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Flash plug-in installation cumbersome and doesnt work.



15 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: Oscar McSpeed, Unassigned)


Windows XP

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030507
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030507

Mozilla doesnt auto-upgrade / install the flash plugin.  The user must navigate
a bunch of seporate windows and search thru and point to plugin directories etc.
 It seems that if mozilla is going to overgrow the other browsers its gotta be
Easier than the other browsers, not vice versa.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install a fresh versioin of mozilla on computer.
2.try to visit a site with flash content.
3.It will ask to click to install plugin.
4.Click Download plugin from the page you were just redirected to.
5.Save file on desktop.
6.run installation and place plugin in plugin directory.
7.after installation is successfull try to revisit flash site.
mozilla.exe - Bad Image

The application or DLL c:\Programfiles\mozilla.org\Mozilla\plugins\Npswf16.dll
is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.

Actual Results:  
Cant view flash content after installing plugin "succesfully"

Expected Results:  
View Flash content fast and easy. For example:  Even when ie4.0  , the version
thats bundled with win98se  sees any flash content all you have to do is click
"YES" and the new plugin is auto installed.  No searching directories, no
viewing other sites, no saving and copying files ...  you just click " yes " and
it all works.

Comment 1

15 years ago
I can confirm this bug.  Planned to post it myself.  I've installed Flash 6
3three times with no change although installer shows "success" each time at end.
 Flash 6 also appears on my Mozilla plugin page, but again - no effect is noted
in browsing and I can't view Flash media.  Easy test: go to USAtoday.com
homepage.  In upper-right corner, where the "inside news" pictures normally
scroll through actively, transitioning from one image to the next (in IE w/Flash
enabled), it instead says "For enchanced presentation, Flash 6."  Successfully
installing Flash 6 (as shown by installer) elicits no change in this
presentation on USAtoday.com

Comment 2

14 years ago
Worksforme with Mozilla 1.7 Alpha and  Shockwave Flash 7.0 r14
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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