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Flashplayer installed, still get prompted to install it

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I often visit a website who's online magazine is displayed with FlashPlayer. Lately with everyone phasing out support for FlashPlayer, I've only been able to view the magazine with a Windows machine running Internet Explorer. I'm now using Linux Mint with Firefox. I installed FlashPlayer buy running -> sudo apt-get install flashplayer-plugin installer. This worked fine and when I check it using FireFox Addons Manager, I can clearly see that ShockWave is installed and set to Always Active. Yet, when I visit the magazine website, in place of the magazine, it provides a link "Get Adobe Flash Player".

What gives?

I often visit a website who's online magazine is displayed with FlashPlayer. Lately with everyone phasing out support for FlashPlayer, I've only been able to view the magazine with a Windows machine running Internet Explorer. I'm now using Linux Mint with Firefox. I installed FlashPlayer buy running -> sudo apt-get install flashplayer-plugin installer. This worked fine and when I check it using FireFox Addons Manager, I can clearly see that ShockWave is installed and set to Always Active. Yet, when I visit the magazine website, in place of the magazine, it provides a link "Get Adobe Flash Player". What gives?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • DivX Web Player version 1.4.0.233
  • The IcedTea-Web Plugin executes Java applets.
  • The Videos 3.10.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.
  • Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:49.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/49.0

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the-edmeister
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It looks like you have Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202 installed; Firefox won't allow that old version to be enabled, the most recent 2 or 3 minor version updates can usually be manually enabled per presentation.

Flash 26 is the latest version.

It looks like you have Shockwave Flash '''11.2''' r202 installed; Firefox won't allow that old version to be enabled, the most recent 2 or 3 minor version updates can usually be manually enabled per presentation. Flash 26 is the latest version.
cor-el
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You can download the latest Flash player versions for Firefox on this page: *https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ See also: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Determining_plugin_directory_on_Linux *https://developer.mozilla.org/Add-ons/Plugins/Gecko_Plugin_API_Reference/Plug-in_Basics#How_Gecko_Finds_Plug-ins