If you’re a Chrome user, which you should be, you probably have noticed that Flash is blocked by default in the browser. Google does not lượt thích Flash because of the major security flaws inherent in Flash and therefore does everything in its power to lớn force you not lớn use Flash.

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The only problem is there are still a lot of sites that use Flash. None of the major sites you visit every day lượt thích Facebook, Instagram, etc. Use it, but a lot of smaller và older sites just haven’t bothered khổng lồ switch to lớn HTML 5. For example, I am taking a Cisco course at my local community college and in order to lớn complete the assignments, I have lớn log into Cisco’s NetAcademy website. The problem is that some of the questions require Flash to view và answer.


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If you vì chưng a quick Google search for enabling Flash in Chrome, you’ll see a lot of articles telling you to download Flash from Adobe’s website & install it (which won’t work) or to xuất hiện a Chrome tab và go lớn chrome://plugins (which also won’t work anymore). In the most recent version of Chrome (57), you can no longer manage plugins by going lớn that URL. Instead, you’ll just get a “This site can’t be reached” message.


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This is terribly unintuitive and really confused me because I was used to lớn going there khổng lồ enable or disable Flash as needed. Now it seems they only want you khổng lồ enable it for the specific sites where it is needed. In this article, I’ll explain how lớn get Flash to work when you need it & how khổng lồ keep it disabled otherwise.

Check Chrome Flash Settings

First, let’s kiểm tra the Flash settings in Chrome. There are a couple of places where you can do this. Open a new tab and type in chrome://flags.

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Make sure that Prefer HTML over Flash & Run all Flash content when Flash setting is set khổng lồ “allow” are set lớn Default. Open another tab và type in chrome://components. Under Adobe Flash Player, click the Check for update button.

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Now click on the Chrome thực đơn button at the đứng đầu right và click on Settings.

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Scroll down to the bottom of the page và click on Show Advanced Settings. Scroll down some more và then click on content Settings under Privacy.

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In the popup dialog, scroll down until you see the Flash heading. Make sure that the Ask first before allowing sites to lớn run Flash (recommended) box is selected. Obviously, if you want khổng lồ completely block Flash in Chrome, select Block sites from running Flash. You should never choose Allow sites khổng lồ run Flash unless you have a really valid reason lượt thích using Chrome in a virtual machine or something.

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Allowing Sites khổng lồ Run Flash

Now for the fun part! In order to lớn run Flash, you have lớn enable it for specific sites only. There is no longer an option to enable it for everything all the time. One way to specify a site for Flash is khổng lồ click on the Manage exceptions button under Content Settings – Flash as shown in the screenshot above.

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As you can see, I have added the NetAcad site I was talking about earlier with Behavior set to Allow. This method is a bit cumbersome since you must go to lớn the Settings page, etc. The easier way lớn allow a site to lớn run Flash is to go to the site & then click on the little icon to the left of the URL in the address bar.

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The icon will either be a lock icon if the connection is using HTTPS or it’ll be an information icon if the connection is non-secure. When you click on this icon, you’ll see a bunch of settings you can configure for that particular site. Towards the bottom will be Flash. By default, it should be set to Use global mặc định (Ask), which means the browser should ask you if you want to enable Flash for a site that has Flash content.

However, in my experience, the browser never actually asks me lớn enable Flash content even when there is clearly Flash content on the website. So, I have lớn basically select the Always allow on this site option in order for Flash lớn work. Note that you may have lớn close the tab & reload it in order for the Flash content to appear correctly.

That’s about it. Hopefully, this clarifies exactly how Flash works in the latest version of Chrome. I’m sure it’s going to lớn change again soon, so I’ll be sure khổng lồ update this post in case that happens. If you have any questions, post a comment. Enjoy!