Enable Adobe Flash Player in IE, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera

Adobe provides almost 80% of the functionality required by gamers to adapt for a better visual experience. The various plugins provided are Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash and all versions of Java together. Although being of great use, these plugins are combinely responsible for around 66% of the vulnerabilities in Windows systems. Yet, most users prefer to use it, for the functions it performs, especially gamers don’t tend to compromise on using all of these. To suit user requirement, it’s important to have an option to enable these plugins as and when required. This article covers just the way to do the same. Here, we will see how to disable or enable Adobe Flash Player in Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge and Opera browsers on Windows 10/8/7.

Enable Adobe Flash Player

Let us see how to enable an already installed Adobe Flash Player. First of all, re-assure that you have successfully downloaded Adobe Flash Player and installed it properly on your Windows computer and also updated it to its latest version. If you are using Internet Explorer on Windows 10/8, then the Flash Player plugin has already been integrated as an install, and its updates are offered automatically by Windows Update System. If you are using some other browser, you should ensure that your Flash Player is always up-to-date, as Adobe frequently releases updates to patch the gap of its vulnerabilities. This article helps you to make sure that you have configured Adobe Flash Settings, just the way you want and need.

Enable Shockwave Flash Object in Internet Explorer

To check if your Flash Player is enabled by Internet Explorer, from the top right corner open Settings > Manage Add-ons > Toolbars and Extensions.

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Here, ensure that Shockwave Flash Object is enabled. Flash Player is also referred to as the Shockwave Flash Object.

Enable Flash Player in Chrome

Open your Google Chrome browser. The chrome://plugins page was removed in Chrome 57 and later. So now you have to use chrome://settings/content/flash to control when Adobe Flash content is loaded.

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To check the Adobe Flash Player version installed type chrome://components.

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Enable Shockwave Flash in Firefox

From your Mozilla Firefox menu, select Add-ons.

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Under Plugins, select Shockwave Flash. From the drop-down menu, select Ask to activate, Always activate or Never activate, as you desire.

Disable Adobe Flash in Opera

Open Opera Menu. Select Manage Extensions. Here you can click on the Enabled link and Disable the Flash Player. To Enable it, you may check under the Disabled link.

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In Opera 45 and later versions, if you have enabled the left Sidebar from Opera Menu, you will see the cube-shaped Extensions link. Click on it to open the Extensions page. Here you can see all the Extensions.

Turn on Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge browser

To disable or enable Flash Player, open Microsoft Edge, click on the three-dotted button and select Settings.

Scroll down to the bottom and select View advanced settings.

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On the next page, you can find an option called Use Adobe Flash Player. Toggle the button to turn it on or off.


This article is your step-by-step guide to installing Adobe Flash plugins and enabling them as per requirements . Hope this articles serves its purpose and is helpful to you.