Skip to comments.Firefox - Flash player Conflict
Posted on 06/10/2011 7:44:24 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K
Just bought a new computer and installed firefox browser, tried to watch youtube vids/news vids etc and was prompted to install adobe flash. No dice, install failed, says "conflicting program with firefox.
Anyone else have this problem?
Make sure all your Firefox Browsers are closed before installing the Flash player or it will not install.
Did you possibly get a 64 bit laptop? The regular version of Flash Player plug-in doesn’t work with it. You can search on Adobe’s website for the 64 bit plugin.
I did close the browser before installation. I went to control panel looked in add or remove programs and adobe flash and shockwave are there. Just doesn’t work with the firefox browser.
I’m using Firefox 5.0 and have no problems with Adobe Flash 10.3.181.22. I probably installed it using IE9 though. You may want to try using IE for your installation. I have never had to reinstall the add ons for Firefox - uses the ones from IE just fine.
No, the new machine is a dell studio 7100 xps desktop.
No it does because I have it installed and get the upgrades all the time.
1) Type CTRL ALT DEL
2) Left Click “Start Task Manager”
3) Go to the “Processes” Tab
4) Left Click “Image Name” in the Processes Tab
5) It will Alphabetize all the programs currently running. Scroll down to see if you have Firefox Running. If so then left click it and on the bottom right left click End Process. It will ask you are you sure and say yes.
Sometimes Firefox will not be completely close down and you have to do this.
Without a doubt Flash Player Works with Firefox.
Download Secunia PSI. It will keep all your programs up to date. Here is the link,
Thanks. I’ll give it a try, might take a while I’m no computer nerd. LOL.
Great computer... Sometimes when their new it takes a little time to figure out. Believe me I know it can get frustrating.
At Any Rate I have a Dell Inspiron 1764. Intel Core i5 wuth 8GBs of RAM. I love it.
Greeaat. How do I uninstall all the Adobe crap I downloaded before I found this out?
I followed all the instructions, this time no conflict message popped up. logged off IE started Firefox, went to youtube to check, and still have the problem...
You need to upgrade your Adobe Flash Player to watch this video.
Download it from Adobe.
(pulls hair out) LOL
My laptop is 64 bit. I have both 32 bit and 64 bit IE installed. I also have 3 different versions of Adobe Flash Player installed. Doesn’t seem to cause any conflicts. One is labelled as a “plug in” but that isn’t the one Firefox claims it is using.
Yeah, I have a larger issue. Just wanted to vent.
I clicked on the “Firefox” tab at the top of the browser, went to Add-ons, clicked on that and it shows you what is installed for Firefox. It shows “shockwave flash” 10.3.181.22 and it works fine.
Had the same problem. Go to the Firefox Tab, click add ons then select plugins and click on enable Adobe Flash
Make sure your Fire Fox is version 4. Here is the link.
Here is the Non Internet Explorer version of Firefox 64 Bit addition. They look the same. I have feeling you have the wrong addition. Initially (when you first get a computer) its easy to get the wrong version. Save it to your Desktop, and close all Firefox and any other Browsers that are open. Then install the Flash Player. Here is the link.
Just Click on the Top Right (Just to the right of the Green Box “Download Latest Version” 2.94MB.
This should work. If it does not, then go to the previous post and install Secunia PSI. It will keep all your programs up to date, patches, etc... Just Run it. Scan your system and it will tell you what is missing and will fix it.
Success! Fire Fox version 4 did the trick. Many thanks!
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