RE: Why can't new Opera locate legacy (NPAPI) flash plug-in?
Thanks for your helpful response, appreciate. I've done what you suggested, however:
Opera is based on Chromium now. When trying to figure out how to do something in Opera, you can search for how to do it in Chromium or Chrome.
Edit the Opera shortcut (it's a shortcut to launcher.exe) and add the command line option to search for plug-ins in a certain directory:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe" "--extra-plugin-dir=C:\Users\user\test"
I did that. I put NPSWF32.DLL into "Flash" folder under "OperaPortable" folder as subfolder, then I created a shortcut to launcher.exe like this:
"C:\Users\myusername\Desktop\Opera 34 Portable\OperaPortable\App\Opera\launcher.exe" "--extra-plugin-dir=C:\Users\myusername\Desktop\Opera 34 Portable\OperaPortable\Flash"
I launched Opera, but still it failed to recognize NPAPI Flash file.
The funny thing, it finds some other NPAPI-based other plugins such as PDF, Office Plugins, Windows Live plugins, 6 plugins at total, but it fails to find many other plugins, whereas latest Firefox (even portable version) works flawlessly. Is there somewhere in registry that i have to specify for Opera to find plugins that i want?
In Opera though, type opera://flags/?search=npapi in the address field and hit enter. There you can enable support for NPAPI plug-ins. But, Opera and Chrome are removing support for NPAPI, so sooner or later, NPAPI plug-ins won't be supported at all.
You can type opera://plugins in the address field and press enter. There you can enable disable individual plug-ins.
Now, or flash specifically, you don't need to do this. You just goto adobe.com and download flash. It should install the PPAPI (not NPAPI) version of flash that Opera should automatically recognize.
Think of opera://flags like opera:config
I've also checked this before. Opera://flags shows "Disable NPAPI plug-ins: Disabled (default)" which means NPAPI has to be detected by Opera, but it's still not found.
I'm lost here.
For the font, try disabling direct write in opera://flags. Not sure if disabling hardware acceleration alone will help.
Thanks', i'll try that if it helps.