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Name: greene
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greene
Jun 14, 2015 10:01 AM CST
@dave,
I got this notice when I came onto ATP today:
"This site uses Adobe Flash Player that will soon be unsupported."

Clicked for more info and was taken to this:
https://support.google.com/chr...

Is there something that I or other Chrome users will soon need to change on their settings?
Thank You!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 14, 2015 11:00 AM CST

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You can completely ignore that message. What little flash that appears on ATP is not necessary for the functionality of the site. In time flash will be completely phased out on the internet.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 14, 2015 11:08 AM CST
Thank You! Thank you for the reassuring words.
When it comes to computer genius, you are the man! Thumbs up
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 14, 2015 11:34 AM CST
greene, I get that message quite often whether using Firefox or Chrome and my husband has told me to just ignore it which I do.
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 14, 2015 1:31 PM CST
Thanks plantladylin. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 14, 2015 6:56 PM CST
Interesting! So, no need to update Flash when there's a message to do so, apparently... ?
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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jun 14, 2015 7:16 PM CST
I get those Flash messages all of the time. Very annoying. I ignore them.
Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Jun 14, 2015 8:38 PM CST
Weedwhacker said:Interesting! So, no need to update Flash when there's a message to do so, apparently... ?


Yes, if it is installed on your computer you need to update it. A lot of the updates involve security issues, so if you don't update you leave your computer vulnerable to hackers.

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 15, 2015 6:27 AM CST
Thanks, Jay!
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threegardeners
Jun 17, 2015 2:16 PM CST
What are they replacing flash with?
Name: greene
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greene
Jun 17, 2015 4:47 PM CST
It's not Flash that's going anywhere; it the the system that supports plug-ins like flash that is being phased out.

I found a few links that explain what is going on. Something called NPAPI is being phased out and replaced by something called PPAPI. This is all happening behind the scenes inside our computer updates.

There is no way my feeble brain can comprehend this stuff; it's enough to know that our Dave is on top of things and...well, computers; it's what he does! Thumbs up

Here, you can try to read it.... Blinking Confused Shrug! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Jun 17, 2015 4:55 PM CST
um..ya...ok... Blinking a lot of online games that I play require Flash...will they still work I wonder?
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 17, 2015 6:22 PM CST
So does this mean that I can just ignore ALL those messages I get about updates to Adobe Flash? I had one just this morning before I even logged into Firefox.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 17, 2015 6:25 PM CST
Horntoad said:

Yes, if it is installed on your computer you need to update it. A lot of the updates involve security issues, so if you don't update you leave your computer vulnerable to hackers.



Woofie, I asked pretty much the same thing a ways back...

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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 17, 2015 8:49 PM CST
Flash will still be Flash. It is the support system that is changing, that's all. (That's as much as I can comprehend.) If we get too confused, we could ask our Dave to explain it...but I don't think I will understand any better. Blinking Confused

Since I don't watch a lot of videos and I don't play video games, I'm not too concerned. I'm sure the computer wizards of the world are watching out for us and will make the updates smooth and perfect.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
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threegardeners
Jun 18, 2015 4:28 AM CST
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