Going back to Flash player

See my earlier post today that I had upgraded to Adobe Flash player

Leon commented that works better for him, so I did some more tests.

Testing the latest... curses, I am now getting it to hang when I close a tab. Sometimes it does, sometimes not. It won't play full-screen -- something flashes up briefly then gives up.

Back on I don't get full-screen either.

Considering that the latest version is 1MB bigger, and it doesn't offer any compelling advantage, I am staying with the older version.

Posted on 12 Apr 2008, 18:27


Posted on 12 Apr 2008, 20:24 by kirk
The Newer flash does have one big advantage. Flash versions or newer supports high definition. See:


Hope you reconsider.

Posted on 12 Apr 2008, 20:39 by kirk
Also, The latest flash works great on www.hulu.com. Full screen works fine there too. Full screen just doesn't work on youtube.

Posted on 12 Apr 2008, 22:05 by Leon
Playing YouTube video in fullscreen mode
In Seamonkey:

- Click the rightmost icon on the control panel under the video clip. Right click the exclamation icon that appears at the right side of the browsers status bar at the bottom of the screen. Click the prompt message that is shown above the icon to start playing video.

- The required browsers settings are:

>Edit >Preferences >Navigator >Tabbed Browsing >Link open behavior >A new window: true

>Edit >Preferences >Navigator >Tabbed Browsing >Links from other applications >A new window: true

If a 'tab' instead of 'new window' is set then video will play in enlarged mode.

But only Flash player works that way for me using SeaMonkey or Firefox.

Posted on 14 Apr 2008, 2:38 by kirk
flash full screen
There are some posts on the forum that the full screen flash problem dosen't exist with icewm, only jwm. Wonder if gxine's full screen problem goes away in icewm? Out of town right now, can't test.

Posted on 14 Apr 2008, 6:12 by Flash full screen
I use Jwm. Tried Icewm but switched back to Jwm.

Posted on 14 Apr 2008, 6:55 by Leon
Flash full screen
Ah, I just noticed that I mistakenly switched 'Author' and 'Title' fields in my previous post. :o)

Posted on 26 Apr 2009, 11:39 by ecomoney
A later flash player enables video playback on pupular sites such as facebook and vimeo. Ive noticed its a bit faster on older kit too.

On the whole, flash is a whole world of pain :-(

Posted on 26 Apr 2009, 11:59 by Ecomoney
I can confirm, switching to icewm cures the flashplayer fullscreen problem with

Posted on 26 Apr 2009, 16:15 by ecomoney1
Correction...that is with flash version 9,0,159,0. This is the latest 9 series flash with the security updates.

Posted on 27 Apr 2009, 11:00 by happypuppy
Flash and JWM
Use the latest JWM snapshot for full-screen Flash video.