Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2013 2:31 PM (in response to cathyq1)
Hi, no real idea, but I think they may be using Java or Flash?
See if it's disabled on your Mac...
Out-of-date versions of Adobe Flash Player do not include the latest security updates and will be disabled to help keep your Mac secure. If Safari 5.1.7 or Leopard Security Update 2012-003 detects an out-of-date version of Flash Player on your system, you will see a dialog informing you that Flash Player has been disabled. The dialog provides the option to go directly to Adobe's website, wh
ere you can download and install an updated version of Flash Player.
If you need to re-enable an out-of-date version of Flash Player, you can do the following:
1. Navigate to the /Library/Internet Plug-Ins (Disabled) folder.
2. Drag "Flash Player.plugin" into /Library/Internet Plug-Ins.
3. If the browser is running, quit and restart it.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2013 4:50 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Oh, that's a very interesting suggestion, which definitely seems a possibility.
Because the newest Firefox version isn't compatible with my old G4 (eventually I am going to have to let it go, I know!) I have been using an old version of Flash - recent versions of Flash not compatible with my set up, updates only available for Intel Macs and newer models.
This meant I lost the option to run the BBC iPlayer last year, until some clever G4 owner put up a work around they had created online. So that's what I'm using for Flash, and it therefore might not show up as an error or disabled, since it "appears" to be a new version of Flash, but really isn't.
Hadn't thought of that, but it could definitely fit the symptoms. I've been very curious to know what the problem might be. In the end my kind neighbour submitted the return for me for this year, but I am going to look into the Flash issue for the next time - assuming I'm still nurturing my G4 nex
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2013 5:28 PM (in response to cathyq1)
TenFourFox is the most up to date browser for our PPCs, they even have G4 & G5 optimized versions...
SeaMonkey seems pretty fast also, with many options...
The last really supported Flash for PPC was 10.1.102.64, but if it's for like Facebook or such, people have been fooling FB to think they have a leter version installed.
Texas Mac Man's Flash hack/post...
Flash player 11.1 hack on PowerPC - https://discussions.apple.com/message/16990862
Might be later ones around also... saw 11.3 I think.
(If you are running a PPC Mac with Flash Player 10.1.102.64 and are having problems with watching videos on FaceBook or other sites, contributor Texas Mac Man suggests the following solution which fools the site into thinking that you are running the latest version:)
Download this http://www.steelbin.com/FPforFBPPC.zip 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.
You should also consider the Shockwave Player, which displays Web content that has been created by Adobe Director, much used for multimedia: For PPC Macs: http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/
See in each Browser which version of Flash it thinks it has...
I think I read the latest hack allowed BBC Player even.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2013 5:36 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Very nice! Going to explore all these options. I do want to keep my G4 running as long as possible, it's the machine I first used when I changed from PC, and I have a great fondness for it, it pretty much does everything I want to do on a computer (well, except submit the tax return!), so I don't feel any great desire to change it.
I really dislike the reflective surface on the newest iMac monitors, and find the Cinema Display monitor just right for me both in size and on screen colours. Very happy to find a community online which wants to do the same, and is happy to share G4 knowledge.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2013 5:47 PM (in response to cathyq1)
OK, good luck, & let us know if something works please.
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