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      • #2334285
        anonymous
        Guest

        My professor assigned a test over on schoold learning site and it required Adobe Flash. I tried log into to take it before end of date on Friday and Flash is not working. Please help me. How to enable flash to take the test? I called the IT in school and only students are answers and they are saying I am 30th person call about this and they have no solution. Professor is off email until Monday. I need help ASAP or will fail this class. The test is worth 50% of final grade. Why did Abode not allow it to run pass end of life for these cases? HELP please.

        Is there anyone at Adobe Flash to contact for support?

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      • #2334296
        anonymous
        Guest

        Adobe Flash is dead, although you could try https://ruffle.rs/ for an altenative

        • #2334375
          anonymous
          Guest

          I have not tried it but might have to if the school IT department will not figure some else out. Professor is off line and unreachable until Monday. What a pain has Adobe cause me and all other students.

      • #2334318
        Vincenzo
        AskWoody Lounger

        If I wanted to play it safe, I would take screenshots of the test, paste them in a word doc, provide my answers and submit the word doc.

        • #2334328
          Microfix
          AskWoody MVP

          If I wanted to play it safe, I would take screenshots of the test, paste them in a word doc, provide my answers and submit the word doc.

          and just how is the OP supposed to open the test when adobe flash has gone the way of the dodo? anon’s reply seems reasonable if ruffle works..I’ve heard no feedback on this program whatsoever only links to it, it remains to be verified here on askwoody.


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          • #2334376
            anonymous
            Guest

            You are a correct. I can not do that since the test will not load since it is in flash..

            • #2335300
              MHCLV941
              AskWoody Plus

              You are a correct. I can not do that since the test will not load since it is in flash..

              Are you not getting some sort of error message from the browser when it refused to load the test?   Note: in some cases, there might be a small icon in the browser’s URL box that says something useful when you put your mouse over it.

      • #2334330
        anonymous
        Guest

        Try setting the date on the computer (the one on the right end of the taskbar) back to Jan. 10th or 11th and see if it will work.

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        • #2334374
          anonymous
          Guest

          This not work. I tried change the date. The school site says that my certificate is in the future and does not allow me to log in. If I change the time back, I can log in but than Adobe flash does not work and have only a blue box that takes to abdobe site about End of life.

          • #2334389
            Susan Bradley
            Manager

            Instead of “my dog ate my homework” you will have to explain to them that due to Flash being out of support you are unable to complete the project.  It’s literally has been blocked in browsers and it’s up to the school to make sure they are dealing with the change.  It’s not something you can fix.

            Susan Bradley Patch Lady

            • #2334437
              anonymous
              Guest

              The poster mentioned this is a test so your reason might not be accepted by the teacher. For homework, may be it would be accepted.

        • #2335508
          WSLemonyB
          AskWoody Plus

          The major browsers have blocked Flash for security reasons. Changing the date won’t work.

      • #2334436
        anonymous
        Guest

        Check a post called “Note: this answer contains three separate, alternative approaches to this question. First is to configure Flash so that it still works after 12 Jan 2021 for selected sites – this is the one which I have tested and am currently using. Second is to use alternative browser with built-in Flash support, provided by one of the Flash gaming sites. Third is to use the Flash emulator (currently being in active development) which installs either as a browser extension, or directly on a website with Flash content as Javascript code.

        Adobe is a bad company for block it and make it hard to enable it for case like this. Adobe has become as bad as MS.

        https://superuser.com/questions/1616866/use-flash-player-after-12-01-2021

        • #2334618
          anonymous
          Guest

          I am trying the solution now and see how it goes. Not sure how to use the hex editor to make the modification so might have to skip that unless I can figure it out.

      • #2334510
        Cybertooth
        AskWoody Plus

        Adobe is a bad company for block it and make it hard to enable it for case like this. Adobe has become as bad as MS.

        In fairness to Adobe, they announced three and a half years ago that they would be ending support for Flash at the end of 2020. Flash had long been subjected to frequent criticism for security vulnerabilities, and when Adobe finally decided to retire it, they gave an enormous amount of advance warning that they were doing this. And for the past several months, each time a new Flash patch has been issued, the notification has included a notice about the impending end of Flash. Didn’t the professor pick up on that?

        If you can’t take your test because it requires Flash, it’s the fault either of the professor for failing to keep up with developments in computing, or of your school’s IT department for failing to stay on top of this and warning school staff that anything that depended on Flash would become obsolete this month.

         

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      • #2334520
        NaNoNyMouse
        AskWoody Lounger

        It would be grossly unfair of the college to fail you on a test that you’re unable to take

        I’d suggest screen printing the browser page which shows that you’re unable to access Flash when attempting to do the test, and maybe screen printing this page too, to show that you (posting anonymously) did at least attempt to find ways to get Flash working again

        Flash is no longer available to normal users at this point in time, and the professor who set the test should have known that

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      • #2334617
        anonymous
        Guest

        Professor failed the whole class a few semester ago even though there was an major power outage due a snow storm. She said that we should have been better prepared  (IE emergency generators, etc )and she was not going to give students more time to study. She most like will to the same here.

        So far everyone I reach out to in class has not been able to take the test. I should have drop her class when i read the review about her.  I will know for next time.

