For some time now, any web page that uses Flash has resolutely refused to work correctly in the Chrome browser for me. I use Windows 8 – 64 bit. Amazingly it all works fine in Firefox, 64-bit Firefox Nightly, Opera, IE10 in 32 & 64 bit incarnations….?
The solution from the chrome help page, is to enable Flash from the plugins menu. You type this the address bar to get show all the plugins.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work!
Checking the plugin, I see it is apparently working alright! See the screenshot.
I decided to try a “flip” – turning off Flash still didn’t make it work – and neither did it work when I turned it back on. There’s an Enable/Disable toggle link for this which you can see in the screenshot.
But then, in the top right of the plugins screen, I spied a “detail” link! So I clicked it to expand it – and all is revealed!
The issue is that there are two Flash plugins; one is the default “pepper” that comes with Chrome; the other is installed manually and works in all other browsers.
The solution, after a little trial and error, is to disable the native, cross-platform Flash player, “Pepper”, and to enable the manually installed, most-recent, version. It still won’t work if Pepper is enabled and the installed version disabled. The Adobe Flash test page now works in Chrome, as you can see.
Below is a screenshot of how it should look (well for me at least!) to get it all working properly.
Actually, I tried the 64 bit installs of Firefox and Internet Explorer soon after I installed this Windows 7 64 bit Operating System. They were both pants and summarily removed from my hard drives and I haven’t revisited for over 2 years….
But now things seem on the up.
64-bit is now mainstream with a large 64-bit user base and fewer and fewer 32-bit applications seeing regular usage against the 64-bit versions. This is Firefox’s “about” info (above) from this browser. It’s called “Nightly”, and actually (whispers to one side), it’s very good…!!! Miles better than before, which made the machine crash….
Worked first time
Needed Flash plugins which were directly available, and work!
Worked okay with all my current plugins – Web Developer, Flagfox, Quirk SearchStatus and the rest. Amazing. They all worked!
Got it’s own icon
Installs into it’s own folder separate to Firefox
Carries over all Firefox settings & shortcuts.
Carries over all Firefox add-ons & plugins, if they work.
only needed a new Flash install to get it working the way it was on 32-bit
So now I’m going to try 64-bit browsing as a real test.
I’ve nabbed the content of this from Ted Penfold. My wife, has told me that she heard this lecture of Dick’s and found it and him some of the most inspiring things in her life. I came across this wonderful piece by chance, looking for some background information on Nikko, the second guy after (Nichiren) in our prayers, and repeat it here so that more people might be similarly inspired.
I’ve corrected some spellings from the original transcript here which I assume were due to OCR transcription errors, mainly. I’ve also added a few links, where appropriate, to external sources (SP)
n.b. Admonitions = Precepts = Warnings. The three terms appear in different places, but essentially mean the same thing (SP)
LECTURE ON THE TWENTY-SIX ADMONITIONS OF NIKKO SHONINby the late SGI UK General Director, Richard Causton
The following lecture by SGI UK General Director, Richard Causton, based on various lectures given by him around the U.K. and overseas during late 1992 and 1993, was inspired by SGI President Ikeda’s guidance on this subject on 24th October 1992. This lecture first appeared as a series of articles in SGI-UK’s monthly magazine, the U.K. Express. (now called Art of Living – SP)
For the past few weeks I suppose everyone has had a bit of email spam with this in the “From” and “Subject”:
msnbc.com: BREAKING NEWS:
There then follows a sucker headline which is obviously pants. They all have a spoofed link for http://www.msnbc.com/msn which points to somewhere else, quite often a html document on the main site page for a photographer or graphics company. There is only the one duff link. All the rest point to Microsoft sites.
A few sites I’ve contacted to let them know that they’ve been hacked – but now I don’t bother – there are too many each day with this particular format.
Here are a few I’ve had today. The links are not live. Firefox 3 or NOD32 trap all the Trojans but copy and paste the links into a browser at your own risk! (Initially there is a modal dialog box that cannot be cancelled except by Task Manager. Clicking OKAY will try to download the package to your PC. NOD32 identifies it as “a variant of Win32/Agent.ETH trojan“).
Spoofed Link Destination (manually remove spaces from links)
Holder from a WHOIS
Bush ‘Troubled’ by Gay Marriages. Declares San Francisco Part of ‘Axis of Evil’
Hacked site full of broken php and sql
Registration period: 1 year
John Mccain Proposes Gay Marriage
Dodgy, new or completely hacked site
Registered through: GoDaddy.com Inc.
New Evidence Suggests That The President May Be Drinking Again
Possible dodgy site or it has been hacked. Even the contact link is an exe file!
Iraqi-Canadian photograher apparently with a Jordanian site registration! The evil package is dumped straight on the homepage area.
Ali Zayni email@example.com
Bush Claims He Has Supernatural Abilities
eliteworkwear uk.co.uk/ msn_video.html
Workwear and other clothing web shopping site. The evil package is dumped straight on the homepage area.
Bubble Design and Marketing
Bubble Design Hallcroft Indust
I use Mailwasher Pro from Firetrust to check through all my mail. I’ve been using it for several years now – since version 4 I think! It shows all mail as plain text (which I advise everyone to do anyway). This is the substance of the last email above, viewed in plain text.
msnbc.com: BREAKING NEWS: Bush Claims He Has Supernatural Abilities
Find out more at http://www.msnbc.com/msn [links to eliteworkwearuk.co.uk/msn_video.html]
See the top news of the day at MSNBC.com, and the latest from Today Show and NBC Nightly News.
This e-mail is never sent unsolicited. You have received this MSNBC Breaking News Newsletter
newsletter because you subscribed to it or, someone forwarded it to you.
To remove yourself from the list (or to add yourself to the list if this
message was forwarded to you) simply go to
[links to www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24472415], select unsubscribe, enter the
email address receiving this message, and click the Go button.
Microsoft Corporation – One Microsoft Way – Redmond, WA 98052
MSN PRIVACY STATEMENT
; [links to privacy.msn.com/])
I’ve also had quite a few emails purporting to be Greetings eCards!
The pattern is the same as the above except usually they don’t even obfuscate the link! This one below, for example, has these properties:
You have received an eCard
To pick up your eCard, choose from any of the following options:
Click on the following link (or copy & paste it into your web browser):
Your card will be aviailable for pick-up beginning for the next 30 days.
Please be sure to view your eCard before the days are up!
We hope you enjoy you eCard.
The payload according to NOD32 is described as “a variant of Win32/TrojanDropper.Agent.NMR trojan“. The Belgian website looks okay with info, program of events etc. But the exe file is dumped straight in their front door!