Shockwave Flash Crash

glennhoffmania

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I keep getting messages saying Shockwave Flash has crashed, asking me if I want to reload.  Then it'll say it's crashed and has to close.  I'm using Chrome.  How do I fix this?  Should I uninstall flash?
 

glennhoffmania

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Yeah but everything I've read says the problem is that you have two conflicting plugins. I've gone through this.  When I go to my plugins I only have one.  I can't find anything that has a solution if there isn't a conflict.  Thus this thread.
 

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No.  Is there a reason why uninstalling flash is a bad idea?  That sounds easier that uninstalling Chrome and losing all my bookmarks and saved passwords.  Also I thought with Chrome you don't need flash installed separately so I didn't think deleting it would affect anything.
 

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glennhoffmania said:
No.  Is there a reason why uninstalling flash is a bad idea? 
 
I don't really know.
 
glennhoffmania said:
That sounds easier that uninstalling Chrome and losing all my bookmarks and saved passwords. 
 
If you have a google account tied to your Chrome you can have all that data sync up. You could uninstall and install a fresh version and still have all your passwords, bookmarks, extensions etc.
 

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rembrat said:
I don't really know.
 
 
If you have a google account tied to your Chrome you can have all that data sync up. You could uninstall and install a fresh version and still have all your passwords, bookmarks, extensions etc.
You can also just make a copy of "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data", which doesn't require an account tied to your chrome and is faster and more secure than sending that info over the network.
 

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Ok but here's what I'm trying to understand. Chrome has its own flash plugin, correct? But I also have flash installed separately from before I started using chrome. What is the downside of uninstalling flash first? I'm not trying to be difficult, but I'm trying to understand why I need flash anyway if I'm using chrome. Does that make sense?