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Firefox disabled my adobe flash player

Firefox just out of nowhere decides to disable the flash plug-in without asking me. And everytime I go to a site that uses flash, I have to see this message (see link below.)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/why-do-i-have-click-activate-plugins

So how do I reactivate the flash plugin without updating it? The reason I do not update it, is because when I update it, I get a constant pop-up error message. And when I uninstall my flash altogether, the constant error pop-up messages stop, but now I get the "you don't have it installed" message. And when I download an outdated version

So no matter what I do, I have problems with this. I don't want to have to keep clicking the "always activate plugin for this site" button, for every site I visit on the world wide web, because that is out-of-this-world annoying.

I'm getting really irritated by firefox, and their bull. I will not update because you can't keep up.

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Site Moderator

Re: Firefox disabled my adobe flash player

Please do the following:

Update to Firefox 21 Update Firefox to the latest version

Update to Flash 11.7 https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/

New User

Re: Firefox disabled my adobe flash player

NO! CAN YOU READ!? I said want to reactivate adobe flash without updating. You are of zero help. Quit wasting my time by telling me exactly what I refuse to do. I told you what happens when I do that.

Site Moderator

Re: Firefox disabled my adobe flash player

Why don't you want to update? Staying with known out of date versions leaves you with unstable and very insecure versions of both Firefox and Flash and you will just get more and more problems as you continue to use them. This dialog is there to protect you since you are using an old version of Flash.

New User

Re: Firefox disabled my adobe flash player

I told you what happens when I update. It won't play any video, and it keeps giving me an error message, that won't go away. It keeps popping up, even when I close it. That was a much bigger problem, and a huge headache. This problem does not exist on any of the other browsers that I have. So it's 100% a firefox problem, not a flash problem.

Site Moderator

Re: Firefox disabled my adobe flash player

It could be a flash problem, as the flash player that is used by Firefox is different than the one used by IE, and different than the one used by Chrome, so you can't rule it out just because it is not happening in other browsers.

As I said, update Firefox, then update Flash. If you get an error message, please give me the exact message, and we can fix that. It's better to have a fixed, up to date version of Firefox and flash then use something insecure and old.

New User

Re: Firefox disabled my adobe flash player

Fine give me the solution, then I will update.

Site Moderator

Re: Firefox disabled my adobe flash player

Updating IS the solution. You will only see this dialog because you are running an ancient, out of date and insecure version of Flash. Updating Firefox and Flash will make that warning go away.

New User

Re: Firefox disabled my adobe flash player

I did, but I can't watch any video when I do. I just get error messages. Which is worse than the message.

Site Moderator

Re: Firefox disabled my adobe flash player

If you'd like to give me the exact error message you are seeing we can work with that to get Flash 11.7 working Smiley Wink