Uninstalled Flash Player because of unwanted Adobe DLM

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wrldwzrd89, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #1
    Dear Adobe -

    Why oh why must you attempt to force your download manager (DLM) upon us just to install your products? I don't need it, I don't want it, and if you won't let me upgrade my Flash runtime without it... then I will simply uninstall your Flash, Shockwave, and any other runtimes you have installed on my machine. Don't you realize that some networks (such as my corporate network) are completely incompatible with download managers in general? That being the case... and as popular as Flash is, why REQUIRE us to install one just to download or upgrade the Flash plugin?

    Grrr....

    - wrldwzrd89
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    I must have missed something

    I don't remember a Download Manager being installed when I installed Flash updates
     
  3. polotska macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Me either.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Maybe it's just for Firefox users - in any case, Adobe seems to have changed something on their end. I haven't tried Safari yet.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    It's the default when you download the standard version of Flash Player, but you don't have to use it. You can just use the appropriate link to download it directly, too:

    http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_ax.exe

    is the one for Windows... there's a similar link for OS X, but since I'm on a Windows computer, it doesn't come up....

    As of the last time I tried installing it, Flash 10.1 beta doesn't even offer the option of using the download manager.

    OTOH, unless you have a specific webpage that rejects 10.1 beta, I would recommend that you should absolutely use the beta instead of the mainstream Flash release anyways. It's much better, and I haven't observed it to show any stability issues.
     
  6. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html

    This Adobe page has direct links to installers to all of the browser, standalone and debug Flash players from version 10 back to 8.

    If you want the flash 10.1 beta (best option unless you need a debug player) you can get it from http://labs.adobe.com/.

    I can't say I have ever run across a download manager for Flash Player.
     

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