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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?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 d162
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_26 for Mozilla browsers

Application

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Firefox
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Open Containing Folder
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about:buildconfig
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Download Statusbar
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NoScript
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Adblock Plus
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Feedback
1.1.2
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testpilot@labs.mozilla.com
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2
browser.startup.homepage
http://www.bing.com/
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20110624105345
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:7.0a1
extensions.lastAppVersion
7.0a1
network.cookie.lifetimePolicy
2
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
257640
privacy.clearOnShutdown.offlineApps
true
privacy.clearOnShutdown.passwords
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privacy.clearOnShutdown.siteSettings
true
privacy.donottrackheader.enabled
true
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true
privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown
true
Graphics
Adapter Description
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
Vendor ID
10de
Device ID
0a20
Adapter RAM
1024
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nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
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8.17.12.7061
Driver Date
4-7-2011
Direct2D Enabled
true
DirectWrite Enabled
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Gamma: 2200 Pixel Structure: RGB ClearType Level: 100 Enhanced Contrast: 400
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NVIDIA Corporation -- GeForce GT 220/PCI/SSE2 -- 3.3.0
GPU Accelerated Windows
1/1 Direct3D 10

Braxton 0 solutions 1 answers

I solved this problem by installing this.

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

Question owner

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.

cor-el
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10753 solutions 96760 answers

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.

eagle_storm 0 solutions 1 answers

Solved.. Thank You