Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/193876/using-firefox-on-linux-your-flash-player-is-old-and-outdated/
Adobe is no longer developing the Flash for Firefox on Linux. You’re still getting security updates, but that’s it — your Flash Player plug-in is already several major versions out-of-date.
I'll continue using Firefox meantime. At the moment it's not worth switching.
Pipelight brings the up-to-date NPAPI windows Flash to most popular Linux distros. It also gives you Silverlight, Widevine, and a few others.
Flash plugin installation instructions.
When someone acts like this in a public forum, the best thing to do is just flag them and NOT respond publicly. Responding to him simply gives him more opportunities to abuse you. (This is known as "feeding the troll", which you don't want to do.)
That person has been banned. A short look through his profile showed that most of what he had to say was full of hate, and we don't need that here.
I don't think I use any sites that use Flash anymore, and that includes Youtube.
Yeah, I have all plugins set to "Click to play", which basically means they are disabled by default. And it's rare that I see anything missing other than ads.
That's a good idea... I'm going to go see if there's a way to do that in Chrome. Although the obvious problem here is that plugins with no visible element will never function... fortunately, that's going to be pretty rare.
No, someone has to say bigotry is unacceptable. Otherwise, they think it's
acceptable. Although, of course, there's no point engaging with them. And
the moderator should immediately ban their account.
I am using Chrome. I think we have an article on it.
The sooner Flash is DEAD AND BURIED, the better.
Here is how to enable Click to Play for plugins in Chrome:
A number of sites that I use regularly still use the Flash plugin, and one site in particular only supports the latest Flash player in Windows, which is the only reason that I installed a Windows guest in VirtualBox.
Sadly, I think I'm going to be stuck in this situation for a for a few more years yet.
I look forward very much to when websites start using HTML5. That will also mean that I can go back to using Firefox for everything again.
I prefer Firefox as an everyday browser. My forays into youtube & flash isn't often- unless I need a tear-down of a laptop or want to watch a TED video (which lags like crazy via the TED site). If I "must" use flash, I simply open Chrome & watch it there- or better yet, download it & watch later.
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