Mozilla Firefox blocking .swf/flash files

By Fortify
Nov 24, 2008
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  1. I've got:
    - Adobe Flash player version 10,0,12,36 installed
    - Mozilla Firefox 3.0.4 installed

    Sometimes when I go on websites with flash or .swf files, all I get is a blank white screen in the area where the flash or .swf files are meant to be.

    Any suggestions on how i can fix this?
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Do you get an arrow on the blank screen? If so, click on that and the flash should start.

    It sounds like you have an add-on such as 'No Flash' which will prevent the display unless you click on the arrow. If this is not the case, give me the names of the add-ons you have:
    Tools> Add-ons.
  3. Fortify

    Fortify Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    I just get a blank white box, with nothing appearing. If I write click it it says:
    - Movie not loaded yet
    - About adobe flash player

    My add-ons for Mozilla Firefox are:
    - AVG Safe Search
    - Fast Video Download
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

  5. Fortify

    Fortify Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Thanks alot mate, it works now :D
  6. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Thanks for the update. But would like to know how you got it working again- helps the next person who asks!
  7. Fortify

    Fortify Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Hmm..It worked perfectly fine yesterday. And now it doesn't seem to work :S?

    Yesterday, I just uninstalled the Flash Video Ext.

    I'm going to have a look at the link you have posted.
  8. Fortify

    Fortify Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Bobbye, I have uninstalled Adobe Flash player and reinstalled the new one. I also copied the .DLL files from the Macromed Folder into the Mozilla Firefox Plugins folder. This did not seem to change anything.

    I have posted below a picture of what the problem is.

    [​IMG]
  9. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Sorry, I can't tell anything from the image. Could it be that the problem is related to the site or specific flash you're trying to view? Try to make that determination- then you will know that the problem isn't yours.
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