How to make Adobe flash on-demand in Google Chrome

When using Google Chrome you might have noticed that Adobe flash takes on some memory. There are instances when many of the flash player instances are just ads and each of them adds to the memory. It makes things worse when it becomes non responsive and have to be close via Chrome’s task manager or saves you the trouble and crashes itself. If this a typical scenario that you face in your everyday Chrome usage, then you might want to consider turning the Adobe flash player plugin off. There this cold way of completely disable Adobe Flash plugin by the following steps…..

  1. Type chrome:plugins in the address bar to open the Plug-ins page.
  2. On the Plug-ins page that appears, find the “Flash” listing.
  3. Click the Disable under Adobe Flash Player to completely disable it

Although its said that HTML5 could replace Adobe Flash, there is still a lot of time left for that to happen. So until then you might have to continue using Adobe flash. So the method mentioned above might prevent you from getting some sweet juice of the Internet. So here is a method by which you have Chrome run Adobe Flash on demand.

  1. Click on the menu icon (btw it’s called the hotdogs icon) on top right corner and choose “Settings”.
  2. On the settings page, scroll down and choose “Show advanced settings”.
  3. Under “Privacy”, click on “Content settings”.
  4. In the pop-up page that opened up scroll down until you find “Plug-ins” and choose “Click to Play”

Now when an Adobe Flash instance is loaded on a webpage its show a gray area which read “Click to run Flash.” as show in the figure below.

2 Responses to “How to make Adobe flash on-demand in Google Chrome”
  1. KStorck

    Thank you … no one else was as clear or concise as you and you fixed my problem. :)

  2. Aaron

    The above instructions are almost correct:
    1. In the Chrome chrome://plugins/ one should enable the plugin for Adobe Flash Player and also;
    2. uncheck the box: Always allow to run
    3. In the Settings/Advanced/Privacy/Content Settings; as mentioned above
    scroll down to Plugins and choose the : Let me choose when to run plugin content.


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