The plugin of Adobe Flash on Google Chrome lets you access Flash video and audio contents online. It is recommended to allow it to run on a website that you trust. That is because security vulnerabilities are found frequently in Adobe Flash Player. When accessing a site with Flash content, you may run into many different situations and errors depending on the status of the plugin on Google Chrome. It could be that its setting is not configured the right way to make Flash content load up.
You might also come across errors such as Adobe Flash blocked since it is running out of date, Shockwave Flash is not responding, plugin not supported, or could not load plugin. All these situations are covered here and ways to resolve them. If any of the Chrome plugins not working the way you want it, take the necessary step to make the content load.
Change the Setting to Enable the Site to Run Flash
If you are visiting a Flash included site and run into the Flash Player not working on Chrome issue, you may have to change the plugin’s setting to allow the site to run it.
- To the web address’s left, click on Lock or Info icon and click on Site Settings.
- In the new window, to the right side of Flash, click on the Allow
- Return to the site you are trying to access and click the Reload button to the left of the address bar. You can also press the F5 key to make it reload.
Configure to Ask you to Run Flash
If you configure this setting, then Google Chrome will ask for permissions to run Flash each time you open a site. The web browser recommends users to enable the setting for Flash. Usually it is enabled by default, yet check if someone else has changed or configured it to block Flash.
- At the upper right corner of the browser, click on the three-dot icon and click Settings from the drop-down menu.
- In the new page, scroll down to and click to expand the Advanced
- Type Content settings on the search bar to quickly find it and click on it.
- Click on Flash, and in the next screen toggle on the setting Ask first (recommended).
A Flash content may get blocked if the Adobe Flash plugin on Chrome is not up to date. So follow the below steps to update it.
- In Google Chrome’s address bar, type chrome://components and hit the Enter
- From the list of Components, locate Adobe Flash Player and click on the Check for update
- In case you see “Component updated” or “Component not updated” message on the screen, then you are using the latest version of Flash.
Update Google Chrome
Updating the web browser to the latest version can make it more stable, especially if Google has come up with bug fixes. Installing the latest update can resolve Chrome plugins not working or any other issues with the browser.
- Click the menu button at the upper right corner, move your mouse over to Help option and click on About Google Chrome.
- The browser then checks for available update and installs the update if it is found. Wait for it to finish, and click the Relaunch button after that. The latest version of Google Chrome will then open by itself.
Reinstall the Adobe Flash Player Plugin
Get the plugin of Flash Player only from the website of Adobe. Search “Download Adobe Flash Player for Chrome” on Google and open the respective link. Make sure to select the correct operating system and choose the PPAPI or Chromium option prior to clicking on the Download Now button. Follow the instructions to install the plugin for the Chrome browser.
How to Resolve Flash Plugin Has Crashed
When browsing a Flash site, users tend to come across “The following plugin has crashed” error message or the icon of the plugin. If Flash does not restart automatically, then you can force close it. For that, follow the steps mentioned below.
- Click on the three-dot at the top right corner, move your cursor over to More Tools and click on Task Manager. Alternatively, you can press Shift and Esc keys simultaneously by selecting a Chrome tab to launch the Task Manager
- From the Task Manager window, select the plugin of Shockwave Flash and click on the End process
- Exit the window, and return to the webpage with the Flash content.
- At the upper left corner, click on the Reload button to see if that helps.
If you face Chrome plugins not working issues despite trying all these things, then get in touch with our browser support professionals through the toll-free number for advanced troubleshooting.