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A Windows user with IE, Firefox and Chrome can have three copies of the Flash Player and each can be at a different version. For many years the update procedure for Flash was manual, rather than automatic.Now (December 2014) that things are more automated, the problem is inconsistency.At one point, I was viewing a single web page and the Chromebook was sluggish.I used Shift-Escape to bring up the Google Chrome Task Manager and saw that the Flash plugin was using a lot of ram and CPU cycles.When the installed version is old, it tells you what the latest version is for your browser/OS. The bad news is that it punts on the Chrome browser and IE on Windows 8.In both cases it says that Flash should be updated automatically, so fuggedaboutit, you're fine.In early Feb 2014 it was only displaying the first 3 sections of the Flash version number, which has 4 sections. As of May 2015, the bug was back, it reported only that v17.0.0 was installed.The bug still existed July 15, 2015 (Chrome on Windows 7 reported that version 18.0.0 was installed).
HISTORY and BACKGROUND For Windows users with multiple browsers, the Flash player has been a particular annoyance for years because there are multiple copies of it.
Adobe used to have a fourth Flash tester but sometime in Jan 2014 or earlier, it was merged into the above. 2014) FLASH PLAYER on CHROME OS (created Oct 15, 2015) I ran into an interesting wrinkle while logged on as a Guest user on a Chromebook.
The upside to being a guest user is that you always start with a virgin copy of the operating system.
The end user is not told or asked, which, in my opinion, is the way it should be.
In addition, Chrome does a better job of sandboxing Flash than either Internet Explorer or Firefox.