He writes troubleshooting content and is the General Manager of Lifewire. Updated February 22, Do you know what version of Flash you have installed? Do you know what the latest version of Flash is, so you can make sure you’re running the latest and greatest? Do you know why either question is important? Adobe Flash, sometimes still called Shockwave Flash or Macromedia Flash, is a platform that many websites choose to use to play video.
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He writes troubleshooting content and is the General Manager of Lifewire. Updated February 22, Do you know what version of Flash you have installed? Do you know what the latest version of Flash is, so you can make sure you’re running the latest and greatest?
Do you know why either question is important? Adobe Flash, sometimes still called Shockwave Flash or Macromedia Flash, is a platform that many websites choose to use to play video.
On your end, your browser , like Chrome, Firefox, or IE, needs to have something called a plug-in so you can play those videos. So, when you ask “what version of Flash do I have? Flash Player Help [Adobe. If Adobe’s automatic check doesn’t work, you can usually right-click on any Flash video and look for the Flash version number at the end of the pop-up box.
It will look something like About Adobe Flash Player x. If Flash videos aren’t working at all, you get some kind of Flash related error message, or you can’t even use your browser, see How to Manually check the Flash Version for a Browser below for more help. If you use more than one browser, re-run the check from each browser! Because browsers handle Flash differently, it’s very common to be running different versions of Flash from browser to browser.
See Flash Support by Browser below for more on this. This is why keeping Flash updated to the latest version is important. See the Adobe Flash Player page for the latest version of Flash for every supported browser on every supported operating system. Adobe usually recommends that you install a couple other programs along with Adobe Flash, but you don’t have to.
They’re completely harmless programs — and may even be things that you want to have on your computer — but uncheck them if you don’t want to install them. Another option is a software updater. These are programs that you install for the purpose of keeping your other software updated, and many of them support Flash. See our list of free software updater programs for some of our favorites.
You most likely have to restart your web browser in order for a new Flash installation to take full effect. How to Manually Check the Flash Version for a Browser Adobe’s Check Now button is great, but if you’re dealing with a major problem with Flash or your browser, which is a big reason why you’d want to know what version of Flash you have in the first place, it will probably do you no good.
Here’s how to manually check the version of Flash running in each of these browsers: Google Chrome: If Chrome will start, type chrome: The Flash version number is shown right next to that entry.
If Chrome will not start, search your computer for pepflashplayer. Mozilla Firefox: If Firefox starts, type about: The version number of Flash is shown after Version:. A number of files may be found, but take note of the version number of the file that has several underscores. Internet Explorer IE: If IE starts, tap or click the gear button, followed by Manage add-ons. Choose Shockwave Flash Object and then note the Flash version number at the bottom of the screen.
If you don’t see Shockwave Flash Object in the list of add-ons, change the “Show: Click or tap once on Adobe Flash Player and note the number next to Product version at the bottom of Control Panel , or under the Version column off to the right.
From the Safari menu, select Preferences Go to the Websites tab and locate the Plug-ins section. Under Adobe Flash Player is the Flash version number. If you’re using Mac OS X Flash Support by Browser The various major browsers in use today all work with Flash in different ways, making it a little difficult to stay updated if you use multiple browsers. Google Chrome keeps Flash updated automatically, so assuming Chrome is working properly and updating automatically, so will Adobe Flash.
Mozilla Firefox does not keep Flash updated as Firefox updates, so you’ll need to update Flash when prompted on your computer or download and install the latest versions as they become available.
Safari does not keep Flash updated. You update Flash on a Mac when there’s a prompt for a Flash update, or by downloading and installing Flash Player manually. So, updating Safari does not update Flash. Other browsers not listed usually follow the same rules we outlined for Mozilla Firefox. Continue Reading.
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Enter a search term here. Installing and updating Adobe Flash Player To be able to launch your training and play the different tasks, you need to have a compatible version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer.
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Protect your computer better by keeping Adobe Flash updated, First, let’s take a look at how you can check whether you’re running the of Flash installed: visit the Flash Player download page and install the latest version. If you are experiencing problems viewing Flash content in Windows 10, here You may have even tried to install Adobe Flash in Windows 10 only to find out it still doesn’t work. In rare cases, you might need to restart your computer. If prove problematic when installing updates for Flash Player updates.