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Can't watch or play swf files in firefox

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Can't watch or play swf files in firefox

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.

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Re: Can't watch or play swf files in firefox

Did you check the settings in Tools > Options > Applications ?

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

New User

Re: Can't watch or play swf files in firefox

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

New User

Re: Can't watch or play swf files 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.