December 10th, 2013

Welcome to Flash Player 11.9 and AIR 3.9!  In today's scheduled release, we've updated both Flash Player and AIR with important bug and security fixes.  We hope you enjoy this release.  If you encounter any issues please don't hesitate to post on our community forums or to our public bug database.

Flash Player -


Bug Database -

Fixed Issues

December 10th, 2013

  • [3650964] [Win 8.1] - FileFilter instances are now correctly applied to FileReference.browse() and FileReferenceList.browse() in Internet Explorer 11
  • [3648724] [Win 8.1] - Video Playback Controls are now displayed at the correct size on
  • [3648113] [Win 8.1] - [MSFT 199849] Resolves a problem where ExternalInterface.objectID was not set correctly when Flash Player was instantiated using only an tag.
  • [3643885] [Win 8.1] - [MSFT 463497] Double-byte Characters can now be entered correctly in TextFields using Internet Explorer 11 in Modern Mode
  • [3640443] [Win 8.x] - Resolves a printing issue when printing device text from Internet Explorer with Enhanced Protected Mode (EPM) enabled
  • [3639736] [Win 8.1] - Resolves a 3D rendering issue when the device's Content Scale Factor is set to less than 1
  • [3639709] [Chrome] - Resolves an issue where some 3D content would render only in the lower left corner of the screen on Windows
  • [AIR] [Mac] [CCJK] - The IME will now be presented correctly after attempting to enter text in a read-only textfield


November 12th, 2013

  • [3650590] [OSX] - App Updater Crashes on MacOS with Air 3.9
  • [3648442] [iOS7] - Leftmost part of the text in spark TextArea and stageText get clipped when mulitline property is true.
  • [3640207] [Android] [Captive Application] - orientationChange event handler fetches wrong stage.orientation values.
  • [3624280] Sound now plays correctly in both channels on the Logitech G35/G930 Surround Sound headset
  • [3648273] [EaseScreen] - Corrects redraw issue affecting applications that embed the ActiveX control, introduced in Flash Player 11.9.900.92
  • [3646576] [Win 8.x] - Full-Screen Flash video now rescales correctly when switching between Portrait and Landscape modes multiple times
  • [3646574] [Win 8.x] - Clicking on an embedded "Watch on Youtube" link no longer triggers the Internet Explorer pop-up blocker
  • [3646574] [Win 8.1] - FileReference - Filtering by supported filetype now works as expected
  • [3632276] [HTTP Live Streaming] - Apple segmented playlists containing i-frames no longer cause streams to pause in Trickplay mode
  • [3631874] [Mac] - Content using enhanced license chaining now works as expected


October 8th, 2013

  • [3633176] [Win7] - Corrects a problem introduced in 11.7.700.224 where Simple Chinese characters were displayed as a box or question mark on the AutoUpdate dialog
  • [MSFT 3612555][Win 8] - High DPI Displays - Corrects an issue where some content was not scaling with zoom changes
  • [MSFT 366785] [Win 8.1/IE11] - Corrects an issue where an initial button press was ignored
  • [3634589] - Corrects an issue introduced in 11.8.800.94 where layout of the AutoUpdate notification dialog was incorrect in localized languages
  • [3634362] - Corrects a problem introduced in 11.9.900.4 that only affected the beta, where HTTP Live Streams would not buffer after an Ad insertion
  • [3632291] [HLS - Trickplay] - Corrects an issue where memory usage doubled with Trickplay mode enabled
  • [3626978] [Windows] - Corrects an issue introduced in 11.7.700.164 where video was not rendering on some systems when using StageVideo with WMODE set to Window
  • [Mozilla 902630] hangs Flash Player
  • [3584089] [HTTP Live Streaming] - HLS Streams created with Apple Media Segmenter now work as expected
  • [3630266] - Resolves an issue introduced in Flash Player 11.8.800.168 where the method called with multi-byte text as a parameter, corrupts the multi-byte characters on the JavaScript side
  • [3622168] - Resolved an issue introduced in Flash Player Beta 11.9.900.77 where exiting FullScreen mode during video playback on would cause a crash on Windows
  • [3630373] [Win8] [Internet Explorer] - Resolved an issue where when zoomed in the browser >=150% , video controls on Youtube where rendered too large after exiting from FullScreen mode
  • [3580628] [MSFT 84699][Win8] - The EPM notification bar now appears for embedded PDFs with Adobe Reader installed
  • [MSFT 138222][Win8] - Metro/IE10 - Resolves an issue on High-DPI displays where controls are rendered too small on Youtube in FullScreen mode
  • [3581370] [Win8 ARM] - Resolves an issue where 4096x4096 textures could not be rendered when the backbuffer is large
  • [Chrome] - Copy To Screen performance in PPAPI has been significantly improved
  • [Chrome] - Resolves an issue where video noise was encountered when moving between fullscreen and embedded mode during video playback
  • [HTTP Live Streaming] - Resolves an issue where AES encrypted video was skipping back and forth during playback.
  • [3613440] [HTTP Live Streaming] [WebVTT] - An issue where captions would be delayed after returning from an ad have been resolved
  • [3615084] [HTTP Live Streaming] [WebVTT] - Corrects an issue where the caption would wrap around the video display when the specific font was too large
  • [3585544] [HTTP Live Streaming] [WebVTT] - Corrects an issue where large, non-default fonts would sometimes overlap
  • [3616952] [Mac] [StageText] - Corrects an issue where when zooming multiple times on a Mac equipped with Retina display, text would not scale correctly when maximizing the window.
  • [3612492] [StageVideo] - Corrects an issue where a few visible black frames could be seen during the transition between two MP4 video streams.
  • [3596293] [Flash Pro] - Corrects an issue where Live Preview would hang when zooming very far (>200%) into content with filters applied
  • [3622405] [AIR] [iOS7] - iOS7 requires 5 new icon sizes: 76px, 120px, 152px, 40px, 80px
  • [3621111] [AIR] [Android] - Cannot load files asynchronously in StageWebView
  • [3613819] [AIR] [iOS7] - on using app asks permission for accessing the Microphone even when microphone API is not used in the app.
  • [3587773] [AIR] [iOS] - Creating too many FileStream objects will cause app to crash on iOS
  • [3587452] [AIR] [Android] - 144x144 image size icon should be supported on Android

