Gizmos Freeware Reviews  

Go Back   Gizmo's Freeware Forum > Debating Chamber > Internet, Web Apps and Networking

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 13. May 2011, 07:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Concerned User's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: இந்தியா, सिन्धु, India
Posts: 486
Default Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.14

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05...sh_10_point_3/
Concerned User is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13. May 2011, 08:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
Anupam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 15,270
Default

Thanks for the update Concerned User.

This is an important release for Adobe Flash Player, that's why I have moved the post to a new thread.

As mentioned, Flash Player version 10.3.181.14 has been released. The most important feature this release contains is that it gives the end user more control over the local storage of flash cookies.

As mentioned in the article, with this version, Flash Player settings can now be accessed via the Control Panel, from where different local setting can be modified. Also, with this version, flash player can check for updates too. This is turned on by default, but can be turned off, is so desired.

I have updated to the new flash player, by uninstalling, via the uninstall tool, which has been updated too.

And indeed, there is a panel now in the Control Panel for Adobe Flash Player... by which many settings can be modified. I have chosen to keep the default setting for checking for updates to the flash player. Its not clear whether it will auto-update. If there is any information about it, please share here.

If its auto-update, I will turn it off. Whereas, if it will only check for update, and alert the user, then I will keep it. My plan is to keep it till the next update, and see what happens.

Its an important update, and a welcome change for this release, I must say.
__________________
Anupam
Anupam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13. May 2011, 11:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
J_L
Co-Author, Best Free Security List
 
J_L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,003
Default

The new control panel looks useful. Should've had it a long time ago like Java.
J_L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14. May 2011, 01:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bo.elam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,714
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by J_L View Post
The new control panel looks useful. Should've had it a long time ago like Java.
You always had it, its just not in the browser.
http://www.macromedia.com/support/do...manager07.html
I have not installed the new version yet, will in a few minutes but I
prefer the way it was. I am thinking the control panel you are talking
about does the same as the Settings Manager website.
I ll find out shortly.

Bo
bo.elam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14. May 2011, 03:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
J_L
Co-Author, Best Free Security List
 
J_L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,003
Default

It's better outside of the browser, because Flash is used in multiple places on your system with multiple versions. Managing it in Control Panel is better.
J_L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14. May 2011, 03:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bo.elam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,714
Default

I just installed and tried the new version, acts fine on my computer.
The panel, does basically the same as the settings website. I am use
to using the website and that's how I ll keep managing my Flash.


Bo
bo.elam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14. May 2011, 09:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
Anupam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 15,270
Default

I think this is a real welcome move my Adobe. I find the settings on Control Panel to be far more convenient, than on their website.

I had come to know about the global settings on their website, some months before. I had a look at it, and to me, it seemed slow, and inconvenient. I would not like to open a website, to see and check the global settings.

Also, I think the settings would go away, once I cleared cookies, history etc, right? Otherwise, how would it manage the settings?

From general users point of view, I think having the settings locally on the computer is important. All might not be aware of global settings on their site, and also might not be able to handle it technically.

The Control Panel settings are more convenient, and offer an easy way for anyone to modify settings, and also offer an easy way of clearing the flash cookies.

I will now just have to remember to clear those cookies at the end of the day.
__________________
Anupam
Anupam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14. May 2011, 03:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bo.elam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,714
Default

@Anupam, the settings site, it is Your setting manager. Settings don't
go away for any reason when you use your setting manager at the
website. The website has always worked perfectly.
I never have cookies at the end. If you were using SBIE, you wouldn't
neither.

Bo
bo.elam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14. May 2011, 05:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Wales, UK
Posts: 1,174
Default

Having now installed the latest version of Flash Player I find I much prefer the new Control Panel Applet to the browser based config tool.
Less obscure to access and more clear to use.
Sope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14. May 2011, 11:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bo.elam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,714
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sope View Post
Having now installed the latest version of Flash Player I find I much prefer the new Control Panel Applet to the browser based config tool.
Less obscure to access and more clear to use.
Me, I just prefer to install as little as possible to the browser or computer.
For me, the lesser, the better.
The good thing about the applet is that people that otherwise did not put
attention to their flash settings, are doing it now.

Bo
bo.elam is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.