Will Mint 19 Finally Drop Flash Support?

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Will Mint 19 Finally Drop Flash Support?

Post by sphyrth » Mon May 14, 2018 7:42 pm

Browsers are dropping it, even to the point of blocking it. So I got curious.
Also, how many people here still need flash... even for rare occassions?
I have a favorite game. It's on my Youtube Channel.

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Re: Will Mint 19 Finally Drop Flash Support?

Post by 151tom » Mon May 14, 2018 8:35 pm

One of the first things i remove if I find it installed as it's old and antiquated and not needed imo.

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and it wasn't installed although it's available in the Software Manager.

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Re: Will Mint 19 Finally Drop Flash Support?

Post by Night Wing » Tue May 15, 2018 7:10 am

Some sites still use and require Flash and this is why I have Flash installed. If it is not installed by default in Mint 19, I will have to install it via the Synaptic Package Manager if available.

My preferred browser is linux Pale Moon and the linux version of Flash I'm using in Pale Moon is 29.0.0.171 as of this typing and date of this post.
Mint 18.3 (Sylvia) Xfce

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Re: Will Mint 19 Finally Drop Flash Support?

Post by sammiev » Tue May 15, 2018 8:48 am

I can't remember the last time a site asked to enable flash.
Most OS now will not install flash on new installations although it's available in Software Manager.

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Re: Will Mint 19 Finally Drop Flash Support?

Post by Pierre » Tue May 15, 2018 8:56 am

yet, even Today,, I'm was surprised on just how many web sites won't play their video clip,
- because the Flash is Blocked in this Firefox browser.
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Re: Will Mint 19 Finally Drop Flash Support?

Post by AZgl1500 » Tue May 15, 2018 9:13 am

I had to enable Flash yesterday for something, don't recall where it was.

I wish websites would quit using it all together.

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Re: Will Mint 19 Finally Drop Flash Support?

Post by mwbworld » Tue May 15, 2018 12:55 pm

Well, I hope they keep it up, not because I like flash but since there are still some sites I go to that still require it.

So flash - like some weird growth you want to get rid of - refuses to fully go away!
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