How to Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge

Adobe Flash Player has long been a part of the online ecosystem, and it’s been used by a lot of websites to give you the content that you view on those sites.

But Flash Player has also been a source of some unwanted behavior on computers as well and, if you have been subject to some off those issues or are worried about people using Flash Player maliciously, then you might be looking for a way to stop it from being used when you browse with Microsoft Edge. Our tutorial below will show you how to prevent sites from using Flash Player in Microsoft Edge.


How to Stop Using Flash Player in Microsoft Edge

The steps in this article were performed on a Windows 10 laptop. By completing the steps in this guide you will be stopping Adobe Flash Player from working in the Edge browser. This may cause some sites to function differently, and some content may not work at all. Note that this will not affect Flash Player in any other browsers that you might have on your computer, such as Chrome or Firefox.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge.


Step 2: Click the Settings and more button at the top-right corner of the screen.


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Step 3: Scroll down and select the Settings option at the bottom of the menu.

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Step 4: Scroll down and click the View advanced settings button.

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Step 5: Click the button under Use Adobe Flash Player to turn it off.

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As mentioned above, this may result in some websites and applications not working as expected.


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