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    Firefox help

    As much as I'm on board with using something other than IE. Firefox is frequently a pain in my ***... Here is one that someone on here can probably help me remedy. Somehow firefox has lost the ability to do flash programs so every website that uses flash causes a message to appear at the top of my screen. I click to download the missing program and it tells me that it cant locate it so I then click the manual download button. I then click the download button on the flash player that works fine in IE but only brings up the obnoxious download manager from firefox. The problem is that there is nothing in it. So - I make sure my machine has flash by downloading it successfully FROM IE, restart firefox and STILL the same dang problem. Why is firefox unwilling to work with the existing flash player?


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    Re: Firefox help

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    As much as I'm on board with using something other than IE. Firefox is frequently a pain in my ***... Here is one that someone on here can probably help me remedy. Somehow firefox has lost the ability to do flash programs so every website that uses flash causes a message to appear at the top of my screen. I click to download the missing program and it tells me that it cant locate it so I then click the manual download button. I then click the download button on the flash player that works fine in IE but only brings up the obnoxious download manager from firefox. The problem is that there is nothing in it. So - I make sure my machine has flash by downloading it successfully FROM IE, restart firefox and STILL the same dang problem. Why is firefox unwilling to work with the existing flash player?
    That was my problem too, until I installed it seperately, then restarted firefox several times.



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    Re: Firefox help

    I have the exact problem, and have yet to figure it out. I usually have to use IE on sites where this occurs.



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    Re: Firefox help

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    I have the exact problem, and have yet to figure it out. I usually have to use IE on sites where this occurs.
    Hence your profile picture?



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    Re: Firefox help

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    Hence your profile picture?
    No, that is more of a symbol of how moderating sometimes makes me feel.



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    Re: Firefox help

    At least it isnt an Id10t error then. Whew


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    Re: Firefox help

    You need to make sure you're downloading the "firefox" version.

    Go here: Adobe - Adobe Flash Player and make sure you select the right version of windows and firefox. Download it, close firefox (and make sure it's not still "running" in task manager), run the executable, and restart firefox.


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    Re: Firefox help

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    You need to make sure you're downloading the "firefox" version.

    Go here: Adobe - Adobe Flash Player and make sure you select the right version of windows and firefox. Download it, close firefox (and make sure it's not still "running" in task manager), run the executable, and restart firefox.
    Yup.

    And, it may even be as simple as uninstalling Firefox and reinstalling it.

    Make sure that anytime you do an uninstall of FF, the Adobe Flash Player or any program for that matter - you do a reboot after the uninstall and before the reinstall.

    Sometimes not needed but other times can save you a headache.



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    Re: Firefox help

    I just use the IE tab plug in



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    Re: Firefox help

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    You need to make sure you're downloading the "firefox" version.

    Go here: Adobe - Adobe Flash Player and make sure you select the right version of windows and firefox. Download it, close firefox (and make sure it's not still "running" in task manager), run the executable, and restart firefox.
    Didn't work for me. Still says I need an "unknown plugin".



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    Re: Firefox help

    What version of Firefox are you using?


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    Re: Firefox help

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    What version of Firefox are you using?
    3.0.4



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    Re: Firefox help

    That's probably it. Go back to 2.0.0.18



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