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Flash Player ActiveX control content debugger on Windows 8

Community Beginner ,
Aug 27, 2012 Aug 27, 2012

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Is there a way to install the debugger version of the Flash Player ActiveX control on Windows 8? None of the currently available installers from Adobe works on Windows 8 now. Even the Flash Player uninstaller is unable to remove Windows' built-in player. Are you going to solve this problem in the near future?

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Adobe Employee , Oct 17, 2012 Oct 17, 2012
Sorry for the lack of information on the content debugger for Win 8.  The debugger will be available for download on Microsoft's website a few weeks after Windows 8 general availability (10/26).Thanks,Chris

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New Here ,
Sep 19, 2012 Sep 19, 2012

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I too would love to hear about this.  Windows 8 release is nearing and I'm currently unable to debug my flash applications

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Participant ,
Oct 02, 2012 Oct 02, 2012

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Me three would like to here about this.  I'm running Win-8 RTM and have no debugger.

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New Here ,
Oct 16, 2012 Oct 16, 2012

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Any news on this?  The release of windows 8 is nearing.  Just a simple statement would be great.  No promises, but just something to let the development community know that Adobe has this on their radar.

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Oct 16, 2012 Oct 16, 2012

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I was successful getting the Flash debugger to run under Chrome.  You have to install the "Other" Flash debugger then disable the native Flash player in Chrome so that it finds the debugg version.  But we all still need to be able to target Internet Explorer or built in Flash as well.  It would be good to understand how and when this will fit in.

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Oct 16, 2012 Oct 16, 2012

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New Here ,
Oct 17, 2012 Oct 17, 2012

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Looked through the pdf.  It does talk about file locations for the player in various operating system, and talks about how in windows 8 the flash player install is controlled by Windows Update.  But it doesn't talk about how i can install the debugger version.  Is there a way for me to extract the right files from the install exe i download and then place them in the appropriate location?  I feel like that'd be more of a hack than a solution.  I'm sure Adobe has some answer for this problem.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 17, 2012 Oct 17, 2012

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Sorry for the lack of information on the content debugger for Win 8.  The debugger will be available for download on Microsoft's website a few weeks after Windows 8 general availability (10/26).

Thanks,

Chris

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New Here ,
Oct 31, 2012 Oct 31, 2012

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Chris,

Thanks for the info!  I've been searching daily since release for the download.  And as the internets work, it could be days after microsoft originally hosts it until the indexing spider find it.  This thread is always right up top when searching.  Could you post the link when you are aware of it's availability?  That'd be a huge help to the developer community as a whole.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 31, 2012 Oct 31, 2012

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Absolutely.  I'll post back here (and make a FAQ) as soon as I learn the URL.

Chris

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 06, 2012 Nov 06, 2012

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Eventually, the content debugger versions for Windows 8 (x64, x86, and RT) are available at Adobe Flash Player Support Center.

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 07, 2012 Nov 07, 2012

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These were released yesterday and can be found at the link above or directly from Microsoft here:

Windows 8 x86 - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=269535

Windows 8 x64 – http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=269538

Windows RT – http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=269539

Thanks,

Chris

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New Here ,
Nov 13, 2012 Nov 13, 2012

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Thanks guys for posting that info up!  I've since been able to download the debugger and i'm back to normal now being able to debug in good ole Internet Explorer.  I've already noted memory usage improvements when compared to debugging with Firefox.

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New Here ,
Nov 22, 2012 Nov 22, 2012

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I have installed this, but Flash Builder still tells me I'm using a non-debug version of Flash Player.  Do I have to copy the file?  From and to where?  I'm using Chrome - I don't imagine the Windows installer will cater for anything other than IE.

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New Here ,
Nov 22, 2012 Nov 22, 2012

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Yep you are right, no debugger for Chrome. You'll have to use IE or Firefox.

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New Here ,
Nov 22, 2012 Nov 22, 2012

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  Nice try, but I'll need a better reason than that to switch back.  There's never been a debugger specifically for Chrome - the Netscape one has always worked before.

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New Here ,
Nov 22, 2012 Nov 22, 2012

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hehe, yeah. if you want, you can install a plugin that will run IE in a Chrome tab.

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New Here ,
Dec 27, 2012 Dec 27, 2012

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Hi Chris,

Could you please let us know the links for latest flash player debug version (11.4.0) for IE 10?

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LEGEND ,
Dec 28, 2012 Dec 28, 2012

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I believe the links that Chris posted are still valid (digital signature is December 14); meaning they will download the latest available version.

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New Here ,
Dec 28, 2012 Dec 28, 2012

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Yes they are still valid but the version is 11.3.x, the latest flash builder (4.7) is expecting 11.4.0.

I managed for now by changing properties->Actionscript compailer properties->Use a sepecific version option in flash builder.

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Feb 01, 2013 Feb 01, 2013

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This sucks, by the way. Not a fan of having IE dictate when flash player updates occur... especially since they are already so woefully behind. It's not really a plugin if the user doesn't have control, in my opinion.

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