Enable Adobe Flash for Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

In this article you will learn how to enable the Adobe Flash for Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Enable Adobe Flash Player
  • How to Check Flash Player version
DID YOU KNOW?
The Adobe flash player is part of the Google Chrome browser hence no extra installation is required. However, the Flash Player is disabled by default as the Adobe Flash is now an obsolete technology and will be supported as part of Google Chrome browser only until December 2020.

Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome support expires in December 2020

Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome support expires in December 2020

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software Adobe Flash Player
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Enable Adobe Flash for Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions



  1. First step is to Enable Adobe Flash player via Google Chrome settings.
    ALTTEXT

    Navigate your Google Chrome browser to the following URL chrome://settings/content/flash and turn on the Ask first switch.

  2. Next we are going to confirm that the Flash is enabled.
    flash player page

    Navigate to Adobe Flash Player page and click on the lock icon.

  3. Allow flash player For Google Chrome

    Select Flash menu and choose Allow.

  4. Reload the page to activate Flash Player

    Reload the page to activate Flash Player

  5. Confirm that the Adobe Flash animation works as expect.

    Confirm that the Adobe Flash animation works as expected.

  6. check Adobe Flash version

    To check Adobe Flash version installed in your Google Chrome browser scroll up to section 1. Check if Flash Player is installed on your computer and click on the Check Now button.