot attached to the bug.

    P.S. This bug was also fixed for Firefox 38: [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1133003 Bug 1133003] - When users experience a Flash plugin hang, turn off Flash protected mode "The Adobe Flash Player has crashed" message will also include a "Learn More" link, as shown in [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=8566805 this screenshot] attached to the bug.
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    AliceWyman said

    P.S. This bug was also fixed for Firefox 38: Bug 1133003 - When users experience a Flash plugin hang, turn off Flash protected mode "The Adobe Flash Player has crashed" message will also include a "Learn More" link, as shown in this screenshot attached to the bug.

    Bug 1133003 was changed from FIXED to WONTFIX but the Add-ons manager will still contain a checkbox to disable Flash Protected Mode. See this related SuMo "KB content" bug: Bug 1147877 - Need a KB article for the Flash protected-mode checkbox


    April 2, 2015: edited to remove horizontal scrollbars. aw

    Description Benjamin Smedberg [:bsmedberg] 2015-03-26 07:01:51 PDT

    Starting in Firefox 38 in the Firefox desktop UI there will be an option in the addons manager:

    "Enable Adobe Flash protected mode" [X] _Learn More_

    (This is from bug 1133000).

    The learn-more link goes to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/flash-protected-mode-settings

    Here are the things we want to convey in the article:

    • Protected mode is a Windows-only security feature implemented by Adobe Flash. It is on by default.
    • For a small set of users, this feature may cause persistent Flash hangs or crashes. This is especially true for the following users:
      • Users on a Windows touchscreen
      • Users who use accessibility tools
    • Because this is disabling a security protection, only users who are affected by poor Flash performance should disable this feature.

    I'll change the note in this article and in the Adobe Flash plugin has crashed - Prevent it from happening again article to include a warning, that disabling Flash Protected mode will reduce security protection.

    ''AliceWyman [[#post-11363|said]]'' <blockquote> P.S. This bug was also fixed for Firefox 38: [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1133003 Bug 1133003] - When users experience a Flash plugin hang, turn off Flash protected mode "The Adobe Flash Player has crashed" message will also include a "Learn More" link, as shown in [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=8566805 this screenshot] attached to the bug. </blockquote> Bug 1133003 was changed from FIXED to WONTFIX but the Add-ons manager will still contain a checkbox to disable Flash Protected Mode. See this related SuMo "KB content" bug: [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1147877 Bug 1147877] - Need a KB article for the Flash protected-mode checkbox ----- <sub> April 2, 2015: edited to remove horizontal scrollbars. aw</sub> ''Description Benjamin Smedberg [:bsmedberg] 2015-03-26 07:01:51 PDT'' Starting in Firefox 38 in the Firefox desktop UI there will be an option in the addons manager: "Enable Adobe Flash protected mode" [X] _Learn More_ (This is from bug 1133000). The learn-more link goes to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/flash-protected-mode-settings Here are the things we want to convey in the article: * Protected mode is a Windows-only security feature implemented by Adobe Flash. It is on by default. * For a small set of users, this feature may cause persistent Flash hangs or crashes. This is especially true for the following users: ** Users on a Windows touchscreen ** Users who use accessibility tools * Because this is disabling a security protection, only users who are affected by poor Flash performance should disable this feature.'' ----- I'll change the note in this article and in the [[Adobe Flash plugin has crashed - Prevent it from happening again]] article to include a warning, that disabling Flash Protected mode will reduce security protection.
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  4. AliceWyman 5146 posts
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    I made a new revision to update this article for fx38 with the steps to disable Adobe Flash protected from the new Add-ons manager UI, by removing the check mark from "Enable Adobe Flash protected mode".

    I made a new revision to update this article for fx38 with the steps to disable Adobe Flash protected from the new Add-ons manager UI, by removing the check mark from "Enable Adobe Flash protected mode".
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    Here's a screenshot I just uploaded but didn't include in my last revision: Fx38-UI-AdobeFlash-protected-mode [[Image:Fx38-UI-AdobeFlash-protected-mode]]

    Here's a screenshot I just uploaded but didn't include in my last revision: [[Image:Fx38-UI-AdobeFlash-protected-mode]] <nowiki>[[Image:Fx38-UI-AdobeFlash-protected-mode]]</nowiki>