How to Disable Flashblock in Chrome

By Andrew Tennyson

Learn how to completely disable the Flashblock plugin in Chrome. Also learn how to disable it on individual websites.

Disable the Flashblock plugin to permit Adobe Flash content to run whenever you encounter it in the Google Chrome browser. You can disable Flashblock entirely or just for individual websites. Flashblock is only available for use in the desktop version of Google Chrome. It is not available for the mobile version of the browser.

Disable Flashblock Entirely

Disable Flashblock Using the Settings Menu

Step 1

Click the three-line Menu icon in the top corner of Chrome and select Settings on the drop-down menu to open Chrome's Settings panel.

Step 2

Open the Extensions section

Click Extensions on the menu on the left of the screen to display a list of all extensions currently installed for use in Chrome.

Step 3

Remove the check mark

Remove the check mark from the Enabled check box next to Flashblock to disable the plugin entirely.

Tip

You can reenable Flashblock functionality at any time by placing a check mark back in this same check box.

Disable Flashblock Using the Address Bar

Step 1

Click the Flashblock icon

Click the Flashblock icon located at the right end of Chrome's address bar to display the Flashblock drop-down menu.

Step 2

Select Disable Flash Block

Click Disable Flash Block.

Disable Flashblock entirely using either the Settings menu or the address bar.

Disable Flashbock on Individual Websites

Step 1

Click the Flashblock icon

Click the Flashblock icon located at the right end of the Chrome address bar to open the Flashblock drop-down menu.

Step 2

Click Always Show Flash on This Site

Click Always Allow Flash on This Site to disable the Flashblock extension only for the website you're currently viewing.

Disable Adobe Flash Using the Chrome Plugins Panel

The Google Chrome browser no longer requires you to install Flashblock or equivalent extensions in order to disable Adobe Flash content. Chrome now has a dedicated section in its Plugins panel through which you can configure when you want to permit Flash to run.

Step 1

Type chrome://plugins into Chrome's address bar and then press Enter to load the Plugins panel.

Step 2

Remove the check mark

Scroll down and remove the check mark from the check box located just above the Adobe Flash Player heading.

Tip

When you disable Flash in this way, Chrome prompts you to allow Flash to run each time you encounter Flash content.