Adobe Flash is disabled by default in Chrome, Edge Chromium, and Firefox. Here're the steps to enable Adobe Flash in Chrome, Edge, and Firefox.
Adobe Flash has been a staple of creativity and video sharing for a long time in almost all major browsers. Like any good thing, Adobe Flash is at its end and most major browsers like Chrome, Edge, and Firefox are disabling Adobe Flash by default. This is mainly because of the huge number of security issues with the Flash software itself. In fact, Adobe used to release multiple security patches every month just to keep it going.
Thankfully, a vast majority of websites are moving away from the Flash to much superior and easy to use HTML5. However, there might still be some services that are dependent on Adobe Flash player. These websites require you to enable Adobe Flash to work. For example, web-based Flash gaming sites require browser support for Adobe Flash.
In those cases, here's how you can enable Flash in Chrome and Edge Chromium browsers.
Steps to Enable Adobe Flash in Google Chrome Browser
Follow the steps shown below to fully enable Flash in the Chrome browser.
- Open the Chrome browser.
- Click on the Menu icon (three horizontal dots) on the top right corner.
- Click the "Settings" option.
- In the Settings page, select "Privacy & Security".
- On the right page, select the "Site Settings" option.
- Find and click on the "Flash" option.
- Here, turn on the Flash using the toggle button.
That is it. You've enabled Flash in Chrome. From now on, whenever you visit a website with Flash player, you will be asked to "Click to enable Adobe Flash player". Once you click that, you will see a prompt. Click "Allow" and the Flash player will run as it should.
Disable Flash in Chrome
To disable Flash in Chrome, go to the Site Setting page in Settings, go to Flash and turn off Flash player using the toggle button.
Steps to Enable Flash in Edge Browser
You can also enable Flash in the new Edge Chromium browser. Here are the steps you should follow.
- Open the Edge browser.
- Click on the Menu icon and select "Settings".
- On the left panel, select the "Site Permissions" option.
- Select "Adobe Flash" on the right panel.
- On this page, turn on "Ask before running Flash" toggle button.
As soon as you toggle the Flash option to ON position, the Flash is enabled in the Edge browser. From now on, whenever there is Flash content on a webpage, Edge will ask you to click to enable Adobe Flash player. Click allow in the notification popup and the Flash content will run as it should.
Disable Flash in Edge
Just as with Chrome, you can disable Flash in the Edge browser. Open the Edge Settings, go to "Site permissions → Adobe Flash" and turn off the "Ask before running Flash" option. As soon as you turn off the toggle, Flash is blocked in Edge chromium.
That is all. As you can see, it is simple to disable or enable Adobe Flash in Chrome and Edge. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.
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