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How come in Firefox Nightly the Flash Player plugin will not update to the newest version?

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I use Firefox Nightly and whenever I attempt to update the Flash Player plugin to the newest version it doesn't update. If I check the version of Flash in Aurora it has the newest version, yet Nightly remains the same. Why will the Flash plugin in Nightly not update? Is there a way of updating the Flash plugin in Nightly or not?

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I solved this problem by installing this.

http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10_square.html

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I've tried that also, that's the first thing I did. For some reason, Nightly still doesn't recognize the change in the version of Flash. I thought it might have something to do with the directory in which Nightly was installed, so I uninstalled it and then reinstalled it, same problem. I'm wondering if maybe Nightly is sort of locked down, if you will, and all of the plugins etc are the same for everyone to provide a true control group for testing purposes.

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You can see the installed plugins on the about:plugins page.
You can set the pref plugin.expose_full_path to true on the about:config page to see the full path of plugins on the about:plugins page.
It is best not to leave that pref set to true as it exposes that full path to web servers, so reset that pref to false after you are done with the about:plugins page.

You can open about:plugins and about:config via the location bar, like you open a website (about: is a special protocol to access some build-in pages).
If you get a warning when opening the about:config page then you can confirm that you want to continue.

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Solved.. Thank You