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Flash player is either screwed up or something else - or Firefox is blocking videos. Having experienced problems (videos just sit there or won't load at all) I've just uninstalled Flash Player and am attempting to reinstall a new version - but it won't let me. Seemingly there's another version being loaded - but no way can I find that or know what's happening, so I'm stuck.

The whole thing stems from my inability to watch any videos on Firefox - not even YouTube, BBCi LiveLeak clips or even porn. Yesterday everything went well but today I can't even see gifs on Imgur. What the hell is happening? Why is Firefox blocking me?

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Thanks Fred, for that very sound advice. To be honest I'd already ticked or unticked boxes as you suggest without it seeming to change anything and I'd become pretty exasperated.

However, with a touch of inspiration I cleared the cookies and restarted my PC. Then I was able to load Flash Player without any problem and (touch wood!) everything seems to work again.

Your advise obviously works but a restart is presumably recommended or needed as well.

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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.

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Thanks Fred, for that very sound advice. To be honest I'd already ticked or unticked boxes as you suggest without it seeming to change anything and I'd become pretty exasperated.

However, with a touch of inspiration I cleared the cookies and restarted my PC. Then I was able to load Flash Player without any problem and (touch wood!) everything seems to work again.

Your advise obviously works but a restart is presumably recommended or needed as well.

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That was very good work. Well done. Please flag your last post as Solved Problem so others will know.

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FredMcD said

That was very good work. Well done. Please flag your last post as Solved Problem so others will know.