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bearish
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Flash on Chrome

February 28th, 2018, 2:48 am

Is it just me, or is it now actually impossible to run Adobe Flash in a Chrome browser? Based on postings to the Chrome help forum, it is supposed to be possible, although deliberately difficult, but in my case following the suggested hoop-jumping steps does not produce anything useful. For whatever it is worth, I'm running a current version of Chrome on a macOS Sierra 10.12.6. Anybody else having experienced this?
 
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tagoma
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Re: Flash on Chrome

February 28th, 2018, 8:22 am

Take this random webpage with a flash video. Here, I can watch it using Chrome, Adobe Flash being installed, and chrome://settings/content/flash allowing this webpage to play the video.

- Windows 7
- Chrome build 64.0.3282.167 (64 bits)
- Flash Chrome build 28.0.0.161
 
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bearish
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Re: Flash on Chrome

February 28th, 2018, 11:53 am

Thanks. Same problem on that page. I get to the stage of hitting Ctrl-Click to play the video and then nothing happens Then, after a second or so, nothing continues to happen. It may be a Mac thing.
 
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Hansi
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Re: Flash on Chrome

February 28th, 2018, 7:38 pm

Google has disabled flash from Chrome 56 on by default. There is an opt in option but many sites seem to be using the feature detection incorrectly.

For https://www.platts.com/videos/2018/febr ... jim-rogers it shows the get flash button and when I click it asks if I want to allow Flash on the page then it loads.

- MacOS 10.12.6
- Chrome build 64.0.3282.167 (64 bits)
- Flash Chrome build 28.0.0.161

Do you maybe have an Chrome extension that's conflicting with Chrome's own click to enable implementation?
 
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bearish
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Re: Flash on Chrome

February 28th, 2018, 11:55 pm

Thanks, Hansi. The problem appears to have fixed itself a minute ago with the update to Chrome version 65.0.3325.106 (Official Build) beta (64-bit)
I have it set to autoupdate, which seems to aggressively grab (very) new versions. But I'm happy now.