Misbehaving websites may rely on Flash

posted Dec 11, 2018, 6:06 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Aug 21, 2019, 7:22 AM ]

If you encounter a website with videos, animations, or other interactive elements that will not load or run properly, they may rely on Adobe's outdated Flash player.

Adobe has stopped supporting Flash, and Chrome will stop all support for Flash in 2020. Until then, Google is making it more difficult to run Flash in an effort to convince websites to update to newer code like HTML5.

Until 2020, you can still get Flash to run on these old websites in the Chrome browser:
  1. Click the padlock icon or other icon to the LEFT of the webpage URL in the browser.
  2. If the pop-up menu has an entry for Flash, select it. If there is no such entry, click on Site settings.
  3. Change the setting for Flash to Allow.
  4. When you return to the webpage, you may be prompted to Reload it.

Allow Flash in Chrome