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=220.127.116.11
For the first parameter you have to add the path to the pepperflash dll on you system
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=18.104.22.168
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.
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.
That makes perfect sense and I can replicate this using a newly created Dragon portable shortcut. :-TU
Maybe something to do with Windows caching the new shortcut (Don’t really know why though). :-
I possibly just missed seeing this happen previously with the newly created installed version shortcut.
At least it is only once off.