Flash is useful in most of the websites to show the content properly. Content like video players and some websites need flash player access to display some objects on the web page. If your Chrome has blocked the flash, many elements on some web pages might not be able to load resulting in bad browsing experience. Flash isn’t allowed by Chrome by default because of many security flaws. It becomes easy for some threats to enter into Chrome if flash player is turned on globally in Chrome. In fact, Chrome asks you to allow or not allow the flash access to any page if a page requests the user for flash player access. But, sometimes flash is permanently disabled by the Chrome for security reasons. To enable flash in Chrome, you’ll have to follow some steps. You can even manage flash player access according to websites.
If you want to access flash in some websites but preferring to disable it on other websites, it’s possible in Chrome. Thanks to developers for this inbuilt feature which allows us to do this. In fact, if you want to play games online, they’ll probably ask you to enable flash. In this case, you can’t do anything on that page without flash player.
We’ll guide you through all the steps which will help you in enabling flash in Chrome. Also, we’ll show you how to manage flash player access to several websites. We don’t recommend you to enable flash in Chrome globally because it increases the chance of being attacked by some threats over the internet easily.
You can add websites which will have flash access and can block websites which aren’t allowed to access flash. You can perform this without using any third party extension in Google Chrome.
Enable Flash In Chrome
Before allowing flash, make sure flash is installed and updated in your Chrome. If flash isn’t installed or not working, you won’t be able to use flash in Chrome. The updated flash player is recommended as it improves the security and features of the flash player.
Note: In older versions of Chrome, Chrome://plugins was used to open flash settings. In new versions of Chrome, it’s no longer working. If you’ve read any old article about enabling flash in Chrome and won’t be able to access the plugins page, don’t worry. Just follow the steps given below and manage flash settings in Chrome.
To Check Flash Player and Flash Updates
It’s always recommended to use updated versions of the software. Most of the times, updates are distributed to improve security. Hence, if users are using updated things in their system, security breach becomes more difficult. Similarly, if your flash player isn’t updated most of the times it’ll not work properly and there are many major security flaws that you might don’t want with flash player. So, it’s better to check its updates and check whether it’s installed or not.
- Open Google Chrome and in URL bar type chrome://components and hit enter.
- Scroll down and find Adobe Flash Player. Click on Check For Updates.
- If updates are available, update it.
Now, once flash player is updated and working on your system start using it. To use Google Chrome, you need to open Chrome settings. From there, you can manage the flash player settings.
- Click on three dots on top right corner of the screen on Google Chrome or press Alt+F and select Settings.
- Then toggle the settings menu and click on Advanced and select Privacy and Security.
- Scroll down and select Content Settings. From here you can control what information websites can use and what content they can show.
- You can see all the content related settings on this page, click on Flash to open flash player settings.
- Now, enable Allow Sites To Run option to turn on the flash in Chrome.
- If you want to run it globally, turn off option saying Ask First. (Not Recommended)
- There’s an option to block flash on several websites. If you’re browsing some website where you think the flash player should not work, add it to block list. Click on Add and enter the address of that website.
- If you’ve set flash player settings to Ask First, but want to allow it on several websites by default then add it to Allow list.
From these steps, users can easily enable flash in Chrome. Manage which websites can’t access flash and which are allowed to access the settings. There’s even a quick way to do this in Chrome. If you’ve once allowed the flash player in Chrome, you can visit any website and can select directly whether the website is allowed to access the flash or not.
Enable/Disable Flash In Chrome Quickly
Consider that you’ve visited any website which wants to use the flash to display content properly. Now, Chrome hasn’t popped up any window to ask you whether flash is allowed on this page or not. Then, in this case, you’ll have to manually allow the flash player to that particular website.
You have two option here, whether you can add the website to the list of websites which can access flash by following the method given above, or you can quickly enable the flash player access to that website by following the method given below. It’s the quickest way to enable flash in Chrome for any website.
- Visit any website in Google Chrome.
- Now, click on the Site Information Button.
- You’ll get Flash Player option there. Click on that.
- Select Always Allow On This site.
- Reload the web page and flash will be working on that website.
- To disable flash player for that website, follow the same steps and set it to default.
Guide given above is the simplest way to enable flash in Chrome. We’ve also shown how to manage flash player settings for particular websites. If you’re having any question comment down below and we’ll try to help you.