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Flash screens displays in tiny font.

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Flash screens show in very tiny font and cannot be magnified. No problem with Word/Excel; just when flash screens open New Lenovo Yoga 3, upgrade from Win 8.1 to Win 10, latest Firefox 42, and Shockwave Flash 19.0. No problem in Chrome

Tried solutions: About:config changed font sizes New profile solutions Alt O, etc. Reinstall Shockwave flash Disable all add-ons Open in Safe mode

Ready for next suggestion. Thanks

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Type about:preferences#content<enter> in the address bar. Across from fonts and colors, press the Advanced button. On the bottom, turn on Allow Web Sites To Choose Their Own.

Your zoom controls.

<Control> + (plus) enlarge <Control> - (minus) reduce <Control> 0 (zero) restore

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I tried that and the zoom controls previously. No joy. It happens when online and offline. Next?

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Try to clear the Flash local storage and settings.

  • Windows Control Panel > Flash Player > Storage: Local Storage Settings
    • Remove a specific domain: Local Storage Settings by site
    • Remove all domains: Delete All and Delete Data

Flash Website Storage Settings panel:

Global Storage Settings Panel:

Flash Local storage settings Help:

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Done and no change. Keep them coming. Thanks

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Is this on all sites, some, many?

If you have problems with current Shockwave Flash plugin versions then check this:

  • see if there are updates for your graphics drive drivers

  • disable protected mode in the Flash plugin (Flash 11.3+ on Windows Vista and later)

  • disable hardware acceleration in the Flash plugin See also:

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Sorry, but if your Yoga has one of those higher-than-HD high resolution screens, then this sounds like a longstanding problem with the Flash content not scaling on those screens. For example: Playback controls on YouTube and other video players are tiny (Yoga Pro 2 at 3200 x 1800).

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I contacted Lenovo. Inadequate help. They suggested reducing the screen resolution. By the time I achieved a readable font size, the screen became too fuzzy. Since I bought the computer (Yoga 3 Laptop) a week ago, my fix is to return it, as the support supervisor suggested. Interesting product resolution.

Even the interaction screen Lenovo uses for remote operation (123rescue) was tiny. Clearly this is not a new problem for them, but apparently Lenovo has no solution.

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I am glad to hear that your problem has been resolved. If you haven't already, please select the answer that solves the problem. This will help other users with similar problems find the solution more easily.

Thank you for contacting Mozilla Support.

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If you mean the problem is insolvable through software and requires purchasing a different computer, then yes the problem is solved. That is not the type of solution one expects from a 1-week old computer (Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro).

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It's like buying a car. At the lot, it looks great. But get it on the road and . . . . .

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I spent some time yesterday reading about possible fixes involving other Adobe software, but I didn't find anyone applying this idea to the Flash player plugin or, if appropriate, to Firefox's plugin-container.exe process, so I don't hold out a lot of hope: