HowTo: Fix being unable to click in Flash applications in Ubuntu 64-bit

Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) has a curious bug on the 64-bit Intel/AMD version whereby on some systems you can play Flash perfectly, but the Flash application does not recognise any mouse clicks in it. This means in sites such as YouTube, you can't click the mouse to play and pause, or seek in a video - you're forced to use the keyboard. This is a known bug with the flashplugin-installer package and is currently being worked on by Canonical. In the meantime, if you wish to fix the problem yourself now rather than wait for the official fix, just follow these instructions... (more…)
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Adobe Flash Player 10 for Linux 64-bit

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Finally got around to downloading the Alpha of Adobe Flash Player 64-bit for Linux to try it out, and I have to say it feels good. My desktop box at home is no slouch, but clearly the old 32-bit wrapper and plugin combo was holding back Firefox badly - I notice it loads a little more snappily and heavy Flash-laden pages load much more smoothly and quickly. Normally I wouldn't endorse an Alpha to anyone but cutting-edge users, but I have to make an exception here. I'm going to keep using it until I come across a major show-stopper such as Firefox lockups or what-not. If you'd like to try out the 64-bit plugin for yourself, here's what you have to do. (more…)
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