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Why does Adobe Flash Player make everything pixelated?

by Shippou5 / June 24, 2012 11:49 AM PDT

It happens on google chrome and on mozilla, even the manus that pop up when you right click come out pixelated.

What should I do?

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Two possibilities
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 24, 2012 9:15 PM PDT

First try this. Disable hardware acceleration from within any Flash video window. Right click the video area, select "Settings", then remove the tick for "Enable hardware acceleration". Just once will change it for all browsers.

If that doesn't work, uninstall Flash using Adobe's own Flash uninstaller, reboot the computer, then revisit Adobe's web site to reinstall Flash.

Here is Adobe's Flash uninstaller -

You don't say if this computer is Mac, Linux, or Windows. The options above are for Windows and may be different for other OSes.


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I am using windows 7.
by Shippou5 / June 25, 2012 3:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Two possibilities

Disabling acceleration doesn't help. I uninstalled but it does not work for google chrome. I believe it helped with explorer but I mainly use google chrome

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Sounds like
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 25, 2012 9:46 PM PDT
In reply to: I am using windows 7.

a Chrome problem then.

The workaround is to use another browser until Chrome gets this fixed, (if it is a problem with Chrome), and see what others are saying in the Google forums.


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(NT) So I have nothing to do aside from waiting for a bug fix?
by Shippou5 / June 25, 2012 11:50 PM PDT
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You could use another browser.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 26, 2012 3:09 AM PDT

But I see that was mentioned.

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I only referred to chrome
by Shippou5 / June 26, 2012 9:05 AM PDT

There is nothing I can do about it?

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Chrome and Flash
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 26, 2012 8:10 PM PDT

The problem is that Flash is not an accessible add-on in Chrome as it is in other browsers. No add-ons and plugins are because Chrome "sandboxes" them to help protect against malware attacks on the OS.

Flash is built in to Chrome and is not an add-on and because of that we cannot offer any solution like, disable and remove the Flash add-on, reinstall it.

So if the problem is caused by Flash in Chrome specifically, there is nothing we can do. That's why I suggested looking through Google's own forums to see if others had reported this, and if so, what workarounds had been offered.



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(NT) Okay thanks, I will go check
by Shippou5 / June 26, 2012 8:54 PM PDT
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I have to ask
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 27, 2012 3:13 AM PDT
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