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how to disable firefox, to install adobe flash?

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Generally, you need to close Firefox to install the Adobe Flash. You can do so by clicking the 'x' button on top-right corner of the screen.


If you are having any other issue, please do share a screenshot of the issue.


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File > Quit/Exit is the proper way to close Firefox as the X on title bar only closes that one window.

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Your System Details shows;

Installed Plug-ins

Shockwave Flash 22.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer.

Flash: Grab the uninstaller from here: Uninstall Flash Player | Windows Uninstall Flash Player | Mac

Then reinstall the latest version.

Note: Windows users should download the active_x for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the active_x.

Flash Player Version: Flash Player (Linux) Version Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download.

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FredMcD said

Flash Player Version: Flash Player (Linux) Version

Those are the previous versions. (Win & Mac) and (Linux) have been the current since July 12.

Also for Windows users especially the (will be up till Fall sometime?) is the better place to download Flash Player from as Windows users can get bundled stuff if not careful on

Modified by James