I have had a problem with Firefox freezing when I try to do just about anything other than simple browsing for at least two years. Updates don't help nor disabling all add-ons, nor reinstalling, etc. Nobody can figure out how to fix it so I use it as-is. I would like to update the Adobe Flash Player add-on but Firefox freezes every time I try. Is there a way to update the Flash Player in Firefox with actually running Firefox?
Running XP SP3 and latest Firefox. Also running IE8 using the latest Flash Player.
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You must close your Firefox to update your flash player.
Go here https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and download the lastet version of flash player then close Firefox and update your flash player.
Also I recommend to reset you Firefox.
The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.
To Reset Firefox do the following:
Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.
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Standalone files from FileHippo and Adobe Developer site were for 64 bit or IE, but I did install directly from Adobe as instructed. Seemed to install correctly but when I start Firefox I still get the warning on all video windows that my Flash Player is outdated/vulnerable. I can click on the window and get asked to Activate the old plug-in and then watch the video but it's very annoying to have to do that every time I want to watch something. Reset had no effect.
Please check if all your plugins are up-to-date. To do this, go to the Mozilla Plugin Check site.
Once you're there, the site will check if all your plugins have the latest versions. If you see plugins in the list that have a yellow Update button or a red Update now button, please update these immediately.
To do so, please click each red or yellow button. Then you should see a site that allows you to download the latest version. Double-click the downloaded file to start the installation and follow the steps mentioned in the installation procedure.
That takes us back to my original problem. I can't download ANYTHING with Firefox without it totally freezing. I can't even Right Click a picture to copy it to the clipboard without it freezing. This is why I wanted to know if there was a way to update the plug-ins without running or using Firefox to do it.
That worked, thanks so much. Now all I have to do is figure out where I can find similar files for all the other plugins that are outdated, Acrobat, Java, DivX, etc.