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Post Posted January 15th, 2017, 12:55 pm

Hello!
well how do I know if they are up to date. or do they install automatically nowadays :roll:

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Post Posted January 15th, 2017, 2:13 pm

Best and safest way to update those plug-ins is to visit the home page of each and check there for the latest version number, updating if that is not already installed on your computer.

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Post Posted January 15th, 2017, 3:19 pm

thanks, but not long ago you could check that inside FF... in plugins, but not anymore I'm afraid. so why is that?

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Post Posted January 15th, 2017, 4:17 pm

roggaro wrote: so why is that?

Because Mozilla knows what is best for you....
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Bookmark this: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/

@FYI: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... src=search
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Post Posted January 16th, 2017, 5:58 am

Hi,
That "Plugins" page has never worked efficiently, IMHO, so, check what you have set in both Java & Flash.
They both have options to auto update when you install or update them manually.
Read those installation screens.

Personally, I much prefer to check for any updates manually, say, once a month or so.
I use Adobe's "Un-installer" & then install the version/s I require.

Adobe test page > http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
The latest version is > 24.0.0.194
Java test page > http://www.javatester.org/version.html

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Post Posted March 8th, 2017, 3:43 pm

You could always just run Mozilla's checker: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/

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Post Posted March 8th, 2017, 6:21 pm

BobbyPhoenix wrote:You could always just run Mozilla's checker: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/
What's the point, it's never worked properly.
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Post Posted March 8th, 2017, 6:23 pm

mightyglydd wrote:
BobbyPhoenix wrote:You could always just run Mozilla's checker: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/
What's the point, it's never worked properly.


It works for me. There's also Qualys. This one checks a lot (depending on what version, and what you have installed): https://browsercheck.qualys.com/

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Post Posted March 8th, 2017, 6:29 pm

Hmm, why would need Mozilla to check one plugin?
They removed the link from the Addons Manager a while ago, what does that tell you ?
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Post Posted March 8th, 2017, 6:35 pm

Well the OP is asking how to check if Java and Flash are updated. Since FF 52 now only supports Flash that is all you'll see. I was only providing a way to quickly check if the version is outdated or not without needing to jump through hoops on Adobe's site, or anything like that. To me even checking just the one available plug-in is good or not is enough for me to use it.

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Post Posted March 8th, 2017, 6:42 pm

As I said, it's NEVER been accurate and there are plenty of posts here to confirm that.
This IS accurate http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ :)
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Post Posted March 8th, 2017, 6:43 pm

mightyglydd wrote:As I said, it's NEVER been accurate and there are plenty of posts here to confirm that.
This IS accurate http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ :)


Touche' :wink:

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Post Posted March 9th, 2017, 1:45 am

mightyglydd wrote:As I said, it's NEVER been accurate and there are plenty of posts here to confirm that.
This IS accurate http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ :)

It is accurate when Mozilla manually update the versions of Plugins to check.

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