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Adobe Flash Pllayer Installer

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Earl Partridge, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Earl Partridge

    Earl Partridge Flightless Bird

    Windows 7 - 64 Bit, IE8 - 64 Bit
    Some sites pop up a bar wanting to install Adobe Flash Player Installer.
    I have clicked to allow it to be installed, but it apparently does not.
    Most likely because it is not a 64 Bit App. How can I install, or stop this
    pop up?
    Earl
     
  2. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Earl Partridge wrote:

    > Windows 7 - 64 Bit, IE8 - 64 Bit
    > Some sites pop up a bar wanting to install Adobe Flash Player Installer.
    > I have clicked to allow it to be installed, but it apparently does not.
    > Most likely because it is not a 64 Bit App. How can I install, or stop this
    > pop up?
    > Earl


    You can't stop the popup. The site isn't bothering to look at the UA string
    to see that you are connecting to them using a 64-bit version. Their script
    is simplistic and tells you that the AX control for Flash is missing but
    that same script wasn't coded to care about whether you used 32- or 64-bit
    IE to connect there. You'll have to visit that badly coded site using the
    32-bit version of IE with the Flash AX add-on installed if you want to avoid
    the stupid popup.
     
  3. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    VanguardLH <V@nguard.LH> wrote:
    > Earl Partridge wrote:
    >
    >> Windows 7 - 64 Bit, IE8 - 64 Bit
    >> Some sites pop up a bar wanting to install Adobe Flash Player Installer.
    >> I have clicked to allow it to be installed, but it apparently does not.
    >> Most likely because it is not a 64 Bit App. How can I install, or stop this
    >> pop up?
    >> Earl

    >
    > You can't stop the popup. The site isn't bothering to look at the UA string
    > to see that you are connecting to them using a 64-bit version. Their script
    > is simplistic and tells you that the AX control for Flash is missing but
    > that same script wasn't coded to care about whether you used 32- or 64-bit
    > IE to connect there. You'll have to visit that badly coded site using the
    > 32-bit version of IE with the Flash AX add-on installed if you want to avoid
    > the stupid popup.


    It isn't the site that is badly coded, it is Adobe that is the problem.
    They take years to release a 64 bit version of their software... is that
    rocket science or what?

    On the other hand, Microsoft should have included support for 32 bit
    plugins in their 64 bit browser.

    E.g. under Linux, Mozilla browsers can use 32 bit Adobe Flash from a
    64 bit browser for many years already. This works better (for the end
    user) than relying on the plugin manufacturers to update their code.
     
  4. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Rob wrote:

    > VanguardLH wrote:
    >
    >> Earl Partridge wrote:
    >>
    >>> Windows 7 - 64 Bit, IE8 - 64 Bit
    >>> Some sites pop up a bar wanting to install Adobe Flash Player Installer.
    >>> I have clicked to allow it to be installed, but it apparently does not.
    >>> Most likely because it is not a 64 Bit App. How can I install, or stop this
    >>> pop up?
    >>> Earl

    >>
    >> You can't stop the popup. The site isn't bothering to look at the UA string
    >> to see that you are connecting to them using a 64-bit version. Their script
    >> is simplistic and tells you that the AX control for Flash is missing but
    >> that same script wasn't coded to care about whether you used 32- or 64-bit
    >> IE to connect there. You'll have to visit that badly coded site using the
    >> 32-bit version of IE with the Flash AX add-on installed if you want to avoid
    >> the stupid popup.

    >
    > It isn't the site that is badly coded, it is Adobe that is the problem.
    > They take years to release a 64 bit version of their software... is that
    > rocket science or what?


    The lack of the AX control as a BHO available in the web browser is detected
    by code in the web page that you visit. Who do you think is generating the
    popup?
     

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