Guide to unlock content and games that say “Adobe Flash Player is locked” or to be activated
The result of this block has led to the abandonment of Flash by the developers for the new websites and online games; the problem is that there are still a lot of sites still in Flash, many interesting and still useful web applications to use and the vast majority of browser games, all of which are in Flash.
It happens, therefore, that when you open a website with flash content, a white box appears with the word Flash is blocked on it (Adobe Flash Player is blocked or Adobe Flash Player is blocked) or, on other sites, a button with writing Install or Enable Adobe Flash Player or Click to activate Flash Player, which if clicked does nothing.
For all the times you open a Flash site, to still play the old ones Flash games (if they haven’t been converted to HTML5 yet), then it’s important to know how to unlock Flash on the main browsers, namely Chrome, Firefox and Edge for Windows, Mac and Linux PCs. We will also see a free program that allows you to play Flash games without using a browser.READ ALSO: Best sites in flash and HTML5, the most beautiful, animated and interactive
How to unlock Adobe Flash in Google Chrome
In Google Chrome any content or games in Flash are automatically blocked. When this happens, a light gray box appears, a puzzle icon and the writing “Click to activate Flash Player“or Adobe Flash is blocked . By clicking on the writing or on the puzzle, nothing happens.
To unlock Flash Player on Google Chrome, we have two ways described in these simple steps.
Click on the puzzle piece icon
Note and click on the puzzle icon on the address bar, small, on the right side.
Click on Manage
Press the switch Prevent sites from running Flash (recommended) to activate it and notice that the writing changes to Ask first .
Return to the site with the Flash box locked and press Enable or the puzzle icon again.
Now press on Allow at the top left.
The site reloads and this time showing the game in Flash.
If nothing happens when you click the puzzle design on the blocked site, press the button with three dots at the top right and then open the Settings
Click on Privacy and Security on the left side.
Click on Site settings in the center of the page.
Scroll down and click on Flash
Turn on the switch Prevent sites from running Flash (recommended)
After saving this change, instead of automatically blocking access to Flash content, Google Chrome asks for permission to run the content. You can then press on Allow to unlock Flash.
If you click on Deny, the site will be considered blocked and can be unlocked by opening the Chrome settings> Site settings> Flash and delete it from the list of blocked sites.
READ ALSO: How to Activate Flash on Chrome
How to unlock Adobe Flash in Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge is the default browser on Windows and is the preferred choice for many users. Like Google Chrome, it automatically blocks access to Flash content and games. To unlock Flash in Edge, the procedure is the same as in Chrome.
When you visit a site that uses Flash, a window appears informing you that Adobe Flash has been blocked. When this message appears, even clicking on it nothing happens. You will, however, notice, at the top of the address bar on the right side, the small puzzle icon and with a red cross above it. Press on this icon and then go up Manage.
On the settings page, activate the option Ask before running Flash (recommended disabled).
Then go back to the game or Flash site and reload it.
This time, you can click on the gray box with the puzzle design.
After the click, press on Allow top left.
If you want to change the option to unlock Flash in Edge, press the button with three dots at the top right, then open the Settings and go, in the left column, to the section Site permissions.
In the center of the page, press on Adobe Flash and activate the option Ask first ….
Here too, as in Chrome, allowed and blocked sites are listed in a list from which they can be removed by pressing the trash can icon.
How to unlock Adobe Flash in Firefox
Unlike Chrome, Firefox doesn’t have built-in Flash. To run Flash on Firefox you need to download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player and install it on your PC.
Once installed, you can open a site or game in Flash with Firefox to see the box with the usual puzzle icon and the words “Run Adobe Flash“.
Click the box Run Adobe flash and then press the button Allow top left.
If Flash is blocked or if you want to change the default option of “Ask before running” in Firefox, you have to press the button with three lines at the top right and go to Additional components.
Then click on Plugins to see the external Firefox plugins and notice that there is Shockwave Flash.
Press the button with three dots next to Shockwave Flash and then choose the option Ask before activating or Never activate. In the latter case, the Flash content box will not be clickable.
Run Flash games on PC without browser
The program Flashpoint, for Windows, Mac and Linux, is a web game storage project that supports content made in Adobe Flash, Adobe Shockwave, HTML5, Java, Unity Web Player, Microsoft Silverlight, ActiveX and other Web plugins that are no longer used today. The project includes three main components: a web server, redirector and launcher. All of these work in combination to create the illusion of accessing Flash content (and other technologies) on the Internet. Flashpoint offers everything you need to play classic web games. It has a library of approximately 38,000 web games and 2,400 animations. With FlashPoint, all Flash games will still work even after the support is definitively terminated and Flash has disappeared from the browsers and from Windows.
Alternatively, they can also Download and play Flash games on your PC.
NOTE: Adobe has announced that in late 2020 it will stop Adobe Flash and Microsoft support that Flash Player will be automatically removed from Windows via an update. Flash can still be used (perhaps with some changes to this guide)
Finally, I remember that they can still be done see Flash sites on Android and iPhone with a little trick.