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#1 OFFLINE   Corrine

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 05:27 PM

Saw the subject article at BC, Mozilla to Drop Support for All NPAPI Plugins in Firefox 52, Except Flash, and went looking for more information at Mozilla and found this:  Plug-in support has been dropped other than Flash (Affecting) | Firefox Site Compatibility.  

Bottom line, if you absolutely must use the Java or other NPAPI plugins and wish to continue using Firefox, you will need to switch to the ESR version which will allow those plugins to be enabled until May 2018.
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 06:00 PM

Surprised they haven't dropped Flash too. HTML5 is far superior than flash and is widespread..
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 06:40 PM

There's still way too much Flash out there for them to drop support of it.

I wonder if there's an easy way to tell if my extensions are NPAPI. I know none are Java because I don't have Java installed on my system. I would hate to lose some of my extensions. :( Fortunately, I am running ESR.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 07:12 PM

Well since I use Chrome, I use Google's implementation of flash called pepperflash:

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Pepper Flash Player is maintained by Google, and is newer than Adobe Flash Player. Adobe currently still provides security fixes for Adobe Flash Player. Google provides newer features in Pepper Flash Player. Pepper Flash Player can currently only be used with Chromium (and with Chrome).

https://wiki.debian....pperFlashPlayer
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 07:21 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 02 February 2017 - 06:40 PM, said:

There's still way too much Flash out there for them to drop support of it.
I log into a bank website to check status of one of my mother's accounts and am always upset to see my flash-blocking plugin asking if I want to run Flash on the bank's website! Needless to say, I don't. Ugh. :'(
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 07:39 PM

View Postebrke, on 02 February 2017 - 07:21 PM, said:

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 02 February 2017 - 06:40 PM, said:

There's still way too much Flash out there for them to drop support of it.
I log into a bank website to check status of one of my mother's accounts and am always upset to see my flash-blocking plugin asking if I want to run Flash on the bank's website! Needless to say, I don't. Ugh. :'(

Yeah, flash is a buggy mess and has always had many security issues.
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Posted 03 February 2017 - 04:26 PM

Have a couple of players that can be switched ,namely ,Flash/ Html5/  you player . And for the more obstreperous players Brightcove can be enabled . Don,t ask how it all works as I never took notes when I was fussin round .All on Debian with FF esr

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