Having been around since 1996, Adobe Flash Player has played a crucial role in the evolution of the web. For the longest time, before HTML5 became truly widespread, it was the only effective way to lớn run multitruyền thông nội dung online, including Clip, games, applications, audio, và more.

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Today, the era of Adobe Flash Player is coming lớn an end. While the Flash Player 20trăng tròn is still supported, Adobe announced back in 2017 that 2020 would be the last year of tư vấn for the software. Accordingly, all major browsers, from Safari khổng lồ Firefox and Chrome, replaced most of Flash Player’s functionality with compatible HTML5 features. What’s more, Microsoft said it would completely remove sầu Flash from its browsers at the end of 20trăng tròn.

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So why has the internet, which benefited so much from everything that Flash had to lớn offer, suddenly turned against it? In a word, it had a lot lớn bởi with security issues và the closed ecosystem of Adobe.

Why Is Adobe Flash Player Going Away?

In his 2010 letter, Thoughts on Flash, Steve sầu Jobs outlined his reasons for Apple’s iOS devices not supporting the Flash standard, which arguably greatly accelerated its downfall. Jobs cited poor performance on Smartphone devices, frequent crashes, high battery consumption, & availability of better open standards (i.e. HTML5) that are able khổng lồ completely replace Flash.

In reality, security vulnerabilities have sầu plagued Adobe Flash Player throughout its life, & it has been widely reported to be the primary target for hackers trying lớn exploit those vulnerabilities, which companies producing browsers and operating systems couldn’t fix due to lớn the proprietary nature of Flash.

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Having said that, there are still quite a few reasons for why you might want khổng lồ use Adobe Flash Player. For example, it could still be the only way some legacy truyền thông media nội dung on the website (e.g. videos, games) is going to play on your Mac. So let’s look at how to enable Adobe Flash Player in Chrome.

Now, every time you visit a trang web that contains something for Flash Player Chrome will ask your permission to lớn play it instead of blocking it. But your settings will only work until you quit Google Chrome. So don’t forget to lớn come baông xã and rephối it after.

In case you’re having problems with the Chrome Flash Player, updating Google Chrome could help:

xuất hiện Chrome & click on the menu button in the top-right corner

Cliông xã Update Google Chrome, if available. Otherwise, you’re currently on the lathử nghiệm version.

Alternatively, visit google.com/chrome và download the lakiểm tra version of Chrome from there


Note: This command will stop the general Google Software Update script from working, so none of your Google apps (e.g. Google Drive for Mac) will automatically receive sầu updates.

To unbởi vì the change & let the Chrome browser update itself again:

Launch Terminal

Type defaults write com.google.Keystone.Agent checkInterval 10000

Press Enter

Quit Terminal and restart Google Chrome


Alternatively, you can simply reinstall your Chrome Flash Player altogether:

Visit get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions

Piông chồng your OS from the dropdown

Select PPAPI as a version

Cliông xã Download Flash Player

Find và install the Adobe Flash Player for Chrome in your Downloads folder


How to lớn recover deleted files on Mac

After you learn how lớn enable Flash on Chrome, you should at least try to prepare for all eventualities. One of which is a possibility of losing some of your files lớn malware produced by the Adobe Flash Chrome plugin. How vì chưng you get those files back?

Disk Drill is a top-notch app for recovering any recently deleted file from your hard drive sầu. It works for unintentionally removed files just as well as for disk utility errors or data corruption, both on your hard drive or any external devices connected to lớn your Mac. Moreover, it features a handy backup functionality (a good habit khổng lồ have) so you can save your files somewhere safe frequently with 100% recovery rate.

To use Disk Drill:

Launch the app

Connect your external drive or piông xã the internal driver from the các mục & cliông chồng Recover

Wait for the scan lớn finish và select the files you want khổng lồ get back


So if you need lớn use Flash today, having an Adobe Flash Player Chrome plugin is probably your best bet. Just make sure khổng lồ stop your Google Chrome from updating to lớn keep using Flash past 20trăng tròn và install a malware removal ứng dụng like CleanMyMac X and a data recovery software lượt thích Disk Drill beforehvà, just in case.

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