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    Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
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    29 Jul 2018
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    How to Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10


    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser added in Windows 10, and will be available across the Windows 10 device family. It is fast, compatible, and built for the modern Web.

    Adobe Flash Player is integrated with Microsoft Edge in Windows 10, and is updated via Windows Update.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 15002, Microsoft Edge will now block untrusted Flash content by default until the user explicitly chooses to play it. This means better security, stability, and performance for you, while preserving the option to run Flash when you choose.
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    Starting with Windows 10 build 15042, Microsoft has added a new Updated Flash Click-To-Run experience dialog in the URL bar to make it clearer when Flash content has been blocked. Just click the puzzle icon to allow Flash once or every time you return to the same site.
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    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable using Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge for your account or all users in Windows 10.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: Turn On or Off Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge for Current User in Microsoft Edge Settings
    • Option Two: Turn On or Off Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge for Current User using a REG file
    • Option Three: Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge for All Users in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Four: Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file


    EXAMPLE: A Flash video when Adobe Flash Player is turned off or disabled in Microsoft Edge
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    Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    Turn On or Off Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge for Current User in Microsoft Edge Settings

    1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.

    2. Click/tap on the More actions button at the top right corner, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on the View advanced settings button at the bottom. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Turn on (default) or off Use Adobe Flash Player for what you want set. (see screenshot below)

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    5. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then refresh your webpage to apply.






    Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    Turn On or Off Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge for Current User using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Addons

    FlashPlayerEnabled DWORD

    0 = disable
    1 = enable


    1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn On Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge for Current User

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_on_Adobe_Flash_Player_in_Microsoft_Edge_for_current_user.reg

    download


     3. To Turn Off Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge for Current User

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_off_Adobe_Flash_Player_in_Microsoft_Edge_for_current_user.reg

    download


    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen it to apply.

    8. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.






    Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge for All Users in Local Group Policy Editor


    You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option.

    If disabled, this option will override Option One and Option Two.

    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option FOUR below.


    1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Microsoft Edge

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    3. In the right pane of Microsoft Edge in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Allow Adobe Flash policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you want.


     5. To Enable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge for All Users

    A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Not Configured is the default setting.


     6. To Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge for All Users

    A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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    7. You can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.

    8. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen the browser to apply.






    Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file


    You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option.

    If disabled, this option will override Option One and Option Two.

    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Addons

    FlashPlayerEnabled DWORD

    delete = Enable
    0 = Disable


    1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you want.


     2. To Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge for All Users

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_Adobe_Flash_Player_in_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg

    download


     3. To Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge for All Users

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_Adobe_Flash_Player_in_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg

    download


    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen the browser to apply.

    8. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


    That's it,
    Shawn
  1.    29 Aug 2015 #1

    I have disabled Flash in Edge. Since Flash is on it's way out and it's a huge zero-day security risk time after time, I would rather not use it. I have also disabled Flash in Internet Explorer and Chrome. I haven't installed Flash in Firefox.
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  2.    11 Mar 2016 #2

    Is there a way to turn off the nag for sucurity updates for flash player? I never use edge, and don't have flash player on firefox.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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       11 Mar 2016 #3

    Hello Jona, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Installing all available Windows Updates should sort that.
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  4.    11 Mar 2016 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Jona, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Installing all available Windows Updates should sort that.
    Thank for the welcome. Several months ago I upgraded from 7 to 10 by doing a fresh install using the ISO from MS, then entering my 7 CoA. I'd read that's an option, and it worked. Right away I disabled flash in edge (then quickly abandoned using edge), and up until now got no nags. Then a few days ago the nags started. Initially I was confused because I don't have flash installed as a stand alone, then learned that flash is built into edge. I was afraid that the nags were some malware. A nasty surprise was the prohibition of using unsigned drivers (USBASP in my case), but I found, probably on this site, a work-around by doing <shift>+<restart>. Another nasty surprise is that my USB-RS232 no longer works properly. PC seems to not wait for a start bit and just reads garbage.
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  5.    26 Jul 2016 #5

    All settings are correct, verified the Registry setting. Edge still insists I must install flash player. All up to date with Windows Update.

    Left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing...
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       27 Jul 2016 #6

    Hello Galane, :)

    As a test, open the Adobe page below in Microsoft Edge to see if the Adobe Flash Player logo animation at the top plays for you. If it does, then you have it enabled in Microsoft Edge.

    Adobe - Flash Player

    If you just see this below without any animation, then it's not enabled.

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  7.    27 Jul 2016 #7

    It IS enabled but it doesn't actually work. The setting is set to enabled and I verified that the Registry setting is correct for it to be enabled - but it does not work.
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       27 Jul 2016 #8

    If you're sure that you have all updates installed in Windows Update, and Adobe Flash Player didn't work in the test link above, then you might see if resetting Microsoft Edge to default may help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    Be sure to make sure that Adobe Flash Player is turned on in Microsoft Edge afterwards.
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  9.    28 Jul 2016 #9

    I ran that, launched Edge, verified that Flash was enabled in Advanced settings. Still no working Flash. So I ran the script again and now Edge won't launch.

    Since it doesn't leave the Powershell window open, all I can tell you about that is I saw a bunch of red text.
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