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Dragon 33 - Flash Player issues workaround!
« on: April 28, 2014, 10:07:57 AM »
Hello,

In light of recent issues with Adobe Flash Player we've decided to provide a workaround.
Our tests and investigations showed that there were problems with Adobe's Flash Player functionality in Chrome 33, problems which were integrated in Dragon when we updated the Chromium core.
To solve these issues you will have to enable Chrome's pepperflash in Dragon and disable Adobe's Flash Player.
First you have to acquire the pepflashplayer.dll file from a Chrome installation. It's normally located in Chrome's install location, in the "PepperFlash" folder.
You can leave the file there or you can copy it to another location.

The second step is to create a shortcut for Dragon on the desktop, open its properties dialog and add the following command line switches after the target path:
--ppapi-flash-path="C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\34.0.1847.131\PepperFlash\pepflashplayer.dll" --ppapi-flashversion=13.0.0.206
Notes:
1. For the first parameter you have to add the path to the pepperflash dll on you system
2. You will find the pepperflahs version in the "manifest.json" file found alongside pepflashplayer.dll. You can open this file with notepad.

The target field should look something like this: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Comodo\Dragon\dragon.exe" --ppapi-flash-path="C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\34.0.1847.131\PepperFlash\pepflashplayer.dll" --ppapi-flashversion=13.0.0.206

A safety measure would be to disable Adobe Flash in Dragon. Launch Dragon, navigate to "dragon://plugins" click the "Details" button and disable Adobe's dll under the "Adobe Flash Player" entry.
To make pepperflash work in Dragon make sure to always use this shortcut when running the browser.

Regards.
Edit: The command line switch added to the target field of the shortcut is no longer required since the release of V31.1, Captainsticks.

« Last Edit: June 01, 2014, 08:32:54 PM by captainsticks »

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Re: Dragon 33 - Flash Player issues workaround!
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 10:35:30 AM »
Are you going to make a quick update to fix this or are we looking at the same multi-month release schedule?
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Re: Dragon 33 - Flash Player issues workaround!
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 11:32:06 AM »
Are you going to make a quick update to fix this or are we looking at the same multi-month release schedule?

We are going to make a quick update asp.

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Re: Dragon 33 - Flash Player issues workaround!
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 12:01:03 PM »
We are going to make a quick update asp.

Thanks, much appreciated! :)
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Re: Dragon 33 - Flash Player issues workaround!
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2014, 01:51:06 PM »
We are going to make a quick update asp.
That's good because having to have 2 browsers installed to make one of them work is a bit ridiculous.
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Re: Dragon 33 - Flash Player issues workaround!
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2014, 02:04:52 PM »
Why you released it then ?
Didn't you test it before release  ???
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Re: Dragon 33 - Flash Player issues workaround!
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2014, 02:11:55 PM »
Why you released it then ?
Didn't you test it before release  ???
+1.
It's not like that issue was not known.....
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Re: Dragon 33 - Flash Player issues workaround!
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2014, 02:15:25 PM »
We really need a upgrade, too much work to get flash stuff working...

Update: Re-installed latest flash player 13, everything works great again.
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Re: Dragon 33 - Flash Player issues workaround!
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2014, 03:58:35 PM »
What fungus said, that's too much to do. Imagine Novices, they just want the browser to work, they are not going to do these extra things. Yes, I know that it doesn't take much time and it is just for a few seconds/minutes throughout 6 weeks before an update, just saying.
Maybe a script they(novices) can download?
Well,...if an update is coming, no worries.

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Re: Dragon 33 - Flash Player issues workaround!
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2014, 07:37:57 PM »
With all the variables and sites available bugs will get missed, it is a fact of life with any software. :)

Correct me if I am wrong, but with the Dragon/Flash issue isn't there two software's involved?
Should a browser accommodate a plugin or vice-versa?  ;)

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Re: Dragon 33 - Flash Player issues workaround!
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2014, 01:23:54 AM »
To solve these issues you will have to enable Chrome's pepperflash in Dragon and disable Adobe's Flash Player.
Good to know. I'm using PepperFlash from the first days of CD.  :-TU
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Re: Dragon 33 - Flash Player issues workaround!
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2014, 03:52:51 AM »
We are going to make a quick update asp.

Glad to hear it, the bug is annoying and having to launch from a specific desktop shortcut every time will just be an inconvenience for someone who uses the task bar xD

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Re: Dragon 33 - Flash Player issues workaround!
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2014, 04:30:02 AM »
Glad to hear it, the bug is annoying and having to launch from a specific desktop shortcut every time will just be an inconvenience for someone who uses the task bar xD
Hi CompuTekBrain,
Simply pin the edited shortcut to the taskbar.

Kind regards.

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Re: Dragon 33 - Flash Player issues workaround!
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2014, 04:36:46 AM »
Hi CompuTekBrain,
Simply pin the edited shortcut to the taskbar.

Kind regards.

Never thought of that - thanks :)

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Re: Dragon 33 - Flash Player issues workaround!
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2014, 04:43:37 AM »
Never thought of that - thanks :)
You are welcome.  :)

 

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