5/13/2014 - Release - Flash Player 13

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May 13, 2014 May 13, 2014

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The next version of Flash Player is available for immediate download.  In today's release we've updated Flash Player with important security updates and bug fixes.  We recommend users update to the latest version.

With today's release, we have also updated the Flash Player "Extended Support Release" from version 11.7 to today's version 13 build.  Enterprise customers that require the Extended Support Release will need to install version 13 updates going forward for future security updates.

Security update details can be found here: Security Bulletin (APSB14-14)

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:

  • Multiple security and stability fixes

For complete information please see our release notes.

Current Flash Player 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 (please note that Windows users will need to restart their system to receive the notification dialog.)

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

Flash Player 13 desktop for Windows XP, Vista and 7 and Internet Explorer:

Flash Player 13 desktop for Windows XP, Vista and 7 and Other Browsers:

Flash Player 13 for Windows 8.1 64-Bit and Internet Explorer:

Flash Player 13 for Windows 8.1 32-Bit and Internet Explorer:

Flash Player 13 for Windows 8.0 64-Bit and Internet Explorer:

Flash Player 13 for Windows 8.0 32-Bit and Internet Explorer:

Please note that both Flash Player for Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows 8 are updated using different mechanisms.  Flash Player for Google Chrome updates will occur during regular Chrome updates.  Flash Player updates for Internet Explorer on Windows 8 will be provided by Microsoft though the Windows automatic update feature.

Flash Player 13 desktop for Mac:

Flash Player 11.2 desktop for Linux:

Beginning May 13, 2014 we have updated the version of our "Extended Support Release" from Flash Player 11.7 to Flash Player 13 for Mac and Windows. To continue to stay current with all available security updates, you will need to install the version 13 Extended Support Release or update to the most recent available release.  For full details, please see this blog post:

Upcoming Changes to Flash Player Extended Support Release

Flash Player 13 desktop for Windows and Macintosh:

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

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