New Features

  • Safe Mode in Safari 6.1 and higher

Safari 6.1 includes an updated version of Safari with Safe Mode, which implements new security restrictions on the operation of browser plug-ins. To the extent possible, we've adapted Flash Player to transparently handle these changes.  A small number of behaviors will change in the context of Safe Mode and are explained in the Known Issues section below.

  • Flash Player Mac .pkg Installation Support

Deploying Flash Player and keeping it up to date in enterprise environments is a critical task for system administrators worldwide. We’ve introduced a new .pkg installer format for our distribution partners to reduce their workload. Administrators can now deploy Flash Player for Mac using industry-standard management tools.

  • Mobile Workers (concurrency) BETA - Android

Our hugely popular desktop feature, AIR Workers, is now making its debut on mobile! We have added support on Android devices so that you will be able to execute code in the background without interrupting your application’s main code. Your UI will remain responsive, enhancing the user experience. We haven’t forgotten about iOS! Look for news on iOS workers in an upcoming release (NOTE: this feature will undergo an extended beta period.)

  • AIR Mobile Support for Background Execution in “Direct” Render Mode

AIR now supports background execution on iOS and Android when render mode is set to “direct”. This will allow your applications to perform tasks such as audio playback even when invisible to the user. Due to power and CPU considerations, we recommend reviewing our release notes for additional details and guidance.

In the past AIR on iOS and Android did not support background execution when render mode direct was set.  Due to this restriction,Stage3D based apps were not able to execute background tasks like audio playback, location updates, network upload/download etc.  iOS does not allow OpenGLES/rendering calls in the background.  Applications which attempt to make OpenGL calls in the background are terminated by the iOS.  Android does not restrict applications from either making OpenGLES in the background or other background task(like audio playback).

With this feature, we will now allow AIR mobile apps to execute in background when renderMode direct is set.  AIR iOS runtime will throw an error if OpenGLES calls are made in background.  However no error will be thrown on Android, as Android native apps are allowed to make OpenGLES calls in the background.  It's recommended to not make rendering calls while your app is executing in the background as its important to utilize the mobile resources judiciously.  The following is a list of Stage APIs which may throw the error 3768 - The Stage3D API may not be used during background execution.  The swf version should be 22 and above.




















  • AIR Support for iOS7
iOS7 has launched and we are making sure that AIR is compatible and performs as expected.
  • AIR Mac OS 10.9 Support

We have tested against the latest developer releases of OS X 10.9 and are making sure that your applications support the latest technologies such as “App Nap”.

  • AIR XXHDPI (144 x 144) Icon Support for Android

With this feature we have added support for beautiful, high resolution icons on devices such as the Nexus 10.

