How to enable Adobe Flash Player in Chrome, Firefox, Edge & IE

In this TechPosts, I will show you how to enable Adobe Flash Player in Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer web browser. Adobe Flash Player is an extremely useful software for playing online games and watching online shows on your web browser.

Before proceeding, make sure you have downloaded and installed Adobe Flash Player on your computer. If not, download it from the official Adobe website using the above link.

Enable Adobe Flash Player in Chrome

In google chrome, you don’t have to download or install Adobe Flash Player as it comes inbuilt in chrome browser. You have to enable it if it is disabled in your chrome browser.

  • Open Google Chrome web browser and type chrome://settings/content in the address bar and hit enter. It will open the content settings screen.
  • Now click on the Flash Settings option as shown in below screenshot.


open flash settings in chrome


  •  On the next screen, enable the Allow sites to run Flash to “enable the Flash on chrome”. Your changes will be saved automatically.


enable adobe flash player in chrome


Important Tip: If you want to block or allow Adobe Flash Player for any particular site, add the site URL using Allow or Block options as shown in above screenshot.

Related: How to delete Chrome cache & cookies

Enabling Flash Player in Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox browser, click on the menu icon ( 3-horizontal bars) located at the upper-right corner and click on Add-ons.
open firefox add-ons settings for activating flash
  • Click on the Plugins from the left sidebar, you will find Shockwave Flash plugin, which is a Flash plugin for FirefoxNow, select Always Activate from the drop-down menu to “enable Flash Player in Firefox”.


activate flash player in Firefox


  • In future, if you want to disable Flash in Firefox, you can do so by selecting the Never Activate option.

Related: How to clear cache in Firefox browser

Enable Flash Player in Microsoft Edge ( Windows 10)

Follow the instructions mentioned below to enable Flash Player in Edge browser for Windows 10 OS.

  • Open Microsoft Edge. Click on the menu icon (3-horizontal dot ) and click Settings.
  • Scroll down to the bottom and click on the View Advanced Settings.

open advanced setting in Edge browser

  • Here, you will find Use Adobe Flash Player. Toggle the button to enable or disable it.
enable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge


How to Enable Flash Player in Internet Explorer

  • Open any web page that has a rich media content in Internet Explorer. For ex: visit Adobe Help page in your IE browser.
  • Now, click Tools menu located at the upper right corner and select Manage add-ons. See screenshot for reference.
manage add-ons in internet explorer


  • Select Toolbars and Extensions from the left sidebar, you will find Shockwave Flash Object plugin. Make sure the extension is enabled. See screenshot for reference.
enable flash in Internet Explorer


  • If Shockwave Flash object is disabled, enable it by selecting it and click on Enable as shown in the screenshot above.

Read Also: How to change default download location of your browser

If you have any problem with enabling flash player in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and IE, let me know in the comment box below, I will do my best to provide a solution to your problem.

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