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Flash Player 10.3.183.10 will not work in Safari on Mac OS X 10.5.8

Sep 26, 2011 11:25 AM

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Mac OS X 10.5.8

Safari 5.0.6

Flash Player 10.3.183.10

 

Flash Player10.3.183.10 will not work in Safari on Mac OS x 10.5.8

The instillation says that it is successful, however when using Safari I'm informed I do not have flash player installed. When I check the hard drive, flash player in no where to be found. I have tried all of the troubleshooting from the Adobe website, and I am still stumped. I was able to get the Flash Player to run in firefox 5.0, but not Safari.

 

Please Help!!!! I have searched the discussion boards for days now in my spare time and have not been able to find an answer.

 

I am not the most savvy person with computers, what am I missing here??

 
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  • Chris Campbell
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    Sep 26, 2011 11:30 AM   in reply to WonderWoman11100

    Hello,

    Could you verify that plug-ins are enabled on the security tab in Safari's preferences dialog?

     

    Thanks,

    Chris

     
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    Sep 26, 2011 1:36 PM   in reply to WonderWoman11100

    Can you open a Finder window, go to the root of your hard drive and then go into the Library/Internet Plug-ins folder.  Do you see a file named Flash Player.plugin (23.9mb) and another named flashplayer.xpt (856 bytes)?  I'm assuming they are there since Firefox works for you and it's just Safari that does not.

     

    Next, go to Safari's Help -> Installed Plug-Ins menu.  In the new window that appears, do you have an entry for Shockwave Flash?

     

    Thanks,

    Chris

     
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  • Chris Campbell
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    Sep 26, 2011 1:46 PM   in reply to Chris Campbell

    Another thing to try...  Locate Safari in your Applications folder.  Right click on it and select "Get Info".  Is the "Open using Rosetta" checkbox checked?  If so, uncheck it and try again.

     
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  • Chris Campbell
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    Sep 26, 2011 3:55 PM   in reply to WonderWoman11100

    The blank "Installed Plug-ins" page is concerning.  It sounds like you might have a plug-in installed that is causing Safari to fail to load plug-ins properly.  As a test, could you close Safari, then go to the /Library/Internet Plug-ins folder and move (not delete) all of the plugs out to the desktop with the exception of the Flash Player files?  Once done, start Safari and see if Flash content works (or the Installed Plug-in page shows data).  If it does, start moving plug-ins back one at a time, doing a quick test after each one until you find the culprit.

     
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  • Chris Campbell
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    Sep 26, 2011 4:40 PM   in reply to WonderWoman11100

    Thanks!  Glad you got it to work.  Hopefully the problematic plug-in will be easy to find.

     
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    Jun 13, 2013 11:15 PM   in reply to Chris Campbell

    okay i'm having the exact same problem with all the same info as wonderwoman but i could locate my installed plugs-ins menu and i do have an entry for shockwave flash.. what do i do from here?

     
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