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where can I get the Shockwave Flash add-on

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Shockwave Flash was causing my browser 40.0.3 to start videos I did not want to play, I added an add-on to block Shockwave Flash; however, this became very cumbersome to enable and disable when i go to sites that required Flash like a greeting card site. I found another add-on called "Video without Flash", it told me to remove "shockwave Flash" I did, now I can not get any video on the greeting card site. Is the problem that I removed Shockwave Flash or something else, I have the latest Flash Player from Adobe.

I need some help.

Mike

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

I did some further digging found the plug-in and now i am up an running thanks to all who responded you help me a lot .....

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You can get the latest Flash player plugin on this page:

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

In the first table, look for the row for Mac.


To take control of when Flash starts, you can use the "Ask to Activate" feature. Here's how it works:

When you visit a site that wants to use Flash, you should see a notification icon in the address bar and usually (but not always) one of the following: a link in a black rectangle in the page or an infobar sliding down between the toolbar area and the page.

The plugin notification icon in the address bar typically looks like a small, dark gray Lego block. (When the page wants to use a plugin with a security problem, the icon turns red to alert you to the concern.)

If you see a good reason to use Flash, and the site looks trustworthy, you can go ahead and click the notification icon in the address bar to allow Flash. You can trust the site for the time being or permanently.

But some pages use Flash only for tracking or playing ads, so if you don't see an immediate need for Flash, feel free to ignore the notification! It will just sit there in case you want to use it later.

To set that option, open the Add-ons page using either:

  • Cmd+Shift+a
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons

In the left column, click Plugins. Look for "Shockwave Flash" and change "Always Activate" to "Ask to Activate".

If you want finer control: This extension addresses the issue of only wanting some videos on a page to play: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/click-to-play-per-element/ (I haven't tried it myself)

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Unfortunately, i have installed and reinstalled the latest version of Flash Player to no good results. Every time I check to see if flash Player is up to date or installed I get the following message “Sorry, Flash Player is either not installed or not enabled. Please go to step 2.“ I have uninstalled Flash Player using Adobe’s Uninstaller still no good results. When I check the add-on in Firefox, i do not see Shockwaver Flash like i should. So now what do i do?

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I'll point you to some troubleshooting steps for Windows. I'm not familiar with the details for Mac but maybe this will help anyway: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1074790#answer-774523

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What is the setting for the Flash plugin in about:addons > Plugins (Tools > Add-ons > Plugins)?

You can inspect and manage permissions for the domain in the currently selected tab via these steps:

  • Click the "Site Identity Button" (globe/padlock) on the location/address bar
  • Click "More Information" to open "Tools > Page Info" with the Security tab selected

Go to the Permissions tab (Tools > Page Info > Permissions) to check the permissions for the domain in the currently selected tab.

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I guess I have not been very clear. I do not have any flash plug in, it is gone. I removed it when another plug in told to remove it (my mistake). I have uninstalled Flash Player which according to Adobe removes all of it. Then I reinstalled it and still NO flash player and NO flash plug in.

SO my question is: how do i get Flash Player to load correctly on my MAC... While the info for Windows is helpful, it still does not lead me to a solution to my situation.

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

I did some further digging found the plug-in and now i am up an running thanks to all who responded you help me a lot .....

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You're welcome.

Can you tell what wasn't clear about our above instructions that you previously didn't find the plugin?

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I was being a dunce, I thought I was looking at "plug-ins" but was looking in "add-one" when I looked in plug-ins I found shockwave flash director, made it always active, whet back to make sure it took, didn't find it but found Shockwave Flash which was in "never" status, made a,ways active rebooted and all was well. Then when I when to Adobe and checked to see if Flash player was installed or current, it was there. Hope this helps you understand why I was having such a difficult time

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regmikewall said

I was being a dunce, I thought I was looking at "plug-ins" but was looking in "add-one" when I looked in plug-ins I found shockwave flash director, made it always active, whet back to make sure it took, didn't find it but found Shockwave Flash which was in "never" status, made a,ways active rebooted and all was well. Then when I when to Adobe and checked to see if Flash player was installed or current, it was there. Hope this helps you understand why I was having such a difficult time

Adobe Flash player may still be called Shockwave Flash in some places still. The Shockwave (for director) Player is a different Plugin and is not needed for Flash to work. The Shockwave player plugin is used little now days compared to the Flash player.

http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer.html http://www.adobe.com/products/shockwaveplayer.html