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Cannot add shockwave plugin to new copy of Firefox 38.0.5

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Have installed a fresh copy of firefox 38.0.5 to replace a beta version on a surface pro 3 with win 8.1. When I look at the plugins, Shockware Flash 17.0.0.188 is not there. When I look at the list of available plugins, Shockwave Flash isn't there either. I'm guessing that the debris from the uninstalled beta version is somehow blocking it. I do need this plugin. Some things that I use won't work without it. Is there a way to install it without going through the plugin path?

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Bob

Have installed a fresh copy of firefox 38.0.5 to replace a beta version on a surface pro 3 with win 8.1. When I look at the plugins, Shockware Flash 17.0.0.188 is not there. When I look at the list of available plugins, Shockwave Flash isn't there either. I'm guessing that the debris from the uninstalled beta version is somehow blocking it. I do need this plugin. Some things that I use won't work without it. Is there a way to install it without going through the plugin path? Help Bob

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  • Content Blocker Extension
  • Google Update
  • Online Banking Extension
  • Virtual Keyboard

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:38.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/38.0

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FredMcD
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Flash Player '''Version 17.0.0.188<br>https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html''' See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration
netscaper 0 solutions 26 answers

As far as I know, the latest version of FF does not need Adobe Flash to be installed. I deleted all Adobe flash plug-ins - both Flash Player and Shockwave. I did it because I was sick of the constant 'flash player crashed' popup from FF browser. It is now running clean and bug-free.

As far as I know, the latest version of FF does not need Adobe Flash to be installed. I deleted all Adobe flash plug-ins - both Flash Player and Shockwave. I did it because I was sick of the constant 'flash player crashed' popup from FF browser. It is now running clean and bug-free.