Turn Off the Flash Plugin in Google Chrome
If you use Google Chrome as a web browser you have probably noticed that the Adobe Flash plugin is contained within the app by default, even if you have uninstalled Flash on your Mac. This is good because the plugin is sandboxed, but some users may wish to disable the Chrome plugin anyway.
Disabling Flash in Google Chrome is easy
Managing the Flash plugin is the same on any platform, the example here is using a Mac in OS X:
- Open Chrome and enter “about:plugins” into the URL bar and hit return
- Find Flash in the plug-ins list and click on “Disable”
You don’t need to restart Chrome, Flash will be disabled from all future browsing sessions. Re-enabling the Flash plugin is obviously just a matter of going back to the about:plugins menu and choosing so.
A few alternatives to completely disabling or uninstalling Flash are to use a Flash Block plugin like ClickToFlash, the Click To Play plugin option in Chrome, to use an ad blocker plugin since most of the annoying Flash comes in the form of advertising.
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