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Windows 7: How can I get Flash Player to function other than in a browser?

31 May 2017   #1
Syncopator

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
How can I get Flash Player to function other than in a browser?

I have a screensaver made from an swf file. It works on Windows 10 and did so on 8.1 too. I could click on a shortcut to it or on the scr file in system32 and it would work. And it worked, of course, in the normal way after a set delay.

I have the scr file on this Windows 7 desktop, but it doesn't work. When clicking on it a window opens saying that Flash Player is needed to execute the screensaver properly. It's installed by default in Chrome, and it's enabled, but that's got nothing to do with running screensavers.

I can't see anything on Adobe's site which helps, an I don't want to reveal my private details to yet another company in order to use their forum.
Does anyone know why the scr file won't work?


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01 Jun 2017   #2
Syncopator

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I received email dated 31 May at 11:07 PM saying that a reply had been made to my question from a user named AddRAM. The reply seems to have been deleted.

The message was "Did you install Flash Player ?"

Yes, of course I did.
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01 Jun 2017   #3
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

I get Flash Player Betas....from
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer.html
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/air.html

and I check this link for update news to let me know when there is updates..
http://blogs.adobe.com/labs/feed

"Yes, of course I did. "
which did u install?


" It's installed by default in Chrome, and it's enabled, but that's got nothing to do with running screensavers."
ahhh you need to install the standalone FlashPlayer that would possible work... other wise there are three ones you can install from the FlashPlayer dev/beta site

Flash Player 26 Beta Installers

Universal 32-bit and 64-bit installers
Windows
- Download Flash Player for Internet Explorer - ActiveX
- Download Flash Player for Firefox and Netscape Plug-In compatible applications – NPAPI
- Download Flash Player for Opera and Chromium based applications – PPAPI <-- this one you wouldn't need because Google Chrome already comes with it afaik


Flash Player 26 Beta Standalone

32-bit standalone builds for Mac and Windows
- Download standalone for Windows 32-bit
I rename the file standalone file as "FlashPlayer.exe"
and move it to a new folder called "AdobeFlashPlayer"

C:\Program Files\AdobeFlashPlayer\FlashPlayer.exe
just by running it it will automatically file type associate the .swf files..
and it "MIGHT" get your screen savor to work... not sure....

then again.. it could be since its Windows complaining it MIGHT be the ActiveX version of the FlashPlayer plugin you need to install it might be that which it is looking for
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02 Jun 2017   #4
Syncopator

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote:
Flash Player 26 Beta Installers

Universal 32-bit and 64-bit installers
Windows
- Download Flash Player for Internet Explorer - ActiveX
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That one has solved the problem. Thank you for the information
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02 Jun 2017   #5
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Syncopator View Post
That one has solved the problem. Thank you for the information
HuuwayY!!
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