Il Flash Player by Adobe is an obsolete plugin: it is not compatible with mobile devices, slows down the loading of web pages and consumes a lot of energy. Even Chrome, the very famous Google browser, tends to block its execution and warns the user every time a site tries to use it. However, there are situations in which Flash Player can still be useful and its use is essential for viewing some content, such as movies and online games.
If you are now reading this tutorial it is because, most likely, you have come across a site that requires the use of Flash Player, but your browser is unable to "see" the plugin. Did I guess? Well, then know that you've come to the right place at the right time! With today's guide, in fact, I'll explain how to activate Adobe Flash Player on all major web browsers for computers and how to take advantage of this plugin on sites that still require its use.
To conclude, I will show you how to play Flash content on smartphones and tablets through a browser suitable for the purpose. What do you say then? Are you ready to start and play Flash content on all your devices? Very well, then I suggest you take just a few minutes of free time and put into practice the instructions you find below. At this point, all I have to do is wish you a good read!
Activate Adobe Flash Player on PC
Regardless of the operating system installed on your PC and the browser you use to browse the Internet, activate Adobe Flash Player it will really be a breeze. Take five minutes of free time, read the instructions below and put them into practice: you will be amazed by the simplicity with which you will be able to complete the operation!
Activate Adobe Flash Player on Chrome
Google Chrome It has Flash Player included "as standard": this means that there is no need to download the plugin or install it separately: the only thing you have to do is access the program settings and activate its execution. I'm just going to explain how to proceed.
To get started, then, start Chrome, click here (⋮) situato in alto a destra e seleciona la voce Settings in the menu that appears.
Now, in the next screen that is shown to you, click on the item Privacy and security in the left menu and then click on the wording Site settings located on the right.
Once this is done, click on the entry Flash and make sure the toggle is set to Ask first. Otherwise, if the entry appears Block sites from using Flash, move it up ON.
At this point, connected to the site that needs Flash Player, locate the Flash content to be played and click on the gray box that says Click to activate Adobe Flash Player which should be in the place of the latter.
After that, respond Allow the warning that appears at the top left and that's it: the page should reload and the Flash content should be reproduced correctly.
In case of problems, that is, if the Flash content on the web page is not reproduced correctly and / or no warning is displayed regarding the activation of the plugin, click on the button (I) or on the one with thelock icon located in the address bar at the top left.
After that, expand the drop-down menu that is next to the item Flash (in the box that appeared on the screen) and choose the option Allow from the latter. Easy, right?
Activate Adobe Flash Player on Mozilla Firefox
Unlike Chrome, Firefox does not include Flash Player "as standard": this means that if the plugin is not yet installed on your PC, you must install it before proceeding with its activation.
To start, then connected to the Adobe website, remove, if necessary, the check mark from all the items placed under the heading Facoltative offer (to avoid downloading additional promotional software) and click the button Download Flash Player.
When the download is complete, if you use Windows, avvia l'eseguibile .exe obtained, by double clicking on the same and, in the window that opens, click on the button Yes.
Then put the check mark next to the item Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended) and first click on the button forward and then Ends, but will conclude the setup.
Su Poppyinstead, open the file .dmg obtained and launch the executable that is inside, double clicking on it. In the window that opens, click on the button apri and metti il segno di spunta accanto alla voce I have read and accept the terms of the Flash Player license agreement.
Finally, finish the plugin installation process by clicking on the button Install, typing the Mac admin password (the one you use to access the system) and pressing the buttons Install assistant e end. If prompted, type the again Mac password.
Now, regardless of the operating system you are using, boot Firefox (or restart it, if it was already open), connect to the site that includes the Flash content you want to play and click on thebrick icon located next to the Flash content. Finally, hit the button Allow in the box shown above.
If Firefox does not play the contents in Flash and / or does not appear any request relating to the execution of the plugin, click on the ☰ button located at the top right, select the item Additional components from the menu that appears and, in the tab that opens, select the item Plugin located in the left sidebar.
At this point, expand the drop-down menu located next to the item Shockwave Flash e seleziona l'opzione Ask before activating from the latter. By doing so, you will allow Flash Player to launch on demand on sites that require it, with your permission.
Mission accomplished! Now you just have to visit a site that contains elements in Flash and this should work without problems.
Activate Adobe Flash Player on Edge
The browser Microsoft Edge, in its most recent incarnation based on Chromium (the Chrome engine), includes "stock" support for the plugin Flash Player, so you don't need to install it. To be able to use it, however, you must activate it through your browser settings.
To get started, start therefore Microsoft Edge, award-winning (...) located in the upper right corner and, in the menu that is shown to you, reach the section Site permissions> Adobe Flash. Finally, move up ON the levetta Ask before running Flash.
