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Even though the Flash plugin is also referred to as "Shockwave Flash", it should not be confused with the Shockwave plugin that handles "Shockwave for Director" content.

Note: Mozilla may either remove the PFS or change the process for downloading missing plugins, at some future date.

[8] [9] [10] You can install or update Flash by downloading the plugin installer from Adobe's Flash Player download page or from the Adobe Flash Player Distribution page.

Once the download completes, exit Firefox and run the installer.

[3] [4] You can also see what version (if any) of the Flash plugin is being detected using about:plugins (see the linked article for details).

If Flash is installed and enabled, the about:plugins list will include an entry similar to the following: Shockwave Flash In Flash versions 11.2 and above, the file name includes the plugin version.

If you have installed the Flash plugin but it does not appear in the Add-ons Manager, open about:config and make sure that the preference has not been set to "false" (if it has, right-click on it and select Reset to set it back to "true").

[2] Note: If the Flash plugin is installed, make sure it is enabled in the Firefox (3.0 and above) or Sea Monkey 2 Add-ons Manager (see above); otherwise, the Flash test will not work and the "Shockwave Flash" plugin entry will not be displayed in the about:plugins list.

Important: There are two Flash players offered for Windows users: the Flash Active X control for Internet Explorer/AOL and the Flash plugin for Firefox/Mozilla/Opera browsers.