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soilets
 
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Post Posted September 24th, 2017, 9:17 am

There is no Mozilla entry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\ in Win 10 v.1607.

Finally, restoring Windows from a backup, issue does not exist.

When Flash update takes place installing 27.0.0.130 (latest) version, issue is still there.

I think that issue is on Adobe side. We'll see...

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Post Posted September 24th, 2017, 10:13 am

soilets wrote:There is no Mozilla entry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\ in Win 10 v.1607.

Finally, restoring Windows from a backup, issue does not exist.

When Flash update takes place installing 27.0.0.130 (latest) version, issue is still there.

I think that issue is on Adobe side. We'll see...

If it's not present it might be worth your while creating it.

If the lockPref key isn't present, right click the key called Mozilla and then New ---> Key with that name.

Then in the right hand pane, right click ---> New ---> DWORD with the name privacy.cpd.siteSettings

Next, right click privacy.cpd.siteSettings ---> Modify and type: 0 (Strictly speaking it should already have a value "0")

Finally, click outside the value, exit the registry editor and reboot.

soilets
 
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Post Posted September 24th, 2017, 10:53 am

You misunderstood. This issue is not related to "privacy.cpd.siteSettings".
Unfortunately, is related to latest (27.0.0.130) Flash update and I hope Adobe or Firefox team to fix that.

To avoid this mess, I've installed previous version (26_0_0_151) under Adobe instructions: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb ... sions.html and now everything's OK!!!

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Post Posted September 24th, 2017, 11:08 am

stepping back in flash is more bad than for firefox
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/produc ... 17-28.html

workaround - clean it up with a batch and delete the flash folders (or ccleaner can do if you still trust - i dont have a problem with it)

soilets
 
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Post Posted September 24th, 2017, 11:22 am

Thanks! I knew about it. I've done what you mentioned :)

But, just now, I tried to uninstall latest 27.0.0.130 version by "Programs and Features", then install previous 26.0.0.151 version and it works fine!
I mean, perhaps there's no need to follow Adobe instructions. Time will tell...

The only "pain" is that you have to download a 400MB zip file while you need only 20MB (flashplayer26_0r0_151_win.exe installer) of that.

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Post Posted September 24th, 2017, 11:48 am

yep, you need to go to the archive page. btw any reason you need flash but dont want its storage? special website? i mean - i am glad to had it ripped off.

soilets
 
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Post Posted September 24th, 2017, 11:54 am

No, there isn't any specific reason but I always want to have full control of any kind of connections.
That's all.

My Best, SIR!

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Post Posted September 24th, 2017, 12:14 pm

I always want to have full control of any kind of connections

HAL "im afraid dave, you cant do this"
not even close - you know what i mean?

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Post Posted September 24th, 2017, 12:25 pm

[-X Wall-e and Eve stand by me :-"

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Post Posted September 24th, 2017, 2:10 pm

soilets wrote:PS: For those they didn't understand because of my poor -I mean it- english:
This is what I mean by "Flash settings":
https://pasteboard.co/GLO0Y6g.jpg

which can be found here:
https://pasteboard.co/GLNOu9T.jpg

So, when I delete cookies happens this:
https://pasteboard.co/GLNZtA2.jpg

Confirmed.
Clearing FF cookies, changes Flash settings as mentioned.
(Maybe the Flash settings are stored in a cookie ;-).)

Win7 x64.
Flash 27.0.0.130.


(If Flash is set to 'Never Activate', in FF, then clearing FF cookies does not change the Flash setting.)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted September 24th, 2017, 6:04 pm

As I can see in Adobe forum, users with different Win OSs & browsers, face the same issue.
For sure, it is not an FF issue.

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