Quick access Flash on/off in Microsoft Edge

Fixed Issue #10495891


Stijn B.
Jan 11, 2017
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I’m using Edge to watch the news program on the national tv station’s website, which requires me to turn off Flash, otherwise I have no controls (volume, maximize, …).
This involves the following steps:
1 click More (…)
2 click Settings
3 scroll down
4 click View advanced settings
5 toggle "User adobe Flash Player
6 close settings pane

On the other hand, I use it to listen to Spotify, which requires me to turn on Flash.
So again, 6 steps to take to turn it on.
Is there a possibility to toggle Flash on and off with one click / keystroke / toolbar button / … - so some kind of quick access

  • possibility to create a keyboard shortcut
  • possibility to put a toggle button on the toolbar
  • possibility to put some shortcut on the favorites bar that toggles Flash

That would be a great improvement for me.

Thanks in advance

Stijn Bousard


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Ibrahim O.”

    • Windows 10 build 15002:
      Flash Click-to-Run: Microsoft Edge will now block untrusted Flash content is now blocked by default until the user explicitly chooses to play it. This means better security, stability, and performance for you, while preserving the option to run Flash when you choose. You can learn more about this change on the Microsoft Edge Dev Blog: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2016/12/14/edge-flash-click-run/

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Brad E.”

      Changed Status to “Fixed”

    • Hello,

      Thank you for providing this information about the issue. We are pleased to report that this has been fixed in RS2 and is available in a current release.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

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