Windows 10: Alternative to Shock/Flashplayer with FireFox 64 bit

  1.    29 May 2017 #1

    Alternative to Shock/Flashplayer with FireFox 64 bit


    Humble apologies if this query as been answered before.
    Running Win 10 64bit & FireFox (latest update 64bit), but lately seems to freeze more and more, Adobe shockwave is the culprit (that is always the latest download), I really enjoy FF, is there an alternative to shockwave/flashplayer, it can freeze for upto 2 minutes, which is a long long long time in computer world, once again appreciate your thoughts.
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  2.    29 May 2017 #2

    Given that Flash and Silverlight are the only two plugins supported by Firefox 64-bit, that Flash does not work for you tends to indicate that the problem is not with Flash per se; rather, the problem may simply be that you have not used the Adobe-supplied program for first removing Flash before installing it.

    If you have done that, have you tried running Fx in Safe Mode or creating a new Fx profile to test Flash; granted that neither of these is likely to help, but nonetheless are worth trying.
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  4.    29 May 2017 #4

    Samuria said: View Post
    Bad advice: Refresh is poorly documented, and the use of it has caused dismay for many people who thought that it would improve Fx. That is not what it does; in effect, it resets Fx, does not refresh it, leaving the user wondering what happened to the settings, changes, etc., that they had made to the basic Fx installation.

    So, in effect, yes, one could say that Refresh "works wonders," but the wonders it works is on the users of Refresh, not on the program setup, leaving the users wondering what had happened.
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       30 May 2017 #5

    You do not need shockwave, unless you use special apps, which need it.
    It is better to uninstall it and use flash player only to avoid problems.
    The latest version, without junk, can be downloaded here:

    http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer.html
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       30 May 2017 #6

    Not Myself said: View Post
    Bad advice: Refresh is poorly documented, and the use of it has caused dismay for many people who thought that it would improve Fx. That is not what it does; in effect, it resets Fx, does not refresh it, leaving the user wondering what happened to the settings, changes, etc., that they had made to the basic Fx installation.

    So, in effect, yes, one could say that Refresh "works wonders," but the wonders it works is on the users of Refresh, not on the program setup, leaving the users wondering what had happened.
    Not necessarily. But let's not hijack this thread.

    If you're having problems with Firefox, refreshing it can help. The refresh feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, and open tabs
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...s-and-settings


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  7.    01 Jun 2017 #7

    Terribly sorry, real bad manners of me not to get back to you all, (family problems) anyway cheers for all your input will try a couple of them out.
    My mobile phone running FF browser is butter smooth on all websites, and another question sometimes my wifi is faster than my ethernet connection ( 1 metre from router) wifi 50 metres away, can you imagine life without problems..........................heaven
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