PHSM-Calendar - v. 11.5 - Updated December 12th 2020

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Re-enabling Flash Player

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I have made a script for re-enabling Flash Player for the Calendars clocks:

It can be downloaded here
readme.txt wrote:Adobe is blocking Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning
January 12, 2021.

The batch script: EnableFlash.bat provided here can be used to re-enable
flash in Gadgets, Internet Explorer and Cromium based browsers (Google
Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Opera).

It will enable scripts from the C:\Users directory on the local harddisk and
from madsenworld.dk, clocklink.com and timeanddate.com, so the PHSM-Calendar
can show its Flash clocks again - especially important in Gadget mode, since
this can not show the Html5 clocks.

Flash will still be blocked from all other locations.

Since files has to be updated in subdirectories of C:\Windows the script has
to be run with administrator rights.

To do so:
1. Run Windows from an account with administrator rights.
2. Right click EnableFlash.bat and choose "Run as administrator"


The script will fix Flash for Gadgets and Internet Explorer for all users, but
has to be run for each user to work for the Chromium browsers.

If you have accidentally deleted the Flash Player for Internet Explorer it
can be installed in Windows XP and Windows 7 with the provided installer:
install_flash_player_ax.exe which is the last standalone installer from Adobe
for ActiveX browsers. This should be done before running the EnableFlash.bat
script.
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Re: Re-enabling Flash Player

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petermad wrote: 2021-01-12, 22:46 UTC The batch script: EnableFlash.bat provided here can be used to re-enable
flash in Gadgets, Internet Explorer and Cromium based browsers (Google
Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Opera).
What about Firefox and other Gecko-based browsers?
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Re: PHSM-Calendar - v. 11.5 - Updated December 12th 2020

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What about Firefox and other Gecko-based browsers?
Firefox seems to have removed even the possibility of running Flash - at least in my version 85.0b8
SeaMonkey (2.53.6 beta 1) still supports Flash.

Note that the fix is not for the browsers as such, but for the blocking of playing Flash content that Adobe has build in to the player with effect after January 12th 2021.

EDIT:
https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2020/11/17/ending-firefox-support-for-flash/ this seems to explain why my Firefox 85.0b8 doesn't support Flash - version 84.x is the last versions that does.
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Re-enabling Flash Player 1.01

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Updated the script for re-enabling Flash Player for the Calendars clocks:

It can be downloaded here
readme.txt wrote: Adobe is blocking Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning
January 12, 2021.

The batch script:
  • EnableFlash.bat
provided here can be used to re-enable Flash in Gadgets, Internet Explorer
and Cromium based browsers (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Opera) and
for some Gecko based browsers (for example SeaMonkey, but not FireFox).

It will enable Flash on the local harddisks, and from madsenworld.dk,
clocklink.com and timeanddate.com, so the PHSM-Calendar can show its Flash
clocks
again - especially important in Gadget mode, since this can not show
the Html5 clocks.

It will also enable running local .swf files in other applications such as
MPC-HomeCinema or IrfanView, and with Lister plugins such as HTMLView,
IEView, SWFView, FlashView or SWF Lister Lite.

Flash will still be blocked from all other Internet locations.


Since files has to be updated in subdirectories of C:\Windows the script has
to be run with administrator rights.

To do so:
1. Run Windows from an account with administrator rights.
2. Unpack the EnableFlash2021.zip archive.
3. Right click EnableFlash.bat and choose "Run as administrator".


The script will fix Flash for Gadgets and Internet Explorer for all users, but
has to be run for each user to work for the Chromium browsers.


If you have accidentally deleted the Flash Player for Internet Explorer it
can be installed in Windows XP and Windows 7 with the provided installer:
  • install_flash_player_ax.exe
which is the last standalone installer from Adobe for ActiveX browsers. This
should be done before running the EnableFlash.bat script.


Notice this is a fix for Adobes blocking of Flash. The browser manufacturers
can at any time decide to block Flash totally
, as for example FireFox from
version 85.0 does.


History:
14-01-2021:
Release of version 1.01
- Installer did not work if unpacked to other drive than C:
- Enabled playing local .swf files in other applications than browsers.
- Changed to now work for all local files, not just in C:\Users.
- Added C:\Users as a trusted location.


12-01-2021:
Release of version 1.00
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Re: PHSM-Calendar - v. 11.5 - Updated December 12th 2020

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Correction - the fix for running local .swf files in other applications only fully works for Windows 7 and XP. In Windows 8.1 and 10 the Flash ActiveX player is installed by Microsoft not by Adobe - and the latest ActiveX version is here v. 32.0.0.445 - and apparently Adobes version 32.0.0.465 is necessary to make it work for other applications than browsers.

I tried replacing Windows 10's Flash.ocx (v. 445) with Adobes Flash64_32_0_0_465.ocx - and it does enable Flash in other applications, but unfortunately then the clocks are misplaced in the PHSM-Calendar.
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Re: PHSM-Calendar - v. 11.5 - Updated December 12th 2020

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petermad wrote: 2021-01-14, 18:05 UTC Correction - the fix for running local .swf files in other applications only fully works for Windows 7 and XP. In Windows 8.1 and 10 the Flash ActiveX player is installed by Microsoft not by Adobe - and the latest ActiveX version is here v. 32.0.0.445 - and apparently Adobes version 32.0.0.465 is necessary to make it work for other applications than browsers.

I tried replacing Windows 10's Flash.ocx (v. 445) with Adobes Flash64_32_0_0_465.ocx - and it does enable Flash in other applications, but unfortunately then the clocks are misplaced in the PHSM-Calendar.
Isn't it wasting your time to hold flash alive ?
There was a long time of warnings that flash would be no longer available on a certain date.
So its time to make a version of your tool which doesn't need flash.
All the time spend for patching flash would better be used for changing your nice tool.
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Re: PHSM-Calendar - v. 11.5 - Updated December 12th 2020

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Horst.Epp wrote: 2021-01-14, 18:53 UTC All the time spend for patching flash would better be used for changing your nice tool.
How do you want to change many thousands of games available only in SWF, including well-known Yeti Sports and Samorost? Do you remember Xiao Xiao animation? That IS the real fun of Flash Player use.
For local files you can use StandAlone Flash Player, but what about content of many websites?
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Re: PHSM-Calendar - v. 11.5 - Updated December 12th 2020

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There was a long time of warnings that flash would be no longer available on a certain date.
So its time to make a version of your tool which doesn't need flash.
All the time spend for patching flash would better be used for changing your nice tool.
The PHSM-Calendar already is able to use html5 in stead of Flash for the clocks - but I am keeping the Flash support alive as long as possible, because PHSM-Calendar if primarily a Desktop Gadget - and html5 is not supported for Gadgets - which are also an obsolete technology - only kept alive for newer Windows versions by third party help like: https://8gadgetpack.net/
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Re: PHSM-Calendar - v. 11.5 - Updated December 12th 2020

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2Usher
For local files you can use StandAlone Flash Player, but what about content of many websites?
Standalone Flash Players can also be dependable of Adobes Flash - like my MPC-HomeCinema and IrfanView, and my Lister plugins such as HTMLView,
IEView, SWFView, FlashView or SWF Lister Lite.
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Re: PHSM-Calendar - v. 11.5 - Updated December 12th 2020

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2petermad
It's misunderstanding. I'm not talking about multimedia players with Flash support.
I mean Adobe StandAlone FlashPlayer a.k.a. SAFP:
https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/updaters/32/flashplayer_32_sa.exe
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Re: PHSM-Calendar - v. 11.5 - Updated December 12th 2020

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2Usher
Aha - thanks!
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