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Author: Subject: Replacing Adobe flashplayer on my XP machine
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[*] Post 505912 posted on 26-12-2016 at 15:46 Reply With Quote
Replacing Adobe flashplayer on my XP machine

I sometimes open a web page and get a message that my Firefox browser is blocking outdated Adobe flashplayer because of its known security issues. This may quickly become an urgent problem, because my e-mail service provider is largely advert-supported, and Firefox has started blocking some flash player content that I think is ads. I fear they will cut me off if their ads don't display.

IIRC, I once tried to update Adobe flash, but my XP machine did not take the update. I think someone here suggested that my machine might not meet minimal specs for the newer version that was offered.

I also think either Katzy or Jmb told me that Adobe flash is no good, anyway.

Can I download another free program, not an Adobe product, that will take over the task? If so, how do I associate it to the task?

When a flash player display is part of a web page, does my computer, or perhaps my browser, give the task to a flashplayer program (like when my computer is set up for a .doc extension to open in Wordpad or Open Office)? Or do modern web pages embed their own display, or perhaps try to connect with Adobe flash instead of leaving that choice to my machine?
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[*] Post 505925 posted on 27-12-2016 at 01:02 Reply With Quote

How critical is it that you see the content? If Flash does not work on a page, I can generally get the idea of what it's about by the accompanying text. Often it not because your flash is outdated, but, theirs.
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[*] Post 505956 posted on 28-12-2016 at 15:02 Reply With Quote

Have you tried Chrome?
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