Why do Google and Adobe seem to want me to give Apple money for a new OS?
October 8, 2012 5:35 PM Subscribe
Chrome requires, via yellow pop down box, that I manually allow Flash to run on nearly every webpage I load (presumably just the ones that use Flash), each time I load it. How can I stop this? Complication: Chrome is no longer supported for my OS.
posted by maryr to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
- OS X 10.5.8 (MacBook 4,1 = my hard drive is nearly full and the case is cracking, but everything runs, so I'm not shelling out for an OS update.)
- Chrome 21.0.1180.90. After this version, Chrome no longer supports OS X 10.5 so I cannot update.
- Flash 10.3.183.29. chrome://plugins says I should "Download Critical Security Update". Following the "Update This Plugin" button provided by Chrome brings me to a page that suggests this is the most up to date version.
I have restarted my browser. I have disabled/re-abled the Flash plugin. I have restarted my computer. I am in a circular advice loop between Flash
referring me to each other's help pages which do not help. The best I get from Google is this:
Note: Although not recommended, if you don't want Google Chrome to notify you when a plug-in is out of date, use the command line flag --allow-outdated-plugins. Instructions on how to add a command line flag can be found on our Chromium site .
Is this something I need to learn Chromium to fix? Is Flash no longer supporting old versions of Chrome? Is the solution really to return to Firefox? Because I like Chrome, but not so much that I'll deal with a distracting error message on every web page I visit.