        • #2335312
          doriel
          AskWoody Lounger

          Your teacher should find another job, where she cant terrorize her students, it seems like its her intention that you fail. I think you should complain about it loudly.
          Its just impossible to take the test if flash is not functional. Wish you luck with your test anyway. Unfortunatelly I do not know how to enable flash after its dead yet.

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      • #2334639
        JulianHicks
        AskWoody Lounger

        It’s really sad that innocent IT end users are affected [seriously, sometimes] by less than professional support teams in business and education environments.

        As noted elsewhere in this thread, Adobe notified users 3 years ago that Flash was to be discontinued/disabled in December 2020. There should be no excuse for not putting an alternative solution in place by the deadline.

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      • #2334678
        Moonshine
        AskWoody Lounger

        To watch Flash content in a modern, supported browser, you can use a Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release) version.
        Some still support Flash. My example is FF 78.6.1 ESR

        https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/all/#product-desktop-esr

        Obviously, it needs to be installed, along with Flash. *My downloaded version of the Flash Player Plugin is 11.3.300.268.

        * http://www.oldversion.com/windows/macromedia-flash-player-11-3-300-268-non-ie

        The sites I have used to show active Flash content are:

        https://www.dhs.state.il.us/accessibility/tests/flash/video.html

        https://www.ultrasounds.com/

        Click the animation below to see a bigger version

        *The above is not recommended to try as Flash has been a security risk for years.
        Downloading the likes of Flash from sites other than Adobe can also a problem for obvious reasons.
        The onus is on the creators of any old Flash content to address the issue and use modern alternatives.
        Should anyone want to try the above who has Firefox already installed, please backup/copy all History, Bookmarks, Passwords, UserChrome file, etc first as the new install of an older version of FF will cause a few problems.

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      • #2335304
        MHCLV941
        AskWoody Plus

        Why did Abode not allow it to run pass end of life for these cases?

        The onus is on your professor and whoever is responsible for the website with the test. Flash’s death date was announced in July 2017.  There is no excuse for why you should have to have this problem.

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      • #2335317
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Unfortunatelly I do not know how to enable flash after its dead yet.

        Easy. use https://ruffle.rs/

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        • #2335323
          doriel
          AskWoody Lounger

          Thanks a lot, my parents ask me to enable flash for them too. I will do it for them.

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        • #2336135
          WSChrissue
          AskWoody Lounger

          I downloaded Ruffle so I could still play flash games. I am not doing something right. Would somebody please explain to a non-tech lady how in language I can understand, the steps I have to take to get this to work?

          • #2336226
            Alex5723
            AskWoody Plus

            Have you checked the site (or the screen print posted above) for instructions ?

            • #2336353
              WSChrissue
              AskWoody Lounger

              Yes I followed those instructions and have it as an extension on Chrome. I unpacked it but I must have to something else to make it work?

               

      • #2335428
        gen81465
        Guest

        The “developer” version of flash is still available from Adobe at the following URL: https://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/debug_downloads.html

        You will need the .swf source file to run it with flash, but I use it to play my favorite Flash game, which I just did today.

        • #2335431
          gen81465
          AskWoody Lounger

          I am the author of this post. I didn’t realize that I was not a registered user (which I am now).

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      • #2335442
        anonymous
        Guest

        Just thought I’d throw out there that I’ve accessed Flash from a Windows 2008r2 server, and I suspect a Windows 7 computer would work fine as well (using the default IE that comes with it). None of these are as easily accessible as they were a few years ago, but at least it’s an option. Anything that’s not being updated by Microsoft should still work ok.

        I haven’t tried the Ruffle option, that’s what I’ll look at today.

        Vic

      • #2335476
        rc primak
        AskWoody_MVP

        After the fact, but would it work to have a PC without the current Microsoft Patch Tuesday patches, and browsers not updated since December 2020?

        Perhaps yet another reason not to update too quickly after new patches and new software versions come out.

        Though, in this case, there is truly no excuse whatsoever for the professor’s behavior as reported.

        -- rc primak

      • #2335518
        anonymous
        Guest

        In college, we had a teacher with a problem that affected all students that took his class. He didn’t want to teach. All the students affected got together and appointed two representatives, who went to the DEAN to explain and report the issue.  THE VERY NEXT DAY he was in class and doing what he was supposed to do.  STUDENTS pay his salary and deserve value for money. Reporting him worked.

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      • #2335760
        anonymous
        Guest

        Don’t blame the prof.  Blame the service provider.  Flash has been on the chopping block for over a year. No quality service platform should have offered Flash. It should automatically have served up HTML5 that can be used by all browsers.

      • #2336000
        anonymous
        Guest

        I’m a retired full professor, and all I can say is that I hope your professor is untenured. She should NOT be tenured if she isn’t already.
        If she is tenured and she fails a large # of students in the class, the best recourse is to try to get help thru the dean of students and/or the department chair. What you describe is unconscionable.

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      • #2336357
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Yes I followed those instructions and have it as an extension on Chrome. I unpacked it but I must have to something else to make it work?

         

        Have you set Developer mode on ?
        You should drag the file into the extension page.

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