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.