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Old 12-15-2014, 02:31 PM
 
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People have always been confused about Shockwave vs. Flash Player. Shockwave is a thing mostly used in games, whereas the Flash Player is what most people use for video.

When I look at Firefox Addons, it just says "Shockwave Flash" and then the version number for Flash Player. I don't even have the Shockwave Player. I don't know if it's Adobe's fault or Firefox's for the confusing labeling.

This is all because of the history of these products. But they should stop saying "Shockwave" if they just mean the Flash Player.

In IE and Manage Addons, it lists the Flash Player as Shockwave Flash Object. That's not helpful to most users.
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Old 12-15-2014, 02:55 PM
 
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Also, I have the Adobe Reader addon, and under Addons in Firefox, it is listed as Adobe Acrobat (which is a program used to make PDFs).

Why can't they just list the addons as what they really are??
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