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I've been Flash-free in Safari (5.0.3, my primary browser) for a while now, using Chrome with its bundled Flash Player whenever I have to.

I'm also developing a little bit in Flash for school, and have ended up using the Flash Debug Player, since it's really convenient to use trace for debugging.

I tried just putting the Debug Player inside my Google Chrome.app, similar to how the existing Flash Player is located, but Chrome refused to detect this, so I had to put it in /Library/Internet Plug-ins, and now Safari detects it too.

Is there any way I can get Safari to ignore this plugin, or something that makes sure Chrome can find it, and not Safari?

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You have to rename the Flash debug plugin, in order to be available to Chrome.

  • Go to 'Chrome.app/Contents/Versions/10.0.../Internet Plug-ins'
  • delete the 'Flash Player Plugin for Chrome.plugin'
  • put there your debug 'Flash Player.plugin'
  • rename it to 'Flash Player Plugin for Chrome.plugin'
  • restart Chrome
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I think I tried that once before, but I'll give it another try to be sure when I get home again –  PerfectlyNormal Apr 2 '11 at 10:33
    
@perfectlynormal I tried that way to install a newer version of Flash into Chrome and it did worked! Let me know of you have any issues.. –  nuc Apr 2 '11 at 14:22
    
Looks like it worked :) Must've done something wrong last time. Probably typoed something... –  PerfectlyNormal Apr 4 '11 at 11:14
    
I'm glad it worked! Thank you for the gift :) –  nuc Apr 4 '11 at 11:25
    
Won't this be automatically overwritten with a new release of Flash by Chrome's autoupdate? –  GhostLyrics Mar 18 at 18:59

Maybe just use the clicktoflash extension (also available from Safari Extensions Gallery)?

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I know that's a possibility, but iirc, there are some sites that detect you have Flash support installed, and use Flash instead of HTML5 for video for examples, so would like to avoid that.. –  PerfectlyNormal Apr 2 '11 at 10:32

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