Adobe has released Flash Player 10.2, with the version identified as 10.2.152. Flash Player 10.2.152 includes security enhancements described in Security Bulletin APSB11-02. With this version, support ends for Microsoft Windows 2000 and Macintosh PowerPC-based computers.
The enhancements included in the updated Flash Player include the following:
Stage Video hardware acceleration
A new method for video playback in Flash Player allows developers to leverage complete hardware acceleration of the video rendering pipeline, enabling best-in-class high definition (HD) playback performance. Stage Video dramatically decreases processor usage enabling higher frame rates and reduced memory usage to deliver HD quality video on a broad range of devices.
Support for full screen mode with multiple monitors
Full screen content will remain in full-screen on secondary monitors, allowing users to watch full-screen content while working on another display.
Internet Explorer 9 hardware accelerated rendering support
Flash Player takes advantage of harware accelerated graphics in Internet Explorer 9, utilizing hardware rendering surfaces to improve graphics performance and enable seamless composition.
Native custom mouse cursor:
Developers can define custom native mouse cursors, enabling user experience enhancements and improved performance.
- IE: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_ax.exe
- Non-IE (Opera, Firefox etc) http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player.exe
In addition, any toolbar offered with Adobe products can be unchecked if not wanted.
To verify the Adobe Flash Player version number installed on your computer, go to the About Flash Player page, or right-click on content running in Flash Player and select "About Adobe Flash Player" from the menu.
Do this for each browser installed on your computer.
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