Adobe unfurls Flash 10.3 beta
'Declouded' preferences and more
Adobe has released a beta of Flash Player 10.3 that – among other new niceties – includes a preferences pane for managing your storage, camera, playback, and other settings.
Previously, users needed to access an Adobe-hosted settings webpage to control preferences for global and website privacy and storage, security, protected content playback, and peer-assisted networking.
As one commenter to Lifehacker's report on the beta's availability put it: "So Adobe is declouding Flash! Yay!"
The Mac OS X version of the beta provides a four-tabbed preferences pane with controls for Storage, Camera and Mic, Playback, and Advanced:
In addition to the addition of "declouded" controls, the beta's release notes detail new features such as easier media-measurement capabilities, acoustic echo cancellation and other audio improvements, and auto updates for Mac OS X.
You can download a copy of the Flash 10.3 beta – actually, beta 10.3.180.42, to be exact – here.
Adobe finally pulls its finger out
It's only taken 5-6 years to make a preference panel that looks like it belongs on the Mac OS. If they keep improving at that rate, I might think about removing ClickToFlash in about a decade.
Never mind the window dressing, can we have the 64bit version?
Mostly extras that we could have done without for a little while longer.
Why don't they actually finish the 64bit version they said they announced they were 'working on' back in about 2008?
64 bit support?
Does it have it? Or is that asking for too much?