Flash player won't install, help please.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jetprostar, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. jetprostar macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2012
    portsmouth ,Uk
    Hi all,

    Adobe Flash player will not play or install, I have updated to mountain lion, updated everything and still nothing. It was working until 3 months back, think i did an apple update and bam!

    Running 10.8.2 OS X

    2.4GHZ duo
    Macbook Pro 13"

    Flash will not work on Firefox or Safari.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Flash is notorious for consuming system resources, raising temps and decreasing battery life. For Flash-related issues:
    • Find your Flash version and make sure it's the latest version available. Never install or update Flash from a pop-up on a website. Always go to Adobe's site to get Flash or updates.
    • Install ClickToFlash (Safari), Flashblock (Firefox) or FlashBlock (Chrome) to control which Flash content plays on websites.
    • Try using the YouTube HTML5 Video Player to watch YouTube videos, when available. (May impact fullscreen viewing. See link for details.) Some have reported better performance with HTML5, while some have reported worse. Try it and find out what works best for you.
  3. stevelam macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
    an apple update wouldn't get rid of flash. obviously something else is wrong but your description is way too vague to diagnose. saying something "won't install" is useless. are you getting error messages? where are you trying to download flash from? what happens when you're at a page with flash? have you tried chrome with flash built in?

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