Installing flash on new Macbook air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tonykriegmaui, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. tonykriegmaui macrumors newbie

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    Sorry to be so dense! I downloaded the flash player once I saw that message on a Youtube window. But when I go back into Youtube it still tells me to install the flash player. Flash Player is an icon on my screen What do I need to do to really install it.
     
  2. A Macbook Pro macrumors 6502

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    If the flash installer is on the desktop shut down your browser and double click the installer. It'll take you through the steps and your done. I'd recommend installing ClickToFlash though, which blocks all flash expect what you tell it not to, ie Youtube videos, but all the flash ads will be blocked and preserve battery life and your CPU.
     
  3. ninjadogz macrumors newbie

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    I installed flash and Click2Flash, but I have a couple of questions:

    - Do I need to update flash manually all the time?

    - Youtube now defaults to h264. How do I go back to flash if I want to?

    Thanks =)
     
  4. A Macbook Pro macrumors 6502

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    Yep. I recommend checking once a month but it's not that big of a deal especially on a Mac since they're not prone to viruses.

    I think there's a setting somewhere under the Safari tab or by right clicking the video or the cog in the top left of a blocked Flash item.
     

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