Did you get a new Flash version or a new version of Flash Player they are different products. Firefox 7? Isn't Firefox up to version 13. Perhaps a more modern version would work better.
Hi Michael, thanks for the response.
I got a new flash player plugin for FF via the flash autoupdater.
The firefox version numbers don't mean too much anymore since Mozilla started releasing a new version every few weeks. FF7 was released at the end of September, so it's modern by any reasonable standard. Also, Flash is supposed to support 4+.
Well, I used the flashplayer11_2r202_233_win_32bit.exe installer and everything's fine right off the bat. This is after multiple uninstall/install cycles with the latest version. That suggests to me that there's something wrong with the new version.