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chrizio
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Checking flash and shockwave plugins

How to check if the flash und shockwave plugins placed
in directory structure of firefox portable (as recommended by how-to description
to be find here) are working?

The machine the firefox portable is running on has own firefox, flash and shockwave installations.

Tim Clark
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To test what version

To test what version of Flash and Shockwave you are currently running you should go to this site:
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/

To tell if you are using the local version or the version in FFP is a little harder.
If the versions of the local and the FFP are different that would help.

If not, you could try it on a different computer that does not have the current version of Flash or Shockwave

You could also try disabling the versions on the local machine if you feel confident in doing that.

Finally, you could try putting a version of Flash or Shockwave that you KNOW is OLDER then the one on the local machine into FFP and see how that tests.

I have not been able to find the internal way to ask FF where it is finding the plugins that it is using, but there might be one I don't know of.

Tim

Things have got to get better, they can't get worse, or can they?

J Neutron
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about:plugins

Go into about:config and set plugin.expose_full_path to "true"

Then go into about:plugins

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Thanks

Thank you Jimmy,

I knew it was somewhere back in 2.x days but was not sure if it still existed.

Tim

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Yep

Also on that local page is (after a few clicks) a link to the web page that allows you to test every one of your installed plugins.

Here's the direct link:
http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/windows.html

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Thanks for all your

Thanks for all your hints.

The intense of was question was to check (be sure) the Firefox Portable is using Portable Shockwave and Flash Players installed the same usb drive as the FFP.
Not the host machine's own.

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