Updating Adobe™ Flash™ Player in Mozilla® Firefox®
Are you using Mozilla Firefox? Find out why and how you need to update your Adobe Flash Player.
Mozilla Firefox is a very popular Internet browsing application. This application is used by millions of users around the world. The popularity of Mozilla Firefox can be attributed to its simplicity and large numbers of features. Many add-ons and plug-ins can be installed with Mozilla Firefox. Flash can be explained as vector-graphic animation technology. Flash players are necessary for streaming audio and video files. Some websites host files that are Flash based and without Flash players integrated into your browser, these files cannot be played or viewed on your system. Adobe Flash Player installed with Mozilla Firefox on your system must be updated always. Updating Adobe Flash Player ensures that the player is capable of playing even newest kinds of Flash files. Updating Adobe Flash Player will also remove any bug within the application. Adobe Flash Player can be easily updated by using the 'Update' feature in the 'Options' tab of Mozilla Firefox. However, there are some issues that may come up while updating Adobe Flash Player on Mozilla Firefox. These include update failure, error messages notifying that the Adobe Flash Player cannot be updated, browser crash during the update process, etc.
Following are some tips to solve issues that can occur while updating Adobe Flash Player in Mozilla Firefox:
- Reserve Internet bandwidth
- Disable add-ons
- Repeat update
Reserve Internet bandwidth
While updating Adobe Flash Player installed on your Mozilla Firefox, it is advised that users reserve the Internet bandwidth utilization on the system. This can be done by terminating all Internet related applications using the Task Manager of the system. Doing so will ensure that the updation process will be fast and that there will not be any interruption or delay during the process.
Many add-ons can be installed with Mozilla Firefox. However, some of these add-ons may be incompatible with each other. If the updated version of Adobe Flash Player being downloaded is incompatible with some add-ons already installed on the system, then updation process will fail. In such cases, users can disable all installed add-ons and then carry out the updation process. If the problems with add-ons continue, then the incompatible add-ons will have to be removed.
Problems while updating Adobe Flash Player on Mozilla Firefox may be because of network related errors or issues with the server providing the updates. Users having problems with updation process can try updating the software after some time. Users can also try changing the DNS server in use to a more reliable one, such as Open DNS or Google DNS.
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