With apologies for coming to you good folks with an issue than any twit should already know how to solve . . .
I was thrilled when your excellent instructions helped me load flash player successfully. I was able to preview quite a few video clips to show my Fine Arts Survey class. Then just yesterday everything slowed down to slower than a snail's pace. Even the shortest video clips at youtube are taking forever. Can you give me some leads on things to check? Does something build up with every new video clip watched? I do a huge amount of browsing (internet explorer) and searching (ixquick), but it is a necessary evil for engaging teens in a survey course.
I do see tiny pop-ups that ask if Adobe can save something on my computer. Am I an idiot?
Any leads or links you may be able to share will be appreciated,
Since you mention Internet Explorer, I assume that you are on Windows.
Do you sometimes clear your browser cache? (Tools | Internet Options | tab General | Delete browsing history)
Do you sometimes clear Flash Player local storage? (Control Panel | Flash Player Settings Manager | tab Storage | Delete all)
Does enable/disable Hardware Acceleration make any difference? (See http://forums.adobe.com/thread/891337)
Do you have the latest graphics drivers installed? (See http://forums.adobe.com/thread/945765)
Finally, is your Internet connection stable?