Closed Bug 1135714 Opened 5 years ago Closed 3 years ago
Impossible to activate Flash on Facebook
I have Shockwave Flash 220.127.116.115 set to "Ask to Activate". I visit Facebook and try to watch a video. See attachment. Clicking that "Activate Adobe Flash" does nothing. The usual chrome pop-up you get in the upper left-hand corner (the one with "Allow" or "Allow and Remember") does not show up. Even right-clicking and selecting "Activate this plugin" does nothing. Considering that we advice people to set Flash in "Ask to Activate" and that Facebook is a kinda popular I think should be high priority.
Which channel are you on?
I see this too. I found that clicking on the date in the post to go directly to the post's standalone page allows me to activate flash on that page, but I can't do it from the timeline at all. I'm on Dev Edition (currently 37) on OS X.
(In reply to Benjamin Smedberg [:bsmedberg] from comment #1) > Which channel are you on? DevEdition. 37.0a2 (2015-02-23)
I'm seeing this in Beta 36.0
Is this a Firefox regression or a change to Facebook's video player?
I've got this issue too. Application Basics ------------------ Name: Firefox Version: 36.0 User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:36.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/36.0 Multiprocess Windows: 0/2
Assignee: benjamin → nobody
Component: Plugin Click-To-Activate Whitelist → Plug-ins
Product: Firefox → Core
A similar issue was reported today on mozillaZine's forum, for Flash videos on Facebook and YouTube (workaround is to reload the page): http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2922755 Reload page to view Flash videos
This is still a bug. Even right-clicking and selecting "Activate this plugin" does nothing. It's not a problem when the Flash player is in a modal window. After having clicked the modal window if you refresh you're taken to the video's permalink page. E.g. https://www.facebook.com/BreakingNewsFF/videos/vb.205440396170746/838828822831897/?type=2&theater
I cannot reproduce this on Nightly with multi-process disabled. I suspect this is related to bug 1173215, which was recently fixed. Can anybody reproduce this on Nightly with multi-process support disabled? : To disable multi-process, go to about:preferences, choose the General tab on the left, and uncheck "Enable multi-process Nightly" or "Enable multi-process Firefox Developer Edition", whichever it happens to be.
Attached are 3 screenshots. In Nightly with e10s OFF. Clearly I haven't flash fully activated (see top bar). The video don't load and just becomes grey. But when I right-click and select "Activate this plugin" it shows the "Allow?" dialog in the upper left-hand corner. Lastly, I allow and then I'm able to watch the video.
(In reply to Peter Bengtsson [:peterbe] from comment #10) > Created attachment 8623187 [details] > Archive.zip > > Attached are 3 screenshots. > In Nightly with e10s OFF. > > Clearly I haven't flash fully activated (see top bar). > The video don't load and just becomes grey. But when I right-click and > select "Activate this plugin" it shows the "Allow?" dialog in the upper > left-hand corner. > > Lastly, I allow and then I'm able to watch the video. Thanks peterbe - so that sounds like on Nightly this is working as expected. I'm growing pretty convinced that bug 1173215 fixed this for the single-process case.
Depends on: 1173215
4 years ago
3 years ago
platform-rel: ? → ---
FWIW, I don't think the test case/original pain point on this bug is valid anymore, it looks to me like Facebook finally went all HTML5. I haven't run into this in a long time, and there's no notification in the bar that flash is active when playing a video anymore.
Yeah, Facebook has changed too much in 2 years to make this worthwhile to try to reproduce.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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