Re: latest Firefox version that supports adobe flash player

Adrian Spratt

Great sleuthing, astounding Adobe message.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Robert Logue via Jfw
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 9:04 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Robert Logue
Subject: Re: latest firefox version that supports adobe flash player

I'm curious about turning off Flash and why we should disable it. Didn't
know labels worked better in Youtube without it. Thing is do we disable
or set to ask to activate?

I decided to look in to this. Found a checkbox for Flash in Firefox
that wasn't labeled so I read more and found something we should know
about. I'll paste it below without comment.

Adobe Flash protected mode in Firefox | Firefox Help

(Redirected from
Enable Flash Protected Mode Settings on Firefox)

Flash protected mode
is a security feature for Firefox which is implemented by Adobe for
Windows operating systems (Windows Vista/7/8 or above). This feature is
enabled by
default, to make it difficult for attackers to access your computer.

Flash protected mode might cause Flash performance problems in Firefox,
such as persistent hangs or plugin crashes. This is especially true for
users on
Windows touchscreen devices and for users who use accessibility tools.

On 9/21/2015 6:50 PM, Brad Martin via Jfw wrote:
No, it's not a security issue. Like I said, if you had said you were
getting an error that Flash was disabled, that would have been the

I have noticed that Firefox seems to crash a bit with video embedded
sites lately. Honestly, what I've found that helped me was installing
an add-on called Adblock. I installed it at the recommendation of a
friend, but when I did, almost all my crashing problems stopped. You
can download it at if you want it. It has fixed
most of my issues.


On 9/20/2015 10:15 PM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
I can still listen to the stations or videos in question on my
iphone; sometimes when I get a crash message in FF (on my win7
computer using nvda) I try the link in my ot her browsers--sometimes
it works, other times not. other browsers may get unresponsive, or
show the controls but no sound is heard from the embedded player.
I'll get a message like "embedded object unavailable." why would
flash's security diminish with later versions of firefox--i.e., why
did those sites work in earlier ff versions on my older windows xp
computer, but not in the current version on my new windows 7 machine?

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612

On 9/20/2015 9:28 PM, Brad Martin wrote:
Sorry you didn't get my response from a few days ago. Trying again...

What I wrote regarding Firefox 40.0.3 was:

That should work. I thought you were going to say the buttons weren't
reading for you correctly, because that is often the case with Firefox.
Flash reads
better with Internet Explorer. If you're getting a message that
Flash is
disabled, it suggests that there is a security flaw in Flash and
is blocking
access to it until Adobe releases a patched version of Flash. If it's
crashing, that's a beast of another color.


On 9/20/2015 8:58 PM, douglas richard dexheimer via Jfw wrote:
did anyone get this yet? I've gotten no response so far.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612

On 9/15/2015 3:22 PM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
using firefox 40.0.3; what is the latest version that supports
afp? on
some websites that use flash content (youtube, spotify, live365,
streaming sites with embedded objects or players, etc.) I get a popup
saying the adobe flash plug-in has crashed. the same site may or may
not work on other browsers such as IE, chrome or webbIE. uninstalling
and reinstalling afp didn't improve things. thanks for your
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