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        Philomene123
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        Hi there! I am using Mac os High sierra, on imac and macbook pro, and I have an issue with Flash player. It seems Mac OS, flash-firefox related, because chrome, opera, brave, safari don’t have any problem.  And no issue on windows devices . Many people helped me to test.  On some sites with flash content, even if the settings are OK, flash autorized, etc.   the display is kind of ultra zoomed. So I can’t do nothing. For exemple, I join 2 screenshots, one is normal,  with chrome, the other one with firefox, latest version.  Flash is updated, latest version, of course.  Issue is there on Mojave as well. And yes, I know safari 14 doesn’t support flash anymore. I have safari 13 on my devices, and flash still works perfectly.

        Any idea how I can fix it? I know it’s almost the end of flash. Almost. Still need it until the very end with firefox if possible.  Thanks for your help!

         

         

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        OscarCP
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        Philomene: To figure out if this is related to FireFox, have you tried also with a fork of FireFox, Waterfox, for example? They are both part of the Mozilla project and share add-ons. There is a Mac version that is my default browser (WF “Classical” edition). Unfortunately I do not have a reason to use Flash and I’m no aware of encountering recently something that requires using it, when browsing around. And I am running Mojave…

        You do know that Adobe is going to stop supporting Flash come New Year’s eve, right? Sorry can’t be of more help. Good luck with your question.

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS Mojave + Linux (Mint)

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      • #2299189 Reply
        Philomene123
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        Thanks OscarCP. Right after I posted, I got an answer.  It may help someone else:

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        Bug #1667267 and #1666040 have been opened/reported on “Bugzilla”, and linked to Firefox Support. It seems version 81 is only affected. Nightly versions of 82 (beta versions) do not seem affected, at this time, and, so far, only macOS. So, it appears it is Firefox related on Macs. Hopefully, they will be able to fix the issue.

        You could uninstall and install a previous version of Firefox, like 80.0.1, or uninstall and install Firefox ESR (Extended Service Release) 78.3.0, until they fix the issue with 81.0. “Downgrading” to 80.0.1 is not generally recommended, because Firefox is usually update to fix security issues. Firefox ESR still gets security updates. Understand these options aren’t convenient, but are something to try, if you still wish to use Firefox.

        Waterfox, current version, seems to work perfectly! Cool!  Will try to install my extensions if possible.  Thanks again!

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      • #2299229 Reply
        Nathan Parker
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        Yeah looks like a bug, and it may not be fixed in Firefox proper. Glad it’s working in Waterfox. I know Flash is on its way out.

        Nathan Parker

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        • #2299240 Reply
          Alex5723
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          Do you have to install Flash player on Mac for flash support ?

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        Nathan Parker
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        You do in non-Chrome/Chromium browsers.

        Nathan Parker

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          OscarCP
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          I have Adobe Flash Manager installed in the Mac and ShockWave Flash (version 32.0.0.433) is one of Waterfox (Current) plug-ins.  If I remember correctly, I did not install either, so “Manager” must have come with the Mac. No problems that I have noticed that might be related to those two. I am not updating intentionally anything “Flash” and Adobe Flash runs out of support on December 31, anyways. I wonder what I would need to do then about those plug-ins and the Flash application I’ve mention. I much prefer to leave things alone if they keep quiet and don’t do anything bad. I am still running “Mojave.”

          Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS Mojave + Linux (Mint)

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        Alex5723
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        I wonder what I would need to do then about those plug-ins and the Flash application I’ve mention. I much prefer to leave things alone if they keep quiet and don’t do anything bad. I am still running “Mojave.”

        All browsers will disable Flash after Dec. 31 2020.
        You can manually enable Flash on site-by-site basis.

        Here is Microsoft’s post

        Apple take on Flash EOL

        Apple users have been experiencing the web without Flash for some time. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch never supported Flash. For the Mac, the transition from Flash began in 2010 when Flash was no longer pre-installed. Today, if users install Flash, it remains off by default. Safari requires explicit approval on each website before running the Flash plugin.

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