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plugin required by website and linked to Mozilla. Option to allow does not appear

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Authorware_Web_Player_Plugin.exe plugin is required by my website (eduthink.us) to run the course content (e.g., Addition).

I linked the Web Player to Mozilla. The option "to allow" does not appear on the web page.
Authorware_Web_Player_Plugin.exe plugin is required by my website (eduthink.us) to run the course content (e.g., Addition). I linked the Web Player to Mozilla. The option "to allow" does not appear on the web page.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Google Update
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.14
  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components
  • Intel web components for Intel® Identity Protection Technology
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:23.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/23.0

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jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8695 solutions 71071 answers

Hi Suzanne, are you really using Firefox 23?

Unfortunately Firefox isn't being very helpful to users who do not have the Shockwave (for Director, not Flash) plugin. The old method of providing a pluginspage address doesn't seem to work any more (I'm testing in Firefox 40) and when I search in the source code it doesn't seem to be implemented any more.

Can you add a script to the end of that page? If so, here's what I suggest adding:

<script type="text/javascript">
function checkForShockwave(){
 var mt = navigator.mimeTypes['application/x-authorware-map'];
 if (mt === undefined){ // plugin not available, give user a link
  var div = document.createElement("div");
  div.setAttribute("style", "color:#fff;background:#00f;font-weight:bold;position:absolute;top:0;left:0;padding:8px 16px 12px");
  div.innerHTML = 'This page requires the Shockwave for Director plugin, which you can download from Adobe here:<br><a href="https://get.adobe.com/shockwave/" style="color:#fff;background:#00f" target="_blank">https://get.adobe.com/shockwave/</a>';
  document.body.appendChild(div);
 }
}
// For Firefox and compatible browsers, check for the Shockwave plugin
if (navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Gecko") > -1) checkForShockwave();
</script>
 
Hi Suzanne, are you really using Firefox 23? Unfortunately Firefox isn't being very helpful to users who do not have the Shockwave (for Director, not Flash) plugin. The old method of providing a '''pluginspage''' address doesn't seem to work any more (I'm testing in Firefox 40) and when I search in the source code it doesn't seem to be implemented any more. Can you add a script to the end of that page? If so, here's what I suggest adding: <pre>&lt;script type="text/javascript"&gt; function checkForShockwave(){ &nbsp;var mt = navigator.mimeTypes['application/x-authorware-map']; &nbsp;if (mt === undefined){ // plugin not available, give user a link &nbsp;&nbsp;var div = document.createElement("div"); &nbsp;&nbsp;div.setAttribute("style", "color:#fff;background:#00f;font-weight:bold;position:absolute;top:0;left:0;padding:8px 16px 12px"); &nbsp;&nbsp;div.innerHTML = 'This page requires the Shockwave for Director plugin, which you can download from Adobe here:&lt;br&gt;&lt;a href="https://get.adobe''.''com/shockwave/" style="color:#fff;background:#00f" target="_blank"&gt;https://get.adobe''.''com/shockwave/&lt;/a&gt;'; &nbsp;&nbsp;document.body.appendChild(div); &nbsp;} } // For Firefox and compatible browsers, check for the Shockwave plugin if (navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Gecko") &gt; -1) checkForShockwave(); &lt;/script&gt; &nbsp; </pre>
cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
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17478 solutions 157950 answers
See: *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Using+the+Shockwave+plugin+with+Firefox