There have been quite a few updates in March that we’ve not had time to write about, below is a quick summary
Adobe Flash Player 11 has been released. It finally brings official 64bit support in an all-in-one installer for both 64 and 32bit. Hardware acceleration is also now included. Good work Adobe, lets just hope there are less security issues than in the past.
Windows 7 (and Vista) include a search system that can search not just file names, but the contents of files. Microsoft Office documents are all supported by default, however PDF files are not. Adobe provide a plugin which is included with Adobe Reader 9 (and newer) which enables this functionality. However a 64bit plugin is… Read more »
Nearly 18 months ago I wrote a brief note about how to which don’t have a “remove” button in the Add-ons manager. I have updated and added to the original list, and will continue to add any further plugins I encounter here. If in doubt there is usually no harm done by leaving or removing… Read more »
I recently had a problem with 2 PCs which appeared to be configured identically, but whilst one would play a FLV downloaded from youtube, the other would fail. Some other FLVs played OK on both systems. After much further investigation I discovered that the activeX version of flash player on 1 of the PC’s was… Read more »