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Enable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge


Microsoft Edge is quite the up and coming browser, as it continues to gain more and more popularity. While it might not be on Chrome’s level just yet, it has a lot of appealing features that make it a worthy candidate for any internet user. As a result of its increasing popularity, more people have started using Edge. This also means that more people have run into a peculiar problem regarding the use of Adobe’s Flash Player. Many claim that using Flash is impossible with their copy of Edge, which is quite a problem. There is still a lot of content online that requires Flash to, play, so not having access to this important tool is a big problem. Luckily, there is a solution that might just help those that find themselves in this situation.

Enabling Adobe Flash Player

  1. The problem might be that Flash needs to be manually enabled in your Microsoft Edge browser. This shouldn’t be a problem since enabling it only takes a couple of moments, and it’s fairly easy. Here are the instructions for manually enabling the feature.
  2. To access the Edge menu, look for the “…” menu in the upper right corner, and click on it. This will open Edge’s initial menu, from where you can navigate towards more advanced options.
  3. Once you are in the menu, go down the list of options and look for the Settings option which will allow you to change and customize different aspects of using Microsoft Edge.
  4. Once in the Settings menu, look for the button that says View Advanced Settings. This button should be located under its category, called Advanced Settings. Click on it to proceed to the next step.
  5. Finally, in this menu, you should see the option called Use Adobe Flash Player. After you locate it, make sure that the toggle button for Enable Flash Player is On. This will enable Flash Player on Microsoft Edge.
  6. To make sure that the new setting took effect, it’s best to close your browser completely and open a fresh window afterward. Alternatively, if you have a lot of important tabs already opened, you can try just opening a new tab in your Edge browser to see if you can now use Flash.

Adobe’s Flash Player is a service that is pretty much sentenced to elimination, as a termination date has pretty much been set already. However, there are still going to be a couple of years before that happens, as the process of removing Flash from the internet is going to take a considerable amount of time. In the meantime, using Flash is still possible and even required on many websites, so users will need to activate it manually if their browser of choice has it disabled.

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