Thursday, July 9, 2015

How To Disable Adobe Flash Player In Apple's Safari & Google Chrome Web Browsers

Are you tired about hearing about all of these Adobe Flash exploits? Do we really even need Flash Player in our web browsers these days? Flash used to be used in a lot of websites, but these days Flash has been used a lot less, thanks to the iPhone and iPad not supporting Flash, and because of other tools becoming popular, like HTML5. Not even YouTube needs Flash player anymore.

If you think you don't need Flash on your web browser anymore, maybe it's time to remove or disable Flash altogether.

To make this transition, lets start with just disabling Adobe Flash from your web browser(s). As this is mainly a Mac / iOS website, I'll mention how to, for the two most popular browsers; Google Chrome and Apple's Safari.

To disable Adobe Flash Player in Google Chrome: 

1. Type into the address bar: chrome://plugins 

2. Find on the list "Adobe Flash Player".

3. Click "Disable".

Or the other option is to set all plugins to disabled by default and to ask you to enable them when detected. To access this setting;

1. Type into the address bar: chrome://settings/content

2. Scroll down to, "Plugins".

3. Select option, "Let me choose when to run plugin content".


To Disable Adobe Flash in Apple's Safari:

1. Launch Safari, then click "Safari" in the in the Apple Menu Bar.

2. Click "Preferences".

3. Click on the "Security" tab.

4. Under heading "Internet plug-ins", click "Website Settings".

5. Click "Adobe Flash Player" on the sidebar.

6. Configure sites (if any) listed in the box, then below on title "When visiting other websites", change option to, "Block", or "Ask", if you still want the option to enable Flash on some websites.

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