  • Instaback for Windows 8.1

The InstaBack feature essentially enables the “back navigation” without having to reload the previous page

  • Tab Suspend for Windows 8.1

Independent Tab Suspension is a new feature in IE Windows 8.1 wherein tabs that are not in the immediate foreground of the Modern Browser will be suspended, unless the content in the background is playing an audio/video stream or is engaged in communication with other instances of Flash using the ActionScript LocalConnection

  • Play To for Windows 8.1

Video streams to PlayTo certified devices. Once the NetStream object is properly initialized and starts playing some video, the user can swipe the charm, select play then a device, at this point the video stream should be re-routed to the selected device. Once the video stream is finished, the connection with the device will be closed.

For a full list of features in Flash Player and AIR, including features introduced in previous releases, please review the document here

Released Versions

Deliverable Released Version
Flash Player Desktop (Win Internet Explorer) 11.9.900.170
Flash Player Desktop (Win Other Browsers) 11.9.900.170
Flash Player Desktop (Mac) 11.9.900.170
Flash Player Desktop (Linux)
Flash Player Enterprise 11.7 (Mac and Win) 11.7.700.257
Flash Player Desktop (Win 8) 11.9.900.170
Flash Player Desktop (Win 8.1) 11.9.900.170
Flash Player Desktop (Chrome) 11.9.900.170
AIR Desktop (Win)
AIR Desktop (Mac)
AIR Android
AIR SDK & Compiler(Win)
AIR SDK & Compiler(Mac)

Known Issues

  • AIR Badge Installs - AIR Badge Installer will not launch an installer when running Safari 7 in Safe Mode.  Users will instead see a dialog with a link to more details and workarounds on an Adobe website.
  • Adobe Connect Plug-In Install - The Connect Plug-In Express Install will no longer work on Safari 7 in Safe Mode.  Users will instead see a dialog with a link to more details on an Adobe website.
  • Flash Player Global Settings - When a users launches the Global Settings menu from the Flash Player context menu on Safari 7 in Safe Mode, the user will be taken to the classic SWF-based preferences menu on an Adobe website, instead of the native Flash Player settings UI in the MacOS Control Panel.
  • LocalConnection - When a LocalConnection is constructed from a SWF hosted in Safe Mode, it may only establish a connection with other SWFs also hosted in Safe Mode.  If a LocalConnection is constructed from a tab with Safe Mode disabled, it will not be able to communicate with a SWF in a Safe Mode tab.
  • [3616981] [iOS] - Sound gets stop on clicking Power button even when UIBackground tag value set to Audio in application.xml
  • [3640443] [Windows 8.x] When printing in Vector mode on WIndows 8, device fonts will not print.  Developers can work around this issue by setting printAsBitmap to true.  Future releases of Flash Player will work to correct and improve this functionality
  • [3639736] [Windows 8.x] Angry Birds renders black and flickers with 50% zoom level in full screen.
  • [3612782] [Windows 8.x] The context menu doesn't work in modern mode

Security Enhancements

Security Bulletin Impacted Deliverables
APSB13-28 Adobe Flash Player & Adobe AIR

Authoring Guidelines

Authoring for Flash Player 11.9

To use the new Flash Player, you will need to target SWF version 22 by passing "-swf-version=22" as an extra compiler argument to the ASC 2.0 compiler.  Detailed directions are below.

  • Download the new playerglobal.swc for Flash Player 11.9
  • Download and install Flash Builder 4.7 from Creative Cloud:
  • Backup the existing AIR SDK if you need to restore it later then replace the bundled AIR SDK with the AIR 3.9 SDK.  To do this, unzip the AIR 3.9 SDK to this location:
    • MacOS: /Applications/Adobe Flash Builder 4.7/eclipse/plugins/com.adobe.flash.compiler_4.7.0.348297/AIRSDK
    • Windows: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Flash Builder 4.7 (64Bit)\eclipse\plugins\com.adobe.flash.compiler_4.7.0.349722\AIRSDK\
  • In Flash Builder, create a new project: File -> New -> project.
  • Open the project Properties panel (right-click and chose 'Properties'). 
  • Select ActionScriptCompiler from the list on the left.
  • Add "-swf-version=22" to the 'Additional compiler arguments' field.
    • This ensures the outputted SWF targets SWF version 22.  If you compile on the command-line and not in Flash Builder, you need to add the same compiler argument.
  • Ensure you have installed the new Flash Player 11.9 build in your browser.

Authoring for AIR 3.9 Update to the AIR 3.9 namespace

You must update your application descriptor file to the 3.9 namespace in order to access the new AIR 3.9 APIs and behavior. If your application does not require the new AIR 3.9 APIs and behavior, you are not required to update the namespace. However, we recommend all users start using the AIR 3.9 namespace even if you are not yet taking advantage of the new 3.9 capabilities. To update the namespace, change the xmlns attribute in your application descriptor to: <application xmlns="">

Reporting a Bug

Found a bug? Please submit a bug to the Flash Player and Adobe AIR bug database.

