0 Replies Latest reply on Aug 6, 2015 1:30 PM by Sunil_Bhaskaran

    How does Flash Player differ on various browsers?

    Sunil_Bhaskaran Adobe Employee
      • Internet Explorer: Flash Player is installed as ActiveX® plug-in. Installing Flash Player in Internet Explorer doesn't install Flash Player on other browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox, Opera, or Safari.
        • On Windows 8.x and 10 Microsoft integrated Flash Player in Internet Explorer and Edge browser (Windows 10).  Updates are distributed by Microsoft via Windows Update.
      • Mozilla Firefox, Safari, other NPAPI-based browsers: Flash Player is installed as a NPAPI plug-in. Installing Flash Player in any of these browsers automatically installs Flash Player in the other browsers, too. For example, if you install Flash Player in Mozilla Firefox, Flash Player gets automatically installed in Safari if Safari is present in your machine.

      For installing Flash Player in a browser, using that browser, go to Adobe site, download Flash Player and double-click the downloaded file to launch the Flash Player installer.

      • Opera, Chromium-based apps: Flash Player is installed as a PPAPI plug-in.  Chromium-based apps need to enable support for the PPAPI plug-in, therefore, installing the PPAPI plug-in for a chromium-based browser doesn't necessarily enable it in a different chromium-based browser.
        For installing Flash Player in a browser, using that browser, go to Adobe site, download Flash Player and double-click the downloaded file to launch the Flash Player installer.
      • Google Chrome: Flash Player is integrated with Google Chrome. You don't need to install it separately.  If your version of Chrome is still referencing an older version of Flash Player try updating Google Chrome manually.

       

      Message was edited by: Maria Vargas - Added note about Win8/10 - Added Opera/Chromium-based browser section - Added comment about updating Chrome manually.