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How do I update Google chrome/Flash on Mac OS 10.5.8

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Jan 19, 2013 10:23 PM


Tried to Google it, I could not find anything.


How do I update Google chrome/Flash on Mac OS 10.5.8?


I keep geting a yellow drop down alert message on chrome saying "Adobe Flash Player was blocked because it is out of date. Learn More Run this time Update plug-in..."


I follow through and it says they no longer support updates for Mac OS 10.5.8, must have a newer OS.


Is their anything posible I can do besides buying a new OS?


Thank you.

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)

    The most recent Flash version for Mac OS X Leopard is 10.3, and it's old, so it's not recommended (if you can) to use it. If you want to use Flash, I recommend you to upgrade to Snow Leopard

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)

    If you have the latest updates, you can use Safari for Flash >

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,290 points)

    Flash Player version is the last version available to PPC Mac users. However, this Flash version won't work for many videos on Facebook, YouTube and other sites. Adobe's latest version, 11.x or later, is only for Intel Macs. Adobe will not provide a newer Flash version for PPC Macs.


    The message requesting that you download Adobe Flash Player takes you to Flash Player requiring an Intel processor. Doesn't work on a PowerPC processor. I found a hack, installed it & it works with Firefox, TenFourFox & Safari. (Havent tested on Chrome)


    Download this to your desktop, unzip it, and replace the current Flash Player plug-in which is in your main/Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder, (not the user Library). Save the old one just in case this one doesn't work.


    Hack Allows PowerPC Macs to Access Flash 11 Content


    If you use the modern browser TenFourFox, it has plugins disabled by default, meaning Flash is not there. This can be enabled easily by doing the following: In the TenFourFox address bar type about:config and press Enter/Return. Look for tenfourfox.plugins.enabled (currently set to false) and set it to true (double click the line to change). This will enable Flash. The developers advise against this as it may cause an instability issue, but if you need Flash then you have no option.


     Cheers, Tom

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)

    In your case, if your Mac is compatible with Snow Leopard, you can buy it on the Apple Online Store. Now, Apple only sells Mac OS X online (Lion and Mountain Lion are available in the App Store)

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)

    You have an Early 2008 MacBook, so you can install Snow Leopard and OS X Lion on that Mac. Snow Leopard works properly with those 2 GB of memory, but if you want to upgrade to Lion, you will need 4 GB minimum


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