because the windows users don't understand why they (sometimes) have to install both types (ActiveX & NPAPI) of the Flash Player, the installer should install both types at once !
I see lot of messages like "I have Flash installed but getting a message Flash is not installed".
I think the best way is to use a small web installer with these options (two checkboxes, both active as default):
- ActiveX for Internet Explorer and some other Programs (like Outlook Express)
- NPAPI for Firefox, Opera, Chrome*, ...
The webinstaller should then download the (offline) installers based on the the user selection.
This will solve many user confusions.
I have already made a similar request over a year ago at https://bugbase.adobe.com/index.cfm?event=bug&id=2945082
However, since Internet Explorer 10 will come with Flash Player embedded, I do not think that this is going to happen.
I saw that I already voted for your request.
IE10 will be only for Win8 as I know and Win8 will be a flop (on desktop systems).
For example the support for WinXP SP3 is till 08.04.2014 so still a long time.
I think we need this urgent and it is really a simple change to reduce thousands of confused and frustrated users.
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