Adobe Flash Player has a long history of being plagued with bugs, and many users opt not to install it at all; so being able to play Flash without the normal player is a big step forward for security, as well as on mobile devices which don't support Flash natively. Need a replacement Flash Player if needed???? I have a Lenovo S10-3 Notebook. I recently on the advise of friends got rid of Adobe Reader (resource hog?) and replaced it with Foxit.for opening up. Replacement for Adobe Flash Player? Support Forum. This thread was archived. Please ask a new question if you need help.
Back in the late 90s, Macromedia’s Flash Player helped bring sound, video and animations to the mainstream web, but today, Flash is probably one of the most hated browser plug-ins. It’s still heavily used, however, and while most mobile browsers don’t support it anymore, it remains a staple on the desktop. Mozilla started working on this project in early 2012 and, as it noted when it last talked about this project in detail, the main goals for Shumway are to “offer a run-time processor for SWF and other rich-media formats on platforms for which runtime implementations are not available.” It also wants to push the open web forward by improving ways to display rich media format in the browser without the need for proprietary solutions. Until now, Shumway was only available as a.
It’s still not activated by default in the latest Firefox Nightly builds (version 27), but you can go to about:config and activate it (you still need to have the Flash Player installed, though). Even without installing the latest Firefox Nightly, you can take a look at its capabilities thanks to Mozilla’s online. While Shumway won’t run all that many commercially available Flash applications yet, demos like this or this basic show the technology’s potential. Whether it will be able to fully replicate all of Flash’s capabilities remains to be seen, however. For Mozilla, this is the second major project that replaces an Adobe technology.