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I have two browser on my Ubuntu 12.10 64bit. Chromium and FireFox.
I want to install flash player but only for FireFox to play game and music. But not for Chromium.
Can someone show me how to do that?

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Assuming you have successfully installed Flash and that it works for Firefox, you can simply prevent Chromium from using Flash. To do so, type about:plugins in the Chromium browser's address bar and hit Enter.

Then look at the list of plug-ins enabled, and just disable anything related to Flash.

Such a step will only affect Chromium and not Firefox.

Note that Firefox has a click-to-play option for plug-ins as well. If you wish to enable that feature, type about:config in the Firefox address bar and press Enter. Answer okay in the resulting screen and then, in the next screen, type click and look for a line with plugins.click_to_play. Go to that line and pressing Enter will toggle the click-to-play feature on or off.


I don't use 64-bit myself and have heard that getting Flash to work may be problematic, but, in any case, make sure you have allowed ubuntu-restricted-extras and run:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
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