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Why can't old PCs view modern sites? [closed]

The reason for this question is that many times clients, friends and parents ask me why their perfectly working old PC cannot be used online anymore. I am looking for a good answer to those people ...
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In Google Chrome on Linux, where is the flv if not in /tmp?

I like to keep videos because I like buffering them and then playing them back-to-back in my media player, I want to be able to stop/restart my browser without losing all the buffered video, and ...
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How do I Install Flash Player 10 without Adobe Download Manager?

How do I get Flash Player 10 (on Firefox) without installing the Adobe Download Manager?
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What is a “Programmer” in the context of Bios Recovery?

I was reading about BIOS recovery and ran across the word "programmer". (No, it's not talking about people.) What is it referring to?
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Flash overrides Firefox keyboard shortcuts — how to turn that off?

I often cycle through my Firefox tabs using Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab. But whenever it reaches a tab that is running a Flash (or similar) plugin, Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab won't work anymore, ...
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Is it possible to recover a computer from a failed BIOS update?

While attempting the update the BIOS on an Asus motherboard, i learned the Asus Update Utility for Windows doesn't fully support Windows 64-bit. It was able to erase the BIOS without problems, but ...
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How to find the stream behind a Flash player

I am watching a Flash stream. I can watch the same stream in two different players (set up by someone else), but I don't like any of them. Is there a way I can find/get/extract the direct link to the ...
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How can I view .swf files within Mac OS X?

I have been sent a number of .swf files as attachments. I wish to view these within Mac OS X. I used to drag them directly into Safari and it would display them. However, after installing Safari 4 I ...
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How can I stop Flash from leaving full-screen mode when it loses focus due to a mouse-click in the other monitor?

On a multi-monitor system, if I'm viewing a full-screen video in Flash on one monitor, clicking the mouse on the other monitor causes Flash to leave full-screen mode and revert to normal size. What's ...
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How to prevent Flash components from blocking Firefox's keyboard shortcuts?

Whenever a flash code takes control in Firefox, Firefox's keyboard shortcuts stop functioning. Is there a way to fix this?
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How to fix skipping/stuttering audio in Google Chrome

If I play Google Music, or a Youtube video in the Chrome browser, and then open a new tab and start typing the address bar, the audio will quickly cut in and out as I am typing (with almost every ...
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How can a site run without Internet?

I came across this site http://www.desimartini.com/allaboutrajni.htm which requires me to disconnect from Internet to see the action! I am surprised as the site has quite an amount of content and ...
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Linux flash player settings dialog unclickable

I'm using Slackware 13. When a flash app pops up the allow/deny dialog, I'm stuck because the buttons are unclickable. My adobe flash player version is 10,0,42,34. How can I fix this problem? Edit: ...
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Is there a way to escape keyboard focus from adobe flash?

I've been trying to use the mouse less when web browsing. However, if a flash program gets the focus, it will capture the all the keyboard strokes, making it impossible to do anything without moving ...
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What's the best Flash Blocker for the Chrome Browser on a Mac?

Looking at the extensions gallery for Chromium there seems to be a number of flash-blocking extensions available: A couple with very similar names even. I've been using ClicktoFlash in Safari and ...
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Why does my computer freeze and make a terrible buzzing noise every once in a while?

Twice now my computer has frozen, accompanied by a terrible, angry, buzzing/beeping noise through the speakers. It is my first build, and as such I'm not really educated enough to even make a guess ...
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Convert PowerPoint to Flash or Silverlight? [closed]

I have a simple PowerPoint presentation and I would like to convert it to Flash or Silverlight. The presentation is a simple "Slide after Slide after Slide" and my first guess was to use OpenOffice ...
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Limit CPU usage for flash in Firefox?

How can we limit the CPU usage of Flash plugins in Firefox ? I do not want to disable Flash, but I don't need to Flash objects to run at full speed either, in order to save battery power.
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HTML5 live broadcasting

Adobe Flash uses Adobe Flash Player, RTMP protocol, Flash Media Server and Flash Media Live Encoder to make live broadcasting possible.. What protocol and software corresponds to HTML video/audio ? ...
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Chromium OS on an EEPROM

I have a HP Mini that runs Splashtop OS as an instant-on OS and Windows 7 as the main OS. I've updated Splashtop through Windows 7 before, so I know it runs on an EEPROM or some other sort of flash ...
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How to disable browser audio?

I use Google Chrome for Windows. How to disable or mute Flash audio?
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Can I use something like the SSD TRIM command on a SD card?

SSD flash hard drives have started to support TRIM in order to avoid the slowdown that occurs after a while. How do I do something similar on a SD card ? Like reformating the SD card, but at a ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to exit out of the scope of a flash application on a web browser?

On youtube, for example, if you pause a youtube video, keyboard commands like ctrl+t or ctrl+w don't work. Is there a keyboard shortcut that will return the focus to the web browser and not the flash ...
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How can I force Chrome to refresh a page, ignoring cached Flash files?

A couple other questions on superuser.com discuss the shortcut ctrl+F5 in Chrome. In theory, that shortcut should cause Chrome to refresh the current page while ignoring cached content. However, it ...
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Folder location of Flash cookies on Windows Vista

What's the location of the folder that contains the Flash cookies on Windows Vista? Flash cookies are also known as Local Shared Objects (LSO) and you can see what's been stored and remove them if ...
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To what extent is size a factor in SSD performance?

