Adobe Flash Player Update Solves Windows 8.1 “Not Working” Issues

The latest Windows 8.1 update for Adobe Flash Player brings a set of improvements that should take care of “not working” reports from users
adobe flash player windows 8.1 fixAdobe’s Flash players is one of the most used pieces of software in the world and naturally, it is present on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, as well. However, some users have been reporting issues with it, as it was not working after installing Windows 8.1 for many of them. Now, an update has been made available to solve most of these issues.

The latest update, Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.149 Beta, also takes care of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users, as it comes with the following fixes:

  • Windows 8 High DPI Displays – Corrects an issue where some content was not scaling with zoom changes
  • Windows 8.1 Internet Explorer 11 – Corrects an issue where an initial button press was ignored

If you’re not sure what High DPI means in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, I recommend you to read this post as it contains a short video explaining it all, especially if you are a developer. However, as you can see, this is still a beta version of Flash Player for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8, so bugs and glitches are expected. Besides the changes for Windows 8 users, here’s what’s more is new in the update:

  • Windows 7 – Corrects a problem introduced in 11.7.700.224 where Simple Chinese characters were¬† displayed as a box or question mark on the AutoUpdate dialog
  • Corrects an issue introduced in 11.8.800.94 where layout of the AutoUpdate notification dialog was incorrect in localized languages
  • Corrects a problem introduced in 11.9.900.4 that only affected the beta, where HTTP Live Streams would not buffer after an Ad insertion
  • Corrects an issue where memory usage doubled with Trickplay mode enabled
  • Windows – Corrects an issue introduced in 11.7.700.164 where video was not rendering on some systems when using StageVideo with WMODE set to Window
  • Multiple Stability Enhancements