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flash player won't run in ie 11

Dec 15, 2013 11:26 AM

Manage Add-ons in ie 11 shows shockwave flash player enabled but it won't run, why not?

 

When I google 'find flash player version', Adobe's site says Your Flash Player Version: Not installed, Your Browser name: Gecko, Your OS: Windows 7

 

I have downloaded and installed (and uninstalled) Adobe Flash Player 11 several times, unable to get it to run.  What gives?

 

It runs fine in Google Chrome, integral to

 

 

Seems Internet Explorer 11 is problem .... please HELP

 
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    Dec 15, 2013 1:53 PM   in reply to 95rinker

    This is a known problem with Internet Explorer 11, which Microsoft has been aware of since October 18 when they released their latest "untested" browser. The pages can't recognize the browser, so they don't recognize any of the plugins, like Flash Player. So far, Microsoft has made NO indication that they have any plan to fix it soon.
    Microsoft's recommendation is to use Compatibility View for affected pages, and "pretend" you're using an different browser. Trouble with that is it has seen limited success at best, and you have to individually enable it for EVERY page that has problems.
    I'm not big on "pretending" so I recommend actually using another browser, at least until Microsoft gets their act together and fixes IE, but you may find you like another browser better.

    Firefox (from Mozilla)

    Opera (from Opera)

    Safari (from Apple)

    Chrome (from Google)

    ANY of those will work where IE11 won't, with the Flash Player Plug-in (For all other browsers), and Chrome doesn't even need that because it has its own Flash Player plugin built in.

     
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    Dec 16, 2013 2:36 PM   in reply to 95rinker

    By "unable to run" what do you mean?

    Won't download?
    Won't install?

    Won't enable?

     
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    Dec 16, 2013 5:23 PM   in reply to 95rinker

    It's installing correctly if it's in your Add-ons manager. The "plugin" is 6mb. The rest is WAY bigger.

    See:

    1.jpg

    2.jpg

     

    The rest of the problem ISN'T with Flash Player. It's with IE11.

    This is a known problem with Internet Explorer 11, which Microsoft has been aware of since October 18 when they released their latest "untested" browser. The pages can't recognize the browser, so they don't recognize any of the plugins, like Flash Player. So far, Microsoft has made NO indication that they have any plan to fix it soon.
    Microsoft's recommendation is to use Compatibility View for affected pages, and "pretend" you're using an different browser. Trouble with that is it has seen limited success at best, and you have to individually enable it for EVERY page that has problems.
    I'm not big on "pretending" so I recommend actually using another browser.

    Firefox (from Mozilla)

    Opera (from Opera)

    Safari (from Apple)

    Chrome (from Google)

    ANY of those will work where IE11 won't, with the Flash Player Plug-in (For all other browsers), and Chrome doesn't even need that because it has its own Flash Player plugin built in.

     
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    Dec 16, 2013 6:29 PM   in reply to 95rinker

    Contrary to many users experiencing problems with Flash Player on IE11, I have no problems running it.

     

    Questions:

    • is the Shockwave Flash Object add-on enabled?
    • is ActiveX Filtering disabled?
     
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    Dec 17, 2013 10:02 AM   in reply to 95rinker

    The size of the folders need only be "more than 5.5mb" for each folder. Mine are larger because I have different storage settings than you and I have a bunch of cached data in mine.

     
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