10 Replies Latest reply on Dec 15, 2013 9:02 PM by stitchhead

    Flash Player Update Dialogue


      I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with IE and Firefox and am still confused as to what the Flash Player Update Dialogue updates so I'll explain this as best I can. I realize IE uses Flash Player ActiveX and Firefox uses the Flash Player Plugin. Now in the past I've clicked "Install" in the Flash Player Update Dialogue window when it appears and IE opens the download page for the latest Flash release. I then install the update from the download page and that updates the Flash plugin that FF uses even though IE is set as my default browser. I have to manually update Flash Player ActiveX by opening IE, going to Adobe's website and downloading it from there. THIS IS the method I've always preferred however with the last 2 Flash releases the Flash Player Update prompt has followed the same procedure as always by opening the download page in IE but instead my Flash Player ActiveX is updated and I'd have to manually download the update for the Flash Plugin in Firefox. This has never happened with previous versions of Flash so why is the Flash's updater suddenly doing the opposite of what it had been doing? Has Adobe changed which plugin the Flash Player Update Dialogue downloads or is this a problem with my computer, perhaps the result of 1 or 2 registry entries I had CCleaner delete? Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you!