Flash Update – February 2020

Back in 2017, Adobe made an announcement regarding its Flash Player in that it would be retired in December of 2020. Well, here we are in the year of 2020, and Adobe is still on track to retire Flash. For teachers who are panicking right now, fear not. Your favorite online games and tutorials will still work, as long as the developer of the games are working to convert it to a modern format.

For now, Flash is still working in most browsers, although you may have to adjust some settings. Here is a brief walkthrough of how to enable Flash using Google Chrome.

8 STEPS

1 The first step is to visit a website that requires flash and you are getting the error message “Adobe Flash Player is blocked”.  For this tutorial, we are visiting www.ultrasounds.com Flash Player Test – Google Chrome – Anthony (ePT)

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2 Click the lock icon next to the web address to View site information

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3 Click Site Settings

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4 Find the Flash settings and click Block (default).

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5 Click Allow

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6 Click Close to close the tab

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7 Click the blue Reload button

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8 Now the flash animation should be working.  That’s it. You’re done.

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Here’s an interactive tutorial for the visual learners

https://www.iorad.com/player/1637963/Allow-Flash-on-a-Website

What are some of your favorite websites that still use flash? Post in a comment below!

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