Disable Flash plug-in on Mac browsers

Modified on: Tue, 19 Sep, 2017 at 10:24 AM


This step-by-step guide will show you how to disable Flash on Mac based browsers.


Please note: This does not remove the Flash plug-in from your computer. It only disables the plug-in. We've also included steps on re-enabling the plug-in should you require it.



Safari:



1. Go to the Menu bar on top of Safari.

 

2. Click on Safari and then Preferences.

 

3. Click the Security button, then look for Internet Plug-ins and click on Plug-In Settings.

 

4. Uncheck Adobe Flash Player from the left hand menu.


5. Click on Done to finalise the change.



Google Chrome:


1. In Google Chrome's location bar, please type in the following and press Enter:


chrome://settings/content


2. On the Content settings screen, find the Flash Player listing and click on it.


3. At the Allow sites to run Flash option, click on the slider to disable the plug-in. When it is greyed out, the Flash is disabled.


4. Close the chrome://settings/content tab to confirm the change.


Chrome no longer uses the Flash plug-in and any website you visit that uses Flash will no longer display any Flash based content. Should the website in question also use HTML5 technology, it will automatically switch to it.



If you need to re-enable Flash on Chrome, please follow the instructions below:


1. In Google Chrome's location bar, please type in the following and press Enter:


chrome://settings/content


2. On the Content settings screen, find the Flash Player listing and click on it.


3. At the Allow sites to run Flash option, click on the slider to enable the plug-in.


4. Close the chrome://settings/content tab to confirm the change.



Mozilla Firefox:



1. Type in about:addons in the Firefox address bar.


2. Click on Plugins on the left hand side.


3. In the drop-down box, you will be given the option to either Never Activate or Ask to Activate

Either options works, however if you'd rather not be bothered by annoying pop ups while browsing, we recommend that you select Never Activate.



If you need to re-enable Flash on Mozilla Firefox, please follow the instructions below:


1. Type in about:addons in the Firefox address bar.


2. Click on Plugins on the left hand side.


3. In the drop-down box, select either Always Activate or Ask to Activate

Either options works, however if you'd rather have Flash content play automatically while browsing, we recommend that you select Always Activate.

 

 

Opera:

 



1. In the address field, type in opera://plugins 

 

2. Once the plug-ins page has loaded, look for Adobe Flash Player plug-in and click on Disable.


3. Flash is now disabled on Opera.



If you need to re-enable Flash on Opera, please follow the instructions below:

 

1. In the address field, type in opera://plugins 

 

2. Once the plug-ins page has loaded, look for Adobe Flash Player plug-in and click on Enable.


3. Flash is now Enabled on Opera.


If you need any further assistance with disabling Flash, please don't hesitate to contact our technical support team at support@my-private-network.co.uk


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