In its recent versions, the web browser Google Chrome allows you to deactivate the default use of Adobe Flash Player on web pages that you visit. You may be tempted to do this for security reasons since many weaknesses in the software have yet to be corrected.
However, since many sites use Flash to provide their most useful services — and some are even inaccessible without Flash — you will need to reactivate Flash Player
in Google Chrome. This article will show you how to do so.
To enable Flash in Google Chrome, go to a website that you trust and click the icon to the left of the URL in the search box. It will be one of the following, depending on if the site uses HTTPS or not:
Next, click Site Settings
On the page that opens, change the Adobe Flash setting to Allow
Modify Default Flash Settings
Windows and Mac
Google Chrome provides the possibility to ensure an advanced level of security when accessing Flash content by allowing you to choose on which sites you will let Flash operate.
The following walk-through applies to recent updates of Google Chrome under Windows and MacOS.
To begin, open Google Chrome and click the three vertical dots in the top-right corner. In the drop-down menu, select Settings
Next, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Advanced
In the Privacy and security
section, click Content settings
In the list that appears, scroll down to Flash
and make sure that the option Ask first
If it isn't, click Flash
and click the slider next to Ask first
to activate it:
If you don't see these settings, you are likely operating under an old version of Chrome. Another option could be that you do not have the rights to edit your Chrome settings because you are using an organization's specific version of the browser.
Flash is not supported under Android.
On devices running on iOS, it is not possible to enable Flash.
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