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How do I manually add a flash exception without visiting the website.

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In chrome and or maybe even earlier versions of firefox, we were allowed to type in a url as an exception to run flash.

Now, we have to type the website into the browser, go there, and then add the flash exception from the top left "info" icon.

In chrome and or maybe even earlier versions of firefox, we were allowed to type in a url as an exception to run flash. Now, we have to type the website into the browser, go there, and then add the flash exception from the top left "info" icon.

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  • Shockwave Flash 31.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:62.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/62.0

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jscher2000
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I'm not aware of any alternative user interface to add a site-specific permission for Flash.

Why do you need to pre-enter a custom permission instead of using the standard "click to activate" approach?

I'm not aware of any alternative user interface to add a site-specific permission for Flash. Why do you need to pre-enter a custom permission instead of using the standard "click to activate" approach?

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Hey jscher, thanks for the reply.

I work at a college and one of the placement tests we give to the freshmen students is taken through the web browser. This test uses flash. We have around 50 stations (pc's) and we would have to setup a fake username and password, go to the website and login. Once logged in we could add the exception because the url is different before you log in.

This makes it difficult and tedious having to provide credentials to get into a certain url to then add the exception.

Just trying to make our desktop tech's life a bit easier.

Hopefully I explained it ok.

Hey jscher, thanks for the reply. I work at a college and one of the placement tests we give to the freshmen students is taken through the web browser. This test uses flash. We have around 50 stations (pc's) and we would have to setup a fake username and password, go to the website and login. Once logged in we could add the exception because the url is different before you log in. This makes it difficult and tedious having to provide credentials to get into a certain url to then add the exception. Just trying to make our desktop tech's life a bit easier. Hopefully I explained it ok.
jscher2000
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Hi RileyM, I see, it would be an extra headache for each student to have to do it themselves (not to mention for the proctor having to explain and tech support it).

The permission is stored in the permissions.sqlite database. If it's not practical to push that file into each installation, there might be a tool to populate it into the database externally or via one of the new Enterprise tools.

I'll tag this post for a moderator to move this thread to the "Firefox for Enterprise" forum.

Hi RileyM, I see, it would be an extra headache for each student to have to do it themselves (not to mention for the proctor having to explain and tech support it). The permission is stored in the '''permissions.sqlite''' database. If it's not practical to push that file into each installation, there might be a tool to populate it into the database externally or via one of the new Enterprise tools. I'll tag this post for a moderator to move this thread to the "Firefox for Enterprise" forum.
cor-el
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If the latest Flash version is installed then it should be possible to set Flash to "Always Activate" (outdated Flash versions are automatically set to "Ask to Activate").

If you use an autoconfig file then you can add this line:

// the autoconfig file need to start with a comment line
pref("plugin.state.flash", 2);

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If the latest Flash version is installed then it should be possible to set Flash to "Always Activate" (outdated Flash versions are automatically set to "Ask to Activate"). If you use an autoconfig file then you can add this line: <pre><nowiki>// the autoconfig file need to start with a comment line pref("plugin.state.flash", 2);</nowiki></pre> See also: *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customizing-firefox-using-autoconfig