want apples replacement for flash

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  1. greg fripp macrumors member

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    I need a copy of apples replacement for adobe flash.
    I have an lmac.
    your thoughts appreciated.
    greg
     
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    There's no replacement for Flash. Fortunately.
     
  3. fisherking macrumors 603

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    you can use Chrome for flash sites (without installing flash)...
     
  4. chabig macrumors 601

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    If you need Flash, just install Flash.
     
  5. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    The Chrome advice is much better tbh. No one should install that piece of crap in 2017.
     
  6. chabig macrumors 601

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    Installing Chrome *is* installing Flash. It's just a sandboxed piece of crap..
     
  7. MacGizmo macrumors 65816

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    Understand that Chrome does install Flash, it does it within the confines of it's own app. The only difference between installing the regular Flash and Chrome is that the regular Flash you install from Adobe works with any browser, not just Chrome.
     
  8. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    OK, let me rephrase: no one should install anything related to Flash at all in 2017 (and even before). Flash hasn't got in touch with any of my computers for years now. And Chrome sux. That's my true opinion.

    Signed, Rok
     
  9. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    Chrome doesn't install Flash.. it has flash buit in when you download Chrome browser
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    https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/flash-player-google-chrome.html

    "If the built-in Flash Player in Chrome is disabled, Chrome uses the downloaded plug-in version of Flash Player if it is installed on the user’s system."

    but your right about separate install
     
  10. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Let's go turn the Wayback Machine to 2010...

    http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/
    The episode became a Wikipedia entry:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_and_Adobe_Flash_controversy

    And later, in 2012, posts like this one appeared:
    https://techcrunch.com/2012/06/30/steve-jobs-war-against-flash/
     
  11. Weaselboy Moderator

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    There are still some sites around, unfortunately, that require Flash. For example, I bank at Bank of America and they have a feature where you can generate an alias of your credit card number and set date and spending limits on the number. Useful for things like magazine subscriptions that try to auto renew. The rest of the BofA website works fine without Flash, but that CC alias feature requires Flash so I just pop open a Chrome window to get it done.
     
  12. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Dang. That blows. Time for BoA to get off their duff and stop using a deprecated platform.
     

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