Flash is a technology that helps deliver animation, audio and video on webpages. Many organizations are no longer developing their sites with Flash. They are using other frameworks such as HTML5. Over the past several years, browser have been changing how they handle Flash and its related settings. Currently each major browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, and now Edge) all handle Flash differently.
Chrome comes built in with Flash and with each version has been changing how they handle Flash. With version 62 and above, Flash is disabled by default. Chrome 62 also took away some functionality that IT Departments related to device management.
Chrome Flash Settings
On this page we outline two straightforward methods for how students can adjust their Flash Settings in Chrome. This is because there may be pages that students encounter while doing coursework at PALCS that still have Flash.
The simplest way to allow a site to run Flash is to go to the site and then click on the little icon to the left of the URL in the address bar. Below is a screenshot showing these steps.
Another method is to adjust these from Chrome Settings. The following steps outline this process.
1. Type chrome://settings/content/flash in the address bar of Chrome. On the page that loads Scroll down to where it says Flash.
2. On the Flash Settings page click where it says "Add" under "Block."
3. In the pop-up window that appears, enter the url of the page that you wish to have Flash enabled. Click "Add" to save.