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On some web pages I get the message, "Adobe Flash player is enabled on this page. Block [] or Continue allowing []?' I ignore it and no harm is done - usually. Occasionally it occludes a part of the screen I want.

On some web pages I get the message, "Adobe Flash player is enabled on this page. Block [] or Continue allowing []?' I ignore it and no harm is done - usually. Occasionally it occludes a part of the screen I want.

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Is there any pattern to the sites where the plugin notification panel drops down? For example, does it appear on Adobe's help page:

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html

The plugin notification panel should not open by itself, only when you click the icon. If it is auto-opening, that might be caused by an incompatibility with an add-on, or perhaps a touchscreen issue, if you have a touchscreen display.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 26.0 r0
  • 5.1.50906.0
  • VLC media player Web Plugin
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0

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Type about:addons<enter> in the address bar to open the Add-ons Manager. Hot key;’’'<Control> (Mac=<Command>) <Shift> A)

On the left side of the page, select Plugins. Make sure the ones you want to use are set to Ask or Allow. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Go to the web page. Once the page is loading, mouse to the address bar and Left-click the icon. Select Permissions. In the menu, Make sure the ones you want to use are set to Ask or Allow.

Type '''about:addons'''<enter> in the address bar to open the '''Add-ons Manager. ''' Hot key;’’'<Control> ''(Mac=<Command>)'' <Shift> A)''' On the left side of the page, select '''Plugins. ''' Make sure the ones you want to use are set to '''Ask''' or '''Allow. ''' ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Go to the web page. Once the page is loading, mouse to the address bar and '''Left-click''' the icon. Select '''Permissions. ''' In the menu, Make sure the ones you want to use are set to '''Ask''' or '''Allow. '''
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Is there any pattern to the sites where the plugin notification panel drops down? For example, does it appear on Adobe's help page:

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html

The plugin notification panel should not open by itself, only when you click the icon. If it is auto-opening, that might be caused by an incompatibility with an add-on, or perhaps a touchscreen issue, if you have a touchscreen display.

Is there any pattern to the sites where the plugin notification panel drops down? For example, does it appear on Adobe's help page: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html The plugin notification panel should not open by itself, only when you click the icon. If it is auto-opening, that might be caused by an incompatibility with an add-on, or perhaps a touchscreen issue, if you have a touchscreen display.
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jscher2000 said

Is there any pattern to the sites where the plugin notification panel drops down? For example, does it appear on Adobe's help page: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html

No (to Adobe). Now that you ask, I can't recall ever seeing it on any site but (the very dubious) http://www.stream2watch.cc/watch-tv/united-states/disney-channel-live-stream, which is not working now anyway. I think I'll just give up on the site.

''jscher2000 [[#answer-983888|said]]'' <blockquote> Is there any pattern to the sites where the plugin notification panel drops down? For example, does it appear on Adobe's help page: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html </blockquote> No (to Adobe). Now that you ask, I can't recall ever seeing it on any site but (the very dubious) http://www.stream2watch.cc/watch-tv/united-states/disney-channel-live-stream, which is not working now anyway. I think I'll just give up on the site.
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FredMcD said

Type about:addons<enter> in the address bar to open the Add-ons Manager. Hot key;’’'<Control> (Mac=<Command>) <Shift> A) On the left side of the page, select Plugins. Make sure the ones you want to use are set to Ask or Allow. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Go to the web page. Once the page is loading, mouse to the address bar and Left-click the icon. Select Permissions. In the menu, Make sure the ones you want to use are set to Ask or Allow.

Thanks. The issue is moot for now since I will be avoiding the offending site. I have filed the information for possible future reference.

''FredMcD [[#answer-983885|said]]'' <blockquote> Type '''about:addons'''<enter> in the address bar to open the '''Add-ons Manager. ''' Hot key;’’'<Control> ''(Mac=<Command>)'' <Shift> A)''' On the left side of the page, select '''Plugins. ''' Make sure the ones you want to use are set to '''Ask''' or '''Allow. ''' ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Go to the web page. Once the page is loading, mouse to the address bar and '''Left-click''' the icon. Select '''Permissions. ''' In the menu, Make sure the ones you want to use are set to '''Ask''' or '''Allow. ''' </blockquote> Thanks. The issue is moot for now since I will be avoiding the offending site. I have filed the information for possible future reference.
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