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firefox won't allow me to down load adobe flash player

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Don't know where to find the window to allow firefox to download adobe flash player

Don't know where to find the window to allow firefox to download adobe flash player

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Installed Plug-ins

  • -Default Plug-in
  • 3.0.40624.0
  • NPWLPG
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_17 for Mozilla browsers
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3

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TXGuy 87 solutions 861 answers

Install/Update Adobe Flash for Firefox If you are seeing a yellow bar telling you to add something to the allowed list, that is an out-of-date instruction on the Adobe site. Use the following instructions instead.

  1. Use Firefox to download the Adobe (Shockwave) Flash file. The Adobe Flash file must be SAVED to your hard drive. You then exit Firefox (File > Exit), check to see that Firefox is completely closed (Ctrl+Alt+Del, choose Task Manager, click Processes tab, if Firefox is on the list, right-click "firefox" and choose End process, close the Task Manager window), then click the file you downloaded for Adobe Flash and allow it to install before restarting Firefox.
  2. Click the "Flash Player download page" link and follow further instructions here: Updating Flash
  • NOTE: 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). See this: http://vistasupport.mvps.org/run_as_administrator.htm
  • NOTE for IE: Firefox and most other browsers use a Plugin. IE uses an ActiveX version of Flash. To install the IE ActiveX Adobe Flash Player, same instructions as above, except use IE to download the ActiveX Flash installer.

Other Issues: to correct security/stability issues

Update Java: your version 1.6.0.17; current version 1.6.0.20 (important security update 04-15-2010) (Windows users: Do the manual update; very easy.) See: Updating Java Do the update with Firefox closed.

<u>'''Install/Update Adobe Flash for Firefox'''</u> If you are seeing a yellow bar telling you to add something to the allowed list, that is an out-of-date instruction on the Adobe site. Use the following instructions instead. #Use Firefox to download the Adobe (Shockwave) Flash file. <u>The Adobe Flash file must be SAVED to your hard drive.</u> You then exit Firefox (File > Exit), check to see that Firefox is completely closed (''Ctrl+Alt+Del, choose Task Manager, click Processes tab, if Firefox is on the list, right-click "firefox" and choose End process, close the Task Manager window''), then click the file you downloaded for Adobe Flash and allow it to install before restarting Firefox. #Click the "Flash Player download page" link and follow further instructions here: '''[http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing+the+Flash+plugin#Updating_Flash Updating Flash]''' *<u>'''NOTE: On Vista and Windows 7'''</u> 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). See this: http://vistasupport.mvps.org/run_as_administrator.htm *'''<u>NOTE for IE:</u>''' Firefox and most other browsers use a Plugin. IE uses an ActiveX version of Flash. To install the IE ActiveX Adobe Flash Player, same instructions as above, except use IE to download the ActiveX Flash installer. <u>'''''Other Issues''''': to correct security/stability issues</u> <u>'''Update Java'''</u>: your version 1.6.0.17; current version 1.6.0.20 (<u>important security update 04-15-2010</u>) ''(Windows users: Do the manual update; very easy.)'' See: '''[http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+Java+plugin+with+Firefox#Updates Updating Java]''' Do the update with Firefox closed.