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Firefox updated page always says "you should update Adobe Flash Player right now!" but update process identifies missing plugin which I'm unable to find.

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I click the Update Flash Player button on the Firefox Updated web page which takes me to the Adobe Flash Player download page. Clicking the download now button takes me to an instruction page displaying screen shots to expect during the process. The information bar at the top of the page says there's a missing plug in but clicking the "install missing plug in" button results in "no plug in found". There is no other button or active link on the Adobe page which allows me to move forward with the process. This same thing has happened the last several times Firefox has updated. Flash Player has not been updated for a long time.

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I find it easier to use the manual installers to install Flash, for details see

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I find it easier to use the manual installers to install Flash, for details see

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You should also update Java and Shockwave for Director to the latest version.

  1. Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_21 for Mozilla browsers
  2. Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5

Update the Java plugin to the latest version (6 U22).

Update the Shockwave for Director plugin to the latest version.

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Thank you both for the prompt solutions. Flash, Java and Shockwave all now updated.

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WTH is with Firefox?

Flash works fine in Camino and Safari on but I get this message with Firefox --- Hulu requires Flash Player 10.0.32 or higher. Please download and install the latest version of Flash Player before continuing.

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Do you see the Flash plugin in Tools > Add-ons > Plugins

See Flash Plugin - Keep it up to date and troubleshoot problems