Michael Gordon wrote:
JD replied On 12/24/2008 8:34 AM
Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
Using Seamonkey 1.1.14 and PrefBar 4.1.2., when I try to disable
Flash by removing the check mark I get the following error:
prefbar has its own newsgroup, where you can get better help there:
Failed to disable/enable flash plugin. Maybe you are running a flash
movie in your browser, and so the plugin is locked, or you just
don’t have write permission to the directory
As far as I can tell, there is no flash movie running in the browser
(about:blank) and I don't know why I wouldn't have write permission
to the directory since Flash does work.
I moved the npswf32.dll to
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Mozilla\plugins
and renamed the original to npswf32.dll.old. Flash still works and I
can now disable it with PrefBar.
Your solution is the only one I have found to work with PrefBar, however
keep in mind when you upgrade SeaMonkey to a new security release
version you have to manually remove SeaMonkey (Add/Remove Programs)
before installing the upgrade. When you use this method of upgrading
the uninstaller will ask you twice if you want to remove all of
SeaMonkey, the first time it is to remove all the SeaMonkey files, click
yes, the second time is to remove all the files and folders in the
SeaMonkey program folder, click no.
If you allow SeaMonkey to use the automatic installer it will remove all
files and folder contents in the SeaMonkey program folder including all
plugins, extensions, themes and other add-ons you have installed to the
I don't remove the old version first. I do a Custom install and select
to not check compatibility or something like that. I thought I had this
in my notes but I don't so I'll pay a little closer attention next time
and update my notes.
I guess I should try Removing the old program first and see if it helps
to clean up the Registry?
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