properly install flash media player

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rodkumar, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. rodkumar macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2009
    Can someone please help??? I am running a 1.83 GHz Intel Core duo Imac. when I surf the net some pages make my SAFARI quit ... I think it has something to do with Adobe Flash Media Player.
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    First, have you run Software Update and installed everything that comes up? If not, start by doing that.

    As far as Flash, the installation process is very simple: Type "flash" into the Google search box and hit return. Click on the top link, which should take you to the Flash installation page. That will automatically detect the correct version for you. Click download, run the installer, and follow directions.

    (Note, by the way, that if you're running Snow Leopard on your computer Flash player comes along with it; this might be true of regular Leopard 10.5, too, but I'm not sure.)

    If you're still having the issues the easiest thing to do is download and install ClickToFlash:

    ...which will stop Flash junk from automatically loading until you click on them. This prevents the Flash player from using 100% of your CPU and causing the fans to ramp up every time there's a Flash ad banner on a page, which is pretty much always.

    If it is Flash that's causing your Safari crashes, that'll fix it.

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