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R.I.P Flashplayer what do I use instead ?

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Oct 19, 2020 Oct 19, 2020

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I have used flashplayer since I first started using the internet which is since 2007. Now that Flashplayer will be dead at the end of December 2020 what do I use instead ? I am using Windows 10 64 bit and am worried that come January 2021 my computer will cease to operate properly. Can anyone help with suggestions please ?

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Adobe Employee , Oct 19, 2020 Oct 19, 2020
More information on how Microsoft will remove the embedded Flash Player in IE/Edge is available at https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2020/09/04/update-adobe-flash-end-support/ 

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LEGEND ,
Oct 19, 2020 Oct 19, 2020

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There is nothing to use instead. If you still use a site that needs Flash Player, then at the end of the year that site will be useless. Millions of sites will be useless. However, most converted long ago: for example Youtube used to use Flash, and now it doesn't.

One way to check is to see if you are asked to approve Flash when you visit a site. No message, no Flash, no problem. But there will be pain and grief on many sites.

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New Here ,
Oct 19, 2020 Oct 19, 2020

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Hi

Thank you for replying to my post, I will take it that it's OK to
uninstall the flashplayer then, and cross my fingers the sites I use
don't need flashplayer to work.

Kind regards

Jumbochick42

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LEGEND ,
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That sounds like a good plan. Note that if you use Microsoft Edge or Microsoft Internet Explorer, they use a special Flash Player put in Windows by Microsoft, which you can't uninstall (yet!)

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Adobe Employee ,
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More information on how Microsoft will remove the embedded Flash Player in IE/Edge is available at https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2020/09/04/update-adobe-flash-end-support/ 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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"I am using Windows 10 64 bit and am worried that come January 2021 my computer will cease to operate properly."

Your Win10 computer system does not require Flash Player to operate. So this is a non-issue. 

 

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

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New Here ,
Oct 21, 2020 Oct 21, 2020

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Got the Message to Uninstall Flashplayer so Flashplayer is not Available
on my devices and Remove Shockwave Sad for the Era of the Company who
Started both of them before ADOBE Company buy the original company out to
Change to Adobe's Products and Sadly old service with Flashplayer and
Shockwave products are not going to work on website and Non Website
development with the Tools :wrench: are not going to Work now because Retired of
the Type of software development Ends for online and Offline media analysis
and Marketing campaigns Software development but same stuff are not
personal owned to Change from shockwave and Flashplayer and the owners may
not be available for Updates to the Replacement of Shockwave or Flashplayer
during to Same are not open because they closed business for good 😒 😕
over the Years and same software ask for Flashplayer or Shockwave if you
are going to Reinstall windows or Games :video_game: using the Flashplayer and
Shockwave software to run Them and HTML5,WebGL can Change but the problem
is the right to Change a Copyright Products from Shockwave and Flashplayer
to a project Replacement to run them via upgrade Tools :wrench: and not to Break
Copyright law of Creater and owners over the Years that was grown with no
Problem with Shockwave and Flashplayer in the Community of Break of the
Copyright law from Business owners but allow us to use your Software and
services for running on our Devices and Sad 😥 for we have Lost over the
Years Flashplayer Not available on same Android platform and Apple
Platforms like iPAD and Microsoft, etc are not going to have this Software
and Development.

CRAIG

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 22, 2020 Oct 22, 2020

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@nerd9452,

Are you pursuing some kind of world record in incomprehensible communication?  I ask because that's the longest run on sentence I've ever seen. 

 

Flash developers had 3 years to convert to new technologies.  If they decided not to do it, that's their problem, not yours.

 

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

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