0 Replies Latest reply on Apr 16, 2014 10:33 PM by chris.campbell

    4/16/2014 - Release - Flash Player 13

    chris.campbell Adobe Employee

      In today's release we are updating the Macintosh Flash Player plug-in for Safari and Firefox.  This resolves an issue that was causing Flash Player to crash on a subset of Apple systems built between 2006 and 2008.  This bug was Macintosh specific, and no other platforms were impacted..


      New Features for Flash Player 13:


      • Enhanced Supplementary Character Support for TextField
        Characters from the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP) with Unicode code points between U+10000 and U+10FFFF now work correctly in TextField controls.  This change greatly enlarges the code point range we support, and now includes characters like emoticons and complex CCJK characters.


      • New Stage3D Texture Wrapping Modes
        Developers can currently set the wrapping mode of a texture to either clamp or repeat.  Using the repeat option will repeat the texture on both the U and V axis.  However, in some use cases, you may only want to repeat the texture on either the u or v axis.

        This is now possible with the introduction of two new parameters:  REPEAT_U_CLAMP_V and CLAMP_U_REPEAT_V


      • Stage3D Anti-Aliasing for Texture Rendering
        Anti-Aliasing is a useful for improving perceived image quality.  Hardware based Multisampling Anti-Aliasing (MSAA) is now available on all desktop platforms.  To enable MSAA, set the level from 0 to 4 using the antiAlias property of the Context3D.setRenderToTexture() method.

        0 = 1 subsample, no antialiasing
        1 = 2 subsamples, minimum quality antialiasing
        2 = 4 subsamples, medium quality antialiasing
        3 = 8 subsamples, high quality antialiasing
        4 = 16 subsamples, maximum quality antialiasing


      • Relocated Full Screen Video Warning to Top of Screen
        We've made a small tweak to the "Press Esc to exit full screen mode" warning that is displayed for full screen video.  We've received feedback from developers and users that the dialog obscures content.  We wanted to make a change that both satisfies security concerns and customer viewing enjoyment.  To reduce the impact of the dialog on the on-screen content, we've moved the dialog to the top of the screen.


      Notable Fixes and Enhancements:

      • 3739504: [Mac] Compiler change causes Flash Player to crash on load


      For complete information please see our release notes.



      Current Mac Flash Player desktop users that have enrolled in the "Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended)" update option will receive this release automatically and silently within 24 hours.  Users that have selected the "Notify me to install updates" update option will receive an update notification dialog within 7 days from today


      If you would like to install the update immediately, please use one of the links below:


      Flash Player 13 desktop for Mac:


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