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    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Lewdog, Jul 14, 2015.

    Anyone else having problems with Google Chrome sense it has decided it is no longer going to update Adobe Flash? It will run the out of date one but you have to click on it every time to do it and that is like every page there is. UGH! why would they just not use flash like they use to? Now I have to decide if I want to go back to Mozilla after finding how much I liked Chrome.
     
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    Because of security risks, a lot of people have raised concerns over this issue. I don't know any of the details, but you can read more here.
     
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    I read it, but Flash is used on like 90% of the internet. How can you just stop updating something without replacing it with something else? I'm on this page and it is asking if I want to update the plug in or run the old one this time.
     
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    Is this related to the newest Google Chrome update? I see the little icon keeps popping up in my dock to update Google....
     
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    No it is from an Adobe Flash update. The Banner says "Adobe Flash Player was blocked because it is out of date." Then there is a button to update Plugin or Run this time. Problem is Google has decided to block any updates of Adobe Flash because they say it is too much of a security risk. So you have to keep clicking on it to run this time. And it comes up on almost every page here except the New threads section.
     
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    From @thirdwind's link:
    So it's not just Chrome.

    I keep flash disabled unless I need it and usually I just don't bother. I had trouble with it before and it's annoying they ask me to update it a couple times a week.
     
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    I think the idea was/is that everyone ends up using html5 instead... eventually.

    I'm using Chrome, but I don't run flash either because it means half the ads out there won't display; yay!

    Samsung haven't been supporting it on their mobile phones for as long as I can remember (which is only two phones ago) and I've never missed it.
     
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    I look at sports pages and do you know how many websites are full of flash windows?
     
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    You can change the policy so that it will just run outdated plugins, but that's not a good idea for security reasons. The policy should be in the registry entries associated with Chrome.
     
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    I tried following Goggle's description on how to fix the problem of the line popping up every page there is a flash plug in and it didn't work. I'm pretty frustrated by it personally.
     
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    Here are the two instructions that have be put together in order to make the use of outdated plug-ins work automatically.

    Note: Although not recommended, if you don't want Google Chrome to notify you when a plug-in is out of date, use the command line flag --allow-outdated-plugins. Instructions on how to add a command line flag can be found on ourChromium site .

    On Windows:
    1. Right click on your "Chrome" icon.
    2. Choose properties
    3. At the end of your target line add the command line flag. For example:
      • --disable-gpu-vsync
    4. With that example flag, it should look like: chrome.exe --disable-gpu-vsync
    My tag line reads- "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --allow-outdated-plugins

    And it still isn't working. :( And before you ask I tried it without the quotes and gave an error. I also tried moving the second quotes to the end and it gave an error as well.
     
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    I read a while ago that Firefox also disable Flash today, at least temporarily, over security concerns. A couple zero day exploits found.
     
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    Yes, Firefox does it as well. It's annoying that this condition persists. Adobe needs to address the security issues and stop dicking around.
     
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    Yes, that was in post #2 and post #6. :p
     
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    Ah, so it was :) I'm glad Google and Firefox are doing the responsible thing.
     
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    So, System76, who makes computers preinstalled with Ubuntu, announced on their blog that they're no longer going to be shipping computers with Flash reinstalled and recommended that all of their users purge Flash from their system:

    http://blog.system76.com/post/124110683268/farewell-flash
     
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    Flash is many times the way advertisements are made. There are going to be a lot of upset companies.
     
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    This si going to be fun doing online homework this next semester. :dry:
     
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    The dreaded you do not have the plug-in to run this. Please download it here. Then you try to do it and your computer tells you NA-NA you can't do it!
     
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    I think a lot of people already use adblock plugins to disable those.
     
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    I go to a sports site where we use Adobe Flash Chat to talk during the games, so now that is thrown out the window.
     
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    That site needs to get with it. There are non-flash chat options.
     
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    Maybe they will change it. I just made a post about the problem. It's a vBulletin Board format forum.
     
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    Hopefully. I think PC and browser makers are doing the right thing. A web browsing vulnerability is a big deal. People use credit card information online, do banking, etc. Adobe isn't doing much to make Flash more secure (probably because they see the writing on the wall with respect to HTML5), so browser and PC makers should at the very least be notifying people of the security issues and giving warnings when someone attempts to access an insecure side. The onus has to be on web developers to provide users with a site that doesn't require the use of insecure software/plugins.
     
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