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Though the Software center is showing that "Adobe Flash Plugin" is installed in my computer, which is a Compaq Presario c700 running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, yet some websites like is prompting me to download Adobe Flash Plugin to view online streaming. PS: I have the latest version of Adobe Flash Plugin

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Please include the output of dpkg -l \*flash\* run from a terminal and include what browser you're using. Do this by editing your question. – gertvdijk Jan 21 '13 at 13:40
you might want to avoid flash atleast for youtube by enabling HTML5 mode in youtube. – nitishch Oct 23 '13 at 2:54

I ran into the same issue. dpkg showed that flashplugin-installer was already installed but no flash in Firefox. I resolved it by running

sudo apt-get --reinstall install flashplugin-installer
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After encountering a problem with adobe flash player not being clickable on cam chat sites I became very aggravated..and it takes that for me to fix stuff I guess.

Remove Flash player plugin from within firefox [is what I use] use:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get autoremove then,

use terminal to re-install flash plugin:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

After doing the exact above actions the adobe flash player problem was solved.

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I had the same issue before, on another computer, and after trying countless different ways to fix it (including completely removing and installing flashplugin-installer, adobe-flashplugin, the version from adobe's website, pepper flash, etc...), I finally fixed it by using an older version of flash.

I basically went here:, then I downloaded 11.1 (no real reason why, it's just because I didn't want to try each version, so I decided that it would be better to have a version too old, than to have to download test each one).

I installed flashplugin-installer again, then I extracted the archive, went to fp_11.1.102.63_archive -> 11_1r102_63_32bit (change 32bit to 64bit if your system is 64-bit), extracted flashplayer11_1r102_63_linux.i386.tar.gz (replace i386 to x86_64 if you system is 64-bit), and then copied to /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/.

After I had restarted chromium, everything worked fine! This should work for firefox too.

There is a copy-and-paste instruction on how to do this.

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