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Cannot download Flash plugin

Posted: Sun, 19 Aug 2018, 19:09
by Goodydino
I just tried to download the latest Adobe Flash plugin with Pale Moon 27.9.4, but I just get sent to www.adobe.com instead. What have they changed that makes it impossible to do that now? I was also unable to get a plugin with Safari, or Opera, or SeaMonkey. I tried a user-agent override in SeaMonkey (fake Firefox user-agent, FF 57 on MacOS 10.13) and was finally able to get the plugin. When I tried the same override with Pale Moon, it did not work. What is going on? Why does the exact same override in about:config work with SeaMonkey but not Pale Moon?

Re: Cannot download Flash plugin

Posted: Sun, 19 Aug 2018, 19:15
by therube
And what URL are you using?

Try, https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.
Be sure and uncheck an "offers" they may try to throw your way.
(And even with that URL, you're given a "stub" installer.)

Re: Cannot download Flash plugin

Posted: Sun, 19 Aug 2018, 19:16
by Night Wing
I had no problem installing Flash 30.0.0.154 on all 4 of my Windows 7 hard drives which comprise 4 different models of computers (2 desktop towers, 2 laptops) without any override codes. The problem has to be on your end someplace and not with Pale Moon.

Re: Cannot download Flash plugin

Posted: Sun, 19 Aug 2018, 19:18
by therube
(Even better, IMO, the bottom of this page, Flash Player for Firefox - NPAPI, is the full installer.
Save it. Then run it.)

Re: Cannot download Flash plugin

Posted: Sun, 19 Aug 2018, 22:24
by Goodydino
therube wrote:(Even better, IMO, the bottom of this page, Flash Player for Firefox - NPAPI, is the full installer.
Save it. Then run it.)

I had to use https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb ... r-mac.html instead, but it works. Thanks. What did they do to https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ to make it foul things up? It used to work.

Re: Cannot download Flash plugin

Posted: Sun, 19 Aug 2018, 23:07
by Night Wing
Goodydino wrote:What did they do to https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ to make it foul things up? It used to work.


The link you posted above in your message is the exact same link I use to install all versions of Flash in all of my (4) windows hard drives running Pale Moon so that link above is not fouled up since it still works. At least it does for me.

Re: Cannot download Flash plugin

Posted: Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 18:40
by Goodydino
It no longer works with MacOS, so they must have done something.

Re: Cannot download Flash plugin

Posted: Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 18:49
by Nigaikaze
Goodydino wrote:It no longer works with MacOS, so they must have done something.

By any chance, does this link work for you?

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

Re: Cannot download Flash plugin

Posted: Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 19:16
by Night Wing
Goodydino wrote:It no longer works with MacOS, so they must have done something.


That link you originally provided works in Windows 7 which is where I go to get the newest versions of Flash.

Re: Cannot download Flash plugin

Posted: Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 10:21
by coffeebreak
Goodydino wrote:What did they do to https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ to make it foul things up? It used to work.

For a bit, I was getting a page that had no way to download on https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/.
get.adobe.com-othervesions.png
It turned out to be caused by a filter in Fanboy’s Annoyance List (or the anti-cookie filter / Cookiemonster list),

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/cookies/cookies.
that was blocking this script:

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https://wwwimages2.adobe.com/downloadcenter/singlepage/live/js/jquery/plugins/cookies/cookies.js

An exception rule was recently added to fix that, so updating the list solved it for me.

Re: Cannot download Flash plugin

Posted: Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 18:11
by Goodydino
Nigaikaze wrote:
Goodydino wrote:It no longer works with MacOS, so they must have done something.

By any chance, does this link work for you?

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

No, If I mouse over the button, I see that it goes to javascript:void(0) and the button does nothing. Therube's link, modified for Mac, works.

Re: Cannot download Flash plugin

Posted: Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 18:40
by Goodydino
coffeebreak wrote:
Goodydino wrote:What did they do to https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ to make it foul things up? It used to work.

For a bit, I was getting a page that had no way to download on https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/.
get.adobe.com-othervesions.png
It turned out to be caused by a filter in Fanboy’s Annoyance List (or the anti-cookie filter / Cookiemonster list),

Code: Select all

/cookies/cookies.
that was blocking this script:

Code: Select all

https://wwwimages2.adobe.com/downloadcenter/singlepage/live/js/jquery/plugins/cookies/cookies.js

An exception rule was recently added to fix that, so updating the list solved it for me.

I just tried that with Safari, and it works now. Why did a fake Firefox user-agent work anyway but with only SeaMonkey? I have uBlock Origin in all 4 browsers with exactly the same subscriptions.