It is possible that when you enter a website you will see a message that indicates “Adobe Flash Player is blocked” on a gray box, where the content should appear. Now we will know the solution to the problem with the Google Chrome browser.
Adobe Flash is a format created in 1996 to provide interactivity to web pages , allowing simple animations, videos and games. Its security problems led to the development of HTML 5 as a successor, and current mobiles no longer support Flash.
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On computers it is still possible to use the plug-in in a limited way for some time, but Flash is blocked by default , to avoid security problems, hence the message it displays.
Here’s what the “Adobe Flash Player is blocked” error looks like:
- In the best case, we would just have to right-click and choose “Run this plugin” for it to work:
- Most likely it will appear in a light color, and we will not be able to select it . Therefore, we will press the padlock icon that appears next to the web address, and in the drop-down menu we will choose “Website configuration” :
- Through the configuration window that opens we will look for the “Flash” section and in the menu we will choose “Allow” :
- In the upper area of the browser we will see a “Reload” button, just by pressing it , Adobe Flash Player will be activated:
- Now we can see the content in Flash , for example, many old browser games used that format:
- If we want to speed up the solution in the future, we can enable Adobe Flash in Chrome . We will go to the drop-down menu, the three dots in the upper right corner, and then to “Settings” :
- We go down the window until we find the “Website Configuration” section , which in this case is applied by default to all the pages we visit:
- We look for the “Flash” section and after opening it we activate the “Ask before” box :
- After changing this configuration, the Flash content will not be loaded by default, but its activation is facilitated, because by right clicking with the mouse, the option to “Enable Flash” will appear to start it:
Of course, let’s remember that Adobe Flash ends its support at the end of 2020 , not only by browsers, but also its creators will abandon it. Perhaps that date could be extended for a time, but its end is already very near.
From that moment on, standard browsers will no longer allow Flash games, videos and animations to run . The “Adobe Flash is blocked” message will probably be replaced with an unsupported message, with no possible solution.
Initiatives such as the Flashpoint emulator collect retro Flash games so that they are not lost, but the rest of the websites that do not update their outdated technology will be inaccessible to the user.
Therefore, the solution to the “Adobe Flash is blocked” message is only temporary , and in the medium term we will have to do without a plug-in that is more than 20 years old.