To what extent is the size of an SSD a factor in its performance? In my mind, correct me if I'm wrong, a bigger SSD should be, everything else being equal, faster than a smaller one. A bigger SSD ...
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Convert DVD to a flash application (including menus)

I was wondering if it is possible to convert a dvd to a flash application which I could then embed in a website. What I am looking for is not simply ripping the video, but something that encodes the ...
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Why is “flashplayerplugin” appearing in my command line output?

After opening the cmd.exe as usual, I suddenly see a weird thing: every output of any command that I enter that is related to my dev environment (ruby, git) in the cmd window is prefixed with the ...
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Poor Flash performance on Mac OS X?

I've been using Mac OS for almost 3 years now. What I have noticed couple of months ago, and what annoys me more and more over time, is that any Adobe Flash applications, content or adverts on website ...
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Explain Shockwave Flash?

Shockwave and Flash are two different things. Still, I'm wondering why is Flash called Shockwave Flash at many places?
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A way to enable flash for specific sites only?

Using Firefox or Chrome... Is there a way to control which sites are allowed to run flash and disable it for all others?
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Where does flash player save permanent files to, like game saves, or configurations?

I'd like to grab a copy of a save file I have for a flash game (to be fair, there's at least 20 hours of gaming in that save). I assume that different browsers and different operating systems do ...
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Flash Player 11 installer not working on Windows 7

I downloaded the Flash Player 11.0.1.152 installer from the Adobe website and tried to install it on Windows 7 64-bit. Upon running it, the installer deletes itself, the process runs in Task Manager ...
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What are the differences between MLC and SLC SSD drives?

SLC SSD drives cost a lot more than MLC SSD drives. Are there actual differences besides cost?
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Real Time Sound Leveler

Lately I've been annoyed with Hulu as the commercials are significantly louder than the actual show. This has caused me to wonder if there existed any application either generic or specific to Hulu or ...
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Disable “press 'esc' to exit full screen” in flash videos

This is not a duplicate of this question I watch videos on YouTube, Netflix, etc. Whenever I enter full-screen mode, I get the annoying "You've entered full screen mode. Press 'esc' to exit full ...
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How do I convert a .avi file to a .flv file?

I've been sent a .avi file that I need to convert to flash format to put online. What free software is there that will do this? I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 to work with so any software for either ...
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Does Silverlight or Flash support hardware acceleration?

Does Silverlight or Flash support hardware acceleration? Is work being done by the GPU or only the CPU? I believe Netflix View Instant uses Silverlight, does this support hardware acceleration?
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How can I download a Flash video from a website?

I am trying to download a Flash video, so I can try to convert it to a normal DVD. (FYI: this is a religious video.) Is it possible to download this video? If so, how could I do this?
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Reduce Mac OS X's Flash CPU usage

I have been experiencing high CPU usage (138%) on my MacBook, while looking at flash videos on the internet with the Firefox browser. Mostly this usage makes itself noticeable by the loud noise of the ...
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Stop Firefox from asking to install flash and other plugins

I have absolutely zero desire for Firefox to have flash and any other 3rd party plugins installed for rendering web content. Many times when I view web pages I get presented with obnoxious dialogs ...
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Disable hardware acceleration for Flash player in Linux

The latest official version (and supposedly the last version for Linux) of Flash player has some interesting issues on Linux systems. The biggest issues which have summarily been confirmed on the ...
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Choppy, CPU-intensive Flash video performance in Chrome

Lately, watching Flash video (eg, thedailyshow.com) is terrible in Chrome: the chrome.exe process sits at 49% CPU (dual core obviously) if the tab is open, even when the video is paused. Sound is ...
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Generate FLV video with alpha channel using open source tools

I have a sequence of PNG-images with transparency which I want to convert to an FLV video with transparency. So far I have been using ffmpeg to create FLVs (vp6a), but it doesn't seem to support ...
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How do I press CTRL+T when on youtube?

On Youtube.com the flash applet seems to suck the input focus. Shortcuts like CTRL+T or ALT don't seem to work. How can you make a new window without having to touch the mouse (keyboard only) when ...
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How does Vista ReadyBoost speed up the PC , since FLASH drives are slower than HDD's?

Flash Drives tend to be in the 10-30 MB/s transfer rate speed compared to HDD's in the 100+ MB/s range. I realize that seek time is shorter for the Flash drive, but if you've defragged your page file ...
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Is Flash typically slow on Linux?

Specifically, I'm running Mint 8 (Helena). I'm extremely new to Linux, and was searching for a solution that was user-friendly and GUI oriented. The box won't be used for much other than web browsing ...
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Linux Flash Player with 2 Monitors: always full-screen on primary monitor

My setup at home uses a laptop, with a larger external monitor in addition to the built-in LCD panel, which is primary. I can see the larger monitor from the rest of the room and use it as my TV, for ...
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Mute Flash in Google Chrome Mac OS X (or just mute any app in Mac OS X)

Is this possible using an extension for chrome or using a 3rd party app?
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IE has trouble with Flash content

For some time now (dunno exactly) Flash doesn't load here when it's embedded using the <embed> element. It works fine, however, if done via <object> alone. So most embedded videos in web ...