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AelonRhiadra
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Need help to disable Flash 10.1 Hardware Acceleration!

Jun 27, 2010 4:58 AM

Ok, this is the situation. I have an older laptop with a defective graphics card. As this machine is only used for college work and the occasional websurfing, including youtube, this was not a problem. Til you released this version of Flash Player.

 

As with anything asking for hardware acceleration, when it starts the entire macine freezes. Not BSOD, actually lock up can do nothing until i remove the battery freezes. So I need a way to disable the HW acceleration without going to a flash page.

 

I must say, i find the fact it automatically turns this feature on, without asking the user if this is a)wanted b) useful on the machine in question very disturbing. And I wonder how many other non-HW Acceleration capable laptop users found their laptops suddenly dont work.... Please can you make this an optional feature in future releases, as you do with saving files to the hard drive, for example?

 
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    Jun 27, 2010 9:31 AM   in reply to AelonRhiadra

    Hi, Refer to this thread that has a discussion on this. The person that explained how to do this used youtube as an example, saying because it loads so quickly. Now I have also read that you have to be fast to right click on the video. In this thread there is also a screenshot of what you would be bringing up. I haven't used this but would think maybe as soon as youtube comes up? You may have to experiment some.

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/660726?tstart=0

     

    This link with information about it may be helpful also.

     

    http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/he lp01.html

     

     

     

    Thanks,

     

    eidnolb

     
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    Jun 27, 2010 9:52 AM   in reply to AelonRhiadra

    Hi AelonRhiadra, Just to give you a heads up, my name is not Mrs. Adobe and neither am I an Employee. Also I receive email notifications from all threads that I have responded to. Further, I received yours complete without your editing, which listed here doesn't contain your complete lack of appreciation and rudeness.

     

     

    Before you edited your reply to me you referred to my "lack of response" to you. Clearly I responded to your concern, otherwise you would not have had anything to reply to.

     

    I volunteer my time on the Flash Forum and since this is a user to user forum I am a user like everyone else here.

     

     

    My suggestion to you would be to contact Adobe Support and see if they have a solution for you.

     

     

    Regards,

     

    eidnolb

     
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    Jun 27, 2010 11:12 AM   in reply to AelonRhiadra

    Hi, ok now that we have cleared the air:-) I will see if I can either find a solution or make a contact to someone that would know. Since the 10.1 was released I haven't seen it mentioned other than the Display Setting, but that doesn't mean there isn't a way. If I don't find anything and have to wait for a reply from the contact, then that would be later tonight. Which for your time zone would be very late and you may not have an answer until the morning. I'll do what I can.

     

     

     

     

    eidnolb

     
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    Jun 27, 2010 6:16 PM   in reply to AelonRhiadra

    If you go to http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ - does it also lock up?  If not, right-click on the Flash object, then change the settings.

     
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