At this point, connected to the website where the Flash contents to be activated are present and press the button Click to enable Flash Player present in the content pane. Finally, confirm the operation by pressing the button OK at the confirmation notice that is shown to you.
Even older versions of Microsoft Edge (those based on Microsoft's proprietary engine) included the plugin Flash Player "Standard": if you are still using one of these browser versions and want to activate the plugin, start Edge, click the button (...) che si trova in alto a destra e seleciona la voce Settings give the menu to compare.
Then, get to the bottom of the bar that appeared on the right side of the screen, press the button Visualizza impostazioni advance and, if not already there, move up On the relative levetta all'opzione Use Adobe Flash Player.
Once activated Flash Player in the Edge settings, connected to the site that requires the plugin, click onpuzzle piece icon that appears at the top left (in the address bar) and presses the button Allow once. The page will reload and the Flash contents will be played automatically.
If you want to authorize the site you are visiting to use Flash Player also in the future (NOT recommended), click on the icon in the shape of puzzle piece (in the address bar) and presses the button Consenti semper, instead of on “Allow once”, in the box that opens.
Activate Adobe Flash Player on Internet Explorer
Utilizzi anchor Internet Explorer? Well, you shouldn't, it is an obsolete browser and declared in "retirement" phase by Microsoft itself. In any case, you will be interested to know that Flash Player is already integrated, so it does not require installation, only its activation.
To do this, start Internet Explorer, click gear icon che si trova in alto a destra e seleciona la voce Manage componenti aggiuntivi In the menu that comes mostrato.
Now, in the new screen that is shown to you, expand the drop-down menu Show su All add-ons and locate Shockwave Flash Object the list of available plugins.
After that, select Shockwave Flash Object and make sure the item is set On corresponding to it: if not, click the button Attiva located at the bottom right and the plugin will activate. If instead of the button Attiva there is the button Disable, it means that Flash Player is already activated and therefore you don't have to do anything.
Now you just have to visit a site that contains elements in Flash and these should be displayed without any problem.
Activate Adobe Flash Player on Safari
You have a Poppy and use Safari as your default browser? In this case, if you wonder how to activate Adobe Flash Player on Mac, you will be interested to know that you need to get the plugin Flash Player, by downloading it from the Adobe official site and installing it as I explained to you in the previous chapter.
Once the installation is complete, start Safari, and go to the menu Safari> Preferences which is located at the top left. Now, in the window that is shown to you, select the tab Web Sites, put the check mark next to the item Adobe Flash Player located at the bottom of the left sidebar and set the option Ask in the drop-down menu When I visit other websites, bottom right.
Now, you just have to close the Safari preferences, visit the site that includes the Flash content of your interest and authorize the execution of the plugin.
To do this, first click on the box Click to use Flash which is in the place of the content to be played and then press the button Authorize which is shown to you above.
If Safari doesn't ask you for permission to run Flash Player on a particular website, go to the menu Safari> Preferences> Websites, select the voice Adobe Flash Player from the left sidebar and set the option Ask in the drop-down menu located next to the address of the site of your interest in the list Websites currently open.
Finally, reload the page opened in Safari and the browser should ask you for permission to run the contents in Flash.
Activate Adobe Flash Player on Smartphones and Tablets
If you're interested activate Adobe Flash Player on smartphones and tablets, you must first know that Adobe has officially stopped developing Flash Player for Android. As for iOS or iPadOS, however, you should know that the plugin was never available. This, however, does not mean that it is not possible activate Adobe Flash Player on iPad or on other smartphones and tablets.
Thanks to Puffin web browser, a browser available for free on Android and for a fee on iOS / iPadOS (at a price of € 5,49), it is possible to play Flash content on smartphones and tablets using a cloud-based system, i.e. on the Internet: this means that you don't have to install a plugin on the device; on the other hand, however, you can have fluctuating performances compared to what are the standard performances guaranteed by the real Flash Player.
Having made this necessary clarification, I would say that it is time to take action. To get started, launch your device store (Play Store or one alternative store if you use an Android or App Store if you're using an iPhone or iPad) and search for the app Puffin web browser your android or Puffin Browser Pro your iOS.
At this point, proceed with the installation of the app in question, first pressing on its icon and then on the button Install su Android o Get on iOS. Finally, on iOS unlock app download and installation via Face ID, Touch ID, or by typing your Apple ID password.
Once the installation is complete, start Puffin Browser and skip the app presentation screens by pressing the buttons Next / Let's get started located at the bottom right. Next, visit a site that contains Flash elements and the Flash elements should load fully automatically.
If you need to call up the desktop version of a site to view the Flash content on it, press the button (⋮) located at the top right and activates the lever relating to the function Request desktop site on the menu if you press.