Flash player is one reason why I got a Pro

Discussion in 'iPad' started by macguy360, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. macguy360 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2011
    I cannot emphasize this enough that I am so tired of opening up my macbook to use the internet and get work done only to find out that I have to update Flash Player. I swear it is at least once per week. I open my macbook needing to send out an email and I get hassled with the update. I read somewhere that the reason Adobe updates it so often is because of advertising agreements with their partners trying to put yahoo and other extras on your computer so some engineer at Adobe makes the smallest adjustment and then an update goes out.

    This alone is one big reason why I got an iPad Pro and why I do more work on it now than my macbook. Being able to turn on the Pro and just get work done without being hassled with bs is worth more than its weight in gold.
  2. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    While I was looking at this post, amazingly I got the Flash update is available popup! What are the chances of that?
  3. ccrgt macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2015
    Canberra, Australia
    How can you use Flash on your iPP? I can't watch/use games that require a flash player on any iOS device...
  4. Beavix macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2010
    Why don't you uninstall Flash Player from your computer and forget about any hassles? That's cheaper than buying an iPad Pro :)
  5. throAU macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Just uninstall flash player from your Mac?
  6. mrex macrumors 68030


    Jul 16, 2014

    im not sure what you are doing with your ipp that is not going to need "to hassle" to get the work done... whatever work stuff i do with ipad, it needs alot of hassling - to do this and that, sending/sharing/copypasting/switching between apps/...
  7. yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007

    Yeah I agree. I appreciate that you can do a lot with an iPad these days, but whenever people talk about their workflow vs laptop, there seems to be three or four more steps to every action, which is too much of a step backwards for me.

    That, and simple acts like c&p seem to be getting progressively worse and worse.
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    What do you mean by "progressively" worse? I don't think copy and paste has changed since it first got introduced.
  9. kupkakez macrumors 68000


    Apr 4, 2011
    You can with an app. Download Photon Browser, I believe it cost a few bucks. It works, it's not glamorous but if you need flash it'll work. I know I've used it to play some Facebook games while away on vacation.
  10. Pakaku macrumors 68000


    Aug 29, 2009
    Sounds like ******** to me. My search engine never changes. And even if the advertising thing is true, you're on a laptop... why haven't you set up an adblock?

    I keep flash installed, and it hardly ever bothers me more than once a week, and I usually have super low tolerance for annoyances.
  11. sjleworthy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2008
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    cant you just turn off update notifications like on a pc?
  12. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
  13. yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    It's never been perfect, but last 6 months, maybe since iOS 9, it's become a lot more common where you either simply cannot select text correctly, or the copy/paste etc dialogue just doesn't appear. Happens on my iPad and iPhone regularly across a variety of apps.

    Doesn't justify it, but I can understand why text selection is a bit flakey on web pages that use weird formatting but when it happens in native apps it's unacceptable.

    It definitely used to be more reliable, it's certainly been garbage for the entire life of my 6S+, possibly a while prior to that with ios8, can't remember.
  14. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Ok, I agree copy and paste can be buggy, but in my experience it's always been buggy and I haven't noticed it has gotten any worse in recent iOS versions.
  15. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    Yeah, uninstalling Flash seems like the easiest and cheapest option. Lol
  16. sparksd macrumors 68000

    Jun 7, 2015
    Seattle WA
    Apps like Photon Browser and Puffin Browser don't actually use Flash on your device - they stream the Flash content from their own servers.
  17. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    You are aware that Flash Player is easily uninstalled right? Unbelievable if you bought an iPad Pro simply because of Flash.
  18. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2013
    I know when I read Viticci and his iPad workflows - I'm half impressed and half thinking why would I personally go to all this trouble. He gives his own personal reasons and they do make sense, but it's definitely not for me.

    It is great that people who prefer iOS to the Mac can now comfortably do everything they want and need from their iPad Pro and iPhone. But I love my Mac too much to try investing much time in figuring out how I might be able to join those giving up on OS X. Given the way my MacBook Pro, iPhone and iPad all talk to each other and remain in sync - I remain most happy having the best of all worlds.
  19. ShaunAFC3 macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2016
  20. off_piste macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2015
    The title says "one reason" not solely. It's really just a Flash player complaint thread.

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