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#12223 - 10/05/10 02:36 AM Re: Flash Cookies Raise Privacy Concerns [Re: Hal Itosis]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
First, I just edited my truncated post, and now I'm not the least bit certain about my edit. frown

Originally Posted By: Hal Itosis
>> "Global Privacy Settings" gives no visual indication of which pref I've set.<<
Yeah, i think that's by "design"... i.e., Adobe wants it that way (or don't want to put any effort into improving the display/behavior?).

You can visually check by looking at "Website Privacy Settings," but I still can't figure out how to read it in "settings.sol."

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>>When I change my pref for a website I've already visited in "Website Privacy Settings" the change does not stick, rather it reverts to my global default.<<
Again, my suspicions are that they're not truly seeking to make all that stuff work properly. (not as users would desire/expect). Or maybe web designers have found ways around Adobe's intended Flash behavior?

Precisely why I'd like to be able to read "settins.sol..." so I don't have to visit Macromedia time after time.

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>>Website Storage Settings" loses its check in the "Never Ask Again" box, and the pref must be reset by hand for each new website I visit.<<
Ditto. There's just no telling where the "problem" really originates.

The odd thing, though, is even though that setting looks like it's changed in the Macromedia pref pane it still looks right in "settings.sol."

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Then again, i'm no Flash expert... and i'd like to know the right answers myself.

Ditto!
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#12224 - 10/05/10 03:56 AM Re: Flash Cookies Raise Privacy Concerns [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09

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Now that's weird; I thought "I echo suppression default microphone default camera" (Remove all spaces) would come through.

Anyone would. tongue

Given that the experience of visiting any part of Adobe's site is inherently confusing, and that the configuring of Flash settings via the Settings Manager page is even more so, and that non-printable and/or control characters florf the content of posts, and that even if successfully transcribed, the meaning of the text contained in settings.sol files is obscure if not opaque...

Could you please refrain from editing a post to introduce new content pertinent to the ongoing discussion several hours after making the original post? It makes following the topic go from difficult to downright impossible.

(Please don't reply here! I'll be starting a more generalized thread on the topic of editing posts in the Feedback forum when I get a chance.)
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#14753 - 03/18/11 03:13 AM Re: Flash Cookies Raise Privacy Concerns [Re: Hal Itosis]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
I just discovered that Flash now installs a pref pane that allows us to set privacy prefs without visiting the Macromedia website... Apps/Sys Prefs > Flash Player. (I'm running version 10.3.180.42, but I have no idea if it's the first version to include the feature.)
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#14754 - 03/18/11 04:39 AM Re: Flash Cookies Raise Privacy Concerns [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Are you running a beta? According to Adobe, the latest version is 10.2.152.33, the one I'm running. That Flash Player preference pane is absent from my system.
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#14755 - 03/18/11 04:50 AM Re: Flash Cookies Raise Privacy Concerns [Re: jchuzi]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: jchuzi
Are you running a beta? According to Adobe, the latest version is 10.2.152.33, the one I'm running. That Flash Player preference pane is absent from my system.

Well, how about that? I am running the beta (which I've been avoiding studiously); I spaced, thought 10.4 was the beta, and d/l'ed 10.3 without reading.

The discovery makes me happy to have erred.

Edit: I'm embarrassed not to have realized instantly that a major change such as a pref pane would not have appeared in a regular update. blush


Edited by artie505 (03/18/11 05:02 AM)
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#14828 - 03/24/11 03:24 PM Re: Flash Cookies Raise Privacy Concerns [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
> The discovery makes me happy to have erred.

I take that back!!!

I just took a look at my Flash pref pane (as I do periodically, because I don't trust them guys), and found that my "Don'ts" had reverted to "Asks" and that something or other that had not asked was using "LocalStorage" in spite of the "Ask" setting. mad
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