Posts Tagged ‘flash’

Install Adobe Flash for Firefox properly

April 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Let’s see how to install Adobe Flash under Ubuntu for Firefox properly.

Visit the official site ( and download the .tar.gz file. Create a temporary directory (e.g. /tmp/flash) and save the file there. This archive is a tarbomb, that’s why we put it in a dedicated folder.

Unzip the archive. There is a “usr” subfolder whose owner and group must be set before copying it to “/usr“. Switch to root (with “su“) and perform the following actions:

  1. chown -R root:root usr (where “usr” is the subfolder from the archive, not the system folder)
  2. copy this “usr” folder to “/usr“, i.e. copy it to the system folder

(Of course, you can also do these steps with “sudo” too.)

Finally, copy the file “” to the directory “$HOME/.mozilla/plugins/“. It’s very likely that this folder doesn’t exist yet so create it first.

Restart Firefox and enjoy the ultimate Flash experience :)

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Put a text on the clipboard from your webpage

December 18, 2012 Leave a comment

From an HTML page you want to copy some text on the clipboard by pressing a button.

Example: on a page you present a list of URLs. Next to each URL there is a button. If the user clicks on the button, the corresponding URL is copied to his/her clipboard.

You can use clippy for this task. “Clippy is a very simple Flash widget that makes it possible to place arbitrary text onto the client’s clipboard.

Here is an HTML template that you must paste in your HTML: clippy.html. Simply replace “{{ clippy_text }}” and “{{ bgcolor }}” with the values you want.

Update (20130103)
GitHub also used clippy but recently they switched to ZeroClipboard. Here is their announcement.

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Free Online Clocks for Your Website or Blog

November 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Customize the clock, copy the generated code and paste it in your website or blog.

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Youtube audio player

November 20, 2012 Leave a comment

At I found a nice trick to embed just a part of the Youtube Flash player, thus the player looks like an audio player. All you need is a little CSS trick:

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Problems with Flash? Try Flash-Aid!

April 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Flash sucks.

If you have problems with Flash under Ubuntu (who doesn’t?), try the Firefox add-on Flash-Aid.

Remove conflicting flash plugins from Ubuntu/Debian Linux systems, install the appropriate version according to system architecture and apply some tweaks to improve performance and fix common issues.

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Thank you Adobe

April 8, 2012 Leave a comment

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Flash videos are blue

April 1, 2012 10 comments

Since a few days ago, Flash videos became blue on Ubuntu.

Create the folder “/etc/adobe” and add the following lines to “/etc/adobe/mms.cfg”:


This tip is from here.

Update (20120529)
Warning! According to ebooksoffers, this patch makes Flash unstable. If Flash starts to crash a lot, reverse these changes.

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Windows Really Good Edition

October 14, 2011 Leave a comment

It’s a funny interactive Flash-based Windows parody.

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