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Changing Cameras on some websites on Windows 8 System

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    Windows 8

    Changing Cameras on some websites on Windows 8 System


    I cannot change cameras I want to use on some websites (Skype and yahoo ok). When I go to try to select an external cam on some websites which merely show "About Adobe Flash Player" in the "camera area", I can't seem to pull up the icon which allows me to select the external camera. The internal camera works just fine on those sites, but if I disabled the internal camera "hoping the computer" would recognize the external camera as the "new default" camera, I then have no camera whatsoever on those sites. Missing something. Help!?

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  2. #2


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    That should be controlled through the Flash Control Panel item - It's "Camera and Mike settings by Site" - You may have the sites you want blocked.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Changing Cameras on some websites on Windows 8 System


    Thanks for the reply!. My problem seems to be that although I can access the pop up menu you refer to on Skype and yahoo messenger, I cannot do so on the other sites I'm trying to enable my external cam on. I have approved these sites in the puter generally, but, beyond that, a wall I can't get over or around - so far. If you can help me get to such a pop up menu (process should be the same for all such sites I think), I think my problem would be solved. Unfortunately, I don't see any way to get beyond "About Adobe Flashplayer", which shows me what I need to do, but gives no guidance on how to get to the darned pop up menu on such sites.

    Mr. Mikie
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Flash always seems to do what it wants, not what you want. Have you upgraded to the latest version? Maybe you should remove it, run a cCleaner Registry clean, and then maybe you can re-install it fresh. Sounds like it has accumulated some settings you don't want. Maybe a removal, a registry clean, and then clean out your Temp files with ccleaner, try that.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Thanks for sticking with me on this!!! I'm told I can't un-install Flash Player without risking an even bigger mess because it comes embedded in Windows 8. Joy! Since I'm obviously not terribly adept at this sort of thing, I'm reluctant to risk that. Any other suggestions sure welcome!
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Changing Cameras on some websites on Windows 8 System
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