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Flash Player EOL. Check whats using it??

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Withe Flash Player rug being pulled out from under us later this year, is there a way of checking what applications would use it?  I have some old games that are likely to need it for instance.  Thanks for your help.

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Adobe Employee , Dec 14, 2020 Dec 14, 2020
For completeness, here's the original announcement from 2017:  https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-flash-update/ Here's the EOL FAQ:  https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-flash-update/ Like all things, software has a finite lifecycle.  For developers that want to (or have financial incentive to) keep their content alive on modern technology, they've had ample notice to migrate that content to modern technologies.  To audit what's going to break, you could set your system clock ahead to something li...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Fortunately essential computer programs don't rely on Flash Player for anything.  For security reasons, Flash has been on life support for years. 

 

If you really want to know what won't work after Dec 31st, uninstall Flash Player now.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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For completeness, here's the original announcement from 2017: 

https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-flash-update/

 

Here's the EOL FAQ: 

https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-flash-update/

 

Like all things, software has a finite lifecycle.  For developers that want to (or have financial incentive to) keep their content alive on modern technology, they've had ample notice to migrate that content to modern technologies. 

 

To audit what's going to break, you could set your system clock ahead to something like Feb 1 2021, and see what happens to the things that you really want to keep running. 

 

There are long-standing approaches to running archival software.  This isn't a new problem, but it's beyond the scope of the support that we're going to offer here.

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