How to disable Flash Player in Microsoft Edge

How to disable Flash Player in Microsoft Edge

Last updated: February 5, 2019 

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As the lucky recipient of a free upgrade to Windows 10, your luck just won’t run out. You are also the beneficiary of a new default web browser called Microsoft Edge. Prior to your rabbit’s foot becoming potentially tainted by adware or plug-in vulnerabilities, you may want to consider locking down Microsoft Edge by disabling Adobe Flash Player.

Akin to the integrated Flash implementation in Google Chrome, the Edge web browser includes Adobe Flash Player. Because Flash is already integrated with Edge on Windows 10, you don’t need to install it to view Flash content in the web browser. You won’t ever need to update Flash either because it will update when the web browser itself updates. Regardless, you may want to know how to disable Flash Player in Microsoft Edge just in case. It is easy enough to turn the Flash switch back on as needed.

To get started, click the 1) Settings and more menu (the one with the 3 dots) to the right of the menu bar, click 2) Settings, then click 3) Advanced.

Click Settings and more Settings Advanced

Under Advanced > Site settings, locate the Adobe Flash section. To disable Flash Player, click the toggle to turn Use Adobe Flash Player to the Off position.

Turn Adobe Flash Player off

If you ever need to access Flash content in the Microsoft Edge web browser, repeat the steps above, but slide Use Adobe Flash Player from left to right to the On position instead. You will need to reload the web page thereafter, or open the link in a new tab, to view the Flash content.

Thank you for visiting Tech Help Knowledgebase to learn how to disable Flash Player in Microsoft Edge.

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