How to Enable Flash in Chrome for Myprogress

Updated by Helpdesk Coordinator -

Chrome users may have noticed that Flash is blocked by default in the browser for all sites, and this needs to be enabled per website in order for this to work.

Below are steps to ensure you can access the Myprogress site fully.


1. Check Chrome Flash Settings

First, let’s check the Flash settings in Chrome. There are a couple of places where you can do this. Open a new tab and type in chrome://flags


Make sure that Prefer HTML over Flash and Run all Flash content when Flash setting is set to “allow” are set to Default. Open another tab and type in chrome://components

Under Adobe Flash Player, click the Check for update button.


Now click on the Chrome menu button at the top right and click on Settings.


Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Show Advanced Settings. Scroll down some more and then click on Content Settings under Privacy.


In the popup dialog, scroll down until you see the Flash heading. Make sure that the Ask first before allowing sites to run Flash (recommended) box is selected. Obviously, if you want to completely block Flash in Chrome, select Block sites from running Flash. You should never choose Allow sites to run Flash unless you have a really valid reason like using Chrome in a virtual machine or something.


Once these are checked, you can then enable it for specific sites only, such as your Myprogress site. There is no longer an option to enable it for everything all the time. One way to specify a site for Flash is to click on the Manage exceptions button under Content Settings – Flash as shown in the screenshot above.


As you can see in the example, you can add your Myprogress URL into the text box with Behavior set to Allow. This method is a bit cumbersome since you must go to the Settings page, etc.


The easier way to allow a site to run Flash is to go to the site and then click on the little icon to the left of the URL in the address bar.


The icon will either be a lock icon if the connection is using HTTPS or it’ll be an information icon if the connection is non-secure. When you click on this icon, you’ll see a bunch of settings you can configure for that particular site. Towards the bottom will be Flash. By default, it should be set to Use global default (Ask), which means the browser should ask you if you want to enable Flash for a site that has Flash content.

However, in my experience, the browser never actually asks me to enable Flash content even when there is clearly Flash content on the website. So, I have to basically select the Always allow on this site option in order for Flash to work. Note that you may have to close the tab and reload it in order for the Flash content to appear correctly.


Many thanks to the team at Online Tech Tips for this information.

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