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Blocked plug-in in Mac, no fireplace in screensaver

It installed successfully using the Open from Finder method as described in one of the queries below. Problem is, when I go to settings, the preview shows "Blocked Plug-in" and when the actual screensaver does come on, it's a full black screen with just the clock appears.
Is there anything I can do to "unblock" this plug-in and make it work for my Macbook Pro Retina Displace 13" (2015) iOS X El Capitan 10.11.6 ?

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Allen7 years agoMac OS X 10.11.6, Google Chrome

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  • Hi Allen, thanks for posting.

    Please try updating (or installing) the Adobe Flash Player plug-in as described on the following help page: How to fix the 'blocked plugin' error

    That should "unblock" the screensaver. However, I have just tested the screensaver on OS X Sierra 10.12.1 and it does not appear to be working: I don't get a "blocked plugin" error, but I only see a series of dots at the top of the screen, and the fireplace never appears. I will try to fix that as soon as possible, and post an update here.

    The problem I have encountered may not actually affect you, though, so please try updating the Flash Player and let me know if that works.

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)7 years ago

  • Hi, thanks! It worked! Didn't see this link previously, updated my Flash. It wasn't set to auto-upgrade. It's now working great. Thanks for your time.

    p.s. I'll be waiting to update my iOS if you ever figure out the compatibility issues with the new Sierra iOS.

    Allen7 years ago

  • Great! I'm glad you got it working.

    As for running MSN Fireplace on OS X Sierra, I tried again today and somehow it's working just fine, so it doesn't look like I need to update the screensaver after all. I will keep checking it over the coming days to be sure, though.

    Thanks again for posting, I have now added a link to the blocked plugin help page to all download pages of screensavers for Mac, since many are Flash-based.

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)7 years ago

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