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8/22/18
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ajgraham88

Google Chrome Version 69 - Flash

I recently read that an upcoming change to Chrome in the September 2018 time frame will require the user to accept to run flash content each time the browser is restarted. How will this change the experience for whitelisted flash sites?
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sarjoor
8/22/18
sarjoor
Hi ajgraham88,

Thanks for your report!  I wanted to provide further info about Chrome and all browsers and Flash.

You are correct that further and future Chrome updates may require more manual steps and/or make it harder to run Flash content.

For now, try clicking the blocked Flash plugin area to run the Flash.

But please note, Adobe (creator of Flash) in conjunction with all major browsers, has announced to end-of-life Flash by the end of 2020.


If you review Chrome's deprecation schedule for Flash (the second link) you will see the gradual increase in steps required to run Flash.

You can help by asking such websites/webmasters to change to using modern HTML5, which will be supported by Chrome browser, Chromebooks, and mobile devices.

This will become a bigger and bigger problem for websites that haven't converted their Flash content to other distribution methods.

MMcBee
9/9/18
MMcBee
white-listed flash sites will be ignored, reset to blank once browser is closed....
on V69 try this: go to chrome://flags and disable #enable-ephemeral-flash-permission
(worked for me to permanently allow flash for all sites, and once site is accessed it went on and stayed on the allowed list)
Good Luck, MM 
NFiniteL00p
9/14/18
NFiniteL00p
This worked perfectly, thanks MMcBee!
Alex Thyl
9/16/18
Alex Thyl
Thank you, it worked pefectly.
Joe Kim
9/21/18
Joe Kim
This worked for me as well.
I really object to this change: Citibank Virtual Account Numbers will not work without whitelisting flash, and with the new Chrome 69 behavior, it is not possible to whitelist Citibank since the only way is IF Chrome recognizes it needs to ask whether you want to allow flash, and it doesn't recognize it for Citibank/Virtual Accounts....
Try calling TBTF (too big to fail) Citibank and explaining you want THEM to update their website ..... not going to happen.
Joe Kim
9/21/18
Joe Kim
,...and, as I look through my whitelist site, other examples include NOT (network-of-things) devices like routers, printers, etc. that have their own web-servers in firmware to administer the device. These devices aren't going to get updated to new server-in-firmware that eliminates flash, but they're going to be perfectly serviceable for much longer than Chrome's timeframe.  The whitelist should be a more accessible feature than finding this obscure workaround with a word that probably >50% of the population doesn't even know the meaning of ('ephemeral').  
Arianna Silver
9/23/18
Arianna Silver
Sarjoor: In response to your suggestion of "You can help by asking such websites/webmasters to change to using modern HTML5, which will be supported by Chrome", that is just crazy. Chrome should be contacting the affected websites, not us. Makes no sense. 
mario240556
9/25/18
mario240556
It didn't work for me Chrome Version 69.0.3497.100 (Official Build) (64-bit) 
This is INFURIATING I can't stand the idea that these people disregard my choices 
Arianna Silver
9/25/18
Arianna Silver
Nest time before automatically clicking on the update button I will read what other users are saying first. It would have been better for me to stay with the previous version. 
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