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JimD16/08/2019 13:04:22
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Hi all, not sure if this is the same for everyone but I cant view any of the archived issues from 277 back. I get an Adobe Flash error saying that it isn't up to date but the newer issues work ok.

EDIT: Apparently this is only on Chrome browser. Internet explorer seems to work ok.

Jim

Edited By JimD on 16/08/2019 13:06:09

JasonB16/08/2019 13:10:30
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Just tried it and I get the same problem will let Neil and the back room boffins know.

I often get the message but this time clicking on the "get adobe Flashplayer" goes no further.

JimD16/08/2019 13:14:46
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Cheers Jason.

Jim

Neil Wyatt16/08/2019 13:19:58
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Working with Firefox.

We don't change anything with these archive issues, so it's probably some change in your browser - I had to re-tell Firefox to allow flash to run on this website, for example - typically happens whenever I update Firefox to a new version.

Check your permissions for Flash in Chrome, it may be blocking Flash on this site by default.

Neil

Stuart Bridger16/08/2019 13:39:34
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Flash is notoriously insecure, which is why most browsers block it by default.

JimD16/08/2019 13:44:21
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It's not blocked by chrome, and newer issues of the mag work ok. Not sure really, was just bringing it to your attention.

Thanks

AdrianR16/08/2019 14:05:19
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The latest versions of chrome come with an inbuilt version of flash that Google maintain to minimise the risk.

If you are using Chrome you will probably need to follow this guide to enable it.

Adrian

JimD16/08/2019 14:13:00
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Brilliant, that works a treat. Thanks Adrian.

Vic16/08/2019 17:22:53
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Posted by Stuart Bridger on 16/08/2019 13:39:34:

Flash is notoriously insecure, which is why most browsers block it by default.

Yes agreed. I thought Flash was dead, why is anyone still using it?

Steve Tyson16/08/2019 20:35:42
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Because it is still better than HTML5 and Steve Jobbs at Apple decided he wouldn't support it on his systems, and the rest of the world follows Apple.

Trevorh16/08/2019 20:44:43
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Google have announced that they are dropping Flash in 2020 - will no longer be supported or used by google

Neil Wyatt16/08/2019 21:04:58
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Posted by JimD on 16/08/2019 13:44:21:

It's not blocked by chrome, and newer issues of the mag work ok. Not sure really, was just bringing it to your attention.

Thanks

The newer issues use HTML5 not Flash so they don't need a player.

Neil

Neil Wyatt16/08/2019 21:07:31
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Posted by Steve Tyson on 16/08/2019 20:35:42:

Because it is still better than HTML5 and Steve Jobbs at Apple decided he wouldn't support it on his systems, and the rest of the world follows Apple.

No don't start this off again!. Half the users campaigned for years for use to change to HTML5 and when we did there was nearly a riot from the other half...

Plain fact is that in the long term you will need a legacy player to deal with Flash so it's not good for new content.

Neil

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