0 Replies Latest reply on Jul 14, 2016 11:27 AM by chris.campbell

    7/12/2016 - Release - Flash Player 22

    chris.campbell Adobe Employee

      In today's release, we've updated Flash Player with important bug fixes and security updates.  Current Flash Player customers who have selected the "Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended)" update mechanism will be automatically updated to the latest version of Flash Player over the next 24 hours.

       

      The most recent Flash Player security bulletin can be found here: Security Bulletin (APSB16-25)

       

      New Features for Flash Player 22:

       

      Prevent Flash Player Cross-Channel Installation on OSX

      Beginning with Flash Player version 22, installing a beta version over a release version - and vice versa - will require first uninstalling the installed version before installing the cross-channel version.

       

      For example, if you have a current release version installed, you’ll first need to uninstall it using the beta uninstaller before installing the beta version. The beta version must also be uninstalled, using the beta uninstaller, prior to installing the current release version.

       

      Note that this brings feature parity with Flash Player on Windows, which has had this feature since version 14.

       

      EnableLocalAppData

      Flash applications use the Appdata/Roaming directory (C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player) to store information like LSOs (Local Shared Objects) or logs etc. If this folder has been redirected to a network drive, which can occur at times in enterprise environments, performance and security issues may arise.

       

      With this feature, we are providing a new property for the mms.cfg, “EnableLocalAppData” which if set, will place the Macromedia Folder (where flash app data is stored) in AppData/Local directory (C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Macromedia\Flash Player).  With EnableLocalAppData, the user will be able to place their system’s AppData folder on a network location without worrying about impacting flash applications’ data or log performance.

       

      Users can set EnableLocalAppData by adding EnableLocalAppData=1, EnableLocalAppData=yes, or EnableLocalAppData=true value in mms.cfg.

       

      Override Flash Player's default language via mms.cfg

      This feature allows users to change flash player’s default language by setting a property, named DefaultLanguage in mms.cfg.  Flash player’s default language will be set to the language given in DefaultLanguage key in the mms.cfg regardless of the system’s language.

       

      This feature is applicable to both Flash Player (all plugin-types) and AIR.  Please see the release notes for a detailed language support table.

       

      For complete information please see our release notes.

       

       

      Fixed Issues

      • Embedded Flash player in Adobe Reader fails to load in Firefox and Internet Explorer (4167793)
      • Black screen is observed on an online examination software Secureclient using Activex (4167280)
      • [Windows]Blank screen is observed and content is not loading (4165783)
      • [Windows]Blank artifacts are observed while playing some 3D content (4166319)
      • Fixed installer bug that caused a false error dialog to appear on systems that had Internet Explorer running during certain updates on Windows 7 and below.

       

       

      Current Flash Player users who have enrolled in the "Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended)" update mechanism will be automatically updated to Flash Player 22 over the next 24 hours.

       

      Users who have selected "Notify me to install updates" will receive an update notification dialog within 7 days from today.  Please note that Windows users will need to restart their system or log out and in to activate the update notification dialog.

       

      Customers using Google Chrome will receive updates through the Google update mechanisms.  Please note that this release is not available for ActiveX Flash Player on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

       

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

       

      Flash Player 22 Windows for Internet Explorer - ActiveX: 22.0.0.210

      Flash Player 22 Windows for Firefox and other Netscape Compatible Browsers - NPAPI: 22.0.0.209

      Flash Player 22 Windows for Opera and Chromium Based Browsers - PPAPI: 22.0.0.209

       

      Flash Player 22 Windows for Google Chrome - PPAPI: 22.0.0.209

       

      Flash Player 22 for Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 (64-bit machine): 22.0.0.209

      Flash Player 22 for Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 (32-bit machine): 22.0.0.209

       

      Flash Player 22 Windows for Internet Explorer and Edge on Windows 10 - ActiveX: 22.0.0.209

       

      Flash Player 22 Mac for Safari, Firefox and other Netscape Compatible Browsers - NPAPI: 22.0.0.209

      Flash Player 22 Mac for Opera 26 and Chromium Based Browsers - PPAPI: 22.0.0.209

       

      Flash Player 22 Mac for Google Chrome - PPAPI: 22.0.0.209

       

      Flash Player 11.2 desktop for Linux (NPAPI): 11.2.202.632

       

      Previous versions of Flash Player can be found on the Flash Player Archive page

       

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