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Steps to Manage Google Chrome Flash Permissions and Fix Flash Player Issues

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Google Chrome Issues

The Adobe Flash Player plugin in Google Chrome lets you listen to Flash audio and see Flash video over the web. You can make changes to the browser’s Flash plugin settings to use the audio and video content or even resolve issues with it.

Let Websites Play Flash Video, Game, and Animation

Allow Flash to run only on websites that you fully trust. Some sites might use it to harm your system. However, if you quit Google Chrome, then your Flash settings will not be saved. The next instance you open the browser, you will have to let Flash run again for any websites that you added before.

  • When you open a trusted webpage with Flash content, select Click to enable Adobe Flash Player.
  • Then, click on Allow for confirmation.

The Website Requires Flash to Work

In case a site is not working, you might have to change the browser settings to let Flash run.

  • To the left side of the website address bar, click on the Lock or Info
  • At the bottom, select Site Settings.
  • In the new window, to the right side of Flash, click on the down arrow, and select Allow.
  • Go back to the website, and click on the Reload icon to the left of the address bar. If you are wondering which one is it, then place the mouse on the icon that shows the Reload this page

Change Flash Settings

  • Block All Websites from Using Flash
    • Open Google Chrome on your PC.
    • Click on the three-dot icon at its top right corner, and select Settings.
    • Scroll down the new page, and click on Advanced.
    • Scroll down to and click on Content settings.
    • In the new page, select Flash.
    • Click on the Ask first (recommended) toggle switch to make it disabled.

Google Flash Settings

  • Remove a Website for Which Flash is Block or Allowed
    • Open Google Chrome.
    • Type chrome://settings in its address bar, and press Enter.
    • Expand Advanced settings, and open Content settings.
    • Click on Flash.
    • To the Allowed or Blocked website’s right side, click on the Remove

Resolve Issues with Flash

Try the following steps to troubleshoot the Flash in Google Chrome not working issue. It may manifest itself as follows.

  • Couldn’t load plugin
  • Adobe Flash has been blocked because it’s out of date
  • This plugin is not supported
  • The following plugins were blocked on this page
  • A plugin (Shockwave Flash) isn’t responding

Step 1: Let Flash Run on Trusted Sites

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • Visit the website with the game or video.
  • Click on the Lock or Info
  • Open Site Settings.
  • In the new window, select the down arrow, and click on Allow.
  • Return to the site, and reload it.

Step 2: Update Flash

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • In its address bar, type chrome://components, and press the Enter
  • In the list of components, find Adobe Flash Player. Click on the Check for update button, below the plugin.
  • In case you see either “Component updated” or “Component not updated”, the browser has the latest version of it.
  • Return to the webpage having the Flash content. In case it does not open automatically, then click on the Reload

Google Flash Upadate

Step 3: Update Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • Click on the three-dot icon at the upper right corner.
  • Move your Mouse over to Help, and click About Google Chrome.
  • Wait for it Check for updates. If it is available, the browser will install it automatically. Then, click on the Relaunch button there for it to finish fully.

Chrome Update

Step 4: Reinstall Adobe Flash Player Plugin

  • Open Google Chrome, and visit the Adobe Flash Player website.
  • Firstly, select your PC’s operating system and version.
  • Secondly, select the Version option for the Chrome browser that supports PPAPI.
  • Click on the Download now button, and follow instructions to install it.

Resolve Other Flash Error Messages

If you come across “The following plugin has crashed” error or see its icon in Google Chrome, try the below steps to fix it.

  • If Flash does not restart automatically, then force-close it
    • Open Google Chrome, and press Shift and Esc keys at the same time to open the Task Manager.
    • From the window that opens, select the Plugin: Shockwave Flash.
    • Click on the End process
    • Close the window.
    • Return to the Flash web page, and click on the Reload

If you come across any other content not loading issues while surfing the web, then get in touch with our browser support professionals through the toll-free number for an advanced solution.

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