Configure Flash Settings in Chrome

This article is for:

  • All Wdesk Users

In Google Chrome version 76 there's a one-time step to allow Flash in the browser before you can enable Flash on a site. Requests to allow Flash on websites will then appear in each new browser session with Google Chrome 76 and above.

Flash Alert

Enable Flash for Google Chrome

The first time you install or update Chrome 76, you need to update settings in Chrome to allow Flash on the browser before you can enable Flash for that session. To find out what version of Chrome you’re using, go to: chrome://settings/help.

If you have administrative rights on your computer, you can edit your browser settings.

To enable flash for Google Chrome:

In the browser address bar, click on Plugin Blocked. Plugin Blocked
Click Manage on the notification that appears. Click Manage
Click the toggle to change the Flash preference to Ask first. Toggle to Ask First
Click Allow on the pop-up that appears. Click Allow
Click Reload to finish.

Managing Chrome Settings

If you continue to be asked to allow Flash while using Wdesk, you will likely need assistance from your IT group. Please send Managing Google Chrome Flash Policies to your IT group to see if they can establish or update Google Chrome policies for Flash.

Plans to Remove Flash from Wdesk

Our development team is working toward removing the use of Adobe Flash technology by Wdesk. Our next generation technology will provide an enhanced experience across all core Wdesk document types. Wdesk Spreadsheets and Controls Management already use the next generation technology.

For additional details, you can learn more about the next generation of Wdesk.