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Can't watch or play swf files in firefox

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For some reason when I try to open a swf file i get the open with or save to window. I can play swf on websites and save it off of them but i can't play them on firefox. It works on IE but it is annoying to have to allow activex everytime. Also i checked under tools > options > applications and it has SWF on Use Shockwave Flash (in Firefox) and swf on always ask.

For some reason when I try to open a swf file i get the open with or save to window. I can play swf on websites and save it off of them but i can't play them on firefox. It works on IE but it is annoying to have to allow activex everytime. Also i checked under tools > options > applications and it has SWF on Use Shockwave Flash (in Firefox) and swf on always ask.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.4"
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Default Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r82
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5
  • 4.0.50826.0
  • Office Live Update v1.5
  • NPWLPG
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.2.9) Gecko/20100824 AskTbUT2V5/3.8.0.12304 Firefox/3.6.9 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

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cor-el
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Did you check the settings in Tools > Options > Applications ?

See "Reset Download Actions": http://kb.mozillazine.org/File_types_and_download_actions

Did you check the settings in Tools > Options > Applications ? See "Reset Download Actions": http://kb.mozillazine.org/File_types_and_download_actions

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Thank you, the "reset download actions" thing worked. the lowercase swf thing is gone and they can play now.

Thank you, the "reset download actions" thing worked. the lowercase swf thing is gone and they can play now.
sjunianto 0 solutions 1 answers

Hi All, i have checked the Tools > Options > Applications, but i didn't see "Reset Download Actions". I solved this problem by installing Flash Player. Now i can play swf in firefox.

Hi All, i have checked the Tools > Options > Applications, but i didn't see "Reset Download Actions". I solved this problem by installing Flash Player. Now i can play swf in firefox.