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Computer Software => General software => Topic started by: scottiesmum on August 18, 2011, 08:37:31 AM

Title: Adobe Air ??
Post by: scottiesmum on August 18, 2011, 08:37:31 AM
I have a box which popped up this morning telling me to update Adobe AIR .  On checking my list of programmes there are several Adobe entries  :-

 :Adobe AIR Installer 
: Adobe AIR
: Adobe Download Manager
: Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX
 Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin

I knew about the Flash Player and Manager .... but this AIR thing has me baffled.   The only thing I can  think is that it has been downloaded and installed during an Adobe Flash Player update.    I have not downloaded it myself.    Do I need this AIR thing   ... I have the Update minimised for the moment until I'm more clear, with the kind help of someone  :)   .......  Many thanks in anticipation.
Title: Re: Adobe Air ??
Post by: tuftedduck on August 18, 2011, 08:59:24 AM
Adobe Air is a sort of super java/flash all rolled into one prog which is designed to enhance certain aspects of your browsing experience, and may be of use to gamers, or those who want lots of images/videos/animations of a superior quality.

For normal browsing, it is not required and can be safely dispensed with.
Title: Re: Adobe Air ??
Post by: scottiesmum on August 18, 2011, 09:19:59 AM
Thank you once more TD   ..... you've made me very happy this morning   ;D
Title: Re: Adobe Air ??
Post by: UncleUB on August 18, 2011, 09:20:21 AM
I have Adobe AIR installed,but never bother to update it,just leave it where it is.Perhaps I should uninstall it..does it have no bearing on Flash or Adobe reader if removed.?
Title: Re: Adobe Air ??
Post by: scottiesmum on August 18, 2011, 09:31:16 AM
I've got rid of it Unc  .... and nothing has happened   ;D
Title: Re: Adobe Air ??
Post by: tuftedduck on August 18, 2011, 09:36:05 AM
@ unkyUb........no, it has no effect on these progs. and being rid of it will not affect the running of these other two items.
Title: Re: Adobe Air ??
Post by: UncleUB on August 18, 2011, 09:49:33 AM
Thanks........Its gone..........and I'm still here  :D
Title: Re: Adobe Air ??
Post by: roseway on August 18, 2011, 10:13:38 AM
Phew! That's a relief. ;D
Title: Re: Adobe Air ??
Post by: UncleUB on August 18, 2011, 06:28:14 PM
Phew! That's a relief. ;D

 :D
Title: Re: Adobe Air ??
Post by: UncleUB on August 19, 2011, 08:51:31 AM
Spoke too soon....... :no:

Just tried Java this morning and wouldn't work,so I thought it was ok before I removed Adobe Air.. ???

So I did a system restore to before Adobe Air was removed..and now Java works fine....
Title: Re: Adobe Air ??
Post by: scottiesmum on August 19, 2011, 09:01:19 AM
Unc  you beat me to it  ........  I too had a problem  ...... on starting computer I received a message that an application needed Adobe AIR   ::)     it's back !!!   ;D

The application in question was something from Orange which enable me to solve any  eventual Livebox probs. on line; at the time of installing this app. I didn't realise Adobe Air was needed :-[  and  obviously the app. needs Java     :'(        Thanks to TD  quand mÍme   :)
Title: Re: Adobe Air ??
Post by: CurlyWhirly on August 19, 2011, 04:10:44 PM
I have no option but to use Adobe Air as it is needed because I use the BBC iPlayer desktop.

If I get rid of it then the BBC iPlayer desktop no longer works !
Title: Re: Adobe Air ??
Post by: scottiesmum on August 19, 2011, 06:32:44 PM
Ah  ... !!  I learn so much on here ....   Merci Mike  :)