Google Chrome 76+: how to activate Flash anyway

by Kelvin
Phonandroid : actu Android et High-tech

From Chrome 76, Google's browser blocks Adobe Flash content by default. It is nevertheless possible to make this behavior less penalizing thanks to this quick tutorial.


Farewell, Flash: The famous plugin that has made the web so interactive is gradually bowing out, with repeated critical security flaws and poor performance, especially in a time when devices are increasingly mobile – and need to save money. as much as possible their battery. It is gradually being replaced by HTML5, but some sites still use it.

But since Chrome 76, Google's browser refuses to read flash content by default. A way to encourage webmasters to quickly adapt their website and multimedia content. When visiting a site that contains flash content they are blocked and a message appears: "Flash Player will no longer be supported after December 2020", with a button to disable flash.

Chrome 76+: how to let flash launch on a site

When you open a web page that contains flash content:

    Click on the padlock to the left of the address bar

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    Choose To allow in the scrolling list next to FlashReload pageClick Flash content to load it

The site is then whitelisted for the duration of the session. Alas, nevertheless, as soon as one leaves the navigator, the list is erased, and it is necessary again to play Touchez-dancing with the mouse.

Chrome 76+: here is a more permanent method for Flash content

It is not possible to re-enable the default flash playback – it would be too simple. However, you still have the option to make Chrome a little less annoying – and remember your settings.

For that :

    When you visit a page with Flash content, depending on your version of the browser, click the icon Flash plugin missing to the right of the address bar then on Manage, or directly on this link to access the right pageReplace Prevent Sites from Using Flash by Request First

Now, when you visit a site that contains Flash content, just click on it and then on To allow to launch them.

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