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why can't you automatically update the flash player upon downloading and installing?

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I have to use the library computers to do my internet stuff, which usually includes playing Contract Wars on Facebook or Kongregate. The computers don't have Firefox by default so i have to install it myself, and every time i do, i also have to update the flash player. Yandex browser updates Flashplayer automatically when i install it, so why can't you guys?

I have to use the library computers to do my internet stuff, which usually includes playing Contract Wars on Facebook or Kongregate. The computers don't have Firefox by default so i have to install it myself, and every time i do, i also have to update the flash player. Yandex browser updates Flashplayer automatically when i install it, so why can't you guys?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.07
  • Google Update
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 11.45.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • The plugin allows you to have a better experience with Microsoft SharePoint
  • Nitro PDF plugin for Firefox and Chrome
  • Shockwave Flash 14.0 r0
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1.3.153
  • 5.1.40416.0
  • Unity Player 5.3.2f1

Application

  • Firefox 45.0.1
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/45.0.1/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Firefox Hello Beta 0.1 (loop@mozilla.org)

Javascript

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Graphics

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  • adapterRAM2:
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  • adapterSubsysID2:
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  • adapterVendorID2:
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  • directWriteVersion: 6.2.9200.17292
  • driverDate: 1-29-2014
  • driverDate2:
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  • driverVersion2:
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  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
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  • supportsHardwareH264: Yes
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  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 11

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
Wesley Branton
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The Flash Player plugin is the property of Adobe and is independent of Firefox. Therefore, all permissions for updating are set outside of Firefox, so Firefox would not be allowed to automatically update a product that is not property of Mozilla.

The Flash Player plugin is the property of Adobe and is independent of Firefox. Therefore, all permissions for updating are set outside of Firefox, so Firefox would not be allowed to automatically update a product that is not property of Mozilla.
James
  • Top 25 Contributor
  • Moderator
1600 solutions 11319 answers

Unlike Extensions and Themes (complete) which are installed into Firefox, the NPAPI Plugins whether on Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux are installed on the system. In Firefox type about:plugins to see where the Plugins Firefox is making use of are located on system.

The Yandex browser is a freeware based on the Chromium open source project which can explain why it has the Pepper Flash player upon install or update.

Unlike Extensions and Themes (complete) which are installed into Firefox, the NPAPI Plugins whether on Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux are installed on the system. In Firefox type '''about:plugins''' to see where the Plugins Firefox is making use of are located on system. The Yandex browser is a freeware based on the Chromium open source project which can explain why it has the Pepper Flash player upon install or update.

Modified by James

jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8785 solutions 71851 answers

I'm surprised the library lets you install software on its computers. Perhaps they just wipe them every night and that's why Firefox isn't there the next time. Why not suggest to the library staff that they preinstall the software you would find useful for your... er... "research"?

I'm surprised the library lets you install software on its computers. Perhaps they just wipe them every night and that's why Firefox isn't there the next time. Why not suggest to the library staff that they preinstall the software you would find useful for your... er... "research"?