For the past two years, Google’s Chrome browser no longer supports any click-to-play plugin, except for Adobe Flash Player. Though, even for the latter, users will have to enable it manually.
In this tutorial, we are going to be taking a look at how to enable click to play plugins in Google Chrome to make it more convenient when you browse older sites.
How to enable Flash: Step-by-step
The process of checking Flash’ permission is pretty seamless.
- Open Google Chrome
- Click on the three-dot menu located on the top right-hand corner
- Click on Settings
- Scroll down and click on ‘Advanced’
- Find and open ‘Content Settings’
- Open Flash
- Toggle on ‘Ask first’ for Chrome to ask you before enabling Flash, toggle off if you want Flash to run automatically
When visiting a website that uses Flash content, you can click on one of the greyed-out empty plugin icons, which will prompt Chrome to ask if you wish to ‘Allow’ or ‘Block’ Flash. Click on allow.
In the event that you change your mind, you can click on the ‘i’ button next to the website’s URL, open the Flash drop down menu and click on ‘Block’. The site from then on will be included in the ‘blocked’ list of Flash-content websites.
Similarly, you can re-enable Flash on any given website via the same drop-down menu.
If you encounter any problems while trying out the above or have a recommendation to make, feel free to shoot a comment down below.