3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 5, 2012 7:21 AM by sinious

    Is there a way to have Firefox auto-upgrade for older versions?

    maddmike19592012

      In IE you can add the version=11.1.0 to the end of the codebase attribute of the object tag.  Is there something that will force Firefox to do the same upgrade?

       

      TIA

        • 1. Re: Is there a way to have Firefox auto-upgrade for older versions?
          sinious Most Valuable Participant

          This is the Flash forum, not really the place for this question. However the default option in Firefox in Options->Advanced->Update is to Automatically install updates. Despite this, most of the time you need to go to Firefox->Help->About to get the newest version to download. Eventually Firefox will download the latest on its own if you don't mind waiting. It probably has a queue that sends out update notices in batches so the entire world doesn't update at once taking down the site.

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          • 2. Re: Is there a way to have Firefox auto-upgrade for older versions?
            adninjastrator Level 4

            You are not really talking about updating FireFox, right? But rather the Flash pluggin for FF? since there is no IE

            version=11.1.0

            That's the Flash pluggin version and has nothing at all to do with either FF or IE.

            Almost all modern Flash detection methods for placing Flash in a Web page (for example swfobject) can include means to update... such as swfobject express install.

            http://blog.deconcept.com/swfobject/#expressinstall

            or Google "swfobject expressinstall" for more info.

            But a word of caution... if you spend even a couple days in this Forum, you see that always installing the "latest and greatest" version of anything, does not always mean "best and less trouble free".

            Best wishes,

            Adninjastrator

            • 3. Re: Is there a way to have Firefox auto-upgrade for older versions?
              sinious Most Valuable Participant

              The original post was edited, which asked about making firefox update firefox, not flash. 

               

              Anyhow as mentioned, when exporting with the HTML template enabled it will output a template that asks the user to update their flash version to at least the version you target. So if you target 11.2 (by manually adding in 11.2 support to Flash now that it's out) then it will warn the user and provide a button to press to update their flash player automatically for you.

               

              However if you really don't use Stage3D, StageVideo or any other technology required by those players you should always target the lowest version of flash necessary so your audience isn't needlessly told to update. It's a hassle.