Does Firefox Need Its Own Flash Player Install?
This is a brand new computer. IE8 32 bit version works fine with youtube. I install Firefox 3.6.3 and youtube says I need to install flash player 10 (it's already installed !). Saw in this forum other people have the problem too, but no definite solution. One guy there proposed that maybe flash wasn't installed for Firefox. WHAT? I've been under the impression that the flash player installs once on a computer, and all apps that need it, use it. Do I really need to install a second flash player specifically for Firefox? And if so, how the hell do I do that?
Here is the related forum link where "wotu" (4th post down) says to install flash for Firefox: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forum/1/538231
URL of affected sites
Additional System Details
- -Default Plug-in
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3
IE uses a different version of Flash (ActiveX) thn other browsers use (the Plugin version), so yes you need to install Flash for Firefox (and Chrome, Safari, etc.).
1. You need to use Firefox at the Adobe website to get the NPAPI version of Flash for non-IE browsers. Download the Flash plugin from the Adobe Thank You! page via: If it does not start, click here for troubleshooting information. On the troubleshooting page click the link at the bottom: If you are still having problems, click here to download. Save it to your Desktop. 2. Close Firefox using File > Exit then check the Task Manager > Processes tab to make sure firefox.exe is closed,
3. Then run the Flash setup file from your Desktop.
- On Vista and Windows 7 you may need to run the plugin installer as Administrator by starting the installer via the right-click context menu if you do not get an UAC prompt to ask for permission to continue (i.e nothing seems to happen).
Note: I don't know why in my post above it says I'm running XP because I wasn't asked. This is Windows 7 64 bit I'm running.
Thank you the-edmeister. Your response was so fast, I guess I didn't need to make my 2nd post. Thanks again.