Flash Player and AIR may leverage your graphics hardware to decode and play H.264 video. There may be video issues that can only be reproduced with your particular graphics hardware and driver. When reporting an issue involving video, it is essential to note your graphics hardware and driver, along with your operating system and browser (when using Flash Player), so that we can reproduce and investigate issues. Please be sure to include this information as described in Instructions for Reporting Video Playback Issues. Note: Due to the high volume of email we receive, we are unable to respond to every request.

Thank you for using Adobe® Flash Player® and AIR® and for taking the time to send us your feedback!

System Requirements

For the latest Flash Player system requirements please review the document here

For the latest AIR system requirements please review the document here 

Runtime Version(s) History

Release Date Runtime Version Security Enhancements
November 12th, 2013 Flash Player Desktop (Win & Mac) 11.9.900.152
Flash Player Desktop (Linux)
Flash Player Enterprise (Mac & Win) 11.7.700.252
AIR (Win, Mac, iOS, & Android)
October 8th, 2013 Flash Player Desktop (Win & Mac) 11.9.900.117
Flash Player Desktop (Linux)
Flash Player Enterprise 11.7 (Mac and Win)11.7.700.242
AIR Desktop (Win & Mac)
AIR Android
AIR SDK & Compiler(Win & Mac)
AIR SDK(Win & Mac)
September 19th, 2013 Flash Player Desktop (Windows ActiveX): 11.8.800.175 -
September 13th, 2013 Flash Player Desktop (Windows ActiveX): 11.8.800.174 -
September 10th, 2013 Flash Player Desktop (Win & Mac): 11.8.800.168
Flash Player Desktop (Linux):
Flash Player Android (ICS):
Flash Player Android (Pre-ICS):
Flash Player Desktop (Chrome): 11.8.800.170
Flash Player Enterprise 11.7 (Mac & Win): 11.7.700.242
AIR Runtime and SDK (All Platforms):
August 29th, 2013 AIR Runtime & SDK (Win & Mac) -
July 24th, 2013 AIR Runtime & SDK (Win)
AIR Runtime & SDK (Mac)
July 9th, 2013 Flash Player for Desktop(Win, Mac): 11.8.800.94
Flash Player for Win 8: 11.8.800.94
Flash Player for Chrome: 11.8.800.97
June 11th, 2013

Flash Player for Desktop(Mac): 117.700.225
Flash Player for Desktop(Win): 11.7.700.224
AIR Desktop(Mac):
AIR Desktop(Win):
AIR Mobile:
AIR SDK & Compiler(Mac):
AIR SDK & Compiler(Win):


May 21st, 2013 Flash Player for Desktop(Windows, Mac): 11.7.700.203
Flash Player (Chrome): 11.7.700.203
May 14th, 2013 Flash Player for Desktop(Windows, Mac): 11.7.700.202
AIR Desktop, iOS, Android:
AIR SDK & Compiler:
April 9th, 2013 Flash Player for Desktop(Windows, Mac): 11.7.700.169
Flash Player for Chrome: 11.7.700.179
AIR Desktop, iOS:
AIR Android:
AIR SDK & Compiler:
March 12th, 2013  Flash Player for Desktop(Windows, Mac): 11.6.602.280
AIR Windows, Mac, Android, iOS:
AIR SDK & Compiler:
February 26th, 2013  Flash Player for Desktop (Windows, Mac): 11.6.602.171 APSB13-08
February 12th, 2013 Flash Player for Desktop(Windows): 11.6.602.168
Flash Player for Desktop(Mac): 11.6.602.167
AIR Windows, Mac, Android, iOS:
AIR SDK & Compiler:
February 7th, 2013 Flash Player for Desktop(Windows, Mac): 11.5.502.149 APSB13-04
January 8th, 2013 Flash Player Desktop (Windows,Mac): 11.5.502.146
AIR (Windows,Mac, Mobile):
December 11th, 2012 Flash Player Desktop Windows: 11.5.502.135
Flash Player Desktop Mac: 11.5.502.136
AIR Windows, Android:
AIR Mac:
November 6th, 2012 Flash Player Desktop (Windows, Mac): 11.5.502.110
AIR (Windows, Mac, Mobile):
October 8th, 2012  Flash Player Desktop (Windows, Mac): 11.4.402.287
 AIR (Windows, Mac, Mobile):