Imac and Adobe Flash Player

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Boldman, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Boldman macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2010
    I am new to the iMac and was wondering if there is any problem with downloading and installing Adobe Flash Player. I thought I read somewhere that there was a problem with Adobe products and the Apple environment.
  2. bmcgonag macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2007
    Adobe runs find on Apple products as far as OS X is concerned, so Laptops (MacBook Pro, Macbook Air), and Desktops (iMac, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro)...just not on iOS (iPad touch, iPad, iPhone).

  3. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    as already stated, there are no problems running Adobe Products in a mac environment, just sit back and enjoy using that New iMac ;)
  4. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    As said, the simple answer is "just install it and don't worry."

    Don't read too much into my comment, but the problems you've heard about are that Flash is, compared to the browser itself, relatively unstable and tends to be a CPU hog due to badly-written Flash-based ads. The former is just an annoyance, and the latter is mostly an issue on laptops, where some people notice the fans being noisier and decreased battery life.

    Neither is really that much different than on Windows--most of the Windows users I know have about the same things happen to them.

    The easiest solution to both is to install one of the programs that causes Flash to only load when you click on it (you will see a grey square labeled "Flash" otherwise). That means you only have it running when you want, and it also decreases the number of annoying animated ads trying to grab your attention when you read news websites. Which one specifically will depend on the browser you're using--FlashBlock or ClickToFlash are a couple (Google or search on to find them).

    (Full disclosure: A lot of Mac users, myself included, have a burning hatred of Flash due to past history and some current issues, but I'm trying to be straightforward and objective here, since a lot of people don't even notice the